Program Series Building Networks and Partnerships
Building Networks and Partnerships
As the world becomes more complex and dynamic, organizations of all kinds are facing new and unexpected challenges. In response, many organizations are forming new relationships they would not have contemplated 20 or even 10 years ago. These relationships might be formal alliances, partnerships, or coalitions, or they might be informal social networks. In any form, these are essential to creating a government that is seamless and citizen-focused.
In this class, you will learn how to manage networks and partnerships to achieve your agency’s objectives. The course will highlight barriers to initiating and governing inter-organizational relationships in different environments, cover strategies for overcoming these barriers, and deal with the internal and external conflicts that inevitably arise. Through knowledge of interrelationships and connections, you will be able to develop integrated solutions that cross traditional boundaries and achieve greater value for the American public.
This course is part of the Executive Pathways series, and is required for the Master of Science in Leadership.