Table Mountain Inn September 5-7, 2012 Golden, CO
Public lands agencies and like-mission nonprofits are transforming their organizations to meet new demands with limited resources. Central to this transformation is a renewed commitment to partnerships – requiring different approaches, working in new ways, and across different organizational cultures.
Developing a trusting relationship where all partners realize mutual benefit is essential for success. The challenge is to align and leverage resources, effectively engaging agency employees and nonprofit partners in designing a joint vision for the future.
Addressing this necessity by focusing on critical elements of partnering, the Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL) will hold a three-day Partnership Academy in Golden, Colorado, September 5-7, 2012.
The Partnership Academy is an intensive, three-day workshop designed to engage leadership from nonprofit partner organizations along with key agency staff to focus on taking their partnerships to the next level.
Such a collaborative arena, frequently discussed but seldom implemented, offers participants a free exchange of ideas and experiences among peers within the context of the training process.
Consistent with APPL’s educational mission, this training provides a comprehensive approach to developing partnership competencies and accountability that complements existing training activities, educational resources, and informational tools.
The academy is designed to help you achieve the following learning objectives:
Partner organizations include, but are not limited to friends groups, cooperating or interpretive associations, field schools, trail organizations, and heritage areas.
Benefits are maximized when agency and nonprofit staff from the same site attend together.
Early registration, until July 31, 2012 is $295 for the three days, exclusive of lodging, meals, and transportation. Regular registration fee of $325 applies on or after August 1, 2012.
A 10% discount is available for groups of 5 or more attendees registered and paid for as a group from the same nonprofit organization or agency office. Please submit registrations at the same time.
To fully benefit, participants must be involved for the entire three days of training, and therefore, partial registrations are not available.
The Partnership Academy will be held at the Table Mountain Inn in Golden, Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and just 15 minutes from downtown Denver. A lodging rate of $139 per night (government per diem) is available until July 31, 2012. Call 1-800-762-9898 and ask for the APPL room block to make your reservation.
Cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing and received by APPL no later than August, 17 2012. Cancellations should be sent to email@example.com. A $30.00 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds. Registrations may be transferred to another person by writing to APPL in advance or by presenting a written notice at the Academy. Refunds will not be issued for no-shows.
APPL dedicates itself to modeling the best practices of public-private partnerships, nonprofit governance and management. For more than 30 years, APPL has demonstrated its effectiveness as a central resource and as an organization, developing a strong core curriculum and expertise unique to the public lands community.
APPL’s curriculum and instruction is based upon the field experiences of its membership, best practices in nonprofit management, and an understanding of the policies guiding public-private partnerships within the context of public lands agencies. As the only formal institution that has members who are site-based partners with units across the federal land agencies, we bring a particular expertise to our training for the federal employee and the nonprofit partner alike.
Download the registration form using the link above. Complete the form and return with your payment by credit card or by check to:APPL Partnership Academy 2401 Blueridge Avenue #303 Wheaton, MD 20902 Fax: 301-946-9478
Multiple representatives from one organization or agency must each complete a registration form.
Payment method must accompany the registration, and may be accomplished through check (made payable to APPL) or credit card (MasterCard or Visa).