Delivering Outcomes with Communities

The Partnership’s Delivering Outcomes with Communities course provides federal staff whose agencies work in diverse communities with skills, resources and new perspectives to improve community outcomes.


Federal leaders—from front-line staff interacting directly with communities to support staff crafting guidance or considering human resource opportunities—are coming together to put citizens and communities at the center of policies and programs. They are working collaboratively to deliver outcomes at the community level.

Participants in this unique program will share experiences and learn tactics for assessing and addressing the challenges communities face. This three-day training will provide participants an opportunity to network with staff from other federal agencies, learn from federal and local leaders and subject matter experts, visit community-based organizations and share ideas with senior federal government officials.

Program Benefits

Participants will enhance their abilities to:

  • Navigate Federal Government: Use high-value resources across the federal government and create cross-agency partnerships that leverage these resources;
  • Navigate Local Communities: Understand how local communities and partners operate; gain insight into local government structures, stakeholders, resources and networks; and know how to leverage these community assets to improve outcomes; and
  • Partner Effectively: Partner effectively with community stakeholders to drive positive results.

Participants will have opportunities to network across agencies through training events during the day, optional after hours events, and through an online Community of Practice.


APRIL 3–5, 2017
JULY 10–12, 2017
OCTOBER 2–4, 2017

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Deadline extended: Applications for April session will be accepted through March 30

NOTE: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants will be asked to select a session for which they would like to apply. Should capacity be reached for their preferred date, applicants will be given priority registration for subsequent training dates.

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Tuition Information
For enrollment and tuition questions, please contact Alex Schroeder or (202) 775-6959.


Who Should Apply

Federal staff and managers who work in headquarters or field offices to support urban, rural and tribal communities facing economic and social challenges.


Training will take place at the Partnership’s offices in Washington, D.C. and may include site visits to community partners.


The cost of the three-day training is $1,200 and includes:

  • Access to guest speakers and instructors from across sectors
  • Course supplies and materials
  • Access to the Partnership’s resources, expertise and networks
  • Invitations to ongoing alumni activities and a community of practice across the federal government

Sponsoring organizations are responsible for tuition and travel expenses. Tuition payment is due no later than 5 days prior to the session’s start. Participants are eligible to receive a $100 discount on tuition if they submit their full application and payment by January 31, 2017.

Time Commitment

The training will span three full work days, generally from 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. each day, with optional early morning and evening events for participants. Participants will be notified in advance of changes to start and end times; earlier start may be required for travel to community partner sites.

This training will impact me personally and professionally for the rest of my life. It was a good reflection of the magnitude of the work we do as public service employees.

— Former Training Participant

What an inspiring few days to reaffirm my role in public service and make new connections to foster future collaboration.

— Former Training Participant

I need my entire staff to go through this training, especially those who provide direct assistance to communities and regional offices.

— Former Training Participant