Building Community Partnerships – Holding Hands Feels Good

Partnerships have proven to be a powerful management practice of choice for dealing with economic and social change. As these changes continue at a rapid pace, partnering has quickly become an effective way to address and resolve critical community issues and address organizational priorities in increasingly complex times. Agencies that wish to position themselves for future success will take more collaborative approaches with other like-minded organizations to reduce costs, improve service delivery, and break free from linear thinking. We are in a new age when holding hands, utilizing scarce resources more efficiently, and avoiding duplication of efforts are today’s most responsible and logical way of doing business.

Through this webinar, participants will learn:

  • Elements of effective partnerships.
  • Primary obstacles and barriers in partnership development and maintenance, and how to overcome these challenges.
  • Methods to engage potential community partners.
Jamie Sabbach


ACA members $35; Nonmembers $70

Presenter Bio(s)

Jamie Sabbach, M.S., CPRP has spent the majority of her professional career working in and for public parks and recreation, and higher education. She has worked for notable public agencies such as the Champaign Park District (IL); the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department (IN); and the Boulder Parks and Recreation Department (CO) in the capacities of programmer, facility manager, superintendent and director.  She has taught in the Parks and Recreation Administration program at Illinois State University, and has continued to contribute to higher education as an adjunct faculty member at Metro State University in Denver, Colorado.  Jamie has also delivered more than 200 professional development and training programs at various continuing education schools, and at many state, regional, national and international conferences.  Jamie currently works as a consultant (110 Percent, LLC) where her focus is on enhancing organizational effectiveness and efficiency.