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Subject: Facilitating Species Conservation Planning Processes Course at Chester Zoo

Planning for the recovery of threatened species is a complex process. Often multiple stakeholders and interests need to be considered. Navigating through this socio-cultural 'minefield' takes a suite of skills which are rarely covered within an existing degree or post-graduate biology programs. Facilitation skills provide us with the confidence and competence we require to work through such situations.

This course  is designed to build capacity for the effective facilitation of species conservation planning processes. The course is relevant to conservation professionals and academics working within zoos, universities and field programs, and in particular, those involved in or wishing to be involved in, developing conservation plans.

This will be a blended course, mixing pre-course online lectures and knowledge checks with a four day in-person taught workshop in which participants will spend much of their time in facilitated scenarios to develop their skills. 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how to facilitate effective workshops and meetings
  • Apply the ‘One Plan Approach’ to species conservation processes
  • Deal with conflict under different circumstances
  • Demonstrate effective listening skills
  • Describe how to provide feedback to individuals to improve relationships and work effectively

The course will take place at Chester Zoo, Chester UK from October 14th-17th, 2019.

Course fee: £400  (inclusive of lunch each day, delegates dinner one evening and daily transfers to the zoo from our preferred hotel). 

For more information, check out the official flyer or CPSG's website

To register, please visit Chester Zoo's website


IUCN SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group <members@cpsg.org>
Monday, March 25, 2019

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