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Subject: Facilitating Species Conservation Planning Processes Course at White Oak Conservation Foundation

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 White Oak Conservation Foundation in Yulee, FL from September 23rd-27th, 2019. 

Course fee: $1,250 (includes transportation to and from Jacksonville International airport, overnight accommodations at White Oak, and all meals).

For more information, check out the official flyer

To register, please visit CPSG's website


Sofia Bilkadi <sofia@cpsg.org>
Friday, March 15, 2019

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