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Subject: FREE Online Course: Facilitating Species Conservation Planning

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 existing degree or post-graduate biology programs. Facilitation skills provide us with the confidence and competence we require to work through such situations.

Conservation Planning Specialist Group has developed a FREE 6-week online course on Facilitating Species Conservation Planning Workshops. By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of the facilitator in consensus-based decision making
  • Design and facilitate a planning meeting or workshop
  • Follow the CPSG species conservation planning workshop process
  • Select facilitation tools to help groups solve problems, make decisions and develop plans

We encourage government staff, IUCN SSC Specialist Group members, conservation professionals, and academics working within zoos, universities, and field programs to apply. 

The course will run from September 10th to October 19th, 2018. The course will take about 3-4 hours per week to complete. 

Space is limited and the deadline to apply is Friday, August 3rd, 2018. 

For further information regarding the course, please contact Jamie Copsey at jamie@cpsg.org.jamie@cpsg.org


IUCN SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group <sofia@cpsg.org>
Monday, July 16, 2018

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