Managing and Leading Conservation Projects
2021 - date to be confirmed
This five-day course is designed to strengthen your leadership and management skills. The course draws on the theory and practice of management and leadership and applies it to the context of wildlife conservation projects through the use of case study scenarios, guest lectures from leading conservation professionals and practical tools to improve your work. There is a strong emphasis on practical skills which you will be able to apply to your own work.
Who is it for?
The course is aimed at conservation and natural resource professionals who are currently, or will be, managing or leading staff and projects, often under challenging conditions. It is also relevant to researchers charged with developing and managing diverse research teams.
"My increased confidence to be a leader, and the inspiration and
motivation that I found, will help me to set up innovative and effective
conservation action". MANAGING & LEADING Conservation Projects, course participant.
What is the course content?
During the course you will learn about and reflect upon the following skills:
• Developing and managing teams
• Leadership principles and practice
• Coaching and staff development
• Motivational theory
• Managing interpersonal relations
• Project planning and evaluation
• Time management
How will you benefit?
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Understand how attitudes, values, beliefs and leadership styles impact conservation effectiveness, and have practical tools to help maximise leadership potential
- Employ practical methods to enhance your management, motivation and communication skills when working with both teams and individuals
- Understand tools for effective and efficient decision-making processes, and how to influence decision-making for a positive conservation outcome
- Recognise the different options available for dealing with conflict, and identify the best conflict management tools to use in particular situations
- Describe how to integrate monitoring and evaluation tools into conservation projects, and how to improve project success through learning from experience
Where will the course be run?
David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, UK
How much will it cost?
The 5 day course will cost £575.
This course is run by Durrell in partnership with staff from Fauna and Flora International and the University of Kent.
Download the leaflet to find out more.
To book a place, please complete the application form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For information please call +44 (0)1534 860037.