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The course’s 5 days will cover the following broad topics:

  • Understanding teams and the role of the facilitator
  • Identifying needs and issues
  • Analyzing complex problems
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Final day: review, summary, and connecting lessons to real issues

Each day will include group sessions allowing participants to practice skills. The project practice scenarios will involve real conservation scenarios with a focus on practicing tools for facilitating effective group work.

New Mentoring Opportunity

Participants have the option to receive customized, post-training mentoring to develop their plan for implementing the facilitation skills acquired in the course.  This opportunity includes:

  • post-course mentoring meetings (up to three one-hour remote sessions)
  • review of at least one meeting or workshop plan developed by the participant after the course
  • workshop feedback session to discuss improvements

Finally, if the participant meets all requirements, an IUCN/SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group-endorsed certificate will be issued recognizing the participant as a conservation facilitator.

Cost for mentoring opportunity: $200. This fee can be added to registration during the application process.

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