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Organizational Capacity Building for Successful Community-Based Conservation

Posted by Renee Magyar on July 24, 2015

A workshop in Missoula, Montana, October 5-7, for conservation groups in the High Divide and Southern Crown of the Continent.

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Registration has been extended until September 28th. Reserve your spot today!

This workshop is for conservation groups working in the High Divide and Southern Crown of the Continent regions of Idaho and Montana.

The workshop will include trainings on:

  • Understanding and working through the stages of organizational development

  • Leading through transition and organizational change
  • Effective meeting facilitation techniques
  • How to effectively tell your story *NEW*

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There will also be a facilitated peer-learning session for workshop participants to share insights with one another on organizational challenges and successes.

Download the agenda in the Downloads section below. 

Who should attend?

Staff and board members of conservation organizations working in the High Divide and Southern Crown of the Continent regions of Idaho and Montana.

Workshop schedule: 

Monday, October 5,  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Welcome reception

Tuesday, October 6, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm: Workshop sessions

Wednesday, October 7, 7:00 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast discussion: Attracting conservation investment to the High Divide and Southern Crown of the Continent.

The workshop will be held at the Holiday Inn Downtown, 200 South Pattee, in Missoula, Montana. 

The workshop will wrap up in time for anyone also attending the joint Fall meeting of the Montana Watershed Coordination Council and the Montana chapter of the American Water Resources Association to jump into the great program they have planned.

Registration fee:

Registration has been extended until September 28th. Reserve your spot today!

The $75 registration fee covers all meals and workshop sessions. 

Financial aid:

There is limited funding available to help cover the cost of registration and lodging and/or travel expenses. 

If you would like to request financial aid, please download the request form from the Downloads section below, and submit it by September 28th to Melissa Dison at Sustainable Northwest, mdison@sustainablenorthwest.org. Notification of financial aid awards will be sent by September 25th to anyone who requested financial aid before September 18. Notification of awards will be sent by October 2 to anyone requesting financial aid after September 18.

Financial aid will be awarded as a reimbursement after the workshop. To receive a reimbursement, recipients will need to pay for costs out of pocket, and then submit a reimbursement form with itemized receipts. 

Reserve a hotel room:

Rooms are available at the Holiday Inn Downtown in Missoula for workshop participants. Cost is $100.44 per room per night (price includes fees and taxes). To reserve a room at this rate, please call 1-800-Holiday or reserve online by September 5, and mention the "Sustainable Northwest room block". This rate is not guaranteed past September 5, 2015. Rooms are available on a first come-first served basis, so please make your reservations soon.

Contact:

For more information about the workshop please contact Alden Boetsch at (503) 221-6911 x 110 or aboetsch@sustainablenorthwest.org

Thank you to our funders!

This workshop is made possible thanks to generous support from the Brainerd Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Harder Foundation, and the Kendeda Fund. 


Thank you also to our Organizational Sponsors!

Portland General Electric