Course: Becoming a Conservation Leader

Osprey Leadership Foundation

18th September - 25th October 2024

Cost: Free

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

The nature conservation movement is a unique community of amazing people who all want to make a difference, to protect and preserve our wildlife and the environment it depends on. We are all aware of the grave ecological crisis the planet is facing, and if we are going to do anything to help nature make a comeback then we urgently need entrepreneurial conservation leaders who think differently, communicate engagingly and have a bold and proactive vision. You have the potential to become one of those leaders and we hope this programme will help you to, at the very least, gain the mindset you will need to tap into that potential.

Becoming A Conservation Leader is a unique collection of thought-provoking opinion pieces – some written, some audio; as well as reflection exercises and discussion points. Week by week we’ll explore the traits of what we believe makes a truly effective leader, and how these skills are relevant for a career in conservation. We’ll also direct you to further reading and other relevant material. Study materials will be added to the website on a weekly basis so that you can work through them and complete the exercises at your own pace. There will be plenty of opportunity to interact with the group; we’d love you to contribute your thoughts and opinions, pose questions to the group and participate in the discussion sessions online. 

This six-week, online programme is aimed at those in the early stages of their career in conservation, and those looking to improve their leadership skills in entry and middle level roles in conservation or related organisations. Our prerequisites are that you are aged 18 – 30, that you can commit to the duration of the programme and that you are able to attend all the online discussion sessions. You should already be involved in conservation work either as a student, regularly volunteering or paid employment. It is completely free of charge – all you need is access to a computer and the internet so that you can access our website and join our discussion sessions, and an email address we can contact you on.

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