Course: Project Management for Wildlife Conservation


17th August to 28th September 2022 (3.5 hours learning/week)

Cost: £195 (standard rate, bursaries available)

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology, marine conservation

Why do this workshop?

  • Career starters: Improve your chances of getting your dream conservation job by getting a qualification in a required skill for many conservation positions.
  • Practitioners: Learn how to manage conservation projects more efficiently and in a way that achieves maximum impact.

What will I learn?

This training workshop has been developed with input from experienced practitioners to help conservationists manage conservation projects of any type or size.

You will learn how to:

  • Apply a set of practical and ethical principles to guide your project.
  • Assign roles to clarify team structure and decision-making, and improve internal communication and coordination.
  • Split projects into clear phases, from planning through to reporting project outcomes.
  • Use control processes to monitor the progress of your work and adapt to new information and changing conditions.
  • Establish administrative processes to help conduct effective internal meetings and develop high-quality project documents.
  • Standardise reporting to record, evaluate and share the impact of your work, both internally and externally.

What will my learning experience be like?

In this online training workshop, we do our best to recreate the best of the interactive and supportive classroom environment, while offering you the flexibility to learn when and where you want. You will be supported throughout by our expert trainers via Zoom and WildHub.

The workshop is run over 6 weeks, with an average of 3.5 hours learning per week. The training combines weekly live teaching sessions and pre-recorded training videos to work from in your own time.

Where can I find out more?

The next online training workshop in Project Management for Wildlife Conservation begins on the 17th of August 2022. To find out more and sign up, click here.

Who is providing this training?

WildTeam UK is a not-for-profit charity that designs and delivers training in key skills that help conservationists increase their impact. To date, we have trained nearly 1,500 conservationists from 91 countries.

What people say about the training

“Field projects lead by Bristol Zoological Society aim to increase their conservation impact and thanks to WildTeam’s great training, we will achieve that!” Daphne Kerhoas, Higher Education and Conservation Manager, Bristol Zoological Society

“It was a wonderful opportunity and our team is keen to apply all lessons learned towards conducting our work efficiently.” Amanda Shia Kang Ping, Research Officer, HUTAN - Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Programme

“I hope to use these skills to help improve efficiency, communication and overall productivity here at the Lao Conservation Trust for Wildlife.” Jeremy Phan, Director, Lao Conservation Trust for Wildlife

“I really enjoyed the sense of community that the course created. I also really liked having access to all the amazing templates.” Rebekah Trehern, Engagement and Training Officer – EcoSkills, Field Studies Council

“After 10 years of managing a project, this is the first time I’ve actually been trained in it. I found it very useful to actually get some principles and processes for how you should best manage a project, rather than just learning as you go, and often being very inefficient.” Dr Amy Dickman, WildCRU (University of Oxford) and Director of Ruaha Carnivore Project, Tanzania

“I genuinely LOVED the format of the online training sessions. It felt like being part of a classroom again!" Reetika Maheshwary, Veterinarian, Wildlife Protection Society of India

“The PMWC approach and documents have already helped our project start to organise its long-term goals in a manageable, easy to use system.” Antonia Leckie, Conservation Biologist, Lion Landscapes

“The PMWC approach is a tailored way to develop and implement conservation projects, which I am intending to use extensively in my future work.” Mariana Carvalho, Project Leader, BirdLife International

“It was a great value for our organization and for my professional career. I strongly encourage future young conservationists to take this course”. Sergio Cumbula, Project manager, Lupa, Mozambique

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