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Partnership and Leadership in Ecological Restoration Workshop

April 18, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

$25 – $40

Partnership and Leadership in Ecological Restoration Workshop

18 April 2018 from 8:30AM – 4:00PM

at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, CO

 

CeRSER will be hosting this Partnership and Leadership in Ecological Restoration Workshop that will include opportunities to hear from and network with prominent restoration professionals in the region. Thanks to our co-sponsor for this event Granite Seed.

Social interaction, collaboration, and leadership are critical skills for practitioners of ecological restoration, yet many professionals lack the necessary training for how to effectively engage with diverse groups of project partners and interested stakeholders.  This workshop will provide training to prepare practitioners, students, and academic researchers to not only participate, but demonstrate high quality leadership skills in complex setting.  Exercises will focus on collaboration tactics for improved collaborative outcomes, negotiation skills for natural resource professionals, and how to be an effective leader in various situations relevant to the application of, research on, and policy regarding ecological restoration.  Throughout the workshop, the emphasis will be on teaching leadership and communication skills so that participants can more effectively engage with ecological restoration partnerships.

  • Earn 5 continuing education units (CEUs) toward SER’s Ecological Restoration Practitioner Certification. More information on submitting CEUs to SER will be available at the workshop.
  • Keynote address by Stacy Beaugh, Executive Director of RiversEdge West
  • Leadership and Communication Exercises led by Nina Burkardt, US Geological Survey
  • The workshop will also include a panel discussion featuring:
    • Tim Seastedt, Prof. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Fellow, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, CU-Boulder; Board member, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
    • Bruce Rittenhouse, CO Branch Chief of Natural Resources, Bureau of Land Management
    • Jessie Olson, Exec. Director, Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group
    • Jana White, Senior Ecologist, TriHydro Corporation on behalf of the Douglas Core Area [WY] Restoration Team
    • Adam Beh, Stewardship Director, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Registration: $25 CeRSER members, $40 non-members

 

Sponsorship opportunities

THANK YOU to our co-sponsors – Jefferson County Open Space and Granite Seed and Erosion Control

Interested in helping support this event by becoming a sponsor? Contact Susan Sherrod, Outreach Committee Chair at sksherrod at gmail.com.

 

Tentative Agenda

Time Activity
9:00 AM Welcome
9:15 AM Leadership 101: Negotiation and Communication (Nina Burkardt, Research Social Scientist, USGS)
10:30 AM Break
11:00 AM Leadership 101: Negotiation and Communication (continued)
Noon Lunch and networking
1:00 PM Keynote Address (Stacy Beaugh, Executive Director, RiversEdge West)
1:45 PM Break
2:15 PM Examples from the field: panel session and small group discussion

  • Tim Seastedt (Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Fellow,
    Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, CU-Boulder; Board member, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers)
  • Bruce Rittenhouse (CO Branch Chief of Natural Resources, Bureau of Land Management)
  • Jessie Olson (Executive Director, Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group)
  • Jana White (Senior Ecologist, TriHydro Corporation on behalf of the Douglas Core Area [WY] Restoration Team)
  • Adam Beh (Stewardship Director, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies)
3:50 PM Wrap-up
4:00 PM Adjourn

 

About the presenters:

Keynote Speaker Stacy Beaugh:

Stacy has been with RiversEdge West since 2008. Her diverse professional background includes nonprofit management, local government environmental compliance, environmental education, and youth recreation programs. Prior to working at RiversEdge West she worked for the City of Phoenix in their Environmental Programs Office and was the Executive Director of Yampatika, an environmental education nonprofit in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  She holds a Masters of Public Administration from University of Colorado at Denver and a Bachelor of Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University in Environmental Studies/Art. Stacy is responsible for the health and sustainability of RiversEdge West including administrative management and organizational resource development.

 

Leadership 101 Instructor Nina Burkardt:

Nina is a Research Social Scientist at the USGS Fort Collins Science Center. Her research interests include climate change adaptation, negotiation and conflict resolution in the context of public land management, and the use of science in decision-making.

Details

Date:
April 18, 2018
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$25 – $40
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/partnership-and-leadership-in-ecological-restoration-workshop-tickets-44311210022

Organizer

Central Rockies chapter of SER
Website:
chapter.ser.org/centralrockies/

Venue

American Mountaineering Center
710 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Website:
http://www.americanmountaineeringcenter.org