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Conservation Standards Trainings
Below you will find links to upcoming trainings on the Conservation Standards. We source our information on these trainings from our CMP members and CCNet coaches, as well as others who are hosting trainings.
If you know of, or are hosting, a training related to the Conservation Standards (either in-person or virtual), please fill out this form to include it in the below list.
Past trainings sponsored by CCNet Regional Networks, Communities of Practice and Partners, on the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (Conservation Standards), Healthy Country Planning, and other method adaptations are found here.
While CCNet global and regional networks focus their trainings mostly on new conservation coaches, individual regional or thematic networks or partner organizations also offer basic methods trainings on adaptive management and the Conservation Standards and related method adaptations.
Conservation Standards Overview Training PowerPoints
CMP and CCNet members are in the process of updating the basic presentations supporting the Conservation Standards Steps 1-2. These presentations use high-quality photograph and reduced text on slides, and they include detailed presenters’ notes. As new presentations are developed, they will be added to the site. The CMP-CCNet Guidance Review Committee will provide a final rating to the whole set of presentations. The aim is to complete all of these presentations by March-April 2021.
You can find all current CS Training PowerPoints in the Resource Library, and hyperlinked below.
Coaching and Help
Coaches: Support for the use of the Conservation Standards is available from organizations, individual consultants, and coaches affiliated with the Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet). CCNet, a close partner of the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP), aims to foster an engaged cadre of coaches on every continent to support teams working to protect the most important places and solve the most challenging issues for their regions.
Global Forum: If you have specific questions related to the Conservation Standards or about using good conservation practices more broadly, you can share them with and learn from a global community via CCNet’s listserv. Request to join CCNet’s listserv.
CMP’s Data Systems Project explores and identifies software solutions to support the Conservation Standards.
Miradi desktop software and Miradi Share online collaboration platform support practitioners who use the Conservation Standards. This helps teams document evidence, develop models, prioritize and make decisions, store data, and record progress over time. Miradi has helped to create a visual language that facilitates communication among practitioners. Miradi Share supports team collaboration and cross-project and -organizational learning.
If you have specific questions related to the Conservation Standards or about conservation practices more broadly, you can share them with and learn from our global community via the Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet) listserv. Request to join CCNet’s listserv.
For a complete walkthrough on how to use the Listserv and how to set it up, we invite you to download the presentation. It is really easy and gives you a good overview on the possibilities it offers and the groundrules of usage.
The Conservation Standards is the product of inputs, field tests, and discussions among members of the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP), which has final editorial authority over the Conservation Standards. Substantial input was also provided by members of the Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet) and other CMP partners.
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The biodiversity conservation community is tackling large, complex, and urgent environmental problems where the stakes are high. However, we don’t have a fully functional system to assess the effectiveness of our actions. Without more rigorous measurement of effectiveness and disciplined recording of our efforts, we cannot know or demonstrate that we are achieving desired results.
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Every organization, agency, project, and individual has its own preferred set of terms. There is no right answer – the most important thing is that the members of your project team and the people with whom you work have a clear and common understanding of whatever terms you choose to use.
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