Training “Tomorrow’s Leaders” in Conservation

Interest in adaptive management training from academia is on the rise! FOS involvement in this trend has ranged from directly teaching or co-teaching courses to sharing materials with and providing advice to those interested in establishing courses on their own. Among the academic institutions paving the way in this exciting new trend are the University of Maryland, Monterey Institute of International Studies, and Eberswalde University (Germany), all of which are entering their third or fourth years offering courses in strategic planning and adaptive management. Other graduate programs with new or pilot courses include North Caroline State University, University of California – Davis, University of California – Santa Barbara, University of Florida, University of Wisconsin, University of Maine, the Latin American School for Protected Areas Training, and Writtle College (England). In addition, groups such as the Organization for Tropical Studies and the Alliance for the Tropical Andes have worked with FOS to reach students and train teachers across a wide network of universities.

FOS is excited to see the momentum that academic training in adaptive management is gaining. To meet growing demand for information, FOS is establishing an online learning network on teaching adaptive management to graduate students.