Improving the Practice of Conservation

 

Training & Coaching

FOS provides training and coaching services that follow the CMP Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation and are focused on helping  conservation teams develop or refine the skills they need to do effective adaptive management.

FOS offers in-person and online courses, as well as academic training courses in the following topics:

  • Project design and planning
  • Monitoring, evaluation, and impact assessment
  • Analysis of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Documentation of lessons learned and communication of results

See a calendar of upcoming training opportunities

Or for more information, contact us at: training@fosonline.org.


Related Projects

Smithsonian-Mason Global Conservation Studies Program

Smithsonian-Mason Global Conservation Studies Program

This 2-week, intensive adaptive management course is taught in partnership with the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) training center in Front Royal, Virginia, USA. We offered this course for the first time in the summer of 2011 and had an extremely diverse and engaged mix of participants. Due to its overwhelming […]

 

Online Training across Latin America

Online Training across Latin America

In late 2010, FOS partnered with the US Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife without Borders Program to provide distance training in the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation to teams across Latin America. The course received an overwhelming amount of interest, with 120 applicants from for only nine spaces. Teams used real-world projects to […]

 

The Teaching Adaptive Management Network

The Teaching Adaptive Management Network

Since its launch in Spring 2007, the graduate course in Adaptive Management for Conservation Projects course has been repeated annually at the University of Maryland and has been reproduced in other academic institutions including the University of California Davis, University of Florida, Virginia Tech, Organization for Tropical Studies, and Eberswalde University. To help meet the […]

 

Training “Tomorrow’s Leaders” in Conservation

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 […]

 

Conservation Coaches Network

Conservation Coaches Network

In 2009, along with The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, and Greening Australia, FOS became a charter founder of the Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet). CCNet’s mission is “to catalyze effective conservation across lands and waters worldwide through action planning, coaching, knowledge sharing, and innovation.” CCNet works closely with the Conservation Measures Partnership to identify, train, […]

 

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