International Training Course

Each year CLP runs a two-week Conservation Management & Leadership Course for recent award winners.

This course focuses on topics that are necessary for conservation practitioners, not typically taught in universities and relevant to all that attend. Following the announcement of our award winners each year, CLP invites one person from each of these award-winning teams to attend. Teams nominate a participant who is open to new ideas and committed to working in conservation. The days are full of interactive exercises and discussions intended to enable our award winners to implement their CLP projects with greater impact.

International experts teach practical sessions on a variety of subjects including:

  • Leadership
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Behaviour Change through Education and Outreach
  • Communications and Media
  • Fundraising
  • Climate Change
  • Gender and Conservation
  • Best Practices of Training

Upon returning home, participants train their team members and other stakeholders in what they learned, extending the reach of the training. With approximately 25 participants each year from 15 to 20 countries, this training is truly a unique opportunity for sharing ideas, cultures and experiences.

When leaving this course, participants are enthused and motivated to complete successful projects knowing they have international support, mentoring and advice available when required.

Watch a video of our 2014 Conservation Management & Leadership Course on our videos page here.

“I had no idea what to expect at the beginning but this has been by far the most amazing experience of my professional career that has equipped me with so many valuable skills and knowledge specific to this ever evolving, multidisciplinary field we call conservation!”
– 2012 training participant

We are grateful to the American Express Foundation for supporting our leadership training programs.