Leadership Workshop

The leadership workshop focuses on personal leadership development in the context of conservation.

The call for applications to our 2024 Leadership workshop is now closed.

About the CLP Leadership course

This course is an opportunity for participants to step back and reflect on their individual leadership. Through a series of interactive sessions, the workshop supports participants to understand the need for leadership in conservation at the local, regional and national level. The course helps participants become more aware of their potential leadership roles and how to be effective, collaborative, strategic, and creative leaders of their conservation projects and organizations.

Pulling from a variety of innovative leadership training methods, this workshop is tailored to the specific needs of the participants. The workshop is interactive and experiential, allowing participants to “learn as they do.” Participants will leave the training having:

  • Taken part in discussions and practical exercises that equip them to address the real leadership challenges they are facing
  • Gained insight into their personal leadership style
  • Learned and practised new leadership theory and skills that they can use in their work
  • Activated peer support pods of their colleagues who will continue to collaborate post course

These leadership skills serve participants across contexts ranging from individual decision-making to daily teamwork to leading significant conservation campaigns. In particular, the workshop is designed to build skills in leading and co-leading teams, stakeholder and community engagement, collaborating with a broad range of partners, navigating and negotiating conflict, professional mentorship and peer support, and lifelong individual leadership development.