2014 Spring Training Retreats
Our 2014 spring retreats will offer two days of training on contemporary leadership topics. You can register for both days, or just one! Join other Fellows in Cambridge, MA, and Oakland, CA, for this professional development and networking opportunity. Fellows will be responsible for their own travel and lodging, but we will most likely have dinner at a local pub or restaurant on each Friday night. (Local Fellows, take note! Even if you don't come to the training, you can find out where we are gathering for dinner and come say hello!)
Friday, March 21, and Saturday, March 22
8:30 am - 4:30 pm each day
Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA
Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29
8:30 am - 4:30 pm each day
Preservation Park, Oakland, CA
COST: $25, for one or both workshops
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 7, 2014
Collective Leadership: Leading In a Networked World, with Carole Martin, consultant and facilitator.
The face and nature of leadership is changing to reflect the ways in which our world is changing. Whether you are striving to advance an individual project, effectively lead an organization or advance a global initiative, there is increasing demand for each of us to lead cooperatively and collectively. This workshop is designed to cultivate leading with a new frame of mind - and, regardless of your experience at or interest in formal leadership roles, to prepare you to lead in a networked world. This fun, highly interactive workshop will also provide rich opportunities to deepen your connections to other workshop participants.
The Power and Art of Storytelling, with Jack Ricchiuto, author and trainer
This workshop will address several dimensions of storytelling in natural and social science contexts. Narrative is the most powerful medium for building influence and trust, and translating complex information into compelling media. Participants will leave this experiential workshop with immediately and sustainably applicable skill sets for making this possible.
Fellows going to NCSE conference?
It is time for a Switzer Fellows gathering in our nation's capital! We'd like to get local DC Fellows and those who will be in town for the National Council for Science and the Environment's annual conference (Building Climate Solutions) together for drinks and networking. Probable date: Tuesday evening, January 28th. Please email Erin
if you would like to attend!
Fellows Conference Call: Citizen Science
Are you currently working with citizen scientists, or interested in exploring citizen science as a possibility in your work? Join us for the first in a series of Fellow conference calls
on topics of interest! These calls are intended to provide an open forum for Fellows to connect with each other on topics that directly inform your work. Some topics will be issue-based; others will be of regional interest; and some will be particular to where you are in your career. We will simply provide the phone line, the rest will be up to you!
Date: Wed., January 29, 2014
Time: 12:30 pm ET
Fellows Conference Call: Developing Your Leadership Learning Agenda
Join Lissa on a conference call to coach you through development of your Leadership Learning Agenda
! May be of greatest interest to current Fellows, but all Fellows welcome!
Date: Wed., February 5, 2014, 2 pm ET
New Leadership Exchange Posting
Science Policy Exchange Program Coordinator
Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA
Other Leadership and Professional Development Opportunities
Environmental Leadership Program is now accepting 2014 applications in all 50 states! ELP aims to catalyze change by providing emerging leaders with the support and guidance they need to launch new endeavors, achieve new successes, and to rise to new leadership positions. The ELP Fellowship offers intensive leadership and skills training, networking opportunities, and time for reflection. Application deadlines:
- Pacific NW (AK, WA, OR): January 17, 2014
- New England (six New England states) or Eastern (DE, NY, NJ, PA): March 17, 2014
- Chesapeake (MD, VA, DC): May 9, 2014
- National (all 50 states): July 1, 2014
Free and open to the public! This webinar will cover the elements of a solid business plan in the context of using business principles in the public sector.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014: 2 pm Eastern time
Kinship Conservation Fellowships
: a month-long paid fellowship for mid-career conservationists focusing on leadership skills, market-based strategies for environmental problem-solving, and tools for collaborative conservation planning.
2014 application deadline: January 27, 2014.