In light of the ongoing restrictions on event size, Building for Tomorrow Leadership Development has scheduled a webinar series for Fall 2020 that includes programming for both district staff and boards.
Wednesday October 14, 1:00 -2:00pm
Pa Environmental Rights Amendment & Responsibility for Natural Resources
Presented by Margaret Murphy, DEP Counsel for Special Projects
Article 1, Section 27 of Pennsylvania Constitution, also known as the PA Environmental Rights Amendment, states “The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment.” This presentation will examine the background of the Environmental Rights Amendment and its significance to the work of Pennsylvania’s Conservation Districts, and is open to all conservation district staff, board members, and partners.
Tuesdays October 20, October 27, and November 17, 1:00 – 2:30pm
Adaptive Strategies & Contingency Planning for Conservation Districts
Presented by Deb Thompson, Strategy Solutions
Ongoing disruptions have demonstrated that contingency planning is more important now than ever before. This workshop series will examine the lessons learned, and potential opportunities for the future, as we identify issues, challenge assumptions, and develop an action plan to engage boards in scenario planning.
Session 1: Adaptive Strategies & Scenario Planning for Managers will define the parameters of contingency planning as they relate to technology, staff support, program operations, stakeholder advocacy, and fundraising. Managers will discuss the challenges and hazards they have faced during the pandemic and beyond as well as lessons learned and challenges yet to come, and collectively develop an action list to increase awareness with their boards.
Session 2: Adaptive Strategies & Scenario Planning for Board Members will introduce the concept of scenario planning and will examine the role of the board in helping staff work through a contingency planning exercise based on the discussion from Session 1.
Session 3: Finalizing Scenario Plans: Identifying “Must Do” Strategies for Conservation Districts will allow Managers and Directors to work together in groups to identify top-priority strategies and share ideas and best practices for implementation.
ALL REGISTRANTS WILL RECEIVE AN INVITATION TO SESSION 3 ON 11/17.