TRAINING FOR CONSERVATION ORGANISATIONS

Conservation organisations often work very differently to business and industry. A different set of goals and values, limited budgets and the use of a significant and growing volunteer workforce necessitates a different approach.

The key principles of effective leadership, team working and task management share many similarities with the skills used in the business world, but there is a need to adapt these to the unique nature of working in conservation.

Lakes Challenge offer a set of courses specifically designed for conservation organisations, and each is carefully adapted and tailored to the participants and their sphere of work.

TEAM AND RELATIONSHIP BUILDING EVENTS
Based on our highly successful events for the Olympic Delivery Authority, Thames
Tideway Tunnel, Loughborough University, Manchester University and many others, these cost-effective events are completely bespoke and delivered following as much consultation as is required to ensure a successful outcome. Perfect events for the creation of new teams, the amalgamation of existing teams and energising current teams or teams whose members operate predominantly remotely from each other.

LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR CONSERVATION LEADERS
Leaders of conservation tasks require a special and varied skillset. This course is particularly aimed at new or inexperienced conservation leaders. It covers a wide range of topics including Preparation and Paperwork, Health and Safety and Safe Working Practices, Group Management, Emergency Procedures and much more. 

LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR MANAGERS
A combination of leadership theory and practical leadership experiences provides an invauable insight for aspiring, junior and mid-level managers. There are hundreds of leadership books, quotes and models, but only a relatively small number of points really influence your ability to lead. Often mised out are the key 'stability factors' that underpin effective leadership, and in the world of conservation and environment there was never a stronger case for leaders to demonstrate 'authentic leadership'.

Lakes Challenge recognise that most conservation organisations don't have the budget to run expensive, hotel-based multi-day events. To that end we will work with you to create a great vaue for money event that matches your budget.Full details of all these courses can be obtained by email or by calling John White on 07970 138591