Beginning with a foundational exploration of how colonialism is one form of oppression that pervades conservation history, we will discuss the history of colonialism and settler colonialism and its impacts. We will end with stories highlighting the efforts of people to decolonize this work today so that participating conservation organizations have an understanding of some ways in which they can work to decolonize their work.
Many organizations adopt flexible work solutions to attract talent, support resiliency, lower overhead, and build a greater presence across a larger geographic region. However, leading staff remotely has its challenges. Whether you are currently managing remote staff, working remotely, or thinking about adding remote staff to your organization, this webinar will help you and your team establish practices for building rapport, setting expectations, and communicating effectively.
Our emotional state impacts both ourselves and others around us through a complex set of largely unconscious, primal biology-driven signals. Both our emotions and moods impact other people, though in different ways. Because moods are a longer-term phenomenon, their impact can have more power. This article lays out strategies for managing mood contagion–a critical leadership skill.
A brief tutorial that will guide you through a step-by-step self-assessment of your organization. Walk through key indicators of organizational health and learn what to strive for in each. Follow along while you complete TREC’s Organizational Effectiveness Self-Assessment.
This session will explore how conservation groups can think differently about the intersection of conservation with rural economic development. Presenters Meryl Harrell, Megan McConville, and Bob Christensen will share three perspectives and examples on the topic.
A calendar developed at the start of the year captures both ongoing/recurring board responsibilities as well as new initiatives. By anticipating upcoming tasks, it helps committees plan their work, helps board leaders design board agendas and helps staff prepare
As a board member, you may have found that time and limited resources have influenced your board’s ability to identify and implement the best strategies to support your organization. As an executive director, you may be wondering what tools are available to support your board. This webinar will provide foundational tips and strategies in order to support efficient and fulfilling board participation.
A committee list for boards, including responsibilities and/or activities for each activity. This resource offers job descriptions for 15 committees to adapt for your own organization.
Without care and feeding, Boards risk becoming stagnant and ineffective. In this webinar we’ll explore how to assess your board’s effectiveness, keep board members engaged, deal with “deadwood” directors, and identify and bring in the right kind of new directors.
How can you help your board members feel positive and comfortable with fundraising? Make them friendraisers! We’ll share with you the powerful impact board members have on your bottom line when you embrace the role of advocate and make friends for your mission wherever you go.
Common experience, backed by research, shows that the quality and effectiveness of a Board is highly determined by the quality of its leadership (board chairs, vice-chairs), yet this is often a highly unappealing role and not suited for everyone. In this webinar – valuable for every board member – we’ll explore the key focus areas of board leaders, how to address some of the biggest challenges of being in a board leadership role, what the most important qualities and skills of an effective chair are, and how to find your successor as a chair.
Is your Board make up diverse? Does its current make-up meet all your current needs? Are your recruiting a new Board member and need a tool to determine where your Board needs strengthening? This checklist will help you and your organization get a high-level view of the strengths and gaps in your current Board.
Boards are our most valuable volunteers. When Boards are successful and engaged, they can provide guidance, support, and increase your organization’s capacity. Is your Board performing at their full potential?
A simple template to use to capture pertinent information for each internal committee; including contacts, purpose, structure and history.
One of the most important drivers of organizational effectiveness is the relationship between the Board and Executive Director. This webinar is designed to help organizational leaders–ED’s and Board officers–be more proactive and engaged in creating healthy partnerships between the board and the ED.