Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation - Online


Target Audience:

FWS biologists and partners who will be using the Open Standards process in decision-making.

Summary and Objectives:

This course will equip project teams with the skills necessary for effective project cycle management in the conservation sector. The course will provide the theory and concepts behind the five steps (Conceptualize; Plan Actions and Monitoring; Implement Actions and Monitoring; Analyze, Use, Adapt; and Capture and Share Learning) of the Conservation Measures Partnership's Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation and will allow participants to work together to become familiar and apply these tools in developing management and monitoring plans for their conservation projects. An overview of the Miradi Adaptive Management Software and a trial license agreement to use the software will be provided in this course.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Strengthen project design, management, and monitoring processes.
  • Choose the most strategic actions; set meaningful and measurable goals and objectives.
  • Determine if their conservation interventions are working.
  • Demonstrate and communicate their project or program's impact to their constituency.
  • Learn from their actions and improve them.
  • Become familiar with the Miradi program management software.
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Training Tuition Cost
36.0 hours
Training Credit Hours
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