FWS employees, volunteers, Friends' members, and external partners who are nominated by FWS regions and HQ.
Summary and Audience:
This foundational course will set the stage for building long-term, meaningful relationships with urban communities through four critical elements: community-focus, intention, inclusion, and collaboration. It will provide those working in urban communities with information, skills-based training, and tools to address historic exclusion, build stronger partnerships, and improve conservation efforts.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Develop a personal 'urban profile'.
- Use a reframing tool to examine biases and assumptions.
- Develop a new framework for mitigating previously biased assumptions.
- Explain the Service's role in urban conservation efforts.
- Discuss how land-use decisions - past and present - affect wildlife and people in urban areas.
- Explain the UWCP Critical Elements' relevancy to mission-critical work across the Service.
- Discuss the benefits of using the UWCP Critical Elements to build stronger relationships with urban communities.