The North American Franchise is revitalizing its effort to support participating coaches in order to improve conservation planning and extend the collegiality, learning, and collaboration that is experienced at the CCNet Rallies.
After franchise revitalization was first discussed at the 2018 CCNet Rally, additional conference calls established a core team made up of current franchise leads and clarified the following franchise objectives:
- Build Collaboration
- Share Knowledge
- Identify Opportunities to Work Together
- Retain and Enhance Competency of Experienced Coaches and Recruit New Coaches Across Diverse Institutions
- Advance Open Standards Training
- Advance the Process of Planning and the Open Standards
- Strengthen the CCNet Network
The core team agreed to maintain a list of coaches who want to stay involved with the franchise, inform participants of training opportunities, identify opportunities to work together, and compile updates and help select topics for presentation on franchise calls. Franchise calls will take place three to four times per year, two for all franchise participants and one or two for each regional franchise. John Morrison, Rob Sutter, and Andrew Bridges will organize the calls. Regional franchise leads will organize regional calls with support from the core team. A recent survey provided an extensive list of topics for future calls and trainings.