New Conservation Coach Training in Spain – November 6-10, 2017


Are you experienced with applying the Open Standards, and are you asked to help lead conservation teams?

If you are interested in stepping into a new role by becoming a conservation coach or improving your coaching skills, CCNet Europe is holding a conservation coach training from November 6-10, 2017 in Son, Lleida, Spain!

Trainers John Morrison (WWF US), Nicolas Boenisch (FOS Europe) and Vladimir Milushev (Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation) are looking forward to meeting you at the beautiful MÓNNATURA PIRINEUS.

When?  6-10 November 2017

Where? Son, Lleida, Spain @ MÓNNATURA PIRINEUS. Nearest airport is Barcelona El Prat (BCN) in Spain.

Language? English

Who is it for?

Conservation practitioners familiar with the Open Standards or equivalent approach (e.g. Programme Standards, Conservation Action Planning/Conservation by Design). Attendees should have participated or helped with planning and implementation of one (or preferably more) Open Standards processes. A maximum of 20 participants is typical.

What will you get from attending a CCNet New Coach Training? 

Strengthen your skills and experience as a facilitator and constructive critic to lead and support teams with diverse needs through planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, and learning processes in conservation and sustainable development projects. This training will prepare you to teach practitioners and teams the basic principles of the Open Standards, help teams identify strategies, develop measures, explicitly articulate and capture a team’s uncertainties, and encourage on-going assessment, learning and continuity of effort. Coaches link practitioners with other support services and identify peer projects where project leaders can find additional review and support for similar challenges. Coaches also actively promote the Open Standards around the world and contribute to method improvements and adaptations grounded in practice.

Besides having a great time interacting with committed conservation colleagues at the training, once you complete the course you will join a global network of around 600 CCNet coaches who help teams do better, smarter conservation that achieves tangible results, benefiting people and nature globally.

Agenda and Objectives?

For more detail about the agenda and objectives for the training please follow this LINK.


600€ per person including the room, all meals and the rent of the facilities we will use, materials, field trip costs and training. Participants will be responsible for covering their own travel costs, including transportation from and to the airport, and other expenses. Prices for rooms do not differ depending on the number of people per room. People will most likely stay in single rooms. In case of high registration numbers some participants will stay in shared rooms of two people. You’ll be able to indicate your flexibility with regards to rooms in the registration form.


Following your registration you will receive an invoice with payment details. You’ll be asked to provide invoicing details in the registration form.


Please register HERE! Only one person may be registered per form. Please complete and submit this form as soon as possible but at the latest by 22 September 2017. Please note that we have 20 places available – on a first come first serve basis!


The New Coach Training is organised in conjunction with the European Coaches Rally taking place right after the New Coach Training at the same venue. The Rally programme is organised by coaches for coaches – with the aim to share newest innovations & lessons learned, master classes on particular topics and celebrate collaboration. More information on the Rally agenda will follow soon. All participants of the New Coach Training are invited and very much encouraged to make use of this opportunity to learn from and with fellow coaches from Europe. Please indicate in the registration form if you are interested to stay for the Rally so we can keep you posted.

Please refer to this website for details about the combined event CCNet Europe is organising: CCNet Europe November 2017

You will also find sub-pages for both individual events following these links: New Coach TrainingEuropean Coaches Rally


More info and questions?

Contact the Trainers Team:

Nicolas Boenisch:

John Morrison:

Vladimir Milushev: