New Conservation Coach Training in Vålådalen, Sweden – 31 March to 5 April, 2019

This training is jointly offered by the Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet) Globally and by CCNet Europe and is co-hosted by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA).

If you are interested in stepping into a new role by becoming a conservation coach or improving your coaching skills, CCNet Europe is providing the perfect opportunity next spring.

Who is this for? The training is designed for people who are familiar with the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (Open Standards) and who are interested in becoming Conservation Coaches guiding teams through the adaptive management process.

Who will provide training? Trainers will be John Morrison (WWF US & Global Lead CCNet) and Xavier Escuté (Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera & Co-Lead CCNet Europe). We’ll hopefully also have a Swedish trainer joining the team.

When? 31 March – 5 April 2019

Where? Vålådalens Fjällstation, Sweden. Closest airport: Östersund

Language: English

What will you get from attending a CCNet Conservation Coach Training?
Strengthen your skills and experience as a facilitator and coach leading and supporting teams with diverse needs through planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, and learning processes in conservation and sustainable development projects. The 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 ongoing assessment, learning and continuity of effort.

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 more than 600 CCNet coaches who help teams do better, smarter conservation that achieves tangible results, benefiting people and nature globally.


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

The participation fee is 980€ per person including accommodation in a twin room, all meals, the rent of the facilities, shuttle transport, workshop materials, field trip costs, and training. Participants will be responsible for covering their own travel costs to and from Östersund, as well as all other required expenses.

You can book a single room for a higher participation fee of €1160. Please bear in mind that the number of single rooms is limited! You’ll be able to indicate your preferences 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! Be aware that one registration has to be filled in per person. Please complete and submit your registration as soon as possible but at the latest by 22 February 2019. Please note that we have 20 places available – on a first come first serve basis!



The closest airport is Östersund which is a 1.5 hour drive away. We will arrange transport from Östersund airport / Östersund Central train station and back:

Arrival Shuttle: Sunday 31 March from Östersund to Vålådalen in the afternoon

Departure Shuttle (if you are not staying for the Coaches Rally on the weekend): Friday 5 April from Vålådalen to Östersund in the afternoon

Departure Shuttle (if you are staying for the Coaches Rally on the weekend): Monday 8 April from Vålådalen to Östersund in the morning

Detailed information on shuttle times will be sent to registered participants before the events. You are obviously also free to arrange your transport differently.


Event website
Please refer to this website for more details about the combined CCNet Europe event: CCNet Europe 2019. You will find a sub-page dedicated to the Coach Training: Conservation Coach Training


Additional information: European Coaches Rally

The New Coach Training is organized in conjunction with the European Coaches Rally taking place right after the Training at the same venue. The Rally programme is created by coaches for coaches – with the aim to share innovations & lessons learned, master classes on particular topics and celebrate collaboration. All participants of the Conservation Coach Training are invited and strongly encouraged to make use of this opportunity to learn from and with fellow coaches across Europe.

For more information or questions please contact Xavier Escuté: