Conservation Standards Trainings in 2020


While CCNet global and franchises focus their trainings mostly on new conservation coaches, individual franchises or partner organizations also offer basic methods trainings on adaptive management and the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (Conservation Standards) and related method adaptations.

Conservation Standards or related trainings that we are aware of:

Upcoming trainings:

Introductory Conservation Standards Training | July 26-27, 2020 | Colorado, USA: In conjunction with the North American Congress on Conservation Biology, we will be offering a two-day introductory training on the Conservation Standards. Additional information and registration is available here. Contact Andrew Bridges or Jim Goetz with questions.

Introductory Conservation Standards Online Training | August 17-28, 2020  (2 hours daily) | Course will be in English: This introductory course offered through the Center for Wildlife Studies will focus primarily on Steps 1 and 2 of the Conservation Standards, and will be facilitated by CCNet coaches John Morrison, Quinn Shurtliff, and Andrew Bridges. Unlike most virtual trainings, this course will be primarily hands-on, team-based, and experiential with minimal lectures. To accommodate students’ concurrent work or school obligations, it will be taught in daily 2-hour blocks over a 2-week period (weekdays Aug 17-28).  The course is approved for Wildlife Society Associate or Certified Wildlife Biologist® credits and optional undergraduate or graduate academic credit is also available. Class size is quite limited to allow for small-team-based experiential learning, so we encourage interested parties to reserve their seats soon.  Early bird discount registration is open! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us




Andrew, Quinn, and John


Trainings that already happened:

Southeast Asia – Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. July 20-21, 2019. NaturePlan’s Andrew Bridges will teach a 2-day Open Standards short course at the International Congress on Conservation Biology, University of Nottingham.  Registration is now closed, and 20 students from 12 countries will participate.

North America – USA, Reno, Nevada. September 29, 2019 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm: The course “Systematic Planning to Improve Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation and Management”, is hosted by The Wildlife Society, with support from the Military Lands Working Group, within the joint annual conference of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society 2019. In addition to providing an introduction to the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation and the support software Miradi, participants will learn how this adaptive management method can be applied in highly regimented and complex situations such as federal military lands Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans (INRMPs) and State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs). Click here for more information.

Europe – Multi-team workshop in the UK – October 20-25, 2019: the European Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet Europe) and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust are organizing a Multiple Team Workshop for conservation practitioners on Adaptive Management of conservation projects and natural areas using the CMP Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation. The workshop will be held at the Durrell Conservation Academy, Jersey Zoo, Jersey (UK), from 20 to 25 October 2019. This event allows for up to 24 participants or 3 teams of 8 people each to join. Click here for more information.