The CCNet Board was established in 2009, to provide the support structure for the Conservation Coaches Network. All franchises and partner organizations are represented on the Network Board. In addition, to be able to provide timely and efficient input and direction when urgent decisions are needed, this board established an active Executive Committee.

Board Chair Michael Looker provides leadership to attain the Network vision and effective management of Board meetings.

CCNET PARTNER REPRESENTATIVES: Network partners are organizations, agencies, and institutions that are committed to:

  • implementing the Open Standards within their organizations,
  • supporting coaches who actively support the practice,
  • working jointly with other partners to implement and periodically update the CCNet Strategic Plan or Appendices,
  • treat improvements and new practices in Open Standards as “open source” and
  • signing onto the CCNet Charter.

Currently partner representatives are from the four organization who founded the CCNet (The Nature Conservancy, WWF, Greening Australia, Foundations of Success). Their role is to represent the voice of member organizations and ensure an active participation from their organizations to promote Network activities identified in the strategic plan.

We welcome other partners!

CCNET Franchises

Franchises are groups of coaches that share a geographic area or other specialized interest that work together on a regular basis to assess needs, set priorities, and support planning.

Groups that wish to join the Network as a new franchise should contact the Network Coordinator to discuss the core requirements and develop a Franchise Agreement, if appropriate. The proposed franchise would be reviewed and approved by the Network Board. For more information, see the Franchises page.

CCNET Coordinating Team

The Coordinating Team is composed of the Board Chair, 2 Senior Advisors, and two part-time paid staff (from partner organizations). The Coordinating Team organizes Board meetings and calls, organizes the Coach Rallies, organizes and staffs Coach Trainings, organizes coach resources, and coordinates the franchises. For more information, please contact:

John Morrison, Global Coordinator

Cristina Lasch, Technical Coordinator