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Approximately every two years, CCNet sponsors a global community meeting, a Coaches Rally. The CCNet Coach Rally is a meeting organized and run by conservation practitioners who apply the Conservation Standards all over the world. It provides an opportunity for members of the conservation coaches community to come together to connect, exchange experiences, and explore and review new and evolving approaches, adaptations, and tools.
CCNet has sponsored several Coaches Rallies, with the original three held under the auspices of The Nature Conservancy’s former Efroymson Coaches Network, the precursor to CCNet. Links to descriptions and resources from the Rallies can be found below:
2021 Rally – Victoria, Canada
2018 Rally – Blue Mountains, Australia
2015 Rally – Món Sant Benet, Barcelona, Spain
2013 Rally – Georgia, USA
2010 Rally – California, USA
2008 Rally – Oregon, USA
2007 Rally – Yucatan, Mexico
2005 Rally – Arizona, USA
Some CCNet regional networks hold their own regional rallies, and more information about these can be found on the Regional Networks or Communities of Practice.
Coaches Resource Library
CCNet maintains a variety of resources to support Coaches in the presentation and use of the Conservation Standards. Most of the resources are found in multiple languages in the Coaches Notebook that is part of CCNet New Coach Trainings. In addition, in our Resource Library you can find a wealth of support materials shared by Coaches and Conservation Standards practitioners.
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Every organization, agency, project, and individual has its own preferred set of terms. There is no right answer – the most important thing is that the members of your project team and the people with whom you work have a clear and common understanding of whatever terms you choose to use.
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The Conservation Standards is the product of inputs, field tests, and discussions among members of the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP), which has final editorial authority over the Conservation Standards. Substantial input was also provided by members of the Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet) and other CMP partners.
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