Coaches Marketplace


Experienced consultants are ready
to assist your project with training and guidance

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Coaches Marketplace


The Conservation Standards Coaches Marketplace is intended to be a moderated area of the website where consultants can post advertisements for their services (for a modest contribution to CCNet). Consultancies listed in the Conservation Standards Coaches Marketplace have years of demonstrated competency and are active as CCNet or Conservation Standards trainers.
Criteria for participation in the Marketplace is a combination of:

  • Training in an Efroymson or CCNet Coach Training
  • Years of Conservation Standards coaching experience
  • Past/intended in-kind contributions to CCNet (e.g., regional or thematic Network lead, Rally working group, coach trainer, etc.)

If you are interested in advertising your services here, please contact John Morrison or Cristina Lasch.

Global Conservation Solutions


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In a World where People and Nature Thrive, Success is by Design

Global Conservation Solutions is a strategy consulting firm with a mission to conserve life on earth by improving the practice of conservation. To achieve this mission, we support NGOs, government agencies, indigenous groups, and the private sector to design and execute both strategic and operational plans that lead to more efficient and effective outcomes for the natural world and local communities.

Our services include:

Strategic Planning: A good organizational strategy leads to greater impact by reducing costs, improving performance, pinpointing areas of risk and opportunity, and aligning the contributions of staff and supporters to collectively achieve a shared vision for the future. GCS specializes in helping leadership teams chart a clear and compelling roadmap for their organization by connecting big picture vision to practical, day-to-day implementation.

Workshop Facilitation: Achieving conservation and human wellbeing goals requires collaboration and buy-in from an engaged and motivated team. GCS provides a unique blend of facilitation skills to help teams identify shared values and to translate those values into collaborative opportunities that benefit both people and planet.

Conservation Coaching: Tackling the biodiversity crisis requires a solid plan of action that’s grounded in the best-available information, while also being flexible in response to ever-changing conditions. Through conservation coaching, GCS brings this winning combination together by empowering teams to successfully design and execute strategies using an open, collaborative, and adaptive planning framework.

Curious to learn more? Please contact Josh Noseworthy for a free consultation: Josh@GlobalConservationSolutions.com

Enduring Conservation Outcomes


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Enduring Conservation Outcomes is an ecological consulting firm with expertise in conservation planning, monitoring, and adaptive management. The firm is proficient in the use of the Open Standards (OS) and Miradi software, including incorporation of climate change threats and human wellbeing targets, and modifications to meet federal and state planning standards. The firm has planning experience in terrestrial, karst, freshwater, and marine systems, and with targets ranging from species and ecosystems to archeological and historic sites. Recent projects include development of strategies for terrestrial conservation in the United Arab Emirates (2014), a conservation plan for St. Catherines Island, State of Georgia, U.S. (2013), and training in OS for the California (U.S.) State Wildlife Action Plan (2012).

The principal of the firm, Rob Sutter, was one of the developer’s of The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Conservation Action Planning Process and has over 20 years experience in conservation planning. With TNC, he led planning sessions for karst ecosystems of North America (2008), wildlife poaching in four East African countries (2008), headwater rivers of the Southeast US (2007) and coastal and marine projects in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia (2006). He has teamed with David Braun (ecohydrologist and author of Advanced Guidance for Assessing the Viability of Conservation Targets) and Greg Low (a leading conservation planner and co-developer of conservation landscape forecasting) on several projects.

More information can be found at www.enduringconservation.com.

Conservation Management


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Conservation Management is a certified Social Enterprise that believes positive conservation impact comes from people actively managing natural resources and landscapes, which in turn helps the communities who depend on them.

We support this by connecting people, projects and places, and using practical adaptive management and collaboration tools. We use the Conservation Standards, Miradi and Miradi Share to deliver community based, landscape-scaled Action Plans and Healthy Country Plans, protected area management activities (including ranger group establishment, monitoring and evaluation to assess the effectiveness of your project), organisational support, training, facilitation and much more.

Our team has decades of combined experience in natural resource management operations, planning, evaluation, research and facilitation. Working with and within communities and Indigenous groups we have seen many successful collaborations at many scales. We have worked throughout Australia, New Zealand, SE Asia and Canada, and look forward to working in new places with new challenges.

Stuart Cowell, a certified Conservation Coach, has facilitated a wide variety of training in Conservation Standards and Healthy Country Planning, both introductory and Coaches, as well as the use of Miradi and Miradi Share. Many other team members are also coaches, and highly experienced facilitators.

For more information contact Stuart Cowell at scowell@conservationmanagement.com.au.

Support CCNet Global

The Conservation Coaches Network aims to improve conservation by empowering people to develop, implement, evaluate, adapt and share effective strategies that achieve tangible conservation results benefitting both people and nature all over the world.

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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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Our Collaborators

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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Contact CCNet

To inquire about supporting CCNet or for general inquiries, please contact:

John Morrison - CCNet Global Coordinator john.morrison@wwfus.org
Cristina Lasch - CCNet Technical Coordinator clasch@tnc.org

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