Dates: April 8-12, 2019
Description: The IUCN SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group, in 
partnership with other leading international conservation organizations, will 
be delivering a professional training course designed to enable conservation 
managers, scientists and students to manage group decision-making processes 
more effectively. In today's world many of the conservation problems we solve, 
decisions we take and plans we develop involve collaboration with other people 
and organizations. Such collaboration is difficult to achieve and requires a 
certain set of interpersonal and process skills to be most effective. This 
course is designed to achieve this, building your competencies around 
listening, conflict resolution, team development, problem-solving and 
collective group decision-making.  By the end of the course you should feel 
better equipped to manage internal meetings, difficult inter-personal 
discussions and design multi-stakeholder planning workshops.  

The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, is a partnership between George 
Mason University and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI). All 
courses are currently either 1- or 2-week intensive residential courses hosted 
in our sustainably-built Volgenau Academic Center on the grounds of SCBI in 
Front Royal Virginia. All courses offer continuing education credits (CEUs) and 
some can be taken for graduate credit as well. Limited scholarships are 
available for eligible applicants for some programs. Visit our website 
( for more details about each course, course 
costs, and credits earned. 

Statistics for Ecology and Conservation Biology  March 11-22, 2019 ( a few 
seats remain, must apply now!)
Practical Zoo Nutrition Management May 6-10, 2019
Camera Trapping Study Design and Data Analysis for Occupancy and Density 
Estimation June 10-21, 2019    
Estimating Animal Abundance and Occupancy (July 8-19, 2019) applications will 
open soon.
Managing Ecological Data in R: Introduction to data science and the art of 
wrangling for ecologists August 5-9, 2019
Essentials of Spatial Ecology: GIS Analysis in R, QGIS and Google Earth Engine 
September 16-20, 2019

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