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Managing in Hard Times

A One-Day Workshop Lead by Institute for Conservation Leadership
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
White Lake, Michigan


No doubt your organization, like many, is thinking about the implications of today's economy on your land trust's future.  Learn how to remove the "panic glasses," assess your position, and move forward with practical management tools when you attend this one-day workshop presented by the Institute for Conservation Leadership (ICL).

This training will teach you skills for how to gather information, take stock, and figure out what the economic downturn really means for your organization.  You may discover that you are doing pretty well, that you need to fine-tune operations, or that you need to take decisive action.  By learning what strategic changes you can make now to weather the difficult economic climate, you can even help your organization flourish in the long term.

Brad Webb from ICL will discuss how to:
  • Review key factors affecting the performance and health of your organization
  • Identify options so you can act from a place of strength rather than reaction
  • Develop contingency plans that take into account fundraising, programming, and financial management
  • Learn from how other nonprofits survived and thrived during difficult economic times 
  • Identify whom to involve and how to proceed to avoid carrying everything alone


Who Should Attend?

The audience for this course includes board members, executive directors, senior managers, and finance or fundraising professionals from land trusts or other non-profit conservation organizations.  There are no prerequisites for this course, and it is intended for all levels. 
We encourage land conservancies to send more than one person to this training.  The effectiveness of this program will be greatly enhanced by having a dedicated team of board and staff learn these techniques together and bring them back to their colleagues for implementation by the organization as a whole.


The cost for this course is $120 per person.  To encourage the participation of multiple people from the same organization, your organization may apply for special rates: 
•    Your second attendee is $70
•    Your third attendee is free
This registration fee covers a copy of the ICL Managing in Hard Times workbook, related handouts, continental breakfast, and lunch.  There is an additional $4 entrance fee for the park.
This workshop is made possible by generous support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, which allows us to offer it at a reduced rate.


This one day training will be held from 9:00am to 4:30pm at:

Indian Springs Metropark
Environmental Discovery Center
5200 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386

The deadline for registration is Wednesday, March 18, 2009. 

Registration has closed. We will be accepting walk-in registrations.

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