Are you ready to step-up?


(note: applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis until program enrolment is full)

The Young Conservation Professionals (YCP) Leadership Program is a year-long personal and professional development program serving the conservation and environmental sector in Ontario, Canada.

The purpose of the YCP Leadership Program is to build capacity in the sector by helping the next generation of leaders to “step-up.” Key outcomes for participants include:

  • increased knowledge and understanding of leadership and management practice;

  • deepened understanding of individual leadership style(s) and innate strengths as a manager and leader;

  • improved interpersonal communication skills;

  • improved ability to set effective, outcome-focused goals;

  • enhanced confidence to lead in both personal and professional contexts;

  • increased motivation and ability to manage teams and complex projects.

The program, which started in 2005, is based out of the University of Guelph Centre for Land and Water Stewardship, and generously supported by the A.D. Latornell Endowment Fund.

To date, the program has a network of over 200 alumni across the province and beyond.

Thank you to our funders and supporters:


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Thank you to our other partners: