Wednesday, Oct. 15
9:30am to 11:30am
University of Guelph
50 Stone Rd. E., Guelph, ON
The Young Conservation Professionals Leadership Program is inviting leaders in the field, funders, Executive Directors, CAOs, program alumni, managers of alumni past and present, and supporters of the program to three morning meetings this fall – “Regional Roundtables” – to discuss leadership in the sector and a vision for developing the sector’s future leaders.
For 10 years, the Young Conservation Professionals (YCP) Leadership Program, based at the University of Guelph and generously supported by the Arthur D. Latornell Endowment Fund, has developed the leadership and management skills of early-career professionals in Ontario’s environmental sector. Since 2005, 187 professionals from 85 different government agencies and ENGOs in Ontario, including 23 of the 36 Conservation Authorities, have graduated from YCP.
The meetings will focus on questions such as:
1. What does the sector need to develop the next generation of leaders?
2. Who are the future leaders and how can we identify them?
3. What actions will have the greatest impact?
9:15 Arrival, refreshments
9:30 Welcome, “YCP, the first decade”
9:45 Facilitated discussion: Developing the next generation of leaders
10:30 Facilitated discussion: Making an impact
11:15 Conclusion and next steps
11:30 Optional lunch and networking
The outcome of the roundtables, as well as a survey and interviews with key leaders, will be presented at the 2014 Latornell Symposium as part of the YCP10 graduation.
For more information, and to RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org