The California Landscape Stewardship Network is developing a summer series of virtual gatherings connection, exchange, and learning among our Network. We hope these opportunities can help us connect with colleagues around timely topics, as well as inspire us while we advance the work we need to do together. The series is in development - check this page and our calendar for updates. All times below are PST.
June 29, 2020, 12:30-2:00 pm: Connection through Observation: a Workshop with John Muir Laws
During this virtual summer series kickoff event, engage your powers of observation and reflection with naturalist and artist John Muir Laws. Plus hear about Network updates and how they’ll shape the series. This event will be a reflective introduction to the Network if you are new to our work, and will also be a great way for current participants to connect with colleagues and friends in the Network.
Please bring: an object from the land where you work or live (a pine cone, a bone, a bit of bee’s nest, etc.) a piece of paper, and a pencil.
REGISTER HERE: This event has already occurred.
July 9, 2020, 12:30-4:00 pm: Collaborative Leadership Virtual Workshop
This event is the first in a developing series of workshops and trainings focused on building and advancing practitioners’ collaborative leadership skills. It will focus on raising awareness around the features of collaborative leadership, including frameworks for working across jurisdictions and sectors, the role of networks, and the importance of interpersonal and technical skills in achieving effective collaboration.
This event is appropriate for stewardship practitioners who would benefit from learning from this new collaborative leadership framework, whether you are new to working collaboratively across boundaries or already practice this in your work.
The following opportunities are currently in development, and we'll update with details when available:
July 27, 2020, 4:00-5:30 pm: Regional Roundtable: News and Highlights in Landscape Stewardship from around the State
Hear highlights and connect with colleagues in landscape stewardship working in different regions across the state
August 10, 2020, 9:00-10:30 am: Conservationists Without Borders: Lessons from (Inter)National Partners
A conversation with partners working regionally, nationally and internationally, to connect our work at different scales, plus learn about their experiences during the pandemic
Upcoming, September: Stewardship, Stimulus & Social Distancing: Roundtable on Operational Changes Due to COVID-19
Currently in development
Upcoming, date TBD: JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) in Landscape Stewardship
Topics currently in development
Upcoming, date TBD: Cutting Green Tape: Recommendations
Hear the recommendations for regulatory efficiency from the Cutting Green Tape initiative
Please share these events with your colleagues and partners in your network. If you’d like to connect around additional topics, we’d love to hear from you – please send questions and ideas to Devin Landry, DLandry@parksconservancy.org