Conservation Project Management and Design


Conservation Project Management and Design

A conservation diver recording observations of a coral reef.

Why Is Project Management and Design Important In Your Career?

A key to success within conservation is the ability to design and implement projects to better protect species, habitats and sites. But only a small proportion of professional conservationists are formally trained in these essential skills.

A well-designed and adaptively managed project can make a huge impact for wildlife and the people involved. Setting clear goals, understanding the problems, testing assumptions, adapting, learning and sharing your knowledge. Conversely, a poorly-designed project can lead to wasted time and money, and even cause detrimental impacts on the wildlife and people you’re trying to help. 

It’s no surprise, therefore, that project management and design are the most valued skills within the industry, with 55% of all jobs listed on Conservation Careers to date explicitly requesting them.

If you want to succeed as a professional conservationist, you need project management and design skills.

The Conservation Standards | World-Class Conservation Projects

The Conservation Standards are a widely adopted set of principles and best practices that combine common concepts, approaches, and terminology for conservation project design, management, monitoring and evaluation. 

They have been developed by some of the leading conservation organisations of the world. They are currently stewarded by the Conservation Measures Partnership, a partnership including the World Wildlife Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society, The Nature Conservancy, Traffic, Durrell, US Fisheries and Wildlife Services and many more.

The Conservation Standards have become widely recognised as best practices within the industry.

Introducing | Conservation Project Management & Design

Conservation Project Management & Design is an online training programme brought to you by the team at Conservation Careers which follows the best-in-class Conservation Standards methodology. It is being taught by Certified Conservation Standards Coach, Facilitator and Coach Trainer Felix Cybulla. 

The training covers the following steps in the Conservation Standards cycle:

  • Assess | Learn how to identify threats, opportunities, and key stakeholders.
  • Plan | Learn how to define and develop your project’s goals, strategies, objectives and assumptions.
  • Implement | Learn how to develop and implement work plans including sufficient resources, capacity, and partners.
  • Analyze & Adapt | Learn the importance of analyzing your results and then adapting your work plan as necessary.
  • Share | Learn the importance of sharing lessons and promoting a learning culture within an organisation. 

After completing this training you’ll understand the foundations of how to design and manage a conservation project using the widely-recognised Conservation Standards methodology. Making you more employable and impactful as an aspiring or professional conservationist.

Your Trainer | Felix Cybulla

Felix has trained teams from over 45 countries in the Conservation Standards and has been working as an independent consultant for conservation management for over a decade. In 2018, he received the Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet) Award for his engagement and continuous work efforts with the Conservation Standards and for the Conservation Coaches Network.

He has worked with conservation organizations from around the world, advising them on strategic planning and general conservation management challenges. His clients include the WWF Arctic Programme, WWF Laos, Denver Zoo, University of Wisconsin Madison, The Conservation Measures Partnership, WWF Kenya, UNDP, WWF Zambia, The European Green Belt Initiative, WWF Chile, EuroNatur, WWF Mozambique, WWF Bolivia, WWF Paraguay, WWF Brazil, WWF UK, The International Fund for Animal Welfare, WWF International and many more.

He is the co-founder of the non-profit organization and has a background in Global Change Management and International Forest Ecosystem Management. He’s also a passionate wildlife photographer.

Are you ready?

You can secure your place for just $83 / £63 / €75 followed by 3 monthly payments of the same amount. 

That’s $330 / £250 / €300 in total; 33% off the regular cost of $495 / £375 / €450.

This includes a year’s self-paced training, support, private community, certificate of completion, and a 14-day money-back guarantee. 

This offer closes on Friday September 29th at midnight UK time, and limited discounted places are available.

Click here to enroll in Conservation Project Management & Design and boost your impact!

We can’t wait to meet you on the inside!