Organization

The Harbinger Consulting Group

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Learning

Make the most of creativity in your community. Creative Placemaking leverages arts and culture to engage, revitalize and reshape communities. In this course, you will learn how to use the Creative Placemaking process to identify and leverage overlooked assets in your community, highlight and deepen your community’s unique character, integrate arts and culture into planning, expand participation for greater equity, and engage creativity and local knowledge. Online sessions, June 14-28, 2022.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 2:00pm to Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 4:00pm

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Learning

In this virtual course, you will learn how to pull together—and pull off—a meaningful trail study that you can afford. You’ll emerge with a plan for a trail study that you can implement right away, whether you have money or not, using targeted volunteer effort, free or low-cost tools, and an approach focused on what you most want or need to learn. You will also learn how to analyze your results, present findings, and use your study to catalyze action. Three 1-hour sessions, June 7, 14, 21, 2022

Date and Time:

Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 1:00pm to Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 2:00pm

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Learning

Learn to paint a broad, research and data-based picture of the economic effects of your farmland protection and food system programs—and how to tell that story to support advocacy, fundraising, agriculture-based economic development, and stronger community relationships. Five weekly video conferences + one-on-one coaching session, Oct. 4 - Nov. 1, 2022.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 2:00pm to Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 3:00pm

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Learning

Dig into the nitty gritty of how your community can leverage outdoor recreation to improve your economy and business climate, boost health, and promote a new sense of common purpose, pride and care. Six 1-hour video conference classes, Sept. 20-Oct. 25, 2022.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 12:00pm to Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 1:00pm

Learning
Moderator Endorsed: Advocacy, Policy, and Civic Engagement

Learn to engage community members and stakeholders on complex and pressing issues like “over-tourism,” rapid growth and development, the effects of climate change, economic change and volatility, inequity, housing affordability and technological change. Help communities gain confidence and control when the pace of change is unpredictable, past trends may not be good predictors of the future, and significant forces are beyond their control. Online weekly classes June 16-30 & Oct. 27-Nov. 12, 2021

Date and Time:

Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 3:30pm to Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 5:00pm

Learning

In this online course, you'll learn to paint a broad, research and data-based picture of the economic effects of your park or heritage area, and tell that story to support advocacy, fundraising, economic development, and stronger community-park relationships. You will learn and adapt a proven approach that engages community resources without hiring an economist, consultant or communications shop. Five weekly sessions Weds. June 16 - July 14, 2021; 11 a.m.-12 p.m. PT/2-3 p.m. ET.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 2:00pm to Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 3:00pm

Learning

Dig into the nitty gritty of how your community can leverage outdoor recreation to improve your economy and business climate, boost health, and promote a new sense of common purpose, pride and care. Six 1-hour video conference classes, Sept. 22 - Oct. 27, 2021.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 1:00pm to Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 2:00pm

Learning

Learn to paint a research and data-based picture of the economic effects of your farmland protection and food system programs, and how to tell that story to support advocacy, fundraising, agriculture-based economic development, and stronger community relationships. You will learn and adapt a proven approach that engages community resources without hiring an economist, consultant or communications shop. Five weekly one-hour video conference sessions, Apr. 9–May 7, 2021.

Date and Time:

Friday, April 9, 2021, 2:00pm to Friday, May 7, 2021, 3:00pm

Opportunity

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) invites graduate students (pursuing a master's or doctoral degree) to apply to the 2021 Conservation Connect Fellowship Program. Conservation Connect fellowships aim to build experience, knowledge, and skills within the next generation of collaborative and conservation leaders to support each other and advance the field. We are striving to build a cohort of emerging leaders, connecting graduate students who will go on to do important work with communities and public lands in the future!

Registration Deadline:

Monday, February 15, 2021, 5:00pm

7 learning hours
Learning

Learn how to leverage arts and culture to genuinely engage, revitalize and reshape your community. This online course is offered by the Harbinger Consultancy. Three 2-hour live video conference sessions + 1-hour Q&A with practitioners. Optional add-on coaching session. Course runs Feb. 23-Mar. 9. Great for Extension & community/economic development professionals, arts & culture organizations, community educators, business alliances, community and conservation organizations, and more.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 2:00pm to Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 4:00pm