Organization

The Harbinger Consulting Group

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

5 learning hours
Photo of people creating a ripple effects map
Ripple Effects Mapping in action
Learning
Moderator Endorsed: Advocacy, Policy, and Civic Engagement

Learn how to blend appreciative inquiry and mind mapping to measure a broad range of community program impacts, even years later. This online course is offered by the Harbinger Consultancy in collaboration with REMStudio.org. Two 2-hour live video conference sessions + 1-hour Q&A/coaching. Optional add-on data analysis session. Course runs Oct. 22-Nov. 12. Great for Extension & community development professionals, community and service organizations, community educators and more.

Date and Time:

Thursday, October 22, 2020, 7:00pm to Thursday, November 12, 2020, 9:00pm

6 learning hours
Learning

The world has turned inside out for many nonprofits and community-based organizations. This course is designed to help organizational leaders use scenario planning to navigate uncertain times. Sessions are scheduled with a week off in between to give you ample time to apply what you’re learning to your organization and come prepared to explore and deepen your insights. Three live, two-hour video conference sessions. Mondays, Oct. 19, Nov. 2 and Nov. 16 — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. PT/2-4 p.m. ET.

Date and Time:

Monday, January 25, 2021, 2:00pm to Monday, February 22, 2021, 4:00pm

Person bicycling on historic trail
Bicycling along historic canal trail
Learning

Economic impact is a big selling point for funding private land conservation, trails and trail systems. Learn to paint a broad, research and data-based picture of the economic effects of your trail system or conserved lands—or project the benefits from a proposed trail or conservation program. You will also learn how to tell that story to support advocacy, fundraising, conservation-based economic development, and stronger community relationships. Five weekly sessions Jan. 28-Feb. 25, 2021

Date and Time:

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 2:00pm to Thursday, February 25, 2021, 3:00pm

3 learning hours
People working in a greenhouse, wearing face masks
Greenhouse work in the time of COVID-19
Learning

This video conference/online course will help you make climate and resiliency action a part of forward-thinking responses to COVID-19 recovery in small towns and rural communities. With a focus on "practical resilience," you will determine how your community can use its resources to prepare for, respond and withstand the twin challenges of COVID-19 and climate change, and at the same time build a better place to live for all of your residents. Sept. 17-Oct 8, four weekly sessions.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 2:00pm to Thursday, October 8, 2020, 3:00pm