For more information about our Distributed Leadership Program, please reach out to our Community Coordinator, Rob Luzynski, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At TSN, we believe it is time to re-imagine the way we care for our land and water to achieve real ecological change. Solving the big issues our ecosystems face demands collaborative conservation in every sense of the word. It means we need to break down barriers, solicit more diverse perspectives, and respect the importance of the interconnectedness of our landscapes. This is the challenge facing conservation leaders in communities across America – TSN has developed and refined our transformative Leadership Program to meet this challenge. Consider this your invitation to engage:
The Stewardship Network’s annual Coordinator Summit is a unique opportunity for peer learning; building authentic relationships; and increasing the depth and breadth of our knowledge about how to connect, equip and mobilize people and organizations to care for land and water in their communities. Coordinators can expect to learn from each other, share their knowledge, focus on the growth of TSN and on their own growth as community leaders. The relationships built and the learning that happens here are critical for the sustainability of strategic community based conservation efforts. The Summit schedules time for structured, content-based presentations geared to help Coordinators deepen their skills; formal and informal networking time; and tours of local stewardship projects. This experience is typically held in a retreat setting nestled in the midst of managed natural areas.
We believe that there is great value in shared knowledge that accelerates both the learning curve and increases the engagement of new individuals and organizations that are forming or leading Member Communities. All TSN Coordinators have access to our curated and collaboratively written handbook for local leadership: The Coordinator Handbook.
Through scheduled calls and mini-conferences, TSN Coordinators learn practical skills, share information, and help one another cultivate diverse collaborative partnerships in our respective communities. This includes ongoing personal leadership development, understanding a collaborative approach to our work; honing facilitation skills; learning to see different perspectives; aligning approaches for collective impact; and lastly, deepening our tactical stewardship skills for our land and water.