What: The Conservation Leadership Class is an opportunity for conservation district directors and associate directors to come together for a state wide educational conservation focused leadership development program.
Who: The leadership class is for Conservation District Directors and Conservation District Associate Directors. Multiple individuals from one district may apply. Directors that are early in their service to a district are strongly encouraged to apply.
When: The conservation leadership class will be announced at the 2018 Oklahoma Association of Conservation District’s annual meeting on February 25th. The leadership class will meet every other month over the course of the next year for two days at a time.
Where: There will be six sessions of the leadership class located across the state.
Topics: The goal of the class is to provide directors with a comprehensive overview of conservation in Oklahoma. The scheduled topics include water quality, tribal conservation, abandoned mine land reclamation, soil health, watersheds, threatened and endangered species and conservation planning. Throughout the leadership class, directors will also learn about the unique conservation history of Oklahoma and gain a better understanding of the structure of how voluntary conservation gets done in our state.
Costs: The leadership program is free for all accepted directors and associate directors. To be accepted you must complete an application by January 1, 2018. The Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts will cover hotel costs, meals, speakers, and materials. Your district may choose to cover the cost of your travel to and from the class location.