New ICO Chair? Never been to an ICO Chair Training? Are you part of the ICO leadership in your group?
If yes, then the upcoming ICO Chair Training October 31 - November 2 at NatureBridge Conference Center in Sausalito, CA may be for you!
This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with Sierra Club staff, other ICO volunteers, and some of our Sierra Club Outdoors partners to improve your skills in program planning, building community partnerships, using Sierra Club resources, promoting your program, and sharing best practices on common ICO issues. It is guaranteed to refresh, rejuvenate, and make one feel like you are part of a supportive network of other ICO leaders. Click her to learn more and apply.
Come join us May 16-18, 2014 in Hampton, GA for our first Training for Trainers!
Sierra Club Outdoors has set a goal of training 600 new Outing Leaders who will connect 3000 new participants on Outings by the end of 2015. In order to accomplish this ambitious goal, we need to develop an energetic, regionally diverse pool of trainers who are able to facilitate high quality OLT 101, OLT 201 and Basic First Aid trainings.
Are you excited about taking part in this ambitious goal of connecting the public to the great outdoors? Are you interested in developing your presentation and facilitation skills? Are you able to conduct at least two OLT 101 or 201 regional trainings annually for the next two years? Then this training may be for you!
National Outings (the program that runs the trips in the Sierra magazine) is offering two backpack Training Trips - one in the Northwest and one in the Southwest. To learn more about the five-month pre-trip homework and the five-day trip (and apply), visit:
Do you lead others on trips in remote outdoor settings? Learn and practice your skills in the recognition, assessment and treatment of medical emergencies in the beautiful Sierra Nevada (and stay at the Sierra Club's famous Clair Tappaan Lodge in Norden, CA). Instruction, food and lodging are available for both courses. To learn more and register:
May 3-5 WFR-Recert - If you have a current Wilderness First Responder and need to recertify, this is the course for you! These rigorous three days of training will help you refine your skills.
May 17-26 WFR - This full Wilderness First Responder is ideal for those who are leading groups (or recreating) in remote settings where 911 is not an option.
Chapter Funding has developed a new c3/c4 compliance phone training which is specifically tailored to new staff.
Who this call is for:
Staff who work on c3 projects Staff who work on c3 and c4 projects Staff who code time to multiple projects
What is covered in the call:
The basic differences between c3 and c4 funds Why it is important to know the difference How to use c3 funds correctly How to code your staff time correctly based on c3/c4 rules
Details about the training:
It is an approximately one hour phone training. I can schedule these anytime it is convenient for you, but the next one is scheduled for October 23 at 2 pm Pacific time. Please rsvp to attend and I will send out more information about the call. If you would like to attend this training, or schedule this training at a different time, please contact Catherine Butler, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are recruiting experienced volunteer facilitators, mediators and coaches for a new Facilitation Support Team. This team will support Sierra Club leaders and leadership teams with an emphasis on three key areas: facilitating or coaching others through large-scale or in-depth planning meetings and retreats; facilitating conflict resolution to help people find solutions and rebuild relationships that may have been damaged by the conflict; and coaching leaders through significant transitions of leadership to help leaders move through a process of change. Express your interest or submit recommendations of others here. Questions? Greg Casini (email@example.com).
FR: Dismantling Racism Training Project Team-Bob Bingaman, Jackie Carroll, Allison Chin, Becki Clayborn, Rita Harris, Liz Pallatto Bill Price, Julia Reitan
RE: Dismantling Racism Training - Save the Date Announcement - October 4-7th, 2012
It’s our pleasure to inform you that the Dismantling Racism Project Team (see team members above) has been charged with designing, implementing and evaluating Sierra Club Dismantling Racism training. Our Project Team has enthusiastically undertaken this charge for the last several months and we are excited to announce tentative training dates. If you and/or your community partners are interested in attending, please save the dates of October 4-7, 2012. These dates are tentative until we secure a training facility. Once we have finalized a training site, we will send out an announcement which outlines the application process.
Outing Leadership Trainings are now planned for California (June), Washington (August), Colorado (October) and North Carolina (November). The annual Outing Chair Training workshop dates are September 28-30 in Sausalito, CA. Visit the training calendar to learn more.
The Sierra Club adopted the use of message boxes and message triangles -- simple, visual tools defining strategic messages that will be presented to public audiences through the media – to make us more nimble, succinct and strategic responding to reporters' questions. Learn the Sierra Club’s standard method of designing a message box, and practice using it to tell a persuasive and comprehensive story to the public. Practice time, too!