New Online Training | Conservation Project Management & Design
Learn how to manage and design world-class conservation projects

Why Project Management & Design skills are important?

A key to success within conservation is the ability to design and manage projects to better protect species, habitats and sites.

  • A well-designed and managed project can make a huge impact for wildlife and the people involved. Setting clear goals, understanding the problems, testing assumptions, adapting, learning and sharing your knowledge.
  • A poorly-designed project can lead to wasted time and money, and even cause detrimental impacts on the wildlife and people you’re trying to help.

It’s no surprise, therefore, that project management and design are the most valued skills within the industry… Of all conservation jobs listed on our site to date, 55% explicitly requested project management skills.

If you want to succeed as a professional conservationist, you need project management and design skills.

The Conservation Standards | Manage and design world-class conservation projects

The Conservation Standards are a widely adopted set of principles and best practices that combine common concepts, approaches, and terminology for conservation project design, management, monitoring and evaluation.

They have been developed by some of the leading conservation organizations of the world, and are stewarded by the Conservation Measures Partnership. This includes organisations such as the World Wildlife Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society, The Nature Conservancy, Traffic, Durrell, US Fisheries and Wildlife Services and many more.

As a result, The Conservation Standards have become widely recognised as best practices within the industry, and valued by employers.

Introducing Conservation Project Management & Design

Conservation Project Management & Design is an online training programme brought to you by the team at Conservation Careers which follows the best-in-class Conservation Standards methodology.

It is being taught by Certified Conservation Standards Coach, Facilitator and Coach Trainer Felix Cybulla.

The training covers the following steps in the Conservation Standards cycle:

  • Assess | Learn how to identify threats, opportunities, and key stakeholders.
  • Plan | Learn how to define and develop your project’s goals, strategies, objectives and assumptions.
  • Implement | Learn how to develop and implement work plans including sufficient resources, capacity, and partners.
  • Analyze & Adapt | Learn the importance of analyzing your results and then adapting your work plan as necessary.
  • Share | Learn the importance of sharing lessons and promoting a learning culture within an organisation.

After completing this training you’ll understand the foundations of how to design and manage a conservation project using the widely-recognised Conservation Standards methodology. Making you more employable and impactful as an aspiring or professional conservationist.

Find out more about Conservation Project Management & Design

You also get access to:

  • Support from the experts. You’ll have support from us via email, Zoom, and in our private CC Pro Community. We’ll be with you every step of the way.
  • Six Step-by-Step Modules to attack at your own pace. You’ll learn how to manage and design world-class conservation projects, as part of your duties as a wildlife professional.
  • CC Pro community. You’ll be welcomed into our new private online community for course participants for three months. Get answers to burning questions, enjoy regular live events, participate in growth challenges, share your coursework, celebrate your successes and more.
  • Go at your own pace. With our self-paced flexibility, you’ll have access to the course for a full year. You can work entirely at your own pace and around your busy life and work commitments. You don’t need to stick to a schedule.
  • Certificate. Everyone who completes the course receives a certificate to demonstrate your fundraising skills to employers.
  • Rock-solid guarantee: Try it for 14 days. Not happy for whatever reason? We will refund 100% of your money.

To celebrate the launch of this totally new programme, we’re offering you discounted access, which expires on Friday 21 October 2022 at 11:59 PM (UK time). In addition, we’re able to offer group discounts should a number of staff wish to enrol.

Click here to find out more about Conservation Project Management & Design

If you have any questions about the programme, or how your staff can benefit, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us using

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