Western Collaborative Conservation Network

healthy landscapes, vibrant communities, thriving economies

Convene: Build Collaboration Skills, Tools & Capacity

Collaborating Conversations

Peer to Peer Exchange for Conservation Practitioners: Tips, Tools and Techniques During Covid-19

Hosted by Center for Collaborative Conservation & WCCN.

Opportunity during COVID-19 for conservation practitioners to:

  • build social and professional connections,
  • sharpen collaboration skills, and
  • co-learn and problem solve with peers

Join Us with your favorite beverage in hand for this series on –

Emerging Leaders: Identifying Goals, Needs and Opportunities for the Next Generation of Conservationists (4pm-5pm MST)

Session #1: Needs and Opportunities: Nov 19th, 2020

Session #2:  Career Paths: Dec 17th, 2020

Session 3#: Barriers Emerging Leaders Face: Jan 21st, 2021

Session #4: Identifying Opportunities For Moving Froward; Feb 18th, 2021

To join register here (at no cost):

Mapping for Collaboration Webinar Series

Note for March Session: A User, Publisher, or Administrator role in an ArcGIS organization is required. Get a free trial at https://learn.arcgis.com/en/become-a-member/.

All webinars will be conducted via Zoom. To register or for questions, contact Joe Zebrowski at jpzebrowski@nmhu.edu or 505-718-8168.

Collaboration Mastermind Group

Lupine Collaborative & Western Collaborative Conservation Network

collaborate to offer a

Mastermind Group for Collaborative Conservation Practitioners

For those who are…

  • Actively engaged in collaborative conservation?
  • Craving a confidential community of peers for mutual support and learning, problem-solving, celebration, and accountability?
  • Feeling stuck, isolated, frustrated, and/or lost?

Collaboration Mastermind Group – First Pilot

  • Orientation January 21st, 2021
  • Facilitated virtual group, 6-12 collaborative practitioners
  • Meeting for 90 minutes, twice a month for 3 months, February – April
  • $360 per person for 3 months
  • Financial support is available
  • BIPOC, emerging professionals, and others from groups under-represented in collaborative conservation encouraged to apply

Sign Up for the 

Introduction to Connecting Around Collaboration: A Mastermind Group for Collaborative Conservation Practitioners

Wednesday, January 6th, from 12:00 – 12:45pm MT

Come to this introductory session to learn about the group, ask questions, explore whether it is a good fit for you, sign up for the full 6-week program if it is, and find out about financial support.

You can view the recording of the December Introductory Session HERE.

Questions? Contact:  Deb Kleinman, deb@lupinecollaborative.com

Collaboration Training and Resources

Collaboration Resource Finder Tool (CRaFT)

CRaFT is a growing database of learning opportunities and resources to build collaborative capacity of community members working together to conserve their well-being and natural resources.

This tool allows you to search our database, find trainings and resources, update records, add new activities, and rate the quality of each.

Organizational Capacity Building Programs


WCCN was launched during an inaugural Confluence 2020 event held at Colorado State University, March 10th – 12th, 2020. Members of collaborative conservation groups and their support organizations gathered from across the West to CONNECT to peers, CONVENE to learn new collaboration skills and practice new tools, and CATALYZE action on issues that limit conservation success.

Find more information on Confluence 2020 HERE.

Next Confluence coming September 2022!

We Believe
The Western Collaborative Conservation Network believes  that increased collaboration builds stronger communities and creates enduring conservation actions.

Contact: Heather Knight, Associate Director of Practice, Center for Collaborative Conservation,
heather.knight@colostate.edu  www.collaborativeconservation.org/program/practice/

Stay Tuned! New and improved WCCN website coming soon.