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Planning for River Ranger Teams Workshop: priority registration closes and pre-work is distributed
Monday, February 13, 2023
Category: Events

Planning for River Ranger Teams Workshop

Goal: The goal of this workshop is to help lead River Rangers and/or river program managers develop concise and useful annual work plans for their ranger teams.
Objectives: During this workshop we hope participants will learn:
  • Why planning is important.
  • What are the key elements of an effective plan.
  • How to build an annual plan that improves program efficiency and teamwork, and provides a clear map to success for all team members.
  • How to communicate your program vision, strategic objectives and annual goals and achieve buy-in from all team members and your supervisors.
  • How to use your plan to improve program accountability.

Who this training will benefit: First, this training will benefit frontline river program managers by helping them clarify goals and set work priorities for themselves and their teams - and, help them with communicating those goals and priorities. Second, the entire ranger team will benefit from having greater job clarity and understanding.

Program format and participant time expectations:

  1. Register
  2. Receive pre-workshop assignments (estimate 2 hours for completion).
  3. Attend Feb. 23rd 90-minute Zoom meeting from 10am - 11:30am PT, during which we'll address the items in the program objectives. 
  4. Develop and write draft plan (estimate 16 hours for completion)
  5. Email draft plan to instructor and schedule one-on-one follow up meeting.
  6. Conduct 60-minute Zoom follow up meeting.
  7. Make revisions to plan, if necessary (estimate 2 hours for completion).
  8. Final 30-minute follow up meeting with instructor, if necessary.

Total estimated time for participating teams - 20 to 23 hours.

Schedule of events:

  • Feb. 13 - pre-workshop assignments are distributed
  • Feb. 23 - 90 minute Zoom call from 10am - 11:30am PT
  • Mar. 15 - draft plans due
  • Mar. 16 through Mar. 31 - one-on-one meetings with instructor