River Management Roundtable

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For professional river, greenway, and water trail leaders, planners and managers whose community, region, state and federal river will benefit from the experiences of peer-to-peer sharing.

Each month, the River Management Society hosts virtual conversations with professional river, greenway, and water trails leaders, planners, and managers whose community, region, state and federal river will benefit from the experiences of peer-to-peer sharing. Our goal is to facilitate an open forum to support your work managing rivers. We work together to tackle common issues by asking questions, sharing solutions and building comradery. 

These conversations are held virtually on the second and (some months) fourth Tuesdays of the month from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. ET. Links to register are sent out via the RMS News Digest and will be posted here as well as on our News page and social media.

Upcoming Roundtables

On the River

2nd Tuesday
River Access, Signage, Capacity, New Use, COVID-19, Funding

Gearing Up Personally

4th Tuesday
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Code Switching, Bias

April 2021
2021 River Management Symposium will be taking place this week, so we will not be hosting our River Management Roundtable. However, we will have a 3-hour workshop on understanding equity where we will learn about a brand new program in Virginia announced to deplete systemic ills related to inequality. We will also learn a few tools and exercises that can open important conversations and accelerate awareness and confidence around establishing cultural shifts in organizations.

We hope you will join us at the Symposium! Our more than 60 presenters will explore similar topics to those covered in these conversations, but in greater detail. We are also excited about our virtual field trips, silent auction and awesome opportunities to network, learn and build new skills. 

May 11, 2021 | 3:30 - 4:30 EST
Messaging for river users who ignore signs and drown
May 25, 2021 | 3:30 - 4:30 EST
Cultural Competency Core Concepts – how cultures form, the importance of perspective switching, the nature of cultural change
June 8, 2021 | 3:30 - 4:30 EST
User Capacity – Practices, Regulation, Tradeoffs
June 22, 2021 | 3:30 - 4:30 EST
Navigating Identity – Looking at how we define ourselves 
  July 27, 2021 | 3:30 - 4:30 EST

Understanding Difference - Developing an awareness of how cultural differences influence us

  Aug. 24, 2021 | 3:30 - 4:30 EST

Exploring Cultural Values - Comparing values to be able to begin to negotiate differences

Sep. 14, 2021 | 3:30 - 4:30 EST
What ‘best practices’ have you adopted and will continue? 
Sep. 28, 2021 | 3:30 - 4:30 EST 

Communicating Successfully – Learning and practicing to communicate in various situations 

Oct. 12, 2021 | 3:30 - 4:30 EST
Again: how are we paying for new access sites? 
  Nov. 23, 2021 | 3:30 - 4:30 EST

Does our hiring outreach, vetting, staff evaluation strive for and reward more inclusiveness and diversity? If not, where do we find that diversity lens?

  Dec. 28, 2021 | 3:30 - 4:30 EST

Building Teams – Developing trust with allies to support oneself, one’s organization


Past Roundtables

Check out our past conversations on the River Training Center Video Channel!

RTC Video Channel