The Conservation Professional Development Programme

The Conservation Professional Development Programme is a totally new coaching programme proven to significantly improve the wellbeing, impact, and career direction of conservation professionals. The programme is targeted towards early and mid-career conservation professionals -from across the globe.
The Conservation Professional Development Programme
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The Conservation Professional Development Programme is a totally new coaching programme proven to significantly improve the wellbeing, impact, and career direction of conservation professionals. Following successful pilots with The Wildlife Trusts and RSPB, we’ve launched our first public enrolment with 16 places available until 31st May.

Who | The programme is targeted towards early and mid-career conservation professionals -from across the globe – who are seeking to improve their wellbeing, impact, and career direction. All staff from within a conservation organisation – including support staff – are welcome to apply for a place.

Programme Design | Across six months participants will engage in the following:

  • 1:1 Coaching | You’ll enjoy three sessions with an accredited career coach to identify and support your professional goals. To explore deep insights, meaningful solutions and enable change.
  • Group Coaching | You’ll participate in four group coaching sessions to shared common problems and develop solutions; building your accountability and growing your network.
  • Online Self-Study | Based on your goals, you’ll work through a professional development plan via online learning. You’ll complete hand-picked modules from a professional developed programme developed by Conservation Careers and taught at the Masters in Conservation Leadership at Cambridge University.
  • Community | You’ll be part of a network of over 1,500 aspiring and professional conservations from across the globe with access to regular events, networking and support.

Programme Impact | Pilots within The Wildlife Trusts and RSPB found the following results:

  • 100% of participants would recommend the programme.
  • 83% rated the overall programme as Excellent.
  • On average, wellbeing improved by 86%, career direction by 48% and personal impact by 39%.

What People Say |

  • “Absolutely transformational! It has definitely given me the confidence to go out of my comfort zone and get my career back on track.”
  • “It’s an amazing experience that will change the way you think about your career journey.”
  • “110% recommend! Lifechanging!”
  • “It has been a life-changing experience, and I will be leaving the course a different, more confident person who is able to push the boundaries and say yes!
  • “Even if you are happy where you are this course can give you the tools and ability to understand why that is the case and can positively impact your life both in and outside of work.”
  • “I was feeling burnt out, disillusioned and ready to change profession before the programme but it gave me the tools and the confidence to keep engaged and remember why you do such unique work for a living.”

Key Details |

  • The investment is £1,250 per person, with discounts available if multiple staff wish to enrol. VAT is applied to UK-based organisations.
  • Enrollment closes on Friday 31st May and the programme starts W/C 10th June with a welcome session.
  • The duration is 6 months and just 16 places are available in this first public cohort.
  • If you’re interested in applying, or have any questions, please book a 15-minute discovery call using the button below, or email us at mail@conservation-careers.com.
  • See further details here.

How to Apply | If you’re interested to apply or have any questions, please book a 15 minute discovery call using this link. You’re welcome to also email us at mail@conservation-careers.com

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Go to the profile of Mary Granskou
about 2 months ago

Hi Nick. This is a wonderful initiative! I'm a certified coach with 35 years of conservation experience in Canada. Would love to help out with this. I am the leadership coach for the Univ of Guelph's Master of Conservation Leadership Program. Our results here have been transformative. Cheers, Mary