Week 2 check-in 🦈

Checking in. How are you all?

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Hello team! 

How are you getting on with this week's videos? I look forward to seeing your examples on here for the Engaging stakeholders presentation. Remember, it doesn't have to be perfect, we are just playing around with the process at this stage and practising. If you only have one stakeholder in your assessment then that is fine.

Below is the group agreement, this is the combined list of things both live sessions came up with the make the training run smoother and to help us all get the most out of it. We are of course all adults here, so no one is going to make you stick to it, but I think there are some lovely things on there that are worth noting. 

As suggested by one participant in Monday mornings session, here is the recording of your introductions during the live session.

It is super sunny in Cornwall today and I started my day with a sea swim, but there is apparently a storm coming later so I won't be quite so smug then! 

Any questions please get in touch! 

Beth 🐌

Beth Robinson

WildLearning Specialist, WildTeam

I'm a WildLearning Specialist with WildTeam, a bit of a odd job title. My main role is to design, deliver and organise both our online and class-based training workshops. One of the best parts of my job is meeting other conservationists and learning about the work that they do. I really enjoy geeking out reading teaching theory and thinking about ways I can more creatively and engagingly deliver learning. Before working for WildTeam I did a PhD in invasive plants and human wildlife interactions. I find it really interesting to learn about the ways people interact with nature, both when nature is being wonderful, but also when is is being a bit annoying!
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Go to the profile of Helen Simms
over 1 year ago

Hi Beth

Wow a swim sounds lovely :)

Doing ok, just having to take a lot of time thinking of and researching examples, but its great for me to be thinking about conservation in a professional way.

Nipping for a quick bike ride before it gets too hot.

Have a lovely weekend.


Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
over 1 year ago

Hope you had a lovely bike ride! I had one yesterday evening, even had a bit of rain to cool us off! 

Go to the profile of Eliza Helen Kelsey Leat
over 1 year ago

Anyone else struggling with the terminology of 'need' for engaging stakeholders video? For example it includes the phrase 'engaging stakeholder needs'. I find it a bit ambiguous. It might just be me but as I am sure there are some with English as an additional language I thought it might be worth mentioning to see if anyone else can come up with a better way to phrase it. You seem to be talking about the types of stakeholders you could engage with when talking about engaging stakeholder needs? Rather than what stakeholders need to be able to engage with the project/strategy/engagement? Hope you don't mind this comment, this is my second course with you so I do appreciate all the work that goes into producing these online courses.

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
over 1 year ago

Hello Eliza, 

Thanks for your question and sorry I couldn't answer it in the live session yesterday, I thought it best to get my head around it first. The term 'need' here means what the organisation developing the strategy needs from the stakeholders in order to develop the strategy. I.e. acceptance is needed from local landowners about the changes the strategy will implement. 

I agree it is ambiguous, there are a few changes we would like to make to the engaging stakeholders process in the next version of the manual, so any feedback welcome and encouraged.