Week 4 SDWC check-in 🌷

Hello, how are your weeks going?

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Hello!

How is everyone? I just wanted to check in to see how everyone is getting on. 

Was the feedback we gave on the situation analyses useful? 

In the videos this week I chat about the mountain chicken, which is not a chicken but a frog! If you've never had the pleasure of knowing about the mountain chicken, then here is some more info about it.

A quick poll for you: Which of the following do you think is the most important in preventing a project from achieving maximum impact?

  1. A lack of a clearly defined objective
  2. A lack of an ambitious enough objective
  3. An incomplete strategy which misses key things which need to be considered
  4. A lack of expertise or skills to develop a comprehensive strategy.

Please add any thoughts as replies below. 

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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Hi Beth,

I think they are all important, but I would go for the third one as the most important.

Pedro Freitas

Go to the profile of Jen Jackson
9 months ago

Hi Beth! 

I would say that the fourth option feeds into the other three so would say that the fourth one is the mot important as a foundation to build on but I did take my time deciding between 3 and 4. 

JJ 

Go to the profile of Martin Parsons
9 months ago

Hello Beth,

I would say, in order of importance:

1. A lack of a clearly defined objective is the most important. 'What is it we are trying to do?' is the key and therefore most important question.

2. A lack of expertise or skills to develop a comprehensive strategy, is next, and it can lead to 3)

3.  An incomplete strategy which misses key things which need to be considered

4. A lack of an ambitious enough objective. (Placed fourth because success on a small scale still counts and builds confidence for the future, whereas being over-ambitious and failing is not good for team morale or future fund raising).

But it is a bit chicken-and-egg, since any of them have the potential to deplete the conservation impact of a project?

Go to the profile of Mariasole Calbi
9 months ago

Hi Beth, 

for me it would be the lack of a clearly defined objective.

Ciao, 

Sole

Go to the profile of Antony Lynam
9 months ago

It could be any combination of the four but probably 1 is the most common problem