Week 5 check-in
How is everyone?!
There is a lot of stuff in this week's material, so hope you are getting on ok! A few thoughts from me :)
1. Speed meeting. As suggested by one of you, let's try speed meeting in the time before the live session so we can get to know each other better. This is completely optional! Let's start 30 minutes before the sessions actually begin (so either 8.30 am or 5.30 pm BST). We'll randomly put you into breakout rooms so you can chat with someone you don't know and learn more about them.
2. Have you ever thought about setting up your own conservation organisation? It is well known that getting a job in conservation takes determination, so why not start your own organisation instead?! The skills you've learnt on this training will help, as could perhaps the contacts you've made. Adam Barlow, WildTeam Executive Director, recently shared his thoughts on setting up a conservation organisation here.
3. PMWC documents. Does anyone think they might start using the trackers or any other PMWC documents? Or perhaps you have a different tool that you like that you could share with the group? One tool I’ve been using for almost a year on a personal level for planning life and work is bullet journaling. I was a bit sceptical at first, as when I was researching it there were lots of Instagram images of pretty looking notebooks with beautiful doodles, and that just wasn’t going to be me! But I brought myself a yellow notebook, and I have to say, it has succeeded my expectations. I really enjoy the physical act of writing rather than relying on the computer so much. More info here: https://bulletjournal.com/.
4. Group photo. In the next live session we will be doing a team photo! This is something we always do in class-based training workshops, so we like to sort of replicate if for the online training workshops. To do the “team photo” we will take a screenshot of the zoom call. If you would rather not be in the photo then you are very welcome to turn off your camera momentarily.
Hope your weeks are going well.