Week 5 PMWC check-in

How is everyone?!

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How were everyone's weekends? There is a lot of stuff in this week's material, so hope you are getting on ok! A couple of thoughts from me :) 


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/


Recently it was the first-ever WildHub festival which involved lots of exciting events, such as Conservation tools: new platforms and technologies. Many of the events are available as recordings, here.  


Have you ever thought about starting your own conservation organisation? Conservation, more than ever, needs people who can think in innovative and creative ways. The skills you’ve learnt during this training could help you set up your own conservation organisation. Here is a post from Adam Barlow, WildTeam Executive director, with his thoughts about setting up a conservation organisation.

If you have any questions please get in touch. 

Hope you are all well.

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 Sarah Slater
about 1 year ago

Hi Beth, I've been starting to try using the templates for a project I'm currently working on. I'm finding it challenging tailoring the documents for a smaller scale project, particularly the tracker (for example removing the project assurance elements in the work plan tab) any advice would be welcome. Many thanks, Sarah  

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
about 1 year ago

Hello Sarah, 

Great! My advice would be to start with one tab at a time and get the team used to that. What do you mean project assurance elements of the work plan tab? I'd be happy to have a look directly if you send me the link to the tracker. 


Go to the profile of Imogen Rutter
about 1 year ago

Hi Beth,

Just sending apologies as I've had a pretty busy week with trying to get some job applications in and haven't had much time free to cover the course material before the live session. I should still be able to make this evening's live session though and will try and follow what's going on/catch up later this week!