Week 5 PMWC check-in

How is everyone?!

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How is your week going? 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/. 

A couple of weeks ago we had a poll about potential barriers to starting your own conservation organisation. Yes, it is quite a scary thought, but conservation, more than ever, needs people who can think in innovative and creative ways. The job market is tough, but 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. 

The exam will be on Monday the 12th of October at normal times (10 am BST and 6 pm BST). To accommodate those who can't make those dates we will put on an extra session at 6 pm BST Wednesday the 14th October. Unfortunately only in extenuating circumstances can we put on extra exam sessions as they require a lot of our time to run. You must attend a live session to do the exam. Any questions or concerns about the exam please do get in touch.

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 Claudia
about 1 year ago

Hi Beth,

I think I will definitely use the PMWC trackers in the future.

Thank you for your other suggestions.

Nowadays I am using Evernote to plan my days and weeks. I find it easier to migrate the tasks or move it up or down the list according to priorities. When the week is over, I just migrate the completed tasks to an archive file. I also use some of their templates  (e.g. they have a template for meeting notes). 

I used to have a bullet journal and I am considering to get one again. It is just more relaxing to sit outside in some nice place, grab a pencil and plan my week ahead than to do it in front of the computer. It wasn't anything fancy, but I used colour pencils to highlight and differentiate between personal/work tasks, or tasks related to different projects.

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
about 1 year ago

Hello Claudia, 

Thanks for sharing about Evernote, good to know.