Week 6 check-in

How are your weeks going?

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Hello all, 

I hope the information about revision made sense. Please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns about revision or the exam. Who has some revision tips they think would be good to share? 

A few things I'd like to share: 

WildThings

To build on the skills and connections you gained through your WildTeam training workshop, we have created a WildHub room (called WildThings), where all the hundreds of WildTeam alumni from around the world can interact and support each other to do better conservation work. For example, you can ask for thoughts about ways to tailor PMWC or share tips to help others manage their work more effectively.

Join by clicking this link (please do not share this link).

Gantt Charts

Some of you were asking about Gantt charts in the live session on Monday. If you look in the main templates for PMWC here, then navigate to the project tracker, then work plan tab. You will see to the far right there is a Gantt chart. I don't use it in the examples I share with you because I think it makes it clunky having it all in one tab. We will review it when we create the new version of PMWC, but one option could be to have the Gantt chart in a different tab. Thoughts welcome! 

A donor question

In the live session on Monday, the question was asked: "Are there any donors that have adopted the PMWC approach for tracking projects, or should we be educating donors about?" I asked Adam Barlow (WildTeam Executive Director) about this to get his thoughts. 

He said "I think we have had donor staff attend training workshops, and some donors have paid for training support to some of the teams they fund. However, I am not aware of any funder that has suggested or enforced the use of PMWC as a way to manage the work that the donors are funding. Think it would be great to open up that discussion about using a standardised approach for their grantees - perhaps something to do through WildHub?"

All the best, 

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 Jerry Aylmer
10 months ago

Hi Beth - I found this for creating Gantt charts for Excel using a chart or template - not sure if same might work in Google sheets https://www.ablebits.com/office-addins-blog/2014/05/23/make-gantt-chart-excel/

Go to the profile of Jerry Aylmer
10 months ago

PS the above link to joining WildThings doesn't work for me - just opens another tab with this same page :)

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
10 months ago

Great, thanks, I shall check it out :)

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
10 months ago

Hmmm, I've checked the link and it seems to be right. It doesn't give you any sort of notification however, that is normal. Try going to the room here, and see if you have access. If that doesn't work I shall try something else, I am still figuring this all out :) 

Go to the profile of Jerry Aylmer
10 months ago

Ah that takes me in OK - so perhaps the link worked after all but I didn't realise?! Thanks Beth.

Go to the profile of Jane Wigan
10 months ago

Hi Beth, Do you have the password for the Quizlet flashcards please?

Go to the profile of Jane Wigan
10 months ago

Apologies, just found it in the details.

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
10 months ago

:) Good good.