Week 6 check-in
How are your weeks going?
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:
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).
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,