Week 6 PMWC check-in🎐

How are you finding things this week?

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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. The link to the mock exam is here.  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). You may get a notification saying you are already signed in, but you should now be able to access the room by clicking here. If it doesn't work try signing out then using the link. If it still doesn't work please let me know. The developers have recently changed the way these links work so I'm trying to work out if I have understood the changes correctly.

Exam Zoom link

Whichever session you join, please use the normal Zoom link. Good luck! 


GROUP PHOTO 📸
Here is the group photo from last week’s session :) 

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 Beckie Garbett
10 months ago

Hi Beth!,


Thanks for the fun group picture! Just a quick note that I followed the links in order to access WildThings but I wasn't successful. I got the notification message that you mentioned about being signed in already, but then when I used the second link to access the room I got a message saying that I wasn't authorised to access the room and needed to email to request access. Maybe others will have the same problem...

Go to the profile of Rosheen
10 months ago

Hi Beckie. Yes I had received the same message. Maybe we need to wait 24hrs for it to clear. Cheers rosheen

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
10 months ago

Hey both, can you try signing out of WildHub and then using the links? It is a pain I know, but trying to figure out the changes to how these links work. 


Thanks, 


B

Go to the profile of Beckie Garbett
10 months ago

Hi Beth, it still doesn't work after signing out and back in again.

Go to the profile of Daniel Hall
10 months ago

Hi Beth,



It wasn't working for me, but when clicking the link when signed out, then logging in through the link as you recommended, it worked.



Dan

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
10 months ago

Ace, glad to hear it, thanks for letting us know. It is proving complicated! 

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
10 months ago

Just to check Beckie, did you use the link whilst signed out? I can add you manually if you like? B

Go to the profile of Beckie Garbett
10 months ago

I can't access the link whilst I'm signed out unless I'm missing something? I've signed in and out a few times and I still can't access it. Please do add me manually. Thanks :)

Go to the profile of Laura Preston
10 months ago

Hi Beth, can you please add me manually as well? I can't get the links to work. Thanks.

Go to the profile of Mimi Kessler
10 months ago

I also haven't been able to access the room, even after logging out and back in a couple of times. Please add me manually, thanks!

Go to the profile of Martine Graf
10 months ago

Hi Beth,
I tried the links several times logged in, logged out, using the new link to log in etc, but nothing works. The error message keeps popping up and I don't have access to the room.
Could you add me manually as well please?
Thank you!

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
9 months ago

Done :) Sorry it wasn't working. Please let me know if you now have access. Fingers crossed! B

Go to the profile of Beckie Garbett
9 months ago

Yes, I'm in now! Thanks Beth.

Go to the profile of Samantha Reynolds
9 months ago

I'm also having trouble, have also tried signing out, but the same error message pop-ups keep appearing.

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
9 months ago

Done :) Hope that worked. B

Go to the profile of Dominique D'Emille
9 months ago

I am also having trouble accessing the room, please add me as well.


:)

Go to the profile of Martine Graf
9 months ago

Thanks for adding me, it works now :)

Go to the profile of Rosheen
10 months ago

My real but tip is Do Something for revision.

Go to the profile of Rosheen
10 months ago

Hi Beth and all. I signed out then clicked on Beth’s sign in link, signed in then clicked on the link Beth gave for the room and success. Technology is fun. Cheers

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
9 months ago

Great! I'm not sure why it is being such a pain, trying to find out. Haha, yes all fun and games with technology! B

Go to the profile of Courtney Learn
9 months ago

Hi Beth! I am also having trouble with the links including after I sign out. Am I also able to be added in manually? Thank you!

Go to the profile of Stella Diamant
9 months ago

Also struggling to access the page, sorry!

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
9 months ago

Don't be sorry! Just added more of you manually, let me know if it hasn't worked. Also, anyone else who is having issues, just let me know here and it is easy to add you manually. B

Go to the profile of Stella Diamant
9 months ago

Thanks! It works now. Just wondering how long this group will be open as will attempt a quick post so everyone can share their details. 


Also just wondering what your thoughts are on:


- "managing director", "executive director", "marketing director" roles. I see them being used more and more, not sure how they fit in the PMWC roles?


-having your own personal website featuring your conservation work, aside from the organisation you work for? I struggle with it and feel it is a bit egocentric/show-off but I see more people using them so maybe I am missing something?


Thanks for your insights!

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
9 months ago

Hello Stella, 


Usually we say a couple of weeks before it is archived, but I won't be archiving it until the new year. 


Roles - depends on how the org is using the terms - remember they are posts/positions, not roles. Someone who has the post of executive director might have the role of Executive. Someone who is Marketing director might be a workstream leader - difficult to say, but that is why assigning roles for each project helps clear up this confusion. 



Website - I think personal websites are good and I like seeing them, but I think they have to have a purpose. Are you using it as an extended CV - then why not use LinkedIn but if you are you blogging, sharing photos etc, then that is a bit more focused and useful. They take a lot of time to produce and should be an enjoyable thing to produce. I share your concern, and only just this year got round to making my own to share thoughts about teaching and learning within conservation. I don't think personal websites are essential however, so if you don't want one, then I'd say don't make one. 



Go to the profile of Kathryn Jones
9 months ago

Hi Beth, sorry to be another one! But i've tried the methods below and still can't get into WildThings. If you could add me manually that would be great! Many thanks.

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
9 months ago

Don't be sorry! All done, happy to help. B