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Oryx Journal: Capacity for Conservation articles

This collection of papers acknowledges the challenges to build sufficient conservation capacity to deliver effective, timely nature protection at the scale needed.  Each article however, demonstrates a clear understanding of the task ahead and provides evidence to support many of the approaches being taken to tackle these challenges. 
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Governance: a guide for international NGOs

Who would find this resource useful? Trustees of large and international not-for-profit organisations. An organisation would use this resource when... …looking to develop a framework for governance best practice and practically applying these principles to the everyday operations of your organisation. How can this resource help? Each section within the…
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Oryx Journal paper: What makes conservationists persevere? Resilience strategies at work

Resilience (i.e. positive adaptation to professional challenges) can help individuals thrive in their roles. We interviewed 22 conservationists with professional experience working in low-income countries with high biodiversity and explored what helped and what hindered them in their work. We used thematic analysis to identify factors related to positive and negative psychological states and strategies to promote resilience at work. The results revealed factors that were associated with positive psychological states, including achievements and recognition for work.
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Becoming agile: A guide to building adaptive resilience

Building adaptive resilience in organisations is a long-term process. This booklet outlines the stages in the process, starting with clarifying how resilient your organisation is today, and then moves through a series of activities that foster greater resilience.
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The role of the board of directors in a crisis

For many organisations, the role of their board of directors during crisis response and recovery is not clear. This can introduce uncertainty, slow the response, deepen the crisis and make everyone's job harder. The Board's Role in Crisis is a guide for boards members and managers alike operating in any organisation.
Created: 2022-07-18 Language: EN
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Chaos to teamwork: A leaders role in crisis

A short guide to help prepare a crisis leadership team before an event and improve effectiveness during an event
Created: 2022-07-15 Language: EN
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Trustee role and board: detailed information

Who would find this resource useful? Those wishing to set up and run a charity. The Charity Commission is a non-ministerial department of the UK government and it's purpose is to register and regulate charities in England and Wales, to ensure that the public can support charities with confidence. An…
Created: 2022-07-05 Language: EN
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The Complete Guide to Building a Non-profit Board

Who would find this resource useful? Whether you’re leading an established nonprofit or starting one from scratch, or whether you’re a CEO, volunteer board chair or staff lead for the board, this guide is for you. An organisation might use this resource when... …wanting to understand how to build and…
Created: 2022-07-05 Language: EN
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Introduction to organisational governance

Who would find this resource useful? Board members and executives of conservation NGOs wishing to understand the steps to create an effective board. An organisation might use this resource when... …looking to deliver a similar style introductory presentation on good governance.
Created: 2022-07-05 Language: EN , PT , ES , FR
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Charity Governance Code

The Code sets the principles and recommended practice for good governance
Created: 2022-07-04 Language: EN , CY
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Leadership Development for Conservation Practitionerss

This is a five-week course (6hrs self learning/week plus 2hrs expert-led live sessions) to help you develop your understanding of and the practical skills required to be a more effective conservation leader.
Event start: Nov 01 2022 12:00 am Language: EN
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Developing and modelling a positive safeguarding culture: A tool for leaders

A tool to help facilitate honest discussion and generate conversations to support teams or organisations to make important culture changes within their working environments in relation to safeguarding.
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visit.org

Visit.org work to enhance the mission of impactful social organizations by facilitating mutually beneficial interactions between people and communities around the world. They do so by helping companies discover & book hundreds of carefully curated social impact team experiences led by & benefiting local nonprofits and social ventures.
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Governing a Conservation NGO - A Guide to Good Practice

Who would find this resource useful? This guide is written primarily for the Board members and Chief Executives of conservation NGOs, as well as Partner Development Officers and other advisers. It may be useful to other organisations too. An organisation might use this resource when... …reviewing their governance. Most successful…
Created: 2016-02-12 Language: EN
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Time Management Tools

Who would find this resource useful? Anyone trying to manage their own - or their team's - workload and time management   An organisation might use this resource when…. Reviewing workloads, allocating tasks to staff, planning or implementing projects or developing internal capacity development plans   How can this resource…
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Organizational Strengthening: Realizing Potential, Increasing Impact

Who would find this resource useful? Any organisation going through a planning or strengthening process, and organisations that enable others to build their capacity or increase organisational strengthening.   An organisation might use this resource when…. ...considering what are the key domains of an organisational strengthening process, and the different approaches to analyse,…
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Leadership and Networks: New Ways of Developing Leadership in a Highly Connected World

As part of the Leadership for a New Era (LNE) initiative, the Leadership Learning Community has partnered with thought leaders in the network development and leadership development fields to develop the cutting edge report Leadership and Networks: New Ways of Developing Leadership in a Highly Connected World. This report is…
Created: 2015-01-22 Language: EN
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All About Boards of Directors

Who would find this resource useful? Organisation leaders, board members or anyone responsible for (or working to strengthen) good governance within an organisation An organisation might use this resource when…. This website covers a broad range of topics within governance and so provides useful guidance in a variety of situations…
Created: 2014-10-08 Language: EN
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Leading Your NGO: A Reference Guide for NGO Boards

Who would find this resource useful? Organisation leaders, board members or anyone responsible for (or working to strengthen) good governance within an organisation. Written for NGOs in Hong Kong but transferable to other countries and contexts. An organisation might use this resource when…. When working to establish and strengthen: Organisational…
Created: 2014-10-08 Language: EN
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Mind Tools

Who would find this resource useful? Anyone who wants to learn the practical, straightforward skills you need to excel in your career   An organisation might use this resource when…. Individuals in that organisation are looking to be more effective, be a better manager and leader, or be more successful…
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Conservation Leadership Programme

Who would find this resource useful? Organisations or individuals looking for opportunities to build their conservation leadership capacity   An organisation might use this resource when…. Looking for development opportunities for young conservation staff or volunteers   How can this resource help? By linking you to funding opportunities for leadership…
Created: 2014-10-07 Language: EN
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LEAD (Leadership for Environment and Development)

Who would find this resource useful? Organisations or individuals looking for opportunities to build their conservation leadership capacity   An organisation might use this resource when…. Looking for development opportunities for conservationists   How can this resource help? By linking you to opportunities for leadership development including a fellowship programme,…
Created: 2014-10-07 Language: EN
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NGO Leadership Development. A review of the literature

Who would find this resource useful? Leaders and those interested in developing leadership skills in others   An organisation might use this resource when…. Learning more about leadership or leadership development   How can this resource help? A discussion paper that reviews definitions of leadership; leadership traits, styles and competencies;…
Created: 2014-10-07 Language: EN
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All about Leadership

Who would find this resource useful? Leaders, managers and those interested in developing leadership and management skills in others   An organisation might use this resource when…. Wishing to strengthen its leadership capacity or that of others   How can this resource help? This website covers definitions of leadership; major…
Created: 2014-10-07 Language: EN
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Leading a Nonprofit Organisation: Tips and Tools for Executive Directors and Team Leaders

Who would find this resource useful? New or current Executive Directors, or anyone leading or managing a team/committee within a nonprofit.   An organisation might use this resource when…. Wishing to strengthen its leadership capacity or that of others   How can this resource help?
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Tools and techniques for managing change

Who would find this resource useful? Leaders and facilitators helping organisations to function and to develop, and anyone interested in fostering healthy human organisation An organisation might use this resource when…. Seeking to better understand your own organisation or those you work with Seeking to better understand and facilitate change…
Created: 2014-08-22 Language: EN
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Organisational change

Who would find this resource useful? Leaders and facilitators helping organisations to function and to develop, and anyone interested in fostering healthy human organisation An organisation might use this resource when…. Seeking to better understand your own organisation or those you work with Seeking to better understand and facilitate change…
Created: 2012-11-14 Language: EN
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The Barefoot Guide to Learning Practices and Social Change

Who would find this resource useful? Leaders, facilitators and practitioners wanting to improve and enrich their learning processes. It is intended for individuals, organisations and for social change practice in the field. An organisation might use this resource when…. Improving organisational learning for a positive and lasting impact How can…
Created: 2012-11-14 Language: EN
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The Barefoot Guide to Working with Organisations and Social Change

Who would find this resource useful? Leaders and facilitators of civil society organisations wanting to help organisations to function and to develop in more healthy, human and effective ways. An organisation might use this resource when…. Improving organisational effectiveness How can this resource help? The guide, with its supporting website, includes…
Created: 2012-11-14 Language: EN
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Building a Collaborative Workplace

Who would find this resource useful? Organisation or team leaders An organisation might use this resource when…. Seeking to better understand or improve your team’s or organisation’s collaborative culture How can this resource help? By providing insight and practical suggestions for building a more collaborative workplace
Created: 2012-11-14 Language: EN
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