Strategic Planning for Wildlife Conservation

“Without a strategy, an organization is like a ship without a rudder, going around in circles… it has no place to go.” Authors Joel Ross and Michael Kami OWP has long advocated for a systems approach to planning. A system is a dynamic process that tends to self-correct and improve …

Lessons Learned about Strategic Planning

When developing strategic plans, keep these tips from OWP members in mind: Process is critical but don’t lose sight of the end. Have an adaptive product that provides direction and guidance. “You can create a great document, but a change in policy, budget or environment can render it obsolete tomorrow,” …

Recommended Links

Here are a few resources you might find helpful: Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies  Society of Outdoor Recreation Professsionals State Wildlife Action Plans Conflict Management Franklin Covey Leadership Training Classes Human-Wildlife Conflict Collaboration Institute of Participatory Management and Planning Classes Mediators and Everything Mediation National Association for Community Mediation …

Recommended Books

Who doesn’t like a good book? Here you’ll find a number of member-recommended books on everything from leadership and conflict resolution to communicating effectively. Leadership Following is a list of member-recommended books and authors’ last name: Leading Quietly – Badaracco Good to Great – Collins Built to Last – Collins …