View Full Version : A GREAT opportunity!

Uncle Ben
01-30-2007, 07:25 PM

If you've ever wanted to polish your planning skills and learn how to manage
personal and professional projects with ease, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers'
upcoming Project Management Workshop is for you. Will Murray, an excellent trainer
and facilitator, will lead this workshop on the evening of Wednesday, February
28. Will has taught dozens of management training sessions in the U.S., Canada
and Asia. Contact us soon to reserve your seat. More details below...


Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Restoration projects can be complex. Project management is a systematic approach
that helps leaders bring in projects on time and on budget while remaining reasonably
sane. This training session outlines the basics of
project management that can be applied to restoration, or other workplace settings.
By the end of the session participants will be able to:

* develop goals
* sequence and schedule tasks
* develop a communications plan
* break down the project into achievable tasks
* identify bottlenecks and make plans to deal with them
* design the project closing
* delegate tasks

Will Murray will facilitate the workshop. He has conducted dozens of project
management training sessions in the U.S., Canada, China and Indonesia.

All members of the community are invited to attend! Will is generously offering
this training for FREE.

TO REGISTER, send email to info@wlrv.org or call 303-543-1411.

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers believes in giving back to our volunteer community
by providing fun, useful education and training opportunities. We look forward
to enjoying a fast paced and fun training evening with many of you on Feb 28th.

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
2515 E. Sterling Circle, Suite 201
Boulder, CO 80301

01-31-2007, 08:19 AM
On my birthday too! Thx UB!

Uncle Ben
02-05-2007, 07:57 PM
Bumpity bump ttt :thumb: ;)

02-06-2007, 09:13 AM
Anybody going besides Kevin and me?

I wonder if this counts as continuing ed credits for PMing... :D

Uncle Ben
02-26-2007, 05:35 PM
This is a friendly reminder about Wildlands Restoration Volunteer's annual crew leader training, March 16 eve - 18. We have a few training slots available, so if you'd like to claim a seat, please let us know ASAP.

WRV needs trained crew leaders for every project we do. Crew leading allows you to multiply the value of your personal volunteerism by the power of a whole team of volunteers. It's also a great way to develop leadership skills transferable to other parts of your life. If you've enjoyed volunteering and want to take the next step into leadership, this is a perfect path.

Please spread the word to anyone who might be interested.

Friday evening through Sunday, March 16-18, 2007

St. Vrain State Park, east of Longmont. Directions will be sent out later.

* Team building skills
* Situational leadership skills
* Introduction to restoration methods (planting, seeding, erosion control)
* Proper tool usage
* Volunteer safety and enjoyment
* Hands-on practice as a crew leader in a safe supportive setting with your fellow crew leader trainees

This 2+ day training costs $40. This fee covers basic costs like a comprehensive crew leader training manual, a set of crew leader quick reference cards, and your lunches. Additional donations are welcome to support our training program.

Send email to info@wlrv.org or call Ed Self at 303-543-1411. Detailed information packets will follow registration. Please mail your payment to Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, 2515 E. Sterling Circle, Suite 201, Boulder, CO 80301

We expect this training to be very popular. Only a limited number of seats are available, so contact us ASAP if you want to attend.

After you take this crew leader training, WRV can match you up with a skilled crew leader mentor on one or more projects, giving you a chance to practice your newly acquired skills with ample support and guidance. When you are ready, you can graduate to full crew leader status, and lead crews on your own.

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative, and St. Vrain State Park.

Friday dinner is on your own. Saturday and Sunday lunches are provided, plus coffee and bagels in the morning.

Thank you,

The WRV Staff

02-27-2007, 08:27 AM
Note, this is a different event than the Project training.

Wish I could go, but already scheduled for an expedition trip over St. Paddy's.

Uncle Ben
02-27-2007, 08:45 AM
Note, this is a different event than the Project training.

Wish I could go, but already scheduled for an expedition trip over St. Paddy's.

My bad! I glanced at it and assumed it was just a reminder for the Project Management class.....sorry. :rolleyes: :bowdown: :bill: :)

03-01-2007, 08:11 AM
I went to the PM workshop last night, braving the ice. Actually, once I got on 93 (avoiding I-25) the road was dry and I actually got there right at 6.

Pretty good. Basic PM stuff. The part I was really interested in, maximizing volunteer experiences so they get excited about next time, he had to pretty much skip over due to spending too much time on the intro. Still, got some good ideas, it was worth it.