It’s been a busy spring for Exec Ed students in our online and in-person courses. On March 22nd, participants completed the online Environmental Communications for Behavior Change course led by instructor Brian Day. A separate cohort traveled to the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort, NC for a Remote Sensing for Tropical Conservation Summit.

We also just completed the first-ever international executive education and the Timberland Investments for Professionals workshop in London, England. Workshop participants learned the fundamentals of investing in forestlands, from a diverse range of industry leaders brought together by lead instructor Chris Zinkhan (MF/MBA ’81), CEO of The Forestland Group.

Scott R. Jones, President of Forest Capital Partners (MF ’81) with expert panelists discussing trends in natural-resource investing.

Next up is our online Environmental Communications Planning course, starting the week of May 23. Shortly after that, environmental professionals will have the opportunity to attend courses in both Durham and Beaufort, NC. Program partners at the Conservation Finance Network in Washington, D.C. will start the week-long Conservation Finance Boot Camp at Duke University in Durham on June 12th.

Looking over forests in VA (Michael Goralczyk 2016)

Two weeks later, the Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab will then host the first-ever Drones for Conservation Research course at Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort, NC.

Duke’s Unoccupied Aircraft Systems Lab from Duke University Marine Lab (Walter Wright 2016)

The course diversity shown above is intentional – we strive to meet a wide range of needs for environmental professionals. The program’s mission is to be strategic in our offerings across this range, but also to be flexible enough to tailor our courses to meet individuals’ needs. Have a suggestion for an upcoming course? Let us know!

written by Allison Besch, Director of Executive Education programs.  Allison is a 2005 graduate of the Nicholas School MEM program.  She is based on Duke’s campus in Durham, NC.