Upcoming Trainings and Workshops

Courses marked by an * count towards the Duke Certificate in Environmental Communications.

 

TIMBERLAND INVESTMENTS FOR PROFESSIONALS

This in-person short course provides a practical foundation for timberland-investment professionals in developmental stages of their careers and forestry, accounting, legal, and conservation professionals who interact with them; investment analysts, portfolio managers, financial planners, and trust officers who make decisions regarding timberland assets; and public-policy officials who desire to better understand institutional timberland managers.

May 3-4, 2018; New York, NY

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PODCASTING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS *

This online course will get you up and running with your own environmental podcast. Students will focus in detail on how to plan and implement a podcast on a subject of choice. 

Updated Course Dates: May 14-June, 22, 2018

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DRONES FOR LAND TRUST MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT – ONLINE

The Duke University Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab is offering a new, web-based course to help land trusts determine if and how UAS can be applied to their holdings.

Contact execed@nicholas.duke.edu for upcoming course offerings

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DUKE SCIENCE POLICY SUMMER INSTITUTE

This writing-intensive 4-week program at Duke University will give participants a grounding in Science Communication, U.S. Civics, Finance & U.S. Markets, Writing for a Policy Audience (Briefs, Memos & Analyses), and Professional Ethics in Science Policy. An optional 6-week practicum gives students further experience working at the nexus of science and policy within the SciPol office.

May 29 – June 22, 2018; Durham, NC

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ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS PLANNING*

This online course is designed to give environmental professionals the necessary tools to write a successful and comprehensive Communications Plan. These plans can be used internally, to manage change or initiatives within an organization, or externally to communicate a message to stakeholders and/or the public.

September 17-November 2, 2018

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INTERMEDIATE ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIAL MARKETING STRATEGY*

Environmental social marketing can be defined as the application of marketing techniques to bring about environmental behavior change. This online course provides a focus on environmental social marketing strategies. Students will focus in detail on how to plan and implement a social marketing strategy, using 3-5 topics within social marketing of your choosing. 

This course is an intermediate complementary course to the online course “Environmental Communications for Behavior Change”, which provides a practical overview of a social marketing campaign.  We encourage students to take both classes; they are fundamentally different, yet complementary.

October 22-December 14, 2018 

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SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION*

Need to craft a buzz-worthy social media campaign? Join a global cohort of professionals who utilize mainstream and emerging social media platforms for research, promotion, and networking. Assigned readings, social media projects, and discussion boards allow for customized instructor feedback and peer review. Taught online by two of the founding bloggers at SouthernFriedScience.com.

October 22-December 14, 2018

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ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION FOR BEHAVIOR CHANGE*

This online course provides environmental professionals with a practical introduction to the strategies, methods, and tools of environmental communication that effectively lead to changes in behavior, primarily using social marketing. The field-based skills gained through this course will benefit all practicing environmental professionals faced with the challenge of changing behaviors.

Contact execed@nicholas.duke.edu for Winter 2019 Course Information 
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ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS CERTIFICATE ELECTIVES AT THE CENTER FOR DOCUMENTARY STUDIES*

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University offers a range of Continuing Education courses on video production and editing, as well as other media and the philosophical approaches to documentary. These courses are designed to help participants explore concepts in documentary arts and apply them to their own work. When applied to an environmental project, these courses may be used to fulfill 1 elective requirement for the Certificate in Environmental Communications.

Offered throughout the year
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WRITING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS*

Writing in environmental fields encompasses many genres, from policy memos to manuals, blog posts to interpretive signs. This online course will allow you to refine and reflect on your writing process. For some, the course may serve as a tune-up; for others, a significant remodeling.

Contact us for Spring 2019 information. 

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MARINE PLANNING PROCESS (MPP) – WORKSHOP OPTIONS

The MPP curriculum, derived from global best practices and featuring interactive and innovative educational styles, is designed for professionals with interest in Coastal Management at all experience levels in the practice of coastal and ocean planning.

2-DAY and 4-DAY REGIONAL, IN-PERSON TRAINING

ONLINE TRAINING

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CONSERVATION FINANCE BOOT CAMP

Held in partnership with The Conservation Finance Network. Since 2007, the Conservation Finance Boot Camp has helped increase the ability of land and resource conservation professionals to apply innovative financing strategies to their work. Course sessions feature interactive presentations from national conservation finance experts along with supplementary exercises guided by knowledgeable core faculty. The emphasis of the course is on hands-on tools and lessons from relevant case studies.

June 18-22, 2018; Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

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ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT FOR CONSERVATION PROJECTS

In recent years, there has been great convergence among conservation organizations in thinking about how best to plan and implement conservation actions. The member organizations of the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) have pooled their collective experience in designing, implementing and appraising their conservation projects to develop a set of project cycle or adaptive management Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation that they believe are fundamental to effective conservation.

Available as a custom course for your group or project. Please contact us at execed@nicholas.duke.edu for more information.
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SPATIAL MODELS FOR DISTANCE SAMPLING DATA

Duke Environmental Leadership program, in collaboration with the University of St Andrews, offers a workshop on spatial modelling methods for distance sampling line transect data.The course is intended for graduate students/postdocs/faculty in applied ecology, government/industry scientists and wildlife managers interested in developing spatially explicit models of abundance.

Available as a custom course for your group or project. Please contact execed@nicholas.duke.edu for more information.