Timberland Investments for Professionals


An Executive Education Short Course

Brought to you by Nicholas School of the Environment Executive Education Program


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Join experienced practitioners and instructors of forest finance for this 2-day workshop. Participants will analyze the fundamentals of timberland investing, including: global trends in the asset class, market development in ecological services, risk assessment and management, and more.


Program Dates: May 21-22, 2019

Location: Duke in DC Suites, Washington D.C.


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.

Continuing Education Credits: This course is eligible for 12 Continuing Forestry Education credits through the Society of American Foresters (SAF). Continuing education credits are also available for other professional fields (CLE credits, NASBA, etc).


For more information, please contact the NS Executive Ed program at execed@nicholas.duke.edu.



Early Registration (on or before April 30, 2019) – $1,250            

Standard Registration (on or after May 1, 2019) – $1,500

Non-profit Discount: Registration Rate – $1,125  

Duke University Alumni Discount: Registration Rate  – $1,125   

* NEW: We are also offering a multi-person discount to organizations – 3 registrations for the rate of 2. Please contact us at execed@nicholas.duke.edu for details. 


Course Venue and Logistics

All class sessions will be held in the Duke in DC suites, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 

We encourage you to book your travel as early as possible. There are numerous excellent hotels in the area to suit your preferences.

General Course Policies

Payment is due upon receipt of invoice or no less than 15 days before the start of the course. If special arrangements must be made for payment due to agency requirements, you must contact our office no less than 15 days prior to the start of the course at execed@nicholas.duke.edu to complete and submit a payment due notice form.

Failure to make payment arrangements 15 days prior to the start of the course may result in the forfeit of your seat and you will be held responsible for the full tuition of the course. Future registrations will not be accepted from individuals with unpaid invoices.

Course certificates will not be provided until payment is received.


Cancellation & Transfer Policy

All speakers and companies listed have confirmed their participation. If for unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances a speaker cannot attend, instructional time will be filled with comparable instructors. If a course is canceled due to insufficient registrations, tuition will be refunded. Duke cannot be held responsible for travel costs or arrangements made by participants.

Cancellation of registration requires 15 days written notice prior to course start date in order to receive a refund (please submit notification to execed@nicholas.duke.edu). Individuals who do not attend and fail to send written notice prior to the deadline will be charged the full tuition. You may send a substitute to attend the course in your place. However, a $100.00 administrative fee will be assessed for this change, regardless of when written notice is submitted.  Any cancellation or substitute request must be received in writing.

  • 15 or more days prior to the course start date – Full tuition refund, minus a $100 administrative fee.
  • Less than 15 days prior to the course start date – Full tuition is assessed and a refund is forfeited.
  • Substitute within your organization can attend in your place for an additional $100.00 administrative fee.

In order to receive a refund, you must cancel your registration (in writing to execed@nicholas.duke.edu) by 5:00 pm on the refund deadline date for the course. For more information regarding refund, concerns, and program cancellation
policies, please contact our offices at execed@nicholas.duke.edu


Continuing Ed Credits: Executive Education programs is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:www.nasbaregistry.org.