This course instructs students on a variety of applied approaches and practices for conservation engagement and planning and leadership communications. Content and assignments will provide knowledge and tools for learning about and developing conservation marketing programs, and strategies and skills for engaging in government and executive communications, including public speaking, presentations, and personal communications, and collaborative conservation programs. This course builds on practices and applications of theory and concepts introduced in NR 569. Students can take this course concurrently, learning about the relevant theories and concepts in NR 569 and then applying them in NR 574.
Jamie Dahl (she/her) is an instructor in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and program lead for the Communications for Conservation Graduate Certificate. She is a Doctoral Candidate, in Education and Human Resources Studies at Colorado State University. Her research focus is on diversity and inclusion within the natural resource professions using an environmental justice frame. Her prior work and education experiences include forest management, volunteer management, training, extension outreach, career coaching, education, and research consulting. She has been an active member of the Society of American Foresters for over 20 years and serves as the chair of SAF’s Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. Jamie is also an active Project Learning Tree Facilitator.