Project Description

Protected Area Management Development Program

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Course Type: Program

Accredited: No

Accrediting Body: N/A

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  • Credits: N/A
  • Duration: 6 Months
  • Program Fee: R35 000.00 ex VAT (Per Learner)
  • NQF Level: N/A
  • Course Includes: Classroom Facilitation, Learning Material, Certificate of Competence
  • Learners: TBC

Course Overview

The Wilderness Foundation Africa (WFA), the Sustainability Institute and USB Executive Development (Pty) Ltd, have partnered to offer this leadership development programme. The programme addresses the skills required in contemporary Protected Area Management, which are not necessarily covered in current formal qualifications.

Who should attend this course?

This programme is aimed at building the capacity of up and coming, mid-career and senior managers to meet the future challenges of protected area and conservation management in Africa.

Why should you attend this course?

After successfully completing this programme, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the protected area and conservation sector with relation to:

  • Reviewing own leadership competence and increasing capacity for accepting personal accountability, innovating, negotiating and making proactive and impactful decisions.
  • Leading, participating in, and supporting high performance teams through an understanding of self and team members, managing diversity and change on an individual, interpersonal and organisational level.
  • Assessing the impact of future trends on the sustainability of conservation actions and protected areas, and recommending project based, action steps for improvement.

What will you learn

  • Study Block 1:
  • Developing competence in values-based leadership, stakeholder collaboration and innovation.
  • Leading high performing teams through effective people management
  • Essentials of financial management and development finance.
  • Study Block 2:
  • General and project management in the protected area environment.
  • A systemic approach to sustainability.
  • Presenting and influencing.
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