Training and Education Programs

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CLCC hosts a number of trainings, workshops and events that address the issues your organization faces to ensure you have the information you need to make an impact at the local level.

Workshops and Training Series

CLCC provides valuable resources to help your organization achieve your conservation goals. Our series of workshops, focus groups and training sessions are available to guide your organization to learn from other land trusts and even more effectively preserve Connecticut lands.

Attached is a list of workshops offered by CLCC. Registration fees are discounted for CLCC members. Workshop handouts and other materials will be posted online in our Information Resources Library as available.

Regional Land Trust Board Summit Series

The CLCC Regional Land Trust Board Summits are a series of roundtables convened in regions throughout the state. Please join us to get to know your neighboring land trust colleagues, share your land trust board's experiences and challenges, offer advice on what's working, and get some advice on what could work better for your land trust and for your region!

CLCC regional roundtables are free and open to all land trust board members and others who are interested. (And YES! You can attend as many as you would like!)

Notes from our previous Regional Land Trust Board Summit Series are available HERE.

Summer Focus Group Series

Launched in 2012, the CLCC Summer Focus Group Series is an annual consultant-led roundtable for Connecticut land trust officers, board members and committee chairs from around the state.  The goals of the Focus Group are to:  (i) to provide peer-to-peer networking for a group of individuals serving in a similar capacity in diverse land trusts, who otherwise might not have the opportunity to meet and talk; and (ii) gather information on how Connecticut’s land trusts use staff and volunteers to increase organizational capacity.  The written report from the Focus Group discussion is presented at the following year’s Conference, and serves as the foundation for one or more workshops on topics of interest raised during the meeting.   

Connecticut Land Trust Advancement Initiative:  Growing Conservation & Stewardship Capacity by Building Stronger Land Trusts

A new CLCC program commenced in October 2014, CLCC’s Connecticut Land Trust Advancement Initiative is an organizational advancement program for land trusts working together as part of one of Connecticut’s Regional Conservation Partnerships or otherwise seeking opportunities for regional collaboration.  This is first project of its kind in the country funded by the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service for the purpose of building land trust capacity.  For the 2014 Initiative, CLCC will work with its project partners, the Land Trust Alliance and the CT-Environmental Review Team to provide 15 land trusts within the Lower CT River and Coastal Region Land Trust Exchange region with technical assistance to collaborate on 3 projects focused on communications & community engagement,  long term stewardship, and a feasibility study on shared services.