Leadership Clinic

CBEEN’s Environmental Education Leadership Clinic provides an incredible opportunity for a team to come together and turn their great ideas into action. It uses creative group thinking to identify and develop strategic approaches to solving complex issues that results in action plan that truly makes a difference.

CBEEN began offering the Leadership Clinic in partnership with the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication in 2014. CBEEN’s Leadership Clinic allows up to eight teams each representing a diversity of skills and experiences to come together over four days to team-build, action-plan and collaborate with other teams.

CBEEN’s 2017 Leadership Clinic will take place on April 29 – May 2 and is offered in partnership with the BC Environmental Education Provincial Specialist Association (EEPSA). It will be an exceptional opportunity for classroom teachers to come together to help support professional development, networking and collaboration for teachers in their school districts. Applications will open at the beginning of January.

CBEEN’s 2016 Environmental Education Leadership Clinic brought together school district teams from across the Columbia Basin to collaborate around place-based environmental education and the new BC curriculum. We would like to offer a huge thanks to our supporters: Columbia Basin Trust, Vancouver Foundation, BC Environmental Education Provincial Specialist Association (EEPSA), HCTF Education / WildBC, Columbia Power Corporation, Nipika Mountain Resort and Kicking Horse Coffee!

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Feedback from past participants

The CBEEN Leadership Clinic is an AMAZING opportunity to advance a project into action; network with other passionate and skilled professionals and personally benefit from linking into current research while effectively implementing planning models.

CBEEN created and organized an amazing opportunity to unify our team and significantly increase the efficiency of our objectives.

The CBEEN Leadership Clinic was an amazing opportunity to both network and develop our team goals. It was also highly informative in new and improved ways to increase the effectiveness of my environmental education program.

A wonderful mix of focussed, productive time and just the right amount of free time to digest the material, network with others and recharge.

The Leadership Clinic enabled our busy and fragmented group to collaborate, plan and put into action our goal. This would not have happened without this opportunity, and because of it we will be able to implement an important project across the Columbia Basin.

I would strongly urge any group seeking to strengthen their organization to attend the Leadership Clinic. The structure, pace and easily adapted activities were energizing and inspiring.

The Leadership Clinic is the best form of support we have experienced for non-profit organizations in my 21 years of experience!

The Leadership Clinic is exactly what we needed. With the skilled facilitators, amazing venue and well-crafted agenda and sessions, we were able to clarify goals and objectives as well as develop a tangible action plan for our project.

We got more accomplished in three days than a year of work. The experience supported and practiced the principles we try to teach. This was an invaluable opportunity for developing a much needed, effective, collaborative and strategic program.

This was the most insightful and inspiring workshop I have attended. The final result is an amazing framework and plan for the next several years of work.

The CBEEN Leadership Clinic is a program that draws the best out of individuals, team and an amazing environmental network

The 2015 EE Leadership Clinic was not only an amazing, inspiring and energizing professional development experience, but we also accomplished a lot which we can use to move forward in a practical manner.

The Leadership Clinic is invaluable! It gives the “front line” workers of EE the time, space and tools to focus on specific goals that will have positive impacts that ripple out at the community, regional, provincial and national levels.

What an incredible opportunity for anybody involved in the field of environmental education. The Leadership Clinic challenges you to deeply evaluate and understand your goals and objectives and sets you up to move forward in delivering the best possible program.

The gift of time to thoughtfully plan and develop as leadership groups is priceless.