Training courses at the Smithsonian Institution: Capacity Building Through Professional Training

Course dates: September 2007 and January 2008

The Smithsonian Institution’s Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity program is offering two annual professional training courses for international educators, scientists, resource managers, and policy-makers. The first is an “Introduction to Field Techniques”, which is being offered this September from the 17th to the 28th. This course will provide participants with an introduction to various field techniques used to inventory, assess, and monitor species.

The second is called “Effective Leadership and Communication Tools for Environmental Management and Conservation”. This course is being offered from January 6th – 16th, 2008. This course will provide participants with the knowledge and understanding of the communication and leadership capacities of environmental leaders, decision makers, and business executives. In addition, undergraduate and graduate courses in Conservation Biology through a semester program with George Mason University are offered.

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