Training and Conferences
Educational opportunities to expand your knowledge of the urban forest.
California ReLeaf Network 2013 Learning Series
The 2013 Learning Series consists of monthly webinars designed to address challenging and important issues and opportunities for the California Releaf Network and anyone else interested in planting and caring for trees in their communities. Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon as we delve into strategic partnerships, marketing our urban forests, nonprofit development, urban forestry education, and urban forestry best practices. To see all of the scheduled webinars, visit our Webinars & Workshops page.
Board Recruitment Time? Learn the Blue Ribbon Nominating Committee Technique
April 10, 12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Board recruitment discussions usually start with the tired question, “Who do we know?” Instead, let’s start with “What are the three most important things for the board to accomplish this year, and what kind of board members do we need in order to do so?” We’ll go on to “How do we get names of the right people and how do we approach them?”
We’ll tackle some difficult questions such as whether and how to recruit people of different races or educational backgrounds, whether to have clients or parents (or other direct beneficiaries) on the board, and whether to have fundraising or donation requirements. Based on the tested and popular Blue Ribbon Nominating Committee technique.
Presenter: Jan Masaoka, Founder & Editor, Blue Avocado and CEO of CalNonprofits
On the First and Third Thursday of the Month from 10:00- 11:00 am (PST), the Alliance for Community Trees hosts its free webinar series. The goal is to create training opportunities for local urban and community forestry organizations. The content is geared to mainly serve the needs of volunteer organizations and community groups, although webcasts are open to all. For more information and to register, visit ACT’s web site.
Western Chapter ISA 79th Annual Conference & Trade Show
Past Trainings and Conferences
Visit the Partners in Community Forestry website for presentations, photographs, and social media updates.
2012 California ReLeaf Network Retreat
The 2011 California Urban & Community Forest Conference was held September 15-17 in Palo Alto. The conference was a great success. We’d like to thank our speakers, conference sponsors, and attendees for making this year’s conference one of the best yet!