Trainings & Workshops

We offer workshops, training opportunities, and other services to all land trust practioners in Wisconsin. Currently planned learning opportunities are listed below.  Questions, feedback, and suggestions are most welcome and can be directed to Meg Domroese, Land Trust Program Director.

In-Person Training Opportunities

Have you registered for Rally 2016?

It's right here in the Upper Midwest this year, so don't miss this opportunity to explore, connect, and grow at Rally Minneapolis October 28-30. Registration closes October 4Find out more and register today!


Save the date for the 2017 Wisconsin Land Trust Retreat!

February 9-10, 2017  |  UW Arboretum |  Madison, WI

We are excited to announce the 2017 Retreat will be held at the UW Arboretum in Madison. Land trust staff and board members, don’t miss this opportunity to learn and share, get re-energized, and have fun with your peers from around the state!  The program will begin at 2pm Thursday, February 9 and conclude at 4pm Friday, February 10, 2017.

Prospective discussion topics include: water quality management, policy advocacy, emerging issues in land conservation. What do you want to talk about? Please send us your suggestions.

More information about the program is coming soon.

Check out presentations and related resources from the March 2016 Land Trust Retreat.


Midwest Community Conservation Peer Gathering

Monday, September 26 - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | Chicago, IL

Registration is closed.

Land trust peers will reflect on what community engagement and relevance mean for their organizations, explore ways to connect with new partners and navigate organizational change, and work together to chart a path toward more conservation for more people. Check out the program agenda.

Gathering Waters partners with the Land Trust Alliance and Heart of the Lakes to offer the Midwest Peer Mentoring Program.


Virtual Training Opportunities

Ask-An-Expert Call Series

Upgrade Your Performance Review Process on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 11am

How is your employee performance review process performing? Do you wish it could be better than the annual ritual of going through a "rate from 1 to 5" form? Step away from that form and discover how to transform the culture of your organization. Employees, supervisors, and board members are invited to join Sarah Naperala of Naperala Consulting LLC to discuss:

  • Why traditional performance reviews don't work well
  • Creating a culture of feedback and listening
  • How to walk the talk by independently soliciting feedback
  • Being a supervisor and coach — creating a path to employee growth

To register for this conference call, please email the Land Trust Alliance your organization name, participant names, and email addresses. We will send you call-in information. Registration closes on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

Gathering Waters, along with the Land Trust Alliance and Michigan's Heart of the Lakes are pleased to offer a series of free Ask-An-Expert calls that are easy to fit into your busy day.


The Land Trust Alliance hosts webinars throughout the year. With a click of a mouse, participants have immediate access to the best minds in the field of conservation, governance, and organizational management without the hassle and expense of travel.

For dates and topics, check the Alliance's webinar schedule.

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