Training, Workshops, & Peer Programs

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Gathering Waters offers workshops, training opportunities, an annual conference, and other services to all land trust practitioners 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.

2019 Wisconsin Land Trust Conference

March 7-9, 2019 at Green Lake Conference Center 

REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 20 to join your land trust peers for this not-to-be-missed learning and networking event.

Find out about the program and make your plans to participate in the Conference.

Midwest Land and Stewardship Peer Gathering

SAVE THE DATES: May 7-9, 2019
The Peer Gathering, to be held at Siena Center in Racine, is being designed by a committee of land and stewardship peers to offer a variety of learning, discussion, and networking opportunities. It will include training on developing climate adaptation strategies with scientists from the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science. You can look forward to field trips, round tables, and training on other topics, too! All land protection and stewardship staff are welcome.
Please save the dates and look for registration information in early March.
The Peer Gathering is part of the 2018-19 Midwest Land and Stewardship Peer Learning Program. Gathering Waters and the Land Trust Alliance, through the Land Trust Excellence and Advancement Partnership (LEAP), coordinate this program to connect staff, across the region on monthly web conferences and in small groups, to learn about and share experiences on topics identified by peer participants. For information about the program, contact Meg Domroese or MaryKay O’Donnell.

Ask-An-Expert Call Series

Navigating Multiple Generations in the Workplace on January 25, 2019 at 11:00 am Central

Different generations are characterized by distinctive work ethics, communication preferences, and attitudes toward what makes work satisfying. Marcia Nicholson, human resources director at the Land Trust Alliance, offered insights into embracing generational differences for your land trust’s success, and navigating the intermittent challenges of having up to five generations working together.

Information about the next call in the series is coming soon.

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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