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Volunteer Leadership (Online)

Schedule and location

Fall 2020

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020: Access online self-paced materials at 12:00 p.m. Central time (available for 60 days)
Tuesday, December 10, 2020, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.: Live online discussion using zoom.

 

Winter 2021

Please note: Early online registration is open Nov 24-30 exclusively for Ginkgo Circle, Oak Circle, Hawthorn Circle, Elm Circle, and Thornhill Circle members. Registration opens to all members December 1. 

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Thursday, March 11, 2021, noon (Central time): Access self-paced materials online. (available for 60 days)
Thursday, April 1, 2021, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.: Attend live session online.

Fees and registration

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 or to be waitlsted( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Strengthen your skills leading volunteers in natural areas management with this interactive primer for volunteer stewardship activity planning, group dynamics, safety, and volunteer empowerment. Learn how to plan and run a productive volunteer workday for activities such as invasive brush removal and seed collection that inspire volunteers to keep coming back. Discover some methods of bringing volunteers together with social media, mailing lists, and in-person meetings. Gain skills to recruit, retain, and empower volunteers to lead others with community organizing fundamentals.

The self-guided material can be completed wherever you have access to a computer, at your own pace. There will be one live online discussion with the instructor via Zoom web conferencing (see schedule for date and time).
How this Online Class Works:

  • To access the class, you will log into TreeLearning, the Arboretum’s online learning portal. Instructions for accessing TreeLearning will be sent to registrants just after noon on the day the course begins. You have access to the course for 60 days and can complete the materials anytime.
  • Complete the self-paced e-learning modules with reading material, short videos, interactive activities, and quizzes to check your understanding.
  • Plan to spend approximately 90 minutes to complete the online materials and to participate in a 2.5 hour live session online using Zoom web conferencing. The online materials do not need to be completed in one sitting.
  • All registrants will be able to access live sessions through links in their online course page. Registrants should click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time.
  • New to Zoom? Watch this short video to learn how to join a webinar.
  • Please add education@mortonarb.org to your address book. You will receive an email from this address with the link to join class.
  • Registration closes at 7:00 a.m. (Central time) on the day the online materials are released.

Course number

W510

Instructor

Trinity Pierce, CRTI Stewardship Coordinator, The Morton Arboretum

Trinity Pierce began her restoration journey during barefoot summers exploring woodland, bogs, and roadside wildflowers of northern Wisconsin. With a formal background in history and landscape architecture, Trinity thrives on leading and learning alongside volunteers of all ages. She has designed and implemented restoration projects from the mountain west to the Midwest; from rural to urban ecosystems. In her role as the Chicago Region Trees Initiative Stewardship Coordinator Coordinator, Trinity supports tree planting and the the dynamic volunteer community and fosters partnerships locally and beyond.

Course details

Notes:

  • Held entirely online. 
  • Registration closes at 7:00 a.m. (Central time) on the day the online materials are released.
  • Plan to spend approximately 90 minutes to complete the online materials and to participate in a 2.5 hour live session online using Zoom web conferencing. The online materials do not need to be completed in one sitting.
  • Participants will have access to online materials for 60 days after the course start date.
  • Limit 30.

Requirements:

  • Participants will need access to the internet via a computer or mobile device.
  • A unique email address for each participant is required at registration.
  • Continuing education: This class fulfills a requirement for the Natural Areas Conservation Training Program. 
  • Arboretum class weather, cancellation and refund policies
Volunteer Leadership (Online)