2022 Parks and Protected Areas eSummit

Know. Do. Learn.

The virtual eSummit will bring together “Knowers” (scholars/knowledge keepers), “Doers” (practitioners), and “Learners” (students, new hires) from across the country to make personal connections and build a network of passionate individuals in the parks and protected areas field.

The Research eSummit will include plenary presentations, panels, workshops, short rapid talks, interactive breakout and regional working groups, and experiential sessions that will encourage time away from the screen in nearby nature.

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NOTE: If you have purchased a ticket but have not yet created a CPCIL.ca account, please do so at this link prior to February 21. It can take up to 24hrs to grant you access to the eSummit materials.

If you are experiencing difficulties logging in, please contact research@cpcil.ca

Fall 2021 Leadership Program

Apply transformative leadership to complex park leadership issues and co-create a supportive pan-Canadian leadership community across jurisdictions.

This eight-month applied leadership program, modified during the COVID-19 pandemic to a virtual format, begins with a two-week eResidency with guest presenters, breakout workshops, and service-learning projects mixed with independent real-world tasks to explore concepts in your own landscape.

Participants will complete pre- and post-tasks, present cases from their organization, and develop a team capstone project aimed at advancing parks leadership. Each program focuses on core leadership themes with different sub-themes explored in the context of different regions. The sub-theme for Winter 2021 is leading through climate change, with a spotlight on parks in the Canadian Rockies.

 

Research and Knowledge for New Park Decision Makers

The purpose of this primer is to provide a basis for understanding the role of research in park management and the importance of applying evidence to decisions regarding park management.

This primer is intended to be a resource for decision-makers, politicians, journalists, and others who want to be more informed about research and the importance of incorporating research evidence into decision-making for park management.

Collaborative Leadership for Innovation

Explore how social capital and boundary spanning can support collaboration and innovation in parks and protected areas. The goal is to understand the value of relationships and the importance of actively nurturing them.

Parks, Representation, and Black History

Explore diversity, equity and inclusion in Canadian parks by focusing on Black people as they are the least likely to visit nature places, including national and provincial parks. The goal is to explore ways of making parks more welcoming for Black Canadians, and by extension other people of colour.

 

Winter 2021 Leadership Program

Apply transformative leadership to complex park leadership issues and co-create a supportive pan-Canadian leadership community across jurisdictions.

This eight-month applied leadership program, modified during the COVID-19 pandemic to a virtual format, begins with a two-week eResidency with guest presenters, breakout workshops, and service-learning projects mixed with independent real-world tasks to explore concepts in your own landscape.

Participants will complete pre- and post-tasks, present cases from their organization, and develop a team capstone project aimed at advancing parks leadership. Each program focuses on core leadership themes with different sub-themes explored in the context of different regions. The sub-theme for Winter 2021 is leading through climate change, with a spotlight on parks in the Canadian Rockies.