Park Leadership Primers
Explore Common Themes
Winter 2021 Primers
Explore–and connect with other leaders on–a selection of key topics affecting parks in Canada). These self-directed online leadership programs involve an exploration of case studies, applying new ideas, and dialogue with colleagues. Take just one or complete all three programs between January and April.
Each primer is limited to 24 spaces, first-come, first-served
Registrations Opens January 1, 2021
Programs begin February 1, 2021
Registration $125 per primer
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.
Created for CPCIL by Jacqueline L. Scott, BlackOutdoors
Collaborative Leadership for Innovation
The value of partnerships across public and private sectors can support collaboration and innovation in parks and protected areas. Explore the key concepts of social capital and boundary spanning and how to make this knowledge relevant for park leaders and practitioners in different fields.
Created for CPCIL by Sylvie Plante, Royal Roads University
Starting Conversations on Conservation Mental Health
Experiences in nature are increasingly connected with wellness, including mental health promotion. Park agencies can support connection with nature for themselves and among their own teams as part of a suite of tools to help passionate park leaders cope with challenges facing conservation and recreation.
Created for CPCIL by Don Carruthers Den Hoed, CPCIL