Each participant of the CPCIL Park Leaders Development Program is required to develop and deliver a solo presentation as part of the program residency. These presentations are designed to develop leadership communication skills, spark conversations, and may even be developed as capstone projects.

For the Spring 2019 program, presentations were required to explore a collaboration or leadership-related challenge or opportunity in their organization from their point of view. The presentation identified the situation, barriers and opportunities, and the participant’s role in addressing it.

The topics listed below were presented as part of the Spring 2019 residency and are exploratory in nature – they do not necessary represent an initiative of any specific park agency

 Collaboration for Experiences:

  • Adapting to multiple changing relationships on a changing landscape
  • Drawing on community relationships to support incident management
  • Working with non-profit partners and schools to create a centre of excellence in environmental education
  • Natural playgrounds and capital planning to build connection to nature

Uncommon Partners:

  • Working with tourism operators to improve conservation efforts
  • Collaborating with off highway vehicle communities
  • Collaboration approaches to address visitor behaviour and overcrowding
  • Marketing strategies to engage “reluctant” park visitors

Community Partners

  • Working with community groups to manage issues at heritage buildings
  • Creating capacity for working with Friends groups and community organizations
  • Successes and unintended consequences of working with community partners
  • Maintaining community relationships and personal well-being in the face of organizational change
  • Collaborating with local accommodation operators to increase compliance with permit rules

Indigenous and Cultural Collaboration:

  • Past and current work co-creating legislation with Indigenous communities
  • “What is a park?” through the eyes of different cultures, places, and people
  • The front-line, relationship building role of conservation enforcement in Reconciliation and collaboration
  • Creating a national community of practice focused on climate change threats to archaeological heritage

Internal Collaboration:

  • Building relationships that last
  • Articulating the role of heritage places within the overall environment we live in and the mandate of parks
  • The role of internal services: How to get the word out so all staff can better access organizational supports

For more information on any of these solo projects, contact: MANAGER@CPCIL.CA

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