FIELD Training

FIELD Training

Join us for an 8-week, all-online conservation leadership program offered

this summer to Wyomingites from around the state!

What is FIELD Training?

FIELD Training is an eight-week course designed to help Wyomingites become more effective as citizen conservation leaders. Over eight weeks, guest speakers and Wyoming Outdoor Council staff will help demystify advocacy and government in Wyoming for participants by giving them tools, insight, and access they need to grow as grassroots leaders. Formerly known as CLI, this course will cover a range of topics and incorporate guest speakers, case studies, group discussions, hands-on applications and projects, panel presentations, and more. Course participants will leave not only with a diverse set of skills and experiences, but with deeper connections to their statewide community.

This year’s FIELD Training will include a focus on public access to public lands! Group project work, guest speaker insight, and policy-focused discussions will dig into this important theme for Wyoming, and help you build a skill set to advocate for “keeping it public.”

The deadline to apply is June 1, 2020.

When and where is it happening?

FIELD Training is happening online, beginning the week of June 8. The group will continue to meet once or twice a week for 60-90 minute sessions. Classes will occur between 5 and 7 p.m.

Who is eligible to apply?

FIELD Training is happening online, beginning the week of June 8. The group will continue to meet once or twice a week Because we are offering this course remotely, any Wyomingite is eligible to apply! Participation in the course is free, and space is limited to 10 participants.

What are some topics and activities that will be included?

  • Group discussions on Wyoming culture, policy, and politics
  • Expert advice on making meaningful contact with elected officials
  • Development of your personal advocacy style
  • Introduction to grassroots campaign planning: How do you make lasting change?
  • Understanding government: review of local, state, tribal, and federal government 
  • Best practices for social media and communicating with the press 
  • Building effective coalitions and working with non-traditional allies

For more information, contact kristen@wyomingoutdoorcouncil.org. or fill out an application here.