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2007 Trainings
Training Name Day(s) Date(s)
Project Leadership Training Saturday Feb 10, 2007

Project Management Workshop Wednesday Feb 28, 2007

Technical Advisor Orientation Monday Mar 12, 2007

Crew Leader Training Friday - Sunday Mar 16, 2007 - Mar 18, 2007

Project Support/Cook Training Wednesday Mar 21, 2007

Tool Manager Orientation Monday Apr 23, 2007

Wilderness First Aid Training Saturday - Sunday
Friday
May 05, 2007 - May 06, 2007
May 04, 2007

Monitoring Training Thursday May 17, 2007

Seed Collection Crew Leader Training Saturday Jun 09, 2007

Trail Skills Workshop Sunday Jul 15, 2007

Project Leadership Training

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayFeb 10, 2007 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Would you enjoy working with a great team of fellow volunteers to take the helm of a WRV restoration project and lead it to success? If leadership, teamwork, project planning and getting "behind the scenes" with restoration sound like they're up your alley, you're a great candidate to become a Project Leader! Consider taking our training to become a Project Leader or Assistant Project Leader for the 2006 season.

WHAT IS PROJECT LEADERSHIP?
The Project Leader works with the project leadership team, land managers, and WRV staff, and is the single person with the comprehensive "big picture" view of a project. WRV depends upon many dedicated volunteers to complete close to twenty stewardship projects on public lands each year. Most WRV projects are managed by a leadership team that includes a project leader, technical advisor, cook team, tool manager and sometimes others. The Project Leader coordinates the team and ensures that all aspects of a project are taken care of prior to the project event.

Most new Project Leaders start off as an Assistant Project Leader, working with an experienced Project Leader to learn the ropes of project management. Assisting is a great way to gradually step into the role.

**You're never on your own as a leader in WRV - fellow volunteers and the WRV staff are here to help you through every step of the process.**

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Project Management Workshop

COMPLETED
   ●       ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayFeb 28, 2007 - Number of Volunteers: 35

Restoration projects can be complex. Project management is a systematic approach that helps leaders bring in projects on time and on budget while remaining reasonably sane. This training session outlines the basics of project management that can be applied to restoration, or other workplace settings. By the end of the session participants will be able to:

* develop goals
* sequence and schedule tasks
* develop a communications plan
* break down the project into achievable tasks
* identify bottlenecks and make plans to deal with them
* design the project closing
* delegate tasks

Will Murray will facilitate the workshop. He has conducted dozens of project management training sessions in the U.S., Canada, China and Indonesia.

All members of the community are invited to attend! Will is generously offering this training for FREE.

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Technical Advisor Orientation

COMPLETED
   ●       ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
MondayMar 12, 2007 - Number of Volunteers: 15

We'll discuss the roles and responsibilities of a WRV Technical Advisor (TA), and how the TA works within a WRV Project Team. We'll discuss how to plan a project that accomplishes the desired technical goals, but also works well for crew leaders and volunteers.

This is NOT a training session on the technical design aspects of projects. Since projects vary so much, and employ so many different restoration techniques, the best way to learn design is "on the job" as an assistant technical advisor.

We'll have some informal time during the meeting for returning TAs to describe the highlights of what they have learned being a TA.

WRV has a relatively small TA community, so we also want this meeting to be a venue to meet each other, share ideas, and ask questions of your peers.

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Crew Leader Training

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayMar 16, 2007 - SundayMar 18, 2007 - Number of Volunteers: 45

WRV needs trained crew leaders for its projects. These are the front line leaders, ensuring that we accomplish the work task safely while creating a positive volunteer experience. WRV continued it's partnership with the Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative, training new and refreshing returning instructors, and then training about 30 new crew leader trainees.


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Project Support/Cook Training

COMPLETED
   ●       ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayMar 21, 2007 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Learn the basics of project support, including meal planning, food prep, camp setup, cleanup, take down, and many other camp related support issues.

6-9pm

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Tool Manager Orientation

COMPLETED
Easy    ●       ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
MondayApr 23, 2007 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Every WRV project requires tools. No Tools, No Project! Tool managers are the beloved volunteers who put so much care into organizing the tools and gear for a project, and transporting them to and from the worksite. Tool management is a great way to get more involved with a project without a lot of training or experience. And, you can usually take off during the middle of a project to relax or recreate if you like.

On this evening, from 5:00 to 7:30pm, we'll gather at our tool shed in Gunbarrel to talk about how tool managers work with the rest of project planning team, assemble a tool list, transport tools to and from the site, stage tools for crews, help with camp set-up, and more.

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Wilderness First Aid Training

COMPLETED
   ●       ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 05, 2007 - SundayMay 06, 2007 - Number of Volunteers: 30
FridayMay 04, 2007 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Safety always comes first on A WRV project. WRV encourages volunteers, especially leaders, to take this valuable training. And, as well all know, first aid skills are valuable for life in general.

In this Red Cross certified 16-hour training, classroom and outdoor practice sessions will be combined to teach the basics of outdoor first aid. You'll learn about patient examination and assessment, wound dressing, basic splint construction, spinal cord and head injuries, hypothermia, and how to improvise first aid care with minimal gear in a backcountry setting. This training will be taught at the Boulder CMC club house.

CPR certification training is available on Friday night.

Instructors: Jen Nebgen and colleagues.

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Monitoring Training

COMPLETED
Volunteers will be introduced to the concept of natural resource monitoring as it applies to WRV restoration projects. This indoor training will outline what monitoring is, the different types of monitoring, key components of a monitoring plan, why monitoring is important to WRVs mission, and how monitoring is easily integrated into restoration design. The training is designed to be interactive and fun. No previous training is required and volunteers of all backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Easy    ●       ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: N/A (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayMay 17, 2007 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Have you ever wondered what came of the plants you installed on a previous WRV project, or the seeds you sewed, or the trail you built???

If so, then you would be a perfect fit for our upcoming monitoring training. Please join us for this training and celebrate the launch of our new Monitoring Program.

WHY GET INVOLVED IN MONITORING?
Site Monitoring is crucial to documenting long-term success of WRV projects and providing lessons learned to guide future restoration activities. Volunteers play an important role in monitoring by systematically visiting restored areas to help answer key questions. Volunteers have several opportunities for involvement in the Resource Monitoring Program, including basic monitoring procedures, participating in photo point monitoring, or even getting involved in research. Monitoring is fundamentally different than project implementation and provides an opportunity for you to become more intimate with a given site over time.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE TRAINING?
Volunteers will be introduced to the concept of natural resource monitoring as it applies to WRV restoration projects. This indoor training will outline what monitoring is, the different types of monitoring, key components of a monitoring plan, why monitoring is important to WRVs mission, and how monitoring is easily integrated into restoration design. The training is designed to be interactive and fun. No previous training is required and volunteers of all backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

TRAINING SPONSOR
This training is sponsored by the University of Colorado-Boulder Outreach Committee.


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Seed Collection Crew Leader Training

COMPLETED
Easy    ●       ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 09, 2007 - Number of Volunteers: 20

This training is an opportunity for volunteers to learn the basics of seed collection and crew leadership, in order to lead crews of volunteers on seed collection events for Wildlands Restoration Volunteers and Boulder County Parks and Open Space.

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Trail Skills Workshop

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●       ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SundayJul 15, 2007 - Number of Volunteers: 20

WRV maintains, closes or reroutes trails several times a year to protect sensitive habitat while enhancing recreational access. Oftentimes, these projects are in spectacular mountain settings.

In this training, we'll gather near Brainard Lake and the Indian Peaks Wilderness (elevation 10,400 feet). you'll learn the basics of how to build and maintain trails. We'll cover basic trail construction, drainage structures, rock steps, retaining walls, and more. This training offers a nice complement to the restoration skills emphasized at other WRV trainings and projects.

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