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2017 Trainings
Training Name Day(s) Date(s)
Project Leadership Training - Boulder Saturday Feb 25, 2017

Trail Skills Training (Horsetooth Res) Saturday - Sunday Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017

Tool Manager Orientation -- BOULDER Friday Mar 17, 2017

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Eldorado Canyon State Park Saturday - Sunday Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017

Technical Advisor Orientation - Fort Collins Thursday Mar 23, 2017

Technical Advisor Orientation - Boulder Wednesday Mar 29, 2017

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Project Leadership Training - Boulder

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

Date(s):
SaturdayFeb 25, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Project Leaders work to organize an entire restoration project often starting planning months before the project. They 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 WRV Project Leader! Consider taking our training to become a Project Leader or Assistant Project Leader for this season.

WHAT IS PROJECT LEADERSHIP?
The Project Leader organizes the project leadership team; works with land managers and WRV staff; and is the single person with the comprehensive "big picture" view of a project. This role is the behind the scenes organization of WRV restoration projects. WRV will depend upon many dedicated volunteers to complete 100+ stewardship projects on public lands this season. Most WRV projects are managed by a leadership team that includes a Project Leader, Technical Advisor, Lead Cook and 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.**

**Note that Project Leading is very different than Crew Leading. Crew Leaders are responsible for managing a crew during the project day, whereas Project Leaders are responsible for the planning and project management leading up to the project and big picture logistics on the day of hte project.**

An integral part of becoming a WRV Project Leader is understanding WRV projects and leadership team. It is recommended that all PL trainees complete or will complete basic Crew Leader training or have sufficient project experience. If you have no experience with WRV but really want to get involved at a higher level planning of projects, we encourage you to take the training and then volunteer on a couple of projects to understand how WRV events operate before taking on a leading role. It is also recommended that all PL trainees have a background in managing projects, though not necessarily restoration projects. Candidates with strong organizational/planning skills can also be successful in this role.


TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $50
Discounted Fee: $20 (for current dues-paying members and volunteers, this fee covers the cost to print the manual and provide food).

Scholarships are available. If you are an active WRV member or have project management experience, do not let the cost stop you from becoming the next great WRV Project Leader. Please call the office to discuss.
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Trail Skills Training (Horsetooth Res)

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 with adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayMar 11, 2017 - SundayMar 12, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Learn trail skills at Horsetooth Reservoir, near Fort Collins!

WRV is collaborating with CATS and the Overland Mountain Bike Club to bring you the best possible training in the basics of trail construction and maintenance. We'll cover basic trail construction, drainage structures, rock steps, rock walls, trail closure and restoration, and more. This training offers a nice complement to the restoration and leadership skills emphasized at other WRV trainings and projects.


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Tool Manager Orientation -- BOULDER

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayMar 17, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 20

5:00pm - 6:30pm

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 training 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.

Not only will we learn about tool managing, but we will help load tools for a project that is happening on the following day!

You'll have a chance to see our spectacular collection of tools and ask questions. Once trained, you can mentor with an experienced tool manager to fine tune your skills on a real project!

A few of us may head over to Finkle & Garfs Brewery (less than a block from the tool shed) afterwards for a quick beer.

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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Eldorado Canyon State Park

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayMar 18, 2017 - SundayMar 19, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Crew leaders are vital to the success of most WRV project's, they are the faces of WRV, representing WRV to the volunteers. Crew Leaders are give technical training/notes for each project and then get to lead a crew of 5-8 other volunteers making sure everyone has fun, stays safe, and gets the important work done.

Crew leadership is a great way to enhance your stewardship of public lands and build your professional leadership skills while helping other volunteers get the most out of a project! This training will help you develop team building skills, situational leadership skills, proper tool usage techniques, and volunteer care and safety protocols. Plus attending the Crew Leader training earns you mad skills and serious gold stars!

You will also be introduced to the field of ecological restoration and get hands-on practice as a restoration crew leader. WRV is pleased to be collaborating on this training with the Outdoor Stewardship Institute and Eldorado Canyon State Park

TRAINING FEE
Early Sign Up Until March 01 (must pay before end of early sign up date to get discount)
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $25*

Regular Sign Up After March 01
Regular Fee: $130
Discounted Fee: $45*

*(for current dues-paying WRV members or those how have volunteer twice in the last year. You can also get a reimbursement for the difference between what you paid 45$ upon request after completing two Crew Leader roles)

Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Call Mary at the office for more information. 303-543-1411

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Technical Advisor Orientation - Fort Collins

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayMar 23, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Become a Technical Advisor through hands-on experience with WRV.

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 discuss the roles and responsibilities of a WRV Technical Adviser (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. The training runs from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Arrive at 5:30pm for food!

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

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Technical Advisor Orientation - Boulder

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayMar 29, 2017 - 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. The training runs from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Arrive at 5:30pm to for food!

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 (ATA).

We'll have some time during the session 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 session to be a venue to meet each other, share ideas, and ask questions of your peers.

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