TH3: Developing an Action Plan for Accreditation
Sylvia Bates, Land Trust Alliance
Sylvia Bates is the director of standards and research for the Land Trust Alliance and, since 2006, leads the Alliance’s work on Land Trust Standards and Practices, land trust assessments, the Standards and Practices Curriculum and other cutting-edge issues. She has worked in the land conservation field since 1987, most recently as an independent consultant and real estate broker, providing assistance to land trusts, landowners and public agencies on land conservation projects, easement stewardship and organizational development. She was formerly the director of land protection for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. Sylvia has a degree in environmental biology from Yale University and has done graduate work at the Yale School of Forestry.
Thursday May 03, 2012
10:00am – 04:00pm
Accreditation, Organizational Development, Standards & Practices
This workshop is geared to land trusts that are working toward accreditation. Through a series of discussions and exercises, participants will better understand the accreditation process, including pre-application and application expectations and requirements. Land trusts will explore strategies for success, review available resources, including the Alliance’s Pathways to Accreditation website, and hear firsthand from land trusts that have gone through the process. Participants will leave with individualized action plans for their organizations, mapping out the steps they need to successfully apply for accreditation. You will find this session most helpful if attended by more than one person from your land trust, such as a staff person and a board member.
Last updated on 12/16/2011 by Nicole Faraguna