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Latornell Professional Development Program
Latornell Leadership Project 2020 / 2021 Webinar Series
Hi Everyone, 

You might have heard the Latornell Conservation Symposium is on hiatus due to Covid-19, but that doesn't mean there are no learning opportunities available.

Under the organization of the Latornell Professional Development Program, we are launching the Latornell Leadership Project which is a series of five webinars being offered in 2020 / 2021. The webinars will explore different aspects of leadership examples and best practices within the conservation sector.

The webinar series will touch on the following topics:

  • Groundwork: The Foundation and Evolution of the Conservation Authorities in Ontario
  • Planning 101 for Non-Planners
  • Communicating Through a Pandemic
  • Nature for All – Ensuring Inclusion and Diversity are Actively Pursued
  • Leaders on Leadership

For more information on the webinars, please visit the Professional Development Program webpage.

Webinar #1 - Groundwork: The Foundation and Evolution of the Conservation Authorities in Ontario

The first webinar, Groundwork: The Foundation and Evolution of the Conservation Authorities in Ontario, takes place on October 6th and will highlight the genesis of the Conservation Authorities Act in 1946, the evolution of the Conservation Authority movement over the next 70+ years, and the leadership of Conservation Authorities today and into the future in safeguarding the lands, waters, and communities of Ontario.

Rob Messervey, former Chief Administrative Officer at Kawartha Lakes Conservation, will lay out the history of the conservation movement and the foundations of the Conservation Authorities.
Chris Jones, Director of Planning and Regulation at Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority, will speak on the changes in legislation and the roles that CAs play in the planning environment.
Bonnie Fox, Manager, Policy and Planning at Conservation Ontario will cover the more recent changes in legislation and what it means for the Conservation Authorities today.
Date and time:
October 6, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Free however registration is required.

Can’t attend our webinar live?
Submit your registration and you'll be able to view the recorded version once the webinar has ended.
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