Coastal Management Institute at CRC

Coastal Management Institute at CRC


Leadership for Fisheries Management Course 2012

Leadership for Fisheries Management

July 2-20, 2012
Coastal Resources Center and the Fisheries Center, University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island, USA

What is the Leadership for Fisheries Management Course?

This is a three-week intensive course for people working toward management of more sustainable fishery resources and communities.

The application of ecosystems approaches to fisheries management is the overarching theme of this leadership workshop. The participants will be introduced to the concepts in fisheries science and technology, including stock assessments and population dynamics; social and economic issues; management principles, focusing on the development of management objectives; how to apply basic and innovative tools to achieve those objectives and how to develop and implement an effective co-management strategy.  Lectures, field exercises, small group work, simulations and case studies create a robust interactive dynamic to learn new insights and skills for managing fisheries more sustainably.  The course is based on leadership development, focusing on transformational change at the individual through societal levels.  Team building is a theme woven throughout each day and a major benefit of the three week experience. The purpose of this course overall is to assist you in developing a plan of action for bringing about changes in fisheries management. The course develops your leadership ability and wisdom.

How will you benefit from attending?

This course is for individuals who are actively engaged in fisheries management or for individuals whose work is increasingly affected by the issues of overfishing, biodiversity losses, ecosystem changes, food security and poverty.  It provides valuable feedback from peers and faculty to improve your leadership skills.  This is a rare opportunity for reflection and networking with leading fisheries science and management practitioners.

Come explore how programs around the world are:

Building successful co-management teams and implementation plans
Balancing biological, social and economic drivers
Developing management objectives and reference points
Applying new management tools
Understanding behavior change and diffusion of change
Practicing empowerment and leadership

Proficiency in reading, speaking and writing English is required.

Venue and Fees

The course takes place at the University of Rhode Island (URI) Fisheries Center.  URI is a 2-hour drive from Boston, 3 hours from New York City and is accessible by train and bus service.  It is a 30-minute drive from Green Airport, Providence Rhode Island, USA.

The registration fee for this course is USD $6,500 which covers the cost of tuition, housing in dormitory facilities, course lunches and breaks, field trips, reading materials, special events, and limited health and accident insurance (if needed) and post course coaching.  Fees do not cover personal expenses, breakfasts and dinners or the cost of travel to and from Rhode Island, USA.

Registration deadline is June 1, 2012, with a non-refundable fee of US $500.

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For application and more information, please contact:
Kimberly Kaine
Coastal Resources Center
University of Rhode Island
Narragansett, RI, USA 02882    Phone: 401 874-6823