Upcoming Executive Education Courses

Environmental Communications Planning*

This course is designed to give environmental professionals the necessary tools to write a successful and comprehensive Communications Plan. These plans can be used internally, to manage change or initiatives within an organization, or externally to communicate a message to stakeholders and/or the public.

  • September 22 - October 31, 2014

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Environmental Communication for Behavior Change*

This course provides environmental professionals with a practical introduction to the strategies, methods, and tools of environmental communication that effectively lead to changes in behavior, primarily using social marketing. The field-based skills gained through this course will benefit all practicing environmental professionals faced with the challenge of changing behaviors.

  • February 2- March 20, 2015

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Timberland Investments for Professionals

Timberland-investment professionals in developmental stages of their careers and forestry, accounting, legal, and conservation professionals who interact with them; investment analysts, portfolio managers, financial planners, and trust officers who make decisions regarding timberland assets; and public-policy officials who desire to better understand institutional timberland managers.

  • Course dates for 2015 are April 23-24, 2015

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Social Media for Environmental Communications*

Need to craft a buzz-worthy social media campaign? Join a global cohort of environmental professionals who utilize blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms for research, promotion, and networking. Assigned readings, social media projects, and discussion boards allow for customized instructor feedback and peer review. Taught by the team of science bloggers from SouthernFriedScience.com.

  • Course dates are April 6-May 15, 2015.

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Adaptive Management For Conservation Projects

In recent years, there has been great convergence among conservation organizations in thinking about how best to plan and implement conservation actions. The member organizations of the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) have pooled their collective experience in designing, implementing and appraising their conservation projects to develop a set of project cycle or adaptive management Open Standards for the Practice of Conservationthat they believe are fundamental to effective conservation.

  • Available as a custom course for your group or project.  Please contact Allison.Besch@duke.edu for more information. 

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Writing for Environmental Professionals*

Writing in environmental fields encompasses many genres, from policy memos to manuals, blog posts to interpretive signs. This course will allow you to refine and reflect on your writing process. For some, the course may serve as a tune-up; for others, a significant remodeling.

  • Course dates for 2015 are TBD.

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Marine Conservation Summer Institute

A practicum in natural science, social science, law, and policy for professionals, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates.

  • Registration for this event is now closed.

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* Courses followed by an asterisk are currently included in a certificate program.

For information on future course schedules, please contact the DEL office at del@nicholas.duke.edu. If you are interested in scheduling a course specifically for your agency, organization or business, information is available on our Custom Courses page.