|Resourcing the Future for Wildlife in Dorset: |
Brian Heppenstall, Senior Ranger at BCP council
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 at 13:00 (GMT)
Bringing together conservation organisations and local business
The interest in the future of our wildlife and related environmental issues is driving a great deal of behavioural changes, for example 72% of miliennials are willing to spend more on products from companies committed to positive social and environmental impact. In the US, those companies whose employees were given time to undertake charitable environmental work, found that 76% of staff felt better about their employers.
It is no wonder then, that businesses are working to adopt green credentials, visible to both their customer base and their employees, in order to drive success.
Through networking and showcasing, delegates at this conference, will explore problems for local wildlife conservation. There will be a focus on local case studies, and opportunities to seek new collaborations and find potential solutions.
This years key speakers, Dr Anjana Khatwa and Ben Hoare, will address one of the most important resources within any sector – the workforce, and principally the issue of societal representation in the conservation sector.
This conference will therefore look at two strands:
- Encouraging links between conservation organisations and business to encourage partnerships and the provision of support/resources in the mutual interest of preserving the local environment
- Employability, skills and diversity within the conservation sector (in Dorset)
The Importance of Wildlife Conservation in Dorset
Professor Rick Stafford – Bournemouth University
The Future Workforce: The Impact of Work Placements
Julie Gill, Placement Coordinator – Bournemouth University
Frances Jenkins, Placement Coordinator – Kingston Maurward College
Case Study, Short Film: Hengistbury Head Placement Scheme
Does Nature Conservation Represent Society
Key Speaker: Ben Hoare, Editorial Consultant, BBC Wildlife Magazine
Privilege and Permission: Being Brown in a White Landscape
Key Speaker: Dr Anjana Khatwa, Learning and Earth Science Specialist
Go Wild – Collaborate!
Introduction by Luke Rake, Principal and CEO of Kingston Maurward College
Nature Volunteers: Matching opportunities with resources
Rachel James, Wild Paths, Dorset Wildlife Trust
Ali Tuckey, Durlston Country Park
Puff Storey, 3 Sided Cube, Tech For Good
Lottie Forte J.P. Morgan, Volunteering and Community Relations
Guest Speaker Panel Q&A
Networking Opportunity and Buffet
A full programme will be published to attendees nearer the conference
Please arrive at 13:00 for a prompt 13:15 start
Refreshments and a buffet dinner will be provided
Pre-booking of parking is required and once the spaces have been booked, no further parking on campus will be available.
For futher information on this event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How to get to BU: Directions, parking & maps
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