Leadership Skills in Ecological Restoration

PART OF: Restoration of Natural Systems - Certificate, Restoration of Natural Systems - Diploma

Course description

This course will provide you with skills and tools for effective leadership in ecological restoration. The course focuses on: identification of personal leadership style, understanding of leadership roles in ecological restoration processes, group facilitation techniques, as well as strategies for effective outreach, communications, giving and receiving feedback, and dispute resolution. The overarching objective of this course is to introduce a variety of learning traditions and communication skills that will help when dealing with the human aspect of ecological restoration.

The course starts with an analysis of your own experiences and philosophies as well as traditions of ecological knowledge, inspiration and conflict. These explorations will act as a springboard to further discussion of theories and practices of education, communication and dispute resolution. 

Course code: ER336

How to register

To register, please call the Continuing Studies Registration Desk at 250-472-4747, Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

If you’re not currently enrolled in the Restoration of Natural Systems (RNS) program, you must obtain approval from the Program Coordinator (ecorestoration@uvic.ca) before registering.

Credit (diploma) students pay $100 of the course tuition upon registration, with the remainder paid via their UVic MyPage account.

Non-credit (certificate) students pay the full course tuition upon registration.

Additional course details

Course credit

1.5 units at UVic or may be taken on a non-credit basis.


Semi-distance format requiring attendance on campus for five days plus readings/assignments to be completed before and after the on-campus portion of the course.


Acceptance to the RNS program or a combination of work and/or education experience equivalent to third year standing.

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