Training & Workshops

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Gathering Waters offers workshops, training opportunities, an annual conference, and other services to all land trust practitioners in Wisconsin. Currently planned learning opportunities are listed below.  Questions, feedback, and suggestions are most welcome and can be directed to Meg Domroese, Land Trust Program Director.

SAVE THE DATE for the 2019 Wisconsin Land Trust Conference

March 7-9, 2019 at Green Lake Conference Center 

Mark your calendar now for the 2019 Conference!

Check out highlights and resources from the 2018 Conference.

See the session suggestions we received from 2018 participants and let us know if you have other potential topics to add to the list.



Ask-An-Expert Call Series

Coming on August 3, 2018

Learning about your land trust through identifying life stages of nonprofits - more information coming soon.


June 2018 Call -- Addressing Gender Inequality in Conservation Organizations

During the June 8, 2018, call Dianne Russell, president of the Institute for Conservation Leadership, and the Land Trust Alliance's Katie Chang led the discussions about: 

    • Gender gaps in salaries and benefits, and what does (and does not) affect these differences
    • Tools, resources, and strategies to recognize, mitigate, and counteract implicit bias
    • Ideas for professional and strategic network building to address gender issues
    • How men and women can be proactive supporters of women's leadership and internally address gender bias

Gathering Waters, along with the Land Trust Alliance and Michigan's Heart of the Lakes, are pleased to offer a series of free Ask-An-Expert calls that are easy to fit into your busy day. 




The Land Trust Alliance hosts webinars throughout the year. With a click of a mouse, participants have immediate access to the best minds in the field of conservation, governance, and organizational management without the hassle and expense of travel.

For dates and topics, check the Alliance's webinar schedule.


How do land trusts benefit? 

Our goal is to help each land trust achieve excellence in operations and reputation, but we recognize that each land trust must chart its own course. We are designing and tweaking our programming to respond to the needs of the community. We expect the program to evolve and are continuously requesting feedback on our services to Wisconsin land trusts.

How do I participate?

We offer programming in the form of trainings, webinars, mentoring, coaching, and grants throughout the year. Refer to the links above for our current opportunities. Thanks to our generous supporters, we have been able to provide these services at cost or, in many cases, far less.


Contact Meg Domroese at Gathering Waters or MaryKay O'Donnell at the Land Trust Alliance.