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Educational settings at world-class destinations.

UC Merced campus showcasing Beginnings sculpture
University of California, Merced
Thursday, April 25 - 27, 2019
Yosemite National Park - view of Half Dome
Yosemite National Park

Sunday, April 28 - May 1, 2019

 

 

CAVALLO POINT, GOLDEN GATE | APRIL 22 - 25
APRIL 22 | Monday Afternoon

Class meets Monday afternoon at Cavallo Point

  • Introductions and roadmap to the course: David Sibbet and Steve Shackelton
  • Lecture and discussion Law, Science, and Policy – Foundation of Sustainable Park Leadership : Steve Shackelton
  • Participants share their own case studies in a speed round: facilitated by David Sibbet
  • Evening reception: Dr. Milton Chen Edutopia, Regional Director Stan Austin, Chancellor Dorothy Leland
APRIL 23 | Tuesday
  • Morning and early afternoon session: Dr. Charles O’Reilly, Leading Change and Organizational Renewal; The Importance of Organizational Culture; The Ambidextrous Organization; Understanding the Levers of Change.
  • Afternoon session: Dr. Erik Roland, The Value Proposition Model; Seeking Stakeholder Alignment; Reducing Conflict and Securing Sustainable Decisions
APRIL 24 | Wednesday
  • Morning field excursion to Alcatraz Island: Led by former site manager Armando Quintero
  • Lecture on Alcatraz Island Contemporary Issues in Water, Climate and Policy, Armando Quintero
  • Afternoon field session on partnerships, Marin Headlands, Marine Mammal Rescue Center
  • Walk across Golden Gate Bridge (optional)
  • Evening campfire and global parks (optional)
APRIL 25 | Thursday
  • Morning - Facilitated work on participants’ case studies in small groups: David Sibbet and mentors
  • Late morning depart for UC Merced via the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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UC MERCED CAMPUS | APRIL 25 - 27
APRIL 25 | THURSDAY
  • Arrive UC Merced early evening – dinner lecture Vice Chancellor Dr. Samuel Traina: The Essential Science Relationship Between Parks and Universities
APRIL 26 | FRIDAY
  • Keynote Presentation and Cohort Discussion Grand Teton Superintendent, David Vela
  • Youth, Inclusion, Outreach and Leadership Development
    • Dale Fergerstrom and Nahaku Kalei Na Pe’a
    • Kristina Rylands and Moose Mutlow, NatureBridge
    • Jesse Chakrin, Jessica Rivas, The Yosemite Leadership Program
  • Evening Bar-B-Que at Lake Yosemite – NPI cohort, David Vela, Na Pe’a, NatureBridge and Yosemite Leadership Program students
APRIL 27 | SATURDAY
  • Indigenous Peoples Issues and the Importance of Cultural Resource Protection , Dr. Teenie Matlock
  • Technology as a Leadership Ally, Management Applications of GIS , Dr. Paul Doherty
  • Graphic Techniques in Planning, Organization and Problem-solving , David Sibbet
  • Participant Case Studies, Facilitated Small Groups, David Sibbet and Mentors

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YOSEMITE, TENAYA LODGE | APRIL 28 - MAY 1
APRIL 28 | SUNDAY
  • Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park
  • Field Lecture, Dr. Jan Van Wagtendonk, Fire Ecology and How Science Undergirds Park Fire Policy and Ecosystem Restoration
  • Field Lecture, Shelton Johnson, The Importance of Stories and Public Understanding, Buffalo Soldiers and the Establishment of Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
  • Participants Case Studies, Facilitated Small Groups, David Sibbet
  • Dinner Tenaya Lodge, Yosemite Superintendent Mike Reynolds on Problem-solving in Today’s Complex Park Management Environment.
APRIL 29 | MONDAY
  • Field Excursion to Hetch Hetchy. This excursion takes a route from the south end of the park, northward, through Yosemite Valley and to the site of one of the greatest environmental battles of the last century: Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Participants will hear the history of the damming of the Tuolumne River and engage in a discussion on the evolution of law and policy, generated by that series of events.
  • Concession Dinner. Participants will have dinner on the way back to base in Yosemite Valley and will delve into the relationship between park management and concession management – the balance of services to the public.
APRIL 30 | TUESDAY
  • Facilitated Small Groups Sessions on Participant Case Studies, David Sibbet and Mentors
  • Indigenous Issues, Dr. Julia Parker, Growing Up as an American Indian in California and My Mission in Yosemite.
MAY 1 | WEDNESDAY
  • Seminar Participant Report-outs on Case Challenges
  • Seminar Concluding Certificate
  • 1:00 PM Board Transportation Back to San Francisco

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