If you ask someone to draw you a conservationist, they will probably draw someone in the middle of a remote natural area: passionate and driven, yes – but probably also grubby, tired and far from family and friends. Or they may draw a picture of that other stereotype – stressed-out and hunched over a laptop late at night, desperately trying to get a funding application in whilst emails and requests pile up.
As a leader, an important skill is to be able to motivate and energise people to work towards their goals. But how do you achieve that, particularly in a conservation setting with all the particular challenges that brings?
By the end of this course you should be able to:
- Identify the factors most likely to create dissatisfaction with a job
- Identify the factors most likely to create job satisfaction
- List actions that could be used to address the most common demotivating factors in conservation
- Create an action plan for an individual you would like to motivate