OrCP Webinar, Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 10:00-11:30AM
Organizational Collaboration in Many Forms, a Panel Discussion
Courtney Shaff is OWEB’s Interim Business Operation Manager and has been with OWEB for almost 15 years. Courtney manages multiple grant programs at OWEB that support both individual as well as partnership capacity.
Brian Barr has been the Executive Director of the Rogue River Watershed Council since it emerged from the merger of four separate watershed councils in the Rogue Basin. Brian has spent almost half of his life working on Rogue River issues and is passionate about fish conservation.
Jessica McDonald is Greenbelt Land Trust’s new Executive Director, but has been working with the land trust since 2009 as the Associate Director and Development Director. Jessica has been one of the key leaders on the Confluence Project, a vison of collaboration and community among diverse environmental organizations in Corvallis.
Sydney Nilan is the coordinator of the Upper Willamette Stewardship Network. Sydney’s position brings together a set of organizations with a strong history of loose coordination toward more purposeful collaboration. This collaborative effort is helping them to leverage each organization’s unique strengths to create new opportunities and landscape scale impact throughout the Upper Willamette basin.
Abbie Forrest is the coordinator of the Wasco Area Watershed Councils, a unique collection of five watershed councils that work collectively through a coordinating board and are directly supported through the Wasco SWCD.
Collaboration among organizations can come in many forms and offer a diversity of individual and collective benefits. However, collaboration also takes a lot of work and deciding on a collaborative approach that is the right fit for you and your partners can be overwhelming. By attending this webinar you will hear from four different organizations on how they approach collaboration, what structure works for them and the opportunities and challenges that come with a collaborative approach to conservation work.