By Bob Brandt, Published in the P A T A G O N I A R E G I O N A L T I M E S
Extract: Enabled by a million-dollar Biophilia Foundation grant, Borderlands Habitat Network got the Borderlands Restoration Leadership Institute ball rolling months ago by convening a work group with a diverse membership drawn from the partner organizations and other stakeholders.
After a national search, Joshua Cubista, a highly recommended facilitation, strategy and leadership consultant, was engaged to facilitate the Institute's critical initial planning process. Working closely with Erin Blanding, BHN Interim Executive Director, Cubista has led the work group through a rigorous process of generating information, ideas and opinions from the group members focused on several areas of development.These include program/ curriculum; business/organizational structure; facilities/space; partnership/community engagement; and media/art/technical development, all of which are being folded into a business plan that will guide implementation activities. Supplemented by untold hours of subgroup meetings and independent research, the work group's twice weekly planning sessions have yielded a veritable mother lode of information and ideas germane to the task of launching the Institute on a firm foundation. (...)
Read the full article in the November 2016 Edition of the PRT
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