Our chapters depend upon strong and creative leaders to bring together conservation professionals and conduct activities at the state and local levels. Chapters elect officers, organize conservation events, fundraise, and address natural resource issues within their regions. 

The links below serve as tools to help chapter officers and leaders engage their chapters and grow their membership. For more information on leadership training and resources to help chapters succeed, contact memberservices@swcs.org.

Chapter Leadership Training

SWCS offers chapter leadership trainings to assist chapters in planning and implementing local and regional activities. These trainings highlight new tools from headquarters, discuss shared chapter challenges, and offer ideas for making your chapter effective in fostering the science and art of natural resources conservation. Register for our latest training to connect with chapter leaders across the Society. Can’t attend live? Recordings will be archived here. Watch alone or with your chapter leadership team!

Chapter Leadership Training: Making an Impact

Learn how our chapters make a difference in the conservation movement and how our model can be used to create social capital. Social capital centers on relationship building around a shared, common purpose. We’re doing great work – now let’s celebrate that work and use it to make a real impact in the conservation field! 

On this training, SWCS CEO Clare Lindahl and SWCS Chapter and Community Builder Renee Bouldin also introduce the NEW Emerging Leaders Program and how SWCS is supporting the next generation of conservation leaders.



Learn More About SWCS Chapter Leadership Trainings