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: Member Engagement

Does your chapter have trouble retaining members? Do you want your chapter work to make a more meaningful impact? You’re not alone! On this December 2022 training, SWCS CEO Clare Lindahl and Chapter and SWCS Community Builder Renee Bouldin discussed what member engagement means for SWCS and our chapters, examples of successful engagement strategies, and implementation resources.


Chapter Leadership Training: Member Engagement from SWCS on Vimeo.

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