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!

Latest Chapter Leadership Training

Chapter Leadership Training: Member Recruitment

In this virtual training, SWCS CEO, Clare Lindahl, and Chapter and Community Builder, Renee Bouldin, outlined goals for chapters moving forward, based on the Strategic Organizational Development Project. They also shared new recruiting materials and trained leaders in their use. Renee demonstrated new tools for leaders to connect and share their experiences. In breakout rooms, chapter leaders discussed ways to implement the new tools and how to recruit members on a larger scale. Learn more and see resources from the event.

Chapter Leadership Training from SWCS on Vimeo.