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!

Join the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) on Wednesday, December 14 from 12 – 1 p.m. CT for a Virtual Chapter Leadership Training on 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! SWCS CEO Clare Lindahl and Chapter and SWCS Community Builder Renee Bouldin will present this training via Zoom. This webinar will be followed by an interactive virtual workshop on January 11, 2023 to discuss implementation of the Chapter Action Calendars.

This is a free training, open to all current and future SWCS chapter leaders. Advanced registration is required.

Register here.

SWCS will host a Virtual Chapter Leadership Workshop on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 from 12 – 1 p.m. CT. This event will focus on implementing the resources presented on the December 2022 Training on Member Engagement. Attendees will complete their 2023 Chapter Action Calendars, with feedback from SWCS staff and other chapter leaders. SWCS CEO Clare Lindahl and Chapter and SWCS Community Builder Renee Bouldin will present this workshop via Zoom.

This is a free event, open to all current and future SWCS chapter leaders. Advanced registration is required.

Register here.

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