February 21st - 23rd, 2018
This fellow-designed seminar is built around the topic of natural resources in Wisconsin, with a specific focus on water resources. Participants will be introduced to systems thinking and mapping and then apply that approach to better understand the complexities in balancing land and water use in Wisconsin’s Central Sands.
Invited educators, lakeshore owners, municipal officials, producers and scientists will share their perspectives on the issues involved with water quantity and quality and highlight the challenges and opportunities for bringing together diverse stakeholders, working through difficult conversations, finding common understanding, and creating workable plans for action. (You can read more about the background of this seminar in the article “Leadership Wisconsin Group XVII to Study Water Issues” written by Linda Zillmer, Signature Program Group XVII.)
Interested in joining Group XVII for part of the seminar? See below.
Seminar Learning Objectives:
- Better understand the social, economic and environmental implications of regional water use now and in the future.
- Examine the role of community and personal values in shaping water/land use decisions.
- Explore successful models or processes for integrating social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable water use.
What are the social, economic and environmental implications of regional water use now and in the future?
- Examine the role of community and personal values in shaping water use decisions. How can social science inform natural resources/land use policy and programming?
- Explore successful models for integrating social, economic and environmental solutions for sustainable water use.
Seminar Agenda – click here
Seminar Pre-work – click here
WRLP/Leadership Wisconsin Alumni and others are invited to join Group XVII on Wednesday (2/21) from 10:00am-5:15pm, and Thursday (2/22) from 8:15am-3:00pm. Registration is limited to 10 individuals per day and is required by Noon on Monday, February 19th. There will be a $15 cost for lunch that can be paid in cash or by check (note: you may also bring your own lunch if you prefer). Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: first and last name, phone number, what time you will join us and depart, any dietary restrictions (or if you are bringing your own meal let us know that you will not need lunch). Please be sure to review the agenda and pre-work documents so you can get the most out of your time with us.
Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities or limitations should be made prior to the date of the program or activity for which it is needed. Please do so as early as possible prior to the program or activity so that proper arrangements can be made. Requests are kept confidential.
Seminar Location: Stevens Point, WI
Seminar Lodging: Holiday Inn & Convention Center