Supervisor Training: Trail U 1031

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Become a trail leader in the Trail Conference!

This workship will, through a series of case studies and activities, help you learn how to supervise volunteers who maintain trails in the Trail Conference’s network of over 2000 miles of trails throughout New York and New Jersey.

Hands-on exercises and discussions will provide information to find solutions to problems that volunteer trail supervisors commonly face. An effective supervisor will have a tool kit of skills which includes access to a variety of resources: fellow supervisors, trail crews, Trail Conference staff, park partners, and his/her volunteer trails chair.

Existing or potential supervisors or trail leaders from any region will find the information presented in this workshop useful and worthwhile.

This will be an indoor workshop that will be held rain or shine.

Workshop Goals:

  • Develop skills to effectively manage maintainers from recruitment to recognition;
  • Learn about on-the-ground and off-trail responsibilities activities; and
  • Develop and tap into resources to solve problems on and off the trails.

Light refreshments and snacks will be served throughout the day, but participants should bring a bag lunch to have when we break for lunch. 

While this workshop is geared towards helping train existing supervisors, no previous Trail Supervisor experience is necessary and all are welcome to attend to learn how to become more involved with Trail Conference stewardship activities.  This workshop is a great opportunity to sharpen your leadership skills and learn how to manage volunteers doing trail work.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 9:30am - 4:30pm
1 day
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Trail Conference Headquaters
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