Workshops

The workshops are designed to be focused on things which AONB partnerships and staff teams can directly influence, based on practical examples of successful good practice, and will further develop the themes explored in the field trips.

Each workshop will provide the opportunity to hear first-hand examples from local case studies and to share practical experience and ideas. Participants can expect to take away project ideas and ways of working to try in their own AONBs, together with contacts for people who have successfully put these approaches into action. Each delegate will have the opportunity to take part in one workshop and notes will be available from both this and the other workshops as part of the post-Conference papers. It will maximise the learning opportunity if participants could come with examples of successful projects on their chosen workshop themes, as well as questions about approaches they would like to try. The workshops take place on the morning of Thursday 19th July.

Workshop 1 – Advocacy and Policy

Question: How can AONB partnerships ensure that the work they are doing to deliver ecosystems services on a landscape scale reaches the right audiences to influence policy change?

Workshop 2 – Communications and Training

Question: How can AONB partnerships ensure that the work they are doing to deliver ecosystems services on a landscape scale is shared and replicated throughout the AONB Family, and communicated in the correct way to the correct audiences?

Workshop 3 – Collaborative Working

Question: How can AONB partnerships ensure that the work they are doing to deliver ecosystems services on a landscape scale is part of the work of the wider AONB Family and Protected Landscapes network?

Workshop 4 – Securing and Managing Resources

Question: How can AONB partnerships ensure that the work they are doing to deliver ecosystems services on a landscape scale is properly resourced both financially and timewise (staff/members/volunteers)?