Social ecological systems training opportunity

Social Ecological Systems Training and Education Program (SESTEP), initiated by the NSF-funded Mountain Social Ecological Observatory Network, is offering a new training program for professionals who work with complicated natural resource management issues. Managers and professionals will learn to use social, ecological and economic information in an integrated way to improve their decision-making and management strategies. They will also learn how to systematically engage stakeholders and communities for better collaboration and reduction of conflict. Participants will gain a toolbox of interdisciplinary approaches and methods to apply to their diverse work settings and resource management challenges.

SESTEP participants will earn a professional certificate, with the option of 5 academic credits, through University of Montana in a self-paced, 6-week course. This course includes:

  • 1 week in-person: Foundational knowledge
  • Choice of two 2-week online modules
  • 1 week in-person: Independent project presentations and lessons learned

When and Where:

  • In-person: August 17-21 at Flathead Lake Biological Station, MT
  • Virtual: August 24 – October 30, 2015
  • In-person: November 2-6, 2015 at University of Montana-Missoula, MT

Cost: There is a $250 registration fee for SESTEP.

For more information, visit Social Ecological Systems Training and Education Program