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Executive Education in Forestry Program, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

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The Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Executive Education in Forestry Program

Forestry and the Global Environment: Challenges of Managing and Conserving Forests in the 21st Century

March 23 - 28, 2014

An Intensive One-week Course for Professionals from around the world, whose work requires understanding the environment.

The purpose of this course is to put the best decision-making tools about forest management into the hands of those who will be making the decisions. The Yale Executive Education in Forestry Program has been designed for busy professionals whose work requires understanding the environment. It will be of value to business managers in investment, resource management, and energy as well as timber and wood industries, to environmentalists and NGOs, to government officials of all levels concerned with forest and environmental management, to development specialists, and to forest owners. It is intended both for executives with little or no background in forestry who find themselves in organizations involving forests and forest products, and for managers who are trained and experienced in forest practices and are stepping into positions which require a broad perspective of forests and their roles in the world economy. The mixture will allow individuals to learn from each other’s lifetime experience in a different, sometimes opposing field, and to broaden their own perspective on the issues and problems of managing forest lands.

While classes overall are mixed, there will be a field trip to view and discuss forests and soils, for those coming without forestry experience.

More information and an application form can be downloaded here.

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