Training and Capacity Building
BGCI supports its membership through training and capacity building workshops and resources.
BGCI training and capacity building include face to face training, follow up workshops, speed training at events and conferences as well as a suite of online resources. BGCI’s training activities cover a wide range of plant conservation and public engagement subjects including:
- Access and benefit sharing
- Tree conservation, nursery training and forest restoration
- Red list assessments
- Seed conservation
- Conservation horticulture
- Science communication
- Working with diverse audiences
Training and Workshops
In 2018, BGCI trained 689 people from 220 institutions in 54 countries. Our courses covered a wide range of topics in plant conservation policy, practice and education. For more information please see the 2018 Member’s Review. Where possible training is delivered in the local language, for example in 2019 training courses are being delivered in Spanish, French and Chinese.
Most of the training we deliver is provided as part of our funded project work. Where availability and resources allow, we are happy to discuss developing bespoke training courses for our members (and can provide a member discounted price for this). To discuss your needs please contact Helen Miller.
In addition, we have produced a suite of online resources and publications to support botanic gardens in their practices. This includes e-learning resources, webinars, videos, and manuals. Please visit our resources page for more information or follow the links below to some of our key resources. Many of our resources are also available in multiple languages and you can filter your search by language on our resources page.
BGCI's Botanic Garden Manual
BGCI's Manual on Planning, Developing and Managing Botanic GardensPublic Engagement, Services for Botanic Gardens, Policy and Advocacy / Publication, Tool / English, Spanish
BGCI E-Learning Modules and Webinars
Access and Benefit Sharing Learning ModulesPolicy and Advocacy / E-learning module / English, Spanish, French, Chinese
CITES Learning ModulesPolicy and Advocacy / E-learning module / English
Communities in Nature WebinarsPublic Engagement / Webinar, Video / English
Forest Restoration Learning ModulesTree Conservation, Ecological Restoration / E-learning module, Video / English, Spanish, French, Swahili
Global Seed Conservation Challenge Advanced Learning ModulesSeed Conservation / E-learning module, Video / English, French
Global Seed Conservation Challenge Learning ModulesConservation Prioritisation, Seed Conservation, Policy and Advocacy / E-learning module / English, Spanish, French, Chinese
LearnToEngage Module ResourcesPublic Engagement / E-learning module / English
Magnolia Conservation Horticulture Learning ModulesTree Conservation, Conservation Horticulture, Services for Botanic Gardens / E-learning module, Tool / Spanish
Red List Learning ModulesTree Conservation, Conservation Prioritisation / E-learning module, Video / English, Spanish, French, Chinese