A conference room packed with young conservation professionals at the Latornell Conservation Symposium in Alliston, ON on Nov. 16, 2016 listened to WorkCabin founder Gregg McLachlan talk about how to create momentum in the early stages of a career in conservation. McLachlan’s talk focused on resume and interview tips directly related to conservation, insights from human resources in the conservation field, personal branding with social media, and how to use stories to your advantage.
The Latornell Conservation Symposium is one of Ontario’s premier annual environmental events. The 23rdedition of the Symposium was held November 15th to 17th, 2016. The Symposium provides a forum for practitioners, policy makers, nongovernment organizations, academics and businesses to network and discuss the challenges and opportunities in Ontario’s conservation field.
Joining McLachlan for the session entitled Rethinking Career Development: Stories and Lessons Learned from Green Professionals were Katherine Wallace, Ph.D., P.Geo, Research Associate at the University of Toronto, and Andrew Kett, Senior Manager, Outreach and Education at Credit Valley Conservation.
This year’s keynote speakers at the conference featured Ontario Environment Commissioner Diane Saxe, Dr. Faisal Moola is one of Canada’s most respected environmental scientists and advocates, Brent Toderian is a nationally and internationally respected thought-leader on cities, and a renowned practitioner in advanced urbanism, city planning and urban design, and Dr. Avi Friedman, an acclaimed expert in Architecture and Town Planning.