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Training and Events

Our training and events listings includes current details for our national programme of training courses, conferences and webinars as well as regional events organised by our Member Networks. 

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Event level
Theme
Location
09
Jan
This intermediate level event focuses on using QGIS as a tool for data analysis and producing more complex maps accurately and efficiently. The course offers ideal progression from our entry level QGIS training and includes some pre-event work to help ensure all delegates have a similar level of QGIS knowledge prior to attendance.

Event type Training
Event level Beginner - Intermediate
Theme Technologies
Location East Midlands
22
Jan
This training has been designed to give delegates a thorough understanding of the overall purpose, process and methodology of the HRA of projects. As well as covering relevant policy and legislation, the course also explores the key stages of the HRA process, with professional tips and hints on compliance and best practice.

Event type Training
Event level Beginner - Intermediate
Theme
Location North West England
23
Jan
This course will introduce the Band collision risk model, cover survey design and data management, and provide participants with the opportunity to work through an example. Interpretation of results will also be discussed, including limitations of the model.

Event type Training
Event level Beginner - Intermediate
Theme Data analysis and interpretation, Ecological Assessment, Non protected species, Planning and development, Protected species, Species’ ecology, survey and identification, Terrestrial
Location Scotland
24
Jan
The webinar will provide an introduction to the process of grassland creation from beginning to end. It will help you to decide objectives (including ecosystem services), consider the different opportunities and constraints linked to soils and location, choose the most suitable community, decide on appropriate ground preparation, think about future management, decide where to get your seed/plants, select suitable sowing methods and rates, and consider aftercare and monitoring. The course will be illustrated with a range of grassland creation schemes in different parts of the country and demonstrate succession after establishment. Some references will be provided to those who register for the webinar.

Event type Webinar
Theme
Location National
25
Jan
A guided field visit to WWT Steart Marshes, relating this coastal wetland’s creation and management to winter birds onsite. Looking at the (re)establishment of hundreds of hectares of saline, brackish and freshwater habitats across what was previously farmland. An event organised by the South West England Section Committee.

Event type Member Network Event
Event level Beginner - Intermediate
Theme Mitigation and compensation, Marine and coastal, Freshwater and estuarine
Location South West England
29
Jan
A two-day practical course aimed at those practitioners who have existing experience of undertaking EcIAs and wish to develop those skills further. The course will follow the approach to EcIA set out in CIEEM’s guidelines, and will focus on the terrestrial (rather than the marine) environment.

Event type Training
Event level Intermediate
Theme Ecological Assessment, Planning and development, Report writing
Location Yorkshire and Humber
30
Jan
Recent research has questioned the effectiveness of water vole mitigation and displacement measures in some habitat types. This evening workshop, led by Dr Merryl Gelling, provides an opportunity to discuss case studies and new ways forward in water vole mitigation. This event is organised by the Welsh Section Committee.

Event type Member Network Event
Theme Mitigation and compensation, Habitat/species management, Protected species
Location Wales
30
Jan
This webinar will discuss the components of successful stakeholder engagement which helped resolve contentious issues around recreation, access and sensitive habitats in Hatfield Forest. I will talk about the importance of the ‘architecture’ of dialogue and the structure of stakeholder workshops; consensus building and constructive dialogue methods; how to identify the appropriate level of empowerment; and the importance of embedding ongoing participation with stakeholders.

Event type Webinar
Theme
Location National
05
Feb
A two-day practical course aimed at those practitioners who have existing experience of undertaking EcIAs and wish to develop those skills further. The course will follow the approach to EcIA set out in CIEEM’s guidelines, and will focus on the terrestrial (rather than the marine) environment.

Event type Training
Event level Intermediate
Theme Ecological Assessment, Planning and development, Report writing
Location South West England
06
Feb
Aimed at beginner - intermediate level, this one day course will provide an introduction for participants to the role and responsibilities of an Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW).

Event type Training
Event level Beginner - Intermediate
Theme Terrestrial, Habitat/species management, Mitigation and compensation, Planning and development, Policy and legislation
Location North West England
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