Presentation of the Leader Essential
Who is it for?
The Essentials are aimed at protected area professionals according to their level of responsibility or place in the hierarchy. For example, the LEADER Essential is aimed at players who have a wider influence on the context of protected area management, without necessarily working directly within a protected area: government officials, legislators, national environmental directorates, environmental managers in private companies, etc.
What these professionals must know:
Leaders need a global understanding of how protected areas work, their characteristics and needs, and the issues that concern them. They are not necessarily looking for specific technical skills.
Goals of the Essentials
More condensed, these courses are for those who don't have the time to follow a full MOOC, but who still want to acquire useful basics to help them in their job, or simply to refresh their memory.
Example: a parliamentary attaché from the Ministry of the Environment can follow the Leader Essential course and gain a better understanding of the issues involved in managing protected areas.
When to follow the course?
These online courses are always available, and there is no deadline for taking them.
Content and attestation of participation
Each Essential is a compilation of 50 MOOC videos selected according to the target profile. There are tests between the videos (2 questions per video) to assess your understanding of the content. If you answer at least 75 out of 100 questions correctly, a certificate of participation will be generated automatically. The number of attempts is unlimited.
NB: this course is not part of the MOOCs required to take the Online Certificate of protected area Conservation exam..
The development of the Essentials is based on A global register of competences for protected area practitioners. This document defines 4 classes of profiles/skills within the personnel involved in the management of these territories. We invite you to read this document to better understand the structure of these training courses.