CCNet on a global scale

The Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet) is a growing global network of over 420 trained coaches, spanning six continents, 57 countries and 82 organisations (as of 2013). The global CCNet is organised into 12 franchises - named units formally established with designated leader and cadre of coaches. Franchise units encompass – North, Central and South America, Caribbean, Pacific Islands, Australia, China, Indonesia, a WWF-wide franchise, Africa and since November 2010 the European Coaches Network! Coaches united via these franchises are automatically member of the CCNet.

Conservation Coaches not only teach practitioners and teams the Open Standards; they also help teams identify strategies, develop measures, explicitly articulate and capture their uncertainties, and encourage on-going assessment and continuity of effort. Coaches link practitioners with other support services and identify peer projects where project leaders can find additional review and support for similar challenges. Coaches also actively promote the OS around the world. 

So what is the added value of having good coaches? 
Does it lead to more effective conservation projects? This is obviously a very complicated question as the success of a conservation project rarely only depends on the management approach taken. Yet, an analysis by TNC (The Nature Conservancy) found significant increases in the implementation of 9 out of 10 steps of the core adaptive management process in coached vs. non-coached projects. This same analysis also found that projects had a 70-110% increase in measures, work planning, adaptation and learning steps when Coaches are involved.

CCNet Europe

CCNet Europe is officially a franchise of CCNet since November 2010. As of 2013, we have 31 coaches, 4 coaches-in-training and nearly 50 people that are interested in becoming a coach. As part of our mission, we aim to have doubled the number of coaches in our European team to at least 60 by 2016! We have coaches in 12 countries, and they all speak English and their own, national, language as well. 

If you want to know more about our mission and our strategic framework for collective action, please go here
If you want to get to know the European coaches, you can find our profiles here. 
And if you want to find out which sites and projects are applying Adaptive Management, go to our examples of application page!

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