Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:30pm
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Fisher Museum, Harvard Forest, 324 North Main St., Petersham

Best Practices for Leadership in Land Conservation

The Harvard Forest hosts Rand Wentworth, Louis Bacon Senior Fellow in Environmental Leadership, Harvard University. Conservation leadership has changed dramatically in the past 50 years. Today, the most effective leaders are geniuses at building relationships, teams, and coalitions. They gain power by giving it away. Drawing on the latest research from the HKS and the HBS, we will discuss the leadership practices that get proven results.

Rand Wentworth is the Louis Bacon Senior Fellow in Environmental Leadership at Harvard University. From 2002 to 2016, he served as President of the Land Trust Alliance, a national conservation organization that serves as the leader for 1,100 land trusts. With Wentworth at the helm, the Alliance built its accreditation program, the Terrafirma legal defense insurance, and bi-partisan support in Congress to expand funding and tax incentives for conservation. Under his leadership, land trusts doubled the annual pace of conservation in America.

Before joining the Land Trust Alliance, Wentworth served as vice president and founding director of the Atlanta office of the Trust for Public Land, where he tripled the size of the national park honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. and completed a $143 million capital campaign to protect 70 miles along the Chattahoochee River, the primary drinking water supply for the City of Atlanta.

Wentworth is a graduate of Yale University and holds an MBA in finance from Cornell University.

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Clarisse Hart

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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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