2023 Workshops                                                                           

April 4, 11, 18, and 25
Outdoors for All: Anti-Oppression and Inclusive Program Design for Outdoor Recreation
4-part Cohort Series (see below for details)

March 28-29, 2023: SCORP University
We are pleased to offer a 1.5 day workshop where new and seasoned SCORP planners can share best practices, discuss common challenges, and brainstorm ways to develop some consistencies in data collection.

Summer 2023: Visitor Use Management Best Practices

Increasing visitor use and stewardship of natural and cultural resources 
requires planners and managers to think proactively about strategies and
actions for providing high-quality visitor experiences while stewarding
natural and cultural resources. Join local, state, and federal land and water
managers in a classroom and field workshop to share best practices and
lessons learned in visitor use management.
 

 

OUTDOORS FOR ALL: ANTI-OPPRESSION AND INCLUSIVE PROGRAM DESIGN
4 PART COHORT SERIES

Registration will open in January 2023

Outdoor Recreation has both the opportunity and a responsibility to be more inclusive of all communities and to question dominant and privileged cultural perspectives. During this 4 part cohort series workshop, attendees will be introduced to the concept of unconscious bias,including in the development of projects and programs. Through a series of interactive virtual sessions, participants will examine privilege and bias as it pertains to planning and programming. Participants will reflect on individual and organizational practices and develop strategies for creating engaging and meaningful programming for diverse audiences.
 
COURSE TIMES
9 am-12 pm PT
10 am – 1pm MT
11 am -2 pm CT 
12 pm - 3 pm ET
 
COURSE DATES
April 4 - Session 1: Examining Unconscious Bias / Tuesday, April 4, 2023 
April 11 - Session 2: 4 I’s Of Oppression / Tuesday, April 11, 2023
April 19 - Session 3: Inclusivity Review Lens / Tuesday, April 18, 2023
April 25 - Session 4: Group Project Share / Tuesday, April 25, 2023
 
SESSION OBJECTIVES: 
  • Participants build awareness around individual unconscious biases, and how it can affect their work.
  • Participants build awareness of the impacts of bias in institutions, and the effects that systematic oppression has on individuals and communities. 
  • Participants will explore the ways that bias and oppression may show up in their work, and develop strategies for overcoming these. 
  • Participants will work in cohorts to workshop a program idea to support them implementing these concepts of equity and inclusion in their work.
  Course facilitator: Meet Parker McMullen Bushman, CEO and founder of Ecoinclusive Strategies and Chief Operating Officer 
of Inclusive Guide. Parker is a dynamic speaker and facilitator that engages organizations in new thinking around what it means
to be a diversity change-agent and create dynamic organizational change. Parker’s background in the non-profit leadership,
conservation, environmental education, and outdoor recreation fields spans over 24+ years. Parker has a passion for equity
and inclusion in outdoor spaces. Her interest in justice, accessibility, and equity issues developed from her personal experiences
facing the unequal representation of people of color in environmental organizations and green spaces. Parker tackles these
complex issues by addressing them through head on activism and education. For 9 years Parker has worked with businesses
to catalyze action to build culturally diverse and culturally competent organizations that are representative of the populations
that they seek to reach and serve. Parker is the founder of the organization called Ecoinclusive Strategies.
Ecoinclusive (
ecoinclusive.org) provides training and resources for non-profit, cultural, and environmental organizations.
In Parker’s role as Chief Operating Officer she oversee the core operational functions of Inclusive Guide.
Inclusive Guide (
www.inclusiveguide.com) is a tech company with a mission to create data-driven, economic incentives
for businesses to be more inclusive and welcoming, resulting in safer spaces for people who regularly experience discrimination.