WAFWA is the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Association. Each year regional and national conferences are held to support the professional development of our nations state, federal, and NGO fish and wildlife professionals. This summer the western regional conference was held in Reno, Nevada.
As part of my work with conservation leaders and the Management Assistance Team, I was asked to conduct a four-hour workshop for a group of WAFWA leaders on developing their leadership style through strengths. On July 17, we gathered at the Peppermill Casino and Resort to explore the concepts of leadership style, personal mastery, strengths and personal mission statements. A sunny day, a beautiful pool, casinos, multiple bars and restaurants could have tempted these remarkable leaders away but they came to learn, focus and reflect on who they are as leaders. [Read more…]