Training Program Manager. Designed, delivered and evaluated new 8-week LEAF Steward Urban Forestry Training Program for adult volunteers (Leading Education And urban Forestry). The LEAF Steward program combined lecture/discussion with featured subject matter expert speakers, hands-on learning opportunities, field studies and writing the fully illustrated curriculum reference guide shown. Download a program fact sheet here.
The LEAF Steward program was developed as a leadership capacity building initiative to expand organization outreach at events, conduct tree plantings, and provide tree care and placement advice to the public. Received the Best Urban Forestry Education Program of the Year in 2009 from CA Urban Forests Council.
Janice impressed me immediately with her ability to articulate a vision through curriculum development and delivery. Her work with our LEAF (Leading Education and Awareness of Urban Forestry) was stellar. We provided her with our ideas and she ran with it! Jody McKay, former Chief Financial Officer, Sacramento Tree Foundation