Holistic Land Planning
In this course you will learn how to integrate key land planning principles and practices to improve land or infrastructure investment and implementation strategies. This land planning will help you explore key infrastructure/land improvement projects and know how to prioritize investments. You’ll address management considerations, develop land plan options and explore tool options and the return on investment. Learn how to integrate these land planning options with your financial or business planning to strategically expand your business.
Dates: every Thursday, May 4 – June 8, 2017
Time: 1:00 -2:00 pm MST
Scholarship Deadline: May 3, 2017
Registration Deadline: May 4, 2017
Instructor: Holistic Management Certified Educator, Phil Metzger
Fee and Financial Assistance
- $250 per person
- eligible for the HMI Terry Gompert Memorial Scholarship
This course is seven weeks long and you should plan on about 2 – 4 hours each week to participate in the webinars and complete the assignments. While the webinars are scheduled at a particular time, you will be able to complete the assignments at any time during the week. Don’t worry if you miss a webinar, we’ll be recording them and you can view it before the next scheduled webinar. Assignments may include watching videos, reading and written exercises.
With real-time audio, video and whiteboard capabilities our learning environment allows you to stay connected for a more engaging learning experience. You are encouraged to contribute to class discussions (either on the webinar or online forum). You can build relationships with other students from across the country and maybe even the world.
You’ll also receive a FREE one-year introductory electronic subscription to IN PRACTICE and a certificate upon completion of the course.
Technology /Language Requirements
- Computer (PC or Mac are fine)
- Reliable high-speed internet access
- Internet browser (Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari)
- Microsoft Word and Excel
- Telephone (cell or land line) OR Microphone
- E-mail address
- All classes are taught in English
Classes require a minimum of 10 and are restricted to a maximum of 35 participants. Cancellations received before or within 7 days after the course begins will receive an 80% refund. No refunds will be given otherwise. This policy is required due to financial obligations incurred by HMI in planning these courses. We appreciate your understanding.
Another Participant Testimonial
“I work as a specialist in integrated international development and climate change adaptation in the rural highlands of Central America. My team works to bring innovative solutions to pressing problems of watershed degradation, food insecurity, poverty, and crop loss related to a combination of human and climate factors. Our integrated approach includes necessary elements of generating adequate income and viable agricultural production; improving management of environmental resources; respecting local culture and participatory voice; and ensuring human well-being indices.
We have determined that holistic practices have great potential application for five key problem areas related to water, soil, terrain, agriculture, and forest management in fragile, stressed environments. The course helped me learn vocabulary useful for talking to others about improving practices. The basics will be used to 1) generate a small demonstration plot showing the ability to optimize use of very small spaces; 2) design pilot projects in each of the five areas identified, among the first of their kind on all of Central America; 3) further my own studies into economic valuation of soils and biodiversity in community decision-making, and 4) we hope, start the process for bringing a research and practice hub formally to Guatemala to serve Central America.” – Racheal Shenyo, Guatemala
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