Leaders for Outdoor Equity


2022 Workshop Series Registration Coming Soon!

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2022 Leadership Cohort Application Coming Soon!

About the Program

The health and vitality of all people and our great outdoors depends on the next generation of leadership in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to champion the wild and special places that we call home. A cohort-based program of Thrive Outside San Diego, Leaders for Outdoor Equity aims to build the next generation of land managers, conservationists, outdoor educators and recreational outfitters to promote more diverse and inclusive access to public lands. 

This program dives into the historical and contemporary issues of exclusion and inequity as they relate to our public lands, and highlights current efforts to address these issues. Participants will learn how they can increase equity within their organizations, network with each other and have opportunities to collaborate with other outdoor leaders. Throughout the series, leaders from Indigenous tribes, the outdoor industry, nonprofits, local and national government agencies will join as guest speakers, enriching the participants' perspectives and knowledge surrounding outdoor equity. The series is open to the public and registration will be open this Spring.

Special program content has been developed by Outdoor Outreach, The Nonprofit Institute at the University of San Diego, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

The program begins in July 2022 (exact date TBA)!

For questions, please contact Michelle Robidas at mrobidas@sandiego.edu.

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2021 Workshop Recordings

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