Invasive Plant Management Training Course

About the Training: The training course is based on best practice and progresses through the six-stage PII Project Process to: prioritise the most serious invasive plants for management; develop an invasive plant management strategy; design and implement invasive plant management projects.

The course is intensive training aimed at maximising the resources available to agencies in Pacific countries and has been developed in response to requests from Pacific biodiversity conservation practitioners. It uses new approaches and best practice to strengthen the capacity of those practitioners actively engaged in invasive plant management.

The training course is participatory, is based on active learning principles and uses a team approach so that the project team understand both operational and management connections. The sharing of knowledge and skills between programme and project managers and field workers will help lead to successful projects. This gives confidence and motivation to participants in relation to their invasive plant projects.

Target Audience: Project Managers, Project Officers and Senior crew members (e.g. Foremen)

Group size: 12 participants (consisting of teams e.g. four teams with 3 participants each or any combination)

Duration: 8 to 10 days (the course can be adapted to meet the specific needs of an agency)

Learning Outcomes: At the end of the training, teams will:
  • Understand the best practice principles that underpin the PII Project Process
  • Know the reasons and value for each stage and step in the PII Project Process
  • Know how priority projects are identified and prioritised
  • Be able to prepare plans for their project
  • Know the value of collecting data and how to collect, store and retrieve it
  • Know how to use data for effective decision making
  • Be aware of tools and methods that can assist with projects
  • Know where they can access further learning resources and support
  • Have a plan of “where to from here” for their project
PII Resource Kit for Invasive Plant Management: As well as the training, during which participants will prioritise invasive plants, select projects and complete planning documents (from Feasibility Study to Reporting including Monitoring and Evaluation) for their own project, the PII Resource Kit for Invasive Plant Management will be provided on CD for use after the training.

Trainings Delivered
 Year Location Report Photos
2012 Samoa Pacific Invasives Initiative. 2012. Invasive Plant Management Training Course, Apia Samoa, 15 -25 May, 2012. Pacific Invasives Initiative, Auckland, New Zealand. Photo Album
2011 Fiji Pacific Invasives Initiative. 2011. Invasive Plant Project Management Training Course, Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park Sigatoka, Republic of Fiji, 3 – 12 May, 2011. Pacific Invasives Initiative,  Auckland, New Zealand. Photo Album
2010 American Samoa Pacific Invasives Initiative. 2010. Training workshop report: Invasive plant project management American Samoa Community College Mapusaga, Tutuila Island, American Samoa, 25 January – 4 February, 2010. Pacific Invasives Initiative,  Auckland, New Zealand. Photo Album
2009 Federated States of Micronesia – Pohnpei Pacific Invasives Initiative. 2009. Training workshop report: Weed management project design & implementation, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, 23 February-4 March, 2009 FSM-Pohnpei 2009 – Training Report. Pacific Invasives Initiative,  Auckland, New Zealand.
 
Pacific Invasives Initiative.2009. Training Workshop: Weed Management Project Design And Implementation Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, 23 February – 4 March, 2009 - Technical Report. Pacific Invasives Initiative,  Auckland, New Zealand.
Photo Album
2008 Palau Pacific Invasives Initiative. 2008. Final report – Pilot training workshop: Weed management project design & implementation Palau, 22 – 30 April, 2008. Pacific Invasives Initiative, Auckland, New Zealand.
 
Pacific Invasives Initiative.2008. Pilot Training Workshop: Weed Management Project Design & Implementation Republic of Palau 22 – 30 April, 2008 Technical Report. Pacific Invasives Initiative, Auckland, New Zealand.
 
 

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