Offered for land trusts planning to register or apply for first-time accreditation, with special emphasis on those land trusts applying in 2018. This seminar will explain the first-time accreditation process in-depth and provide guidance on what the Commission looks for to determine compliance with specific accreditation indicator elements from Land Trust Standards and Practices. The presenters will also provide an introduction to the 2018 Requirements Manual. Participants will have an opportunity to share specific areas of concern and interest in advance, which will help guide the instructors in formulating the final agenda.
Session Level: Intermediate Session Location: Colorado Convention Center Price: $50
The Commission is updating its Requirements Manual to reflect the 2017 Land Trust Standards and Practices. Attend this session to get an overview of changes to the accreditation requirements, including what has been dropped and what is new, and provide feedback as part of the public comment period.
Bring your curiosity and your questions to this basic overview of land trust accreditation renewal. Participants will learn how the accreditation renewal process and timing works, and how to get help and information during renewal. Appropriate for accredited land trust staff and board members unfamiliar with the renewal process.
How do you know if you have too much or too little insurance? Having the right insurance is a key part of good risk management for land trusts. Terrafirma helps cover threats to the lasting conservation, but there are many other types of insurance you may need. We will present real life stories of how insurance plays into all land trust activities. Do you own buildings? Is your board covered against hostile legal actions? What about employee owned vehicles used for work? We will cover basic types of insurance, as well as some that may be unique to land trusts. This workshop qualifies for the 2018 Terrafirma Risk Management discount if the person attending is a board member or senior management of the land trust.
Accreditation reviewers will share their insights into areas where applicants have had trouble providing sufficient documentation in their renewal application, along with tips on how to address those common problems prior to submitting. Renewal applicants will save time by learning short-cuts, how to pre-screen their documents before submitting them, and more. Appropriate for accredited land trust staff and board members familiar with the renewal process or those who have attended Renewing Accreditation 101.
Bring your curiosity and your questions to this basic overview of first-time land trust accreditation. Participants will learn how the accreditation process and timing works, and how to get help and information when applying for the first time. Appropriate for non-accredited land trust staff and board members unfamiliar with the accreditation process.
In 2016, the Land Trust Alliance led a collaborative process to revise Land Trust Standards and Practices to reflect changes in the legal and operational environment of the land trust community and to provide closer alignment with the Land Trust Accreditation Program, Terrafirma and the wide array of resources supporting best practices for land trusts. Come hear about the results of the community input process and discuss a summary of the revised Standards. Learn about what's new and the implications for land trust accreditation.
Accreditation reviewers will share their insights into areas where applicants have had trouble providing sufficient documentation in a first-time application, along with tips on how to address those common problems prior to submitting. Applicants will save time by learning short-cuts, how to pre-screen their documents before submitting them, and more. Appropriate for non-accredited land trust staff and board members familiar with the first-time accreditation process.
Wondering how it’s going with Terrafirma Risk Retention Group? Terrafirma has been helping member owner land trusts defend their public liability for their conservation portfolios for over four years now. Two lawyers for land trusts on opposite sides of the country will share their trial stories involving Terrafirma. We’ll also discuss practical takeaways and have an open conversation about results, claims trends, forecasts, financial stability, premiums and anything else on your mind about the world’s only conservation defense liability insurance company. This session qualifies for the 2018 Terrafirma risk management discount.
Restricted to land trusts planning to apply for or renew accreditation in the next two years. This audience-engaged workshop requires participants to bring one or more policies, completed worksheets, and/or templates from their land trust’s records. During the workshop, workshop participants will examine the documentation against the requirements, with assistance from Commission staff, to identify opportunities for strengthening those documents prior to applying for accreditation. Appropriate for land trust staff and board members familiar with the accreditation process for which they are preparing to apply (first-time or renewal).
Session Level: Intermediate Session Location: Colorado Convention Center