The Wildlifer, February 2013 — February 13, 2013

Apply Today for the Leadership Institute
The Wildlife Society is currently accepting applications for its Leadership Institute.

The Institute facilitates development of new leaders within TWS and the wildlife profession. We’ll recruit 10-15 promising early-career professionals for a series of intensive activities and mentoring relationships. The focus will be on exposing participants to the inner workings of TWS and increasing the number of active leaders in TWS and the wildlife profession.

Are you or do you know an early-career professional, two to three years out of either undergraduate or graduate school, currently working full-time in a wildlife professional position, and with demonstrated evidence of leadership potential?

A small number of slots may also be available for more recent graduates who have shown strong evidence of their leadership potential or for those who are working while concurrently pursuing a graduate degree.

From May to October, participants will engage in a series of activities to develop and expand their leadership skills. Institute members will also attend the TWS Annual Conference in Milwaukee (October 4-9, 2013) and participate in various activities, including mentoring and leadership workshop sessions. The Institute is free, and participants will receive free registration and a travel grant for the conference.

All applicants must be members of TWS and a Chapter or Section of TWS. The selection committee will be seeking to create a diverse group, with participants of varying gender, ethnic, and regional diversity.

Please contact Laura Bies, Director of Government Affairs at laura@wildlife.org with any questions.

We’ve Moved The Wildlife Society Listserv
Our old platform stopped working, so we moved TWS-L to Google Groups. You’ll need a Google Account to join, but you’ll be able to select a subscription that works best for you. See wildlife.org/tws-l to learn how to join and post. Also, be sure to read our handy guide, which includes more detailed, step-by-step instructions. The old system will be shut down at the end of February. Note, TWS is not moving any emails to the new group. You’ll need to sign up yourself.

Social Networking
Make sure you’re following The Wildlife Society through your social networks. The Wildlife Society can be liked on Facebook and followed Twitter and on LinkedIn.

New Tax Laws are in Effect:  Are You Prepared?
New tax laws as of January 1 should prompt each of us to create or review our estate plan. Request our free resources by emailing dwalter@wildlife.org.

Live Learning Center
Have you checked out The Wildlife Society Live Learning Center yet? This online portal connects you to recorded sessions from the last three Annual Conferences (Portland, Hawaii, and Snowbird), so you can catch up on sessions you missed and continue your professional development between conferences. Recorded sessions are a great way to stay current on the trends shaping your industry and they make excellent training tools for you and your colleagues. TWS is excited to offer you complimentary access. Visit the Live Learning Center and log in with your existing account. Don’t have an account? Create one now for free.

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