Mind the Gap: Bridging the generational gap to provide students and emerging professionals tools for success

Date: 30 October 2024
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Price: $50 CAD

Workshop Summary

In this 3 hour workshop, learn how students and emerging professionals get a taste of what it’s like to work at the nexus of restoration science and practice and get the best of their career in restoration. In this session, the SER Students and Emerging Professionals Committee (SEPC) along with the SER Certification Program Manager and the Restoration Ecology Journal Editor-in-chief will discuss ways in which students and emerging restorationists can effectively advocate for their career pathways, engage with the largest restoration community, and share their experiences and findings through the top publishing venues in the field. Come listen to individuals describe their first steps (and ongoing experiences) in the world of ecological restoration. Each speaker will talk about serving the premier ecological restoration organization in the world and how can you become a part of it. 

This will be an active symposium and attendees are encouraged to participate in the networking activities facilitated by the moderators in the last section of the event.

In this workshop, attendees will learn:

  • The role of emerging scientist in restoration ecology
  • How to establish, grow, and sustain a successful SER Student Associations
  • CERPIT to CERP: SERs professional restoration practitioner certification 
  • Publishing in RE: Options, tips, and advice for early professionals and students

The SEPC will provide support to attendees during the symposia through a discussion forum and networking opportunity after the presentations, as well as follow-up opportunities to participants interested in joining the organization.

SER North American Conference