Management & Governance

Professional, accountable management and governance teams are indispensable components of well-run community conservation areas. Honeyguide improves leadership by: implementing assessment procedures to identify strengths and weaknesses and ensure leaders receive regular feedback; conducting trainings and workshops for current and future leaders; and providing tools, ranging from accounting software to human resources policies, that professionalize management practices. With strong management and governance in place, Wildlife Management Areas can run themselves long after Honeyguide has left.

Leadership Assessment

Honeyguide’s first step in its management and governance programming is assessment, since each training regimen is based on the relative strengths and weaknesses of each Wildlife Management Area. Honeyguide uses the SAGE assessment tool to identify growth areas and then creates a clear, specific plan for how to address them. The results from initial assessment also create a benchmark against which progress can be measured, with further assessments taking place at regular intervals.

Read more about SAGE here.

Leadership Coaching

Honeyguide trains management and governance teams of Wildlife Management Areas to build their in-house capacity to deal with day-to-day operations and plan strategic goals. We firmly believe that Wildlife Management Areas have the best chance of success when they are truly locally run, as communities are then more likely to engage and take ownership of the body. Outside of formal sessions, we always remain open to questions from management and governance to help them navigate difficult issues or learn new approaches to problem-solving.

Management Tools

Honeyguide helps build the “soft infrastructure” of management to standardize and simplify day-to-day operations. Some of this comes in the form of setting guidelines for how management and governance teams should operate, for example by creating human resource documents and or delineating policies regarding financial compensation. Other useful additions to the management’s repertoire may include computer software. In Randilen, Honeyguide provided the management team with QuickBooks, an accounting program that significantly simplifies bookkeeping and financial reporting.

Management & Governance News

Building Better Leaders with Honeyguide

January 4th, 2020|0 Comments

  Transparent governance and professional management are essential elements of well-run wildlife management areas (WMAs) and similar community-based conservation bodies. Recognizing this, Honeyguide dedicates significant time and effort to building effective management and governance teams

Increasing Accountability to Improve Outcomes

May 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) conserve the wilderness, protect the habitat, and promote sustainable economic development that minimizes its impact on local ecosystems. With such ambitious objectives, it’s no surprise that a diversity of professional expertise is