MACD Conservation District Supervisor Training

The Massachusetts Association of Conservation Districts offers basic and continuing education modules that can be used to train district supervisors and staff about the fundamental principles and operations of conservation districts.  These learning modules are accessible to all who find them useful.  Additional modules will be added over time to provide continuing education opportunities, and existing material will be refreshed to keep up to date with the times.

Each module consists of a learning element and a test, both posted in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format.  For certification of successful completion of each module, completed tests should be sent by email or post to the address listed.  A score of 80% for each module is considered successful.  A certificate of completion will be issued to Massachusetts supervisors and staff for the successful completion of each module, and a training record will be maintained by MACD.

Live seminars will be offered by MACD periodically in district venues throughout the state to supplement these on-line training modules.


Program Modules

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Supervisor Handbook Conservation District & State Commission Manual

1. Supervisor’s Guide 2018

2. The Basics

3. Conservation Movement

4. Governance

5. Accountability

Other useful documents can be found on Massachusetts State Commission Website.

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