Wilderness Advocacy Leadership Training Session (WALTS)

Introduction to WALTS: March 8–12, 2021

Join us for FREE advocacy and leadership training.
Find your voice for our wild public lands. See the form below to apply.


While normally an in-person training, in 2021, we’re holding virtual training for new Broadband Leaders, Co-Leaders, and Leadership Team Members. In 2020, we trained 28 new women using this new virtual format and it was a rousing success. No Zoom Zombies in our group—our new leaders are off and running! Deadline to apply: March 1, 2021.

Part 1
Introduction to Wilderness Advocacy Leadership

Monday, March 8, 12pm-2pm, and 3pm-4pm
Wednesday, March 10: 12pm-2pm, and 3pm-4:15pm
Thursday, March 11: 12pm-2pm

(All times Mountain Standard Time)

Learn what every Broadband Leader needs to know in order to represent Broads in their community. This includes:
  • The organization’s history and mission
  • Our unique niche within the conservation movement
  • Key strategies and advocacy priorities
  • Our theory of grassroots organizing and how to apply it in your community
  • Important tools and simple admin systems
  • Mentoring with one-on-one phone calls with experienced Broadband Leaders

Part 2
Wilderness Advocacy Leadership Training—Going Deeper

Possibly Mid April, Dates TBA


We take a deeper dive into grassroots organizing, carving out a lot of time for small group discussion and peer-to-peer learning. Additional training includes:
  • Broadband planning techniques
  • Developing effective leadership structures
  • Best practices for communication and engagement with community members
  • Relationship building
  • And more!

More about WALTS

This educational program includes powerful leadership training sessions that are hands-on, experiential, educational, and FUN! Our leaders are trained in essential skills to build and motivate Broadbands to use effective and meaningful democratic action to protect the wild places we love most. Topics include:

  • How to take a stand on ecological issues
  • How to interact and advocate for healthy public lands with elected officials and land management agencies
  • Grassroots organizing techniques
  • Leadership, communication, and lobbying skills
  • Wilderness and public lands history
  • Broads’ positions on issues such as grazing, off-road vehicles, and oil, gas, and mineral development

Your Commitment?

Participants are responsible for developing a one-year plan for their Broadband. The Broadband Leader position calls for a two-year commitment. Here is the Broadband Leader position description. Contact us to learn more.

Ready to apply? See the form below.
Questions? Contact Lisa at 970-385-9577 or lisa@greatoldbroads.org.

Women for the Wild Campaign

Grassroots Leadership Director Lisa Pool talks about how donations to the Women for the Wild Fundraising campaign support our work to train, inspire, and support advocates for America’s wild public lands and waters.

“Activism is my rent for living on this planet.” – Alice Walker

Become a Broadband Leader. Apply!

The Basics

You and Broads

Leadership Application

If you are planning to co-lead an existing broadband, let us know which one!

Thank you!

Thank you for taking the time to fill out our leadership application!

We look forward to connecting with you soon. Please contact us in the meantime with any questions or concerns.