Building Better

Having a leadership or management position at your District can often feel like a lonely and challenging role, but you're not alone! The Center for Technical Development, Washington State Conservation Commission, Washington Association of District Employees, and Washington Association of Conservation District have come together to bring you the Building Better: Leadership and Management Learning Community. This regular series introduces leadership related topics and provides information, insight, strategies and discussion amongst peers. 

Together we can build a better community of District leaders now and into the future!

Join your District management and leadership peers the second Wednesday of every other month from 1:00-2:30 for the series

Series Agenda

Building Better will be at WADE!  In lieu of a May or July Building Better forum, please plan to join us at the  WADE Management and Leadership track, June 12-14, 2023.  Find sessions on strategic financial thinking, recruiting and hiring staff in a competitive environment, growing great managers, and more!   You can find more information and register for WADE here

Find us back on Zoom in September!

Suggested Learning Resources

One of the key attributes to great leaders and managers is their habit of on-going and veracious learning. Take the time to learn, get inspired, and generate new ideas daily.

Here are some suggested resources to move you forward:


(Curated by both your Building Better team and your fellow Distract leader colleagues)




Materials and Ideas from Sessions

Have a topic idea or feedback on this series? Please let us know: 

Brought to you in partnership by Center for Technical Development (CTD), Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC), Washington Association of District Employees (WADE), and Washington Association of Conservation Districts (WACD).