Learning Modules for ILM: Capacity Strengthening for Landscape Leadership

Welcome to our learning modules on integrated landscape management (ILM)! These modules are for facilitators who work in organizations that advance sustainable and resilient landscape approaches. These learning materials draw on the Practical Guide for Integrated Landscape Management as well as extensive feedback and input from 1000L partners. The goal is simple: to empower a diverse range of partners working across landscapes to enhance sustainability and resilience over time.

Each module offers a range of materials suitable for different needs. Whether you want to facilitate an in-person session with a diverse set of landscape stakeholders or build the knowledge of your colleagues in an online meeting, you’ll find facilitation guides, slide decks, and visuals in adaptable formats at your disposal.

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Dynamic and Adaptive Resources Designed for Leaders in the Field

These materials are designed for experienced facilitators who can confidently deliver sessions on unfamiliar topics using only a facilitation guide. In the future, we plan to offer additional support to help less-experienced facilitators deliver these sessions effectively.

We encourage you to adapt these materials to suit your specific context, including adding local stories and examples. Using the included prompts, facilitators are welcome to customize them with their organization’s branding and other relevant details.

MODULE 1

Introduction to Integrated Landscape Management

This module introduces the ILM framework. This foundational module paves the way for other modules that guide participants through the ILM process.

This session introduces the ILM framework to stakeholders within the landscape, from farmers to governmental officials, non-governmental organizations, business owners, and more. It focuses on sharing experiences and developing a shared language around sustainable landscape management practices and includes interactive activities for large and small groups.

In-Person

Duration: full day (6-8 hours)
Delivery format: in-person
Ideal participant numbers: 8-30
Best suited for: a group of diverse stakeholders from the same landscape: from farmers to governmental officials, non-governmental organizations, business owners, and more.

Online

Duration: Two two-hour sessions
Delivery format: Zoom
Ideal participant numbers: 8-12
Best suited for: landscape practitioners and leaders already familiar with engaging in online meetings and sessions

MODULE 2

Stakeholder Mapping, Analysis, and Engagement

These modules introduce the concepts of landscape stakeholders, processes used to map and analyze stakeholders, and the key steps involved in stakeholder engagement needed to develop a strong and collaborative landscape partnership.

In this session, participants learn about the process of inclusive stakeholder mapping, analysis, and engagement. The session introduces different tools to map key stakeholders in a landscape, learn about different engagement methods for diverse stakeholders, and understand the steps to design a stakeholder engagement strategy.

Online

Duration: two hours
Delivery format: Zoom
Ideal participant numbers: 8-12
Best suited for landscape practitioners and leaders already familiar with engaging in online meetings and sessions

MODULE 3

Landscape Partnerships: Cross-sectoral and multi-stakeholder governance

This module introduces participants to the heart of ILM: landscape partnerships. It explores the different functions of a landscape partnership’s possible organizational structures and explores various modalities of participatory landscape governance.

In this training, participants learn about the role and relevance of landscape partnerships in landscape governance. The training also describes the practical process for developing an appropriate landscape partnership agreement and possible organizational structures, as well as explores the key roles partners can assume in landscape governance.

Online
Duration: two hours
Delivery format: Zoom
Ideal participant numbers: 8-12
Best suited for landscape practitioners and leaders already familiar with engaging in online meetings and sessions

MODULE 4

Shared Vision

This module focuses on developing shared visions for landscape partnerships. A shared vision describes a partnership’s aspirations for its landscape on a generational time scale. It creates common ground for all stakeholders, enables future collaboration, and informs strategy development and landscape action planning down the line.

In this workshop, participants co-create the first draft of a shared vision through interactive activities for large and small groups, focusing on exchanging knowledge and finding common ground. This training works best when participants are diverse from the same landscape: from farmers to governmental officials, non-governmental organizations, business owners, and more.

In-Person

Duration: full day (6-8 hours)
Delivery format: in-person
Ideal participant numbers: 8-25
Best suited for: a group of diverse stakeholders from the same landscape, from farmers to governmental officials, non-governmental organizations, business owners, and more.

Online

Duration: Two two-hour sessions
Delivery format: Zoom
Ideal participant numbers: 8-12
Best suited for: landscape practitioners and leaders already familiar with engaging in online meetings and sessions

MODULE 5

Landscape Action Plans

This module introduces the processes and tools for landscape action planning, which is crucial for translating higher-level landscape visions and strategic goals into practical activities and tangible results on the ground.

This training helps participants understand landscape action plans (LAPs) and their importance in initiating landscape action guided by a shared vision and strategy. Participants will learn tools for developing their LAPs and see examples from existing landscapes in Latin America.

Online
Duration: two hours
Delivery format: Zoom
Ideal participant numbers: 8-12
Best suited for landscape practitioners and leaders already familiar with engaging in online meetings and sessions

MODULE 6

Landscape Narratives

Landscape narratives are the collective and diverse stories, histories, and interpretations that define and give meaning to a specific landscape. This module helps participants understand the value of communicating their landscape narratives to both internal and external audiences and explores different formats and mediums of storytelling that would be suitable for their context.

This session introduces landscape narratives as powerful tools for effective landscape communication. Participants will explore the relevance of these narratives, the various formats they can take, and how to collaboratively build them to express a landscape’s identity and engage with both local and external stakeholders.

DISCLAIMER: This module has not yet been tested with landscape stakeholders. If you are interested in using/testing this module, we would love to hear from you! Your experience will allow us to make this module better for everybody. Please contact our team at: 1000Landscapes@ecoagriculture.org

In-Person

Duration: full day (6-8 hours)
Delivery format: in-person
Ideal participant numbers: 8-12
Best suited for: a diverse group of existing members of a landscape partnership who are working together to develop their communication strategy

MODULE 7

Advocacy for ILM

This module equips participants with a fundamental yet practical understanding of advocacy and how it can be leveraged to support their long-term sustainability goals within their landscape.

In this session, participants will explore advocacy’s potential as a key process for advancing the landscape’s strategic goals. The workshop features numerous group activities, allowing diverse stakeholder representatives to collaborate as a team towards a common goal: creating an advocacy action plan. This approach also helps break down siloed thinking.

In-Person

Duration: two days (6-8 hours)
Delivery format: in-person
Ideal participant numbers: 8-25
Best suited for: a group of diverse stakeholders from the same landscape: from farmers to governmental officials, non-governmental organizations, business owners, and more.

MODULE 8

Facilitation for ILM

The effectiveness of ILM workshops relies heavily on the quality, skills, and abilities of the facilitator(s) leading the sessions. This module is designed for landscape facilitators who want to strengthen their facilitation skills and participatory training methods.

This training equips participants with an extensive toolbox of training and facilitation skills to implement in-person sessions.

DISCLAIMER: For best results, this training should only be facilitated by Master Trainers who have participated in the training and have four or more years of coaching, training, and facilitation experience. For more information, please contact our team at 1000Landscapes@ecoagriculture.org

In-Person

Duration: five days
Delivery format: in-person
Ideal participant numbers: 12-25
Best suited for: trainers, landscape facilitators, and landscape weavers who already deliver and contextualize face-to-face sessions and want to strengthen their didactic abilities and interpersonal skills.

MODULE 9

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Landscapes

This module introduces diversity, equity, and inclusion, what this means in your landscape, and how to analyze and promote it across landscape initiatives.

This session equips participants with foundational concepts around diversity, equity, and inclusion and grounds these to the realities of their landscape. The session also includes optional guidance on forming a DEI committee to maintain inclusivity as a cross-cutting component in all landscape partnership strategies, plans, and activities. It focuses on sharing experiences and developing a shared language around sustainable landscape management practices and includes interactive activities for large and small groups.

In-Person

Duration: two days
Delivery format: in-person
Ideal participant numbers: 8-25
Best suited for: a group of diverse stakeholders from the same landscape: from farmers to governmental officials, non-governmental organizations, business owners, and more.

Online
Duration: Two two-hour sessions
Delivery format: Zoom
Ideal participant numbers: 8-12
Best suited for: landscape practitioners and leaderslandscape practitioners and leaders who are already familiar with and comfortable engaging in online meetings and sessions.

We Welcome Your Feedback

Your feedback is invaluable for improving these resources! Please share your experiences, stories, questions, and ideas with us through the provided feedback forms. We can all benefit from and contribute to global learning by collaborating and sharing knowledge.

If you have any questions about how to use these resources, please do not hesitate to contact the 1000L Capacity Strengthening design team at 1000Landscapes@ecoagriculture.org.

Acknowledgments

The 1000L Capacity Strengthening design team gratefully acknowledges our partner organizations, along with the individuals from these organizations whose invaluable contributions we have appreciated:

Sarah Forrester Wilson
Louise Buck
Simon Moolenaar
Daniel Uosukainen
Patricia Bon
Bemmy Granados
Zina Burgers
Max Levy
Laura Eugene
Lisa Markslag
Alyssa Gartenberg

We would like to acknowledge all of the additional individuals and partner organizations who contributed to developing and/or allowed us to test and improve modules, including:

Sarah Forrester Wilson
Roos van der Deijl
Lily Hamilton
Pilar Valbuena
Laura Giraldo Restrepo
Marlon Hernandez
John Mario Rodriguez
Claudia Rojas
Natalia Ruiz Guevara
Gustavo Mentlik
Saurin Nanavati
Joky Francois
Elizabeth Njenga
Susan Kinyua
Douglas Omoke
Alex Nene
René Pieneman
Marla Naidoo
John Recha

We’d also like to thank our wonderful graphic designer, Dolores Cavanaugh and illustrator Renata Siegmann for all their work developing the visuals for our learning materials.

We give special thanks to the IKEA Foundation for their crucial support.

IKEA Foundation
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