Our Workshops

The TELE team travels across the U.S. conducting workshops for state agencies, nonprofits, consulting foresters, and others.


The TELE team offers several kinds of workshops:

  • TELE Workshops are two full days of learning and practicing, where participants learn the principles of targeted marketing and work in a small group to develop a thoughtful, effective landowner outreach plan for a specific project. We work with the local hosting organization to invite participants and select projects. These workshops can accommodate 20 or 30 participants. Responsibilities and a sample timeline for the local hosts of TELE workshops

  • Strategic Planning Workshops can be added on to TELE workshops. During a one-day facilitated session, partnership leaders are guided through a planning process that helps them to clarify their goals and align available resources. These goals are then used as a starting point for a broader TELE Workshop involving more staff that will support the implementation of the plan.

  • Special Topic Trainings are 1.5-day workshops that focus on a particular resource need, such as fire preparedness or compatible use, or a specific landowner audience, such as traditionally underserved woodland owners. These workshops consider the specific challenges and opportunities associated with that issue or audience.

  • TELE Advanced Training Workshops are three full days of intensive training to dive deeper into the TELE methodology. Participants gain additional practice with targeted marketing concepts and leave with the skills to support colleagues and partners to implement TELE in their work. Participants must have attended a two-day TELE workshop prior to attending an Advanced Training.

  • Short workshops and lectures (30 min - 3h) give audience members a taste of targeted marketing concepts and existing research and resources focused on woodland owners.

The cost of the workshops depends on the number of participants, location of the workshop, and any additional needs, such as supplementary landowner research or implementation support to assist groups in putting their outreach plans into action. Please contact info@engaginglandowners.org to discuss your needs, preferably at least 3-4 months prior to your desired workshop date.