Collaboration with Lincoln University of New Zealand
Park Management Training Programme - Lincoln International
This programme was initiated to provide training for the staff of the Forest Department, other government agencies and those in tourism related industry in the following areas:-
|Official launching of Conservation and
Ecotourism Management Certificate on
24 August 1999 at Kuching Hilton Hotel
- Protected Area Management
- Recreation and Tourism Management
- Ecology and Wildlife Management
- Interpretation, Communication
- Applied Social Science
- Parks and Reserves Engineering
To develop a training programme that will
- enhance the knowledge and broaden the skills of the trainees in the management of national parks, wild life and tourism; and
- award successful students with a Certificate in Conservation and Ecotourism Management by Lincoln University.
- Staff of Forest Department
- Staff from Ministry of Tourism (MOT), Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) and private tour agencies
- Applicants from Peninsula Malaysia, Sabah and ASEAN countries
The training emphasizes three principles:
- to safeguard the resources against impairment or destruction;
- to apply ecological management techniques to neutralize the influence of users;
- to plan comprehensively with all parties involved so as to ensure that the park is used in ways appropriate to the delicate balance between conservation and uses.
- Five modules, each of six weeks at the Forest Training School/Agriculture Institute:
- Protected Area Management (Module One)
- Recreation and Tourism Management (Module Two)
- Foundation of Ecology and Wildlife Management (Module Three)
- Interpretation, Communication and Applied Social Science (Module Four)
- Parks and Reserves Engineering (Module Five)
- Research Essay
After every six weeks, the trainees will go back to work at their stations for at least eight weeks.
The training courses consist of the following:
- Training Sessions: where the content may be more conceptual in nature but will have a strong applied focus.
- Field Visits: where the main aim will be for the trainees to participate in experimental learning in an environment that is quite familiar to them.
- Training Exercises: based on the material in the training session and the field visit, the trainees will be required to deliver a presentation on a special topic.
|A formal Class Session with a Lecturer from New Zealand
||Study trip to Sarawak Cultural Village
||Students with Lecturer during Computer Session
Selection of candidates for training:
- minimal 3 years working experience in parks management.
- competence in English i.e. writing and speaking.
- preferably below 40 years old.
The venue for teaching the Certificate and Diploma courses is at:
Lincoln Training Program
c/o Forest Training School
Km 20 Kuching-Serian Road
Personnel From Lincoln International
- Park & Recreation Training Specialist: Dr. Pat Devlin, Reader in Parks & Recreation, Lincoln University
- Parks & Tourism Specialist: Dr. David Simmons, Reader in Tourism, Lincoln University
- Parks & Reserves Engineering Specialist: Dr. Tim Davies, Professor of Natural Resources Engineering, Lincoln University
- Programme Co-ordinator: Mr. Michael E. Meredith
For more detail on the programme, please visit http://www.mered.org.uk/mike/traing_oview.htm
For more on Lincoln International, please visit http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/li/
For enquiries pertaining to application procedure, training fees and others, please contact us