This page includes “how-to” guidance and training materials designed to help teams implement the Open Standards (e.g., training manuals and presentations). Note that we also provide a list of tools which serve as important resource but which do not provide step-by-step guidance.

For information about the formal vetting process for tools and guidance, see Using Open Standards.

Mongolian guidance for the Open Standards (2.0)

For a Protected Area training in the Open Standards held in in Mongolia in 2015, a Mongolian guidance version of the Open Standards (v2.0) was developed. This guidance has been approved by the Mongolian Department of Protected Areas Management. Over…

Wunambal Gaambera Healthy Country Plan mid-term evaluation

In 2015 a mid-term evaluation of the Wunambal Gaambera Healthy Country Plan noted after only five years, measurable progress on several key strategies of the plan, including “right way fire”, which has carbon reduction, ecological and cultural benefits.  Equally impressive…

Basic Open Standards Presentations (CCNet 2012)

Description: These presentations are a “harmonized” set of presentations for Steps 1 and 2 of the Open Standards developed by staff from Foundations of Success, The Nature Conservancy, and WWF.  The complete set is in English, some with French translation.…

Project Management for Wildlife Conservation (WildTeam 2016)

Description This is a comprehensive, step-by-step manual for project management. It is accompanied by associated tools and support templates to implement each step of each process, which can be accessed here. It was developed by WildTeam, a Bangladeshi not for…

Open Standards for Nature Conservation (Paix 2015)

Description: This booklet was produced to facilitate the use of Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (OS) in the preparation of the 6th Regional Nature Reserve Management Plan for Tour du Valat. It was designed to help the (French-speaking)…

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Glossary of OS terms translated to Lao

The ongoing Integrated Conservation of Biodiversity and Forests project in Laos has been translating and tailoring OS materials for local use. Two key elements of this are Lao translations of: the Glossary of Terms the ‘Steps flowchart’ that has been…

Goals and Strategies (FOS 2008)

Description: Part of the FOS Adaptive Management course, this guides the first step in developing a formal action plan – defining goals and strategies, using a marine example to illustrate points. Also included here is the breakout instructions for this…

Using Results Chains (USAID 2016)

Description: This how-to guide on results chains builds off the situation model guide. It helps design teams clearly depict the program’s theory of change by using results chains as a logic model that focuses on expected results and the programmatic…

Mongolian guidance for the Open Standards (2.0)

For a Protected Area training in the Open Standards held in in Mongolia in 2015, a Mongolian guidance version of the Open Standards (v2.0) was developed. This guidance has been approved by the Mongolian Department of Protected Areas Management. Over…