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Our activities aim to build the network and help our members to grow and progress in their careers. Our current areas of focus include:

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Icon Emerging Professionals Network Meet-Up Series

The Icon Emerging Professionals Network (EPN) is excited to announce a new series of informal events to help early career conservators meet one another and gain advice on soft skills and professional development. Each Meet-Up will be hosted by Icon EPN team members in UK cities, but we also encourage anyone to host their own Satellite Meet-Up in their hometowns! We want to get as many emerging professionals as possible together, so we can share our ideas, concerns and current work.

And remember, if you’re interested in hosting your own event please get in touch at IconEPN@gmail.com, or via our Facebook page. We want to see as many Satellite Meet-Ups as possible springing up over the UK!

EVENT CANCELLATION - Icon EPN Meet-Up Series 4: Interviews

John Percival Building, Cardiff University

12-4pm, Monday 11th May 2020

It is with regret that the Icon Emerging Professionals Network have decided to cancel their Interview Meet-Up event at Cardiff University due to the Covid-19 outbreak. We are sorry that this event cannot go ahead as planned, but we are working to reorganise this meet-up at a later date. Will will keep you informed as to when this may be.

If you should want to get in touch at this difficult time, then please don't hesitate to email us at IconEPN@gmail.com

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Complete our Survey - we want to hear from you!

In June 2019 we presented at Icon's Conference: New Perspectives: Contemporary Conservation Thinking and Practice. Through our talk we highlighted some of the problems emerging professionals face, as well as looking at what opportunities are open to those starting their career in conservation. Much of what we discussed came from feedback given through our online survey and those of you we have spoken to, alongside our own experiences. We are always looking for feedback so if you haven't already, please complete our survey or get in touch! You can access the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HRTFZSZ

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Useful Resources

We have put together some documents that aim to help emerging professionals with career development. As we grow as a network, we aim to add to our shared resources so please keep checking back here for any updates. And if there is anything that you think we can add to our resources, please let us know!