Executive Courses

The Global Institute offers week-long courses that bring the latest thinking on sustainable forestry management to working professionals.
Executive level courses are offered for management professionals with no background in forestry whose work requires an understanding of forestry, as well as for those with forestry background, and a Forest Stand Dynamics course for forestry practitioners.

Executive Education in Forestry Program
Forestry and the Global Environment: Challenges of Managing and Conserving Forests in the 21st Century

An intensive one-week course for professionals from around the world, whose work requires understanding the environment.

For experienced executives needing to learn more about the forestry sector, and successful forest managers stepping into executive level positions.

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Forest Stand Dynamics


Held at the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest, University of Washington, Eatonville, WA (a facility of the University of Washington’s School of Forest Resources).

An in-depth examination of how forest stands grow, from individual tree architecture and growth, to how stands respond to disturbances and silvicultural manipulations.  Application of stand dynamics to silvicultural practices and prescriptions will be viewed through studies of diagnostic criteria.

Please check back for more information on when the next Forest Stand Dynamics course will be held. Alternatively, please email christina.riley@yale.edu to be placed on our contact list to be sent course information when it becomes available.