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Build Your Facilitative Leadership Capacity

This virtual workshop series, hosted by the National Association of Climate Resilience Planners, in partnership with Facilitating Power, builds facilitative leadership capacity among facilitators, organizers, leaders, and educators from (and accountable to) Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian/ Pacific Islander communities. The content and approach are derived from the NACRP’s Community-Driven Resilience Planning Framework with input from NACRP members, facilitators, advisors, and core partners. Learn more about Community-Driven Planning.

We encourage participants to register for the full series, which includes four 2.5 hours virtual workshops and four 90-minute applied practice peer cyphers held two weeks after each workshop.

Who Should Register

Work within OR in partnership with one or more community-based organizations rooted in communities disproportionately burdened by pollution, toxins, displacement, and other impacts related to climate and racial injustice.

You are looking to play a facilitative leadership role in one or more of the following:

  • Community visioning and priority setting
  • Community assessments to understand threats and assets
  • Community-driven solutions (efforts to solve the problems a community faces)
  • Community power building to advance community priorities and solutions
  • Development of racially equitable, community-driven action plans
  • Intervening on public planning processes so as to advance community priorities
  • Working to shift local policies for racial, economic, and climate justice
  • Translating or learning to translate community language and needs into planner-speak

AND have an existing project or body work to which you could apply the content of the workshop series

FALL 2023 - SPRING 2024

Workshops

Workshop 1

Culturally Rooted Approaches to Community-Driven Planning

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2023
Time
: 1 - 3:30 pm PST / 4 - 6:30 pm EST

Description: When Black, Brown, Indigenous, and API communities reclaim the power of planning, we restore culturally-rooted values, practices, and ways of knowing and being back into how visioning and decision-making happen. In this 2.5-hour interactive online workshop, you will hear from innovators of community-driven planning and workshop culturally grounded approaches to planning as critical to our capacity to survive and thrive through the devastating impacts of racial capitalism.

Our Guest Speakers:

Honu Nichols
Climate Education Coordinator, Mālama Loko Ea Foundation

Moñeka De Oro
Co-Founder/Executive Director, Micronesia Climate Change Alliance
Workshop 1: Peer Cypher

Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2023 
Time
: 9 - 10:30 am PST / 12 noon - 1:30 pm EST 

Description: All those registered for this workshop are invited to a follow-up applied practice peer cypher. This is an online space where folks bring real-time challenges and scenarios they are grappling with to workshop with a small group, applying lessons from the workshop to their actual work. Upon registration to the main workshop, you will receive an invitation to the cypher. No one is required to bring a challenge to workshop. We can learn just as much by participating in workshopping another's challenge!

Workshop 2

Community-Driven Planning in Action - Voices from the Field 

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024
Time: 1 - 3:30 pm PST / 4 - 6:30 pm EST 

Description: What does community-driven planning actually look like in action? What does it take to build consensus across a diverse community around a clear vision and set of priorities as well as solutions that community members are ready to take action on? What is included in a community plan? Can we see examples?? What does having a plan allow a community to do? These are some of the questions we will explore during this interactive 2.5-hour online workshop.

Our Guest Speakers:

Marybelle Nzegwu Tobias,
Founder & Principal, E/J Solutions
Colin Miller,
Senior Associate, E/J Solutions

Workshop 2: Peer Cypher

Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Time
: 9 - 10:30 am PST / 12 noon - 1:30 pm EST

Description: All those registered for this workshop are invited to a follow-up applied practice peer cypher. This is an online space where folks bring real-time challenges and scenarios they are grappling with to workshop with a small group, applying lessons from the workshop to their actual work. Upon registration to the main workshop, you will receive an invitation to the cypher. No one is required to bring a challenge to workshop. We can learn just as much by participating in workshopping another's challenge!

Workshop 3

Community-Driven Planning, Power, and Local Government

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Time: 1 - 3:30 pm PST / 4 - 6:30 pm EST

Description: Community-driven planning is the antidote to top-down public planning. In fact, community-driven planning can happen and does happen completely absent of local government, which can be vital to building culturally-rooted, liberatory models for building the future. And yet, local government has a critical role to play in ensuring communities have the resources and capacity to implement our solutions. Inevitably building community power involves our capacity to affect local politics, practices, and public resources. If our communities are going to be authentically involved in and directly influence public planning and policy, then we must be organized around a shared vision, priorities, solutions, and approaches to building community power. What role can community-driven planning play in building sufficient power to affect local politics? How can we avoid the traps that working with local government presupposes? In this interactive 2.5-hour workshop we will hear from grassroots organizations who have been able to leverage public resources and affect local policy through the power of community-driven planning, and apply these insights to our own work in place.

Workshop 3: Applied Practice Peer Cypher

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2023
Time
: 9 - 10:30 am PST / 12 noon - 1:30 pm EST

Description: All those registered for this workshop are invited to a follow-up applied practice peer cypher. This is an online space where folks bring real-time challenges and scenarios they are grappling with to workshop with a small group, applying lessons from the workshop to their actual work. Upon registration to the main workshop, you will receive an invitation to the cypher. No one is required to bring a challenge to workshop. We can learn just as much by participating in workshopping another's challenge!

Workshop 4

Cultivating Community Governance: The Power of Planning for the Collective Good

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2024
Time: 1 - 3:30 pm PST / 4 - 6:30 pm EST

Description: The vision behind community-driven planning is to re-member and re-activate our capacity as communities to build the world and to collectively govern what we need to live and thrive. The practices of community-driven planning are the building blocks to community governance: Shared vision, consensus-building, priority-setting, deep participation, making decisions for the common good. What can we learn from communities that have been able to do just that? What are some of the different models of community governance in practice within our network? How do we start the process of remembering and reactivating collective governance as a community capacity? In this 2.5 hour interactive online workshop, we will explore these questions with practitioners and reflect on opportunities to plants and cultivate the seeds of community governance within our own planning projects.

Applied Practice Peer Cypher

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2023
Time
: 9 - 10:30 am PST / 12 noon - 1:30 pm EST 

Description: All those registered for this workshop are invited to a follow-up applied practice peer cypher. This is an online space where folks bring real-time challenges and scenarios they are grappling with to workshop with a small group, applying lessons from the workshop to their actual work. Upon registration to the main workshop, you will receive an invitation to the cypher. No one is required to bring a challenge to workshop. We can learn just as much by participating in workshopping another's challenge!

Fee

Workshops are $100 each. Discount code available for NACRP Members.

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