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Working Collaboratively and Engaging Stakeholders: A Community Climate Adaptation Planning Case Study and Learning Exchange

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Save The Bay, Providence, RI

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~7 AICP credits offered~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Workshop participants learned about the process undertaken in Exeter, New Hampshire to engage diverse stakeholders in the design of the community’s climate change adaptation plan. “Climate Adaptation Plan for Exeter,” or “CAPE,” project team members detailed the collaborative process they implemented and shared lessons learned.

Presentations, activities, and facilitated discussions increased participants' knowledge of how to:

•Seek out and integrate homegrown knowledge and values;

•Identify and build on local partnerships and political sensitivities;

•Balance and integrate values and scientific input; and

•Integrate evaluation techniques as you go along.

Target Audiences: those responsible for initiating, facilitating, and managing work with communities (municipal staff and officials, state and federal agency personnel, non-profit organization representatives, and other interested parties)

Thanks to funding from the National Estuarine Research Reserve Science Collaborative this workshop was offered free of charge.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer West at jennifer@nbnerr.org or 401-222-4700, x 7413.

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Presentations & Materials

Agenda

Speaker Biographies

Attendee List

CAPE Project Overview

CAPE Engagement Plan

NH Listens Group Agreements

CAPE Detailed Timeline

CAPE Community Conversations Interim Report

Top Ten Things to Do When Hosting An Event

Syl’s Guidelines for a Great Presentation & a Happy Audience

Dropping our Egos to Communicate with the Public (video)

CAPE Evaluation Form for Town Staff Meeting

Community Conversation Evaluation Form

~~~~~PowerPoint Presentations~~~~~

Overview of the CAPE Project

Beginning with the End in Mind: Evaluating Your Efforts

Responding to a Concern & Developing a Strong Engagement Plan

Identifying Community Values & Concerns

Stay Flexible & Adapt!

Engaging the Public & Holding Great Events

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