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INFORMING DECISION-MAKERS

INFORMING DECISION-MAKERS

The Coastal Training Program provides science-based information, training, and tools to individuals who make professional decisions that affect coastal resources. We serve as a forum for Southwest Florida professionals working to resolve environmental issues of local significance. A range of services are available and are aimed at a wide variety of professionals.

RESILIENT FLORIDA TRAINING SERIES

RESILIENT FLORIDA TRAINING SERIES

Hosted by the Rookery Bay Research Reserve, Coastal Training Program
Course: Planning for Disaster Debris Management (MGT-460)

Date: 03/06/2023 – 03/07/2023
Time: 
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (US/Eastern) 

Location: Virtual
Link to NDPTC website: https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training/delivery/3363/ 

Registration code: 32046 (please include this in your invitation or participants won’t be able to register. We can take it off once to expand outreach once your folks have had time to register. )

Description:

Disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes and floods can create enormous volumes of debris. Debris can hinder response and recovery efforts, cause costly delays, and pose significant logistical challenges. Debris management can be extremely complex, creating, testing, and training to a pre-disaster debris management plan specific to the area is key to successful operations.

This eight-hour management-level course is designed to enable participants to identify debris management components and the best planning practices using existing plan examples and case studies. Participants will also draft an outline of a debris management plan. MGT-460 Planning for Disaster Debris Management provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to create pre-disaster debris management plans for their own communities.

The goal of this course is to enable participants to outline a disaster debris management plan and recognize special considerations when planning for debris management after a natural disaster.

Course Modules:

  • Introduction to Disaster Debris Management Planning
  • Disaster Debris Management Plan Components
  • Scenario Based Learning

Continuing Education Credits offered:

APA Credits                        6.5 Certification Maintenance

ASFPM Credits                  6.5 Continuing Education Credits

IACET Credits                     0.6 Continuing Education Units

IAEM (E) Credits               8.0 Emergency Management Training Credit Hours

Test Requirements:

  • Pre-test to be completed PRIOR to the course. Assists to assess familiarity with the course subject material.
  • Post test to be completed at completion of course. To receive a FEMA issued Certificate of Completion, a post test score of at least 70% must be obtained.

The cost of developing and delivering training is covered by a cooperative agreement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). There is no cost to the individual for taking the course. we do not cover the cost of travel or lodging to attend training.

Living shorelines course by UF/IFAS:
Date: June 14-15, 2023
Location: Rookery Bay NERR, Auditorium

Living shorelines are softer, greener alternatives to stabilize shorelines from erosion, sea level rise, and other damage. They protect, restore, or enhance natural shoreline habitat and maintain coastal processes through the strategic placement of plants, oyster shell, and other structural organic materials. Demand for these structures is increasing, and a new course offers a mechanism to increase the supply of contractors who can fill this need.

New! Coming in 2023-24, Florida Sea Grant will offer 12 courses throughout Florida. These courses will be 2-days and will in an in-person format.

In 2019, The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) released a curriculum to help marine contractors learn to install living shorelines. The curriculum develops skills contractors need to design, permit, implement, monitor, and maintain living shorelines for property owners, either alone or in addition to an existing seawall or other structure.

In 2021, Florida Sea Grant Agents are offered three editions of a virtual version of the course. The course covered the entire curriculum created by FWC and included a self-guided shoreline site visit. Contractors, regulatory staff, and other living shoreline practitioners from around Florida are invited to participate in this course. The course fee includes a full-color copy of the manual, continuing education units (see below), and instructional resources.

Day 1 featured live online content from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM and Day 2 featured live online content from 1 – 5 PM. In the intervening time (afternoon of Day 1 or morning of Day 2), participants were asked to complete a shoreline site visit using materials presented in the curriculum. There are many living shoreline sites available to visit depending on where participants are based.

Continuing Education Credits offered:

6 credits from the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB) (pending approval)

6 credits from the SER’s Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) program

Community Resilience Training by NDPTC:
Date: September 18, 2023
Location: Conservancy of SWFL

Course: Community Resilience (AWR-228)
Date: 
09/18/2023
Time: 
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (US/Eastern) 

Location: Naples, Florida
Link to NDPTC website:  
https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training/delivery/3373/ 

Minimum participant count: 30 

Minimum participant count deadline: 08/16/2023

Resilient communities are better able to plan for and take action to mitigate the risks from hazards, increase the pace of recovery from destructive events, and adapt to changing environments.

This course demonstrates how to integrate risk and community-based collaborative strategies into plans and programs and introduces tools that help communities assess individual risks and vulnerabilities as well as introduces strategies to become more resilient and better prepared for natural disasters.

This one-day training course will provide state and local government agency staff and other stakeholder groups with background on natural hazards. In addition, the course will guide an approach to (1) assess community resilience and (2) develop next steps for improved resilience. Through increased awareness of natural hazards and best practices, the course will enhance community resilience for state and local government agency staff that routinely interface with the community, private sector, and other stakeholder groups. The course will be designed for national implementation, while allowing integration of local concerns through case studies and focused group exercises.

The goal of this course is to increase awareness of the meaningful actions that you and your community can take to enhance resilience to natural hazards and opportunities to incorporate resilience into professional practice.

Course Modules:

  • Understanding Risk from Natural Hazards
  • Resilience Concepts
  • Building Resilience

Continuing Education Credits offered:

APA Credits                        6.5 Certification Maintenance

ASFPM Credits                  6.5 Continuing Education Credits

IACET Credits                     0.6 Continuing Education Units

IAEM (E) Credits               8.0 Emergency Management Training Credit Hours

Test Requirements:

  • Pre-test to be completed PRIOR to the course. Assists to assess familiarity with the course subject material.
  • Post test to be completed at completion of course. To receive a FEMA issued Certificate of Completion, a post test score of at least 70% must be obtained.

The cost of developing and delivering training is covered by a cooperative agreement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). There is no cost to the individual for taking the course. we do not cover the cost of travel or lodging to attend training.

Climate Adaptation for Emergency Management by NDPTC:

Date: December 4, 2023
Location: Naples Botanical Garden, Kapnick Center

Course: Climate Adaptation Planning for Emergency Management (AWR-347)
Date: 
12/04/2023
Time: 
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (US/Eastern) 

Location: Naples, Florida
Link to NDPTC website: 
https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training/delivery/3381/

Minimum participant count: 30 

Minimum participant count deadline: 11/1/2023

  • Building awareness of future climate hazards and impacts that the emergency services sector may face is very important. This course helps emergency services and the community better prepare for the climate adaptations necessary and systems vulnerabilities that may occur from hazard impacts. Participants will be able to describe the principles of climate adaptation planning for emergency management and existing first response processes and will be able to discuss the impact of weather on critical infrastructure and key resources while explaining the concurrent effects of climate change on those impacts.   Participants will also gain an understanding of how to identify and apply adaptation strategies to address local emergency services sector vulnerabilities. The course is also designed to provide opportunities for participants to learn about various resources that can be used to implement local climate adaptation strategies in their communities.The goal of this course is to prepare the community and the emergency services sector for the climate adaptations and systems vulnerabilities that might occur from hazard impacts and to enhance awareness to future climate hazards and impacts that the emergency services sector may face.Course Modules:
    • Weather Hazards and Climate Patterns
    • Assessing Infrastructure and Asset Impacts
    • Climate Adaptation Strategies

    Continuing Education Credits offered:

    APA Credits                        6.5 Certification Maintenance

    ASFPM Credits                  6.5 Continuing Education Credits

    IACET Credits                     0.6 Continuing Education Units

    IAEM (E) Credits               8.0 Emergency Management Training Credit Hours

    Test Requirements:

    • Pre-test to be completed PRIOR to the course. Assists to assess familiarity with the course subject material.
    • Post test to be completed at completion of course. To receive a FEMA issued Certificate of Completion, a post test score of at least 70% must be obtained.

    The cost of developing and delivering training is covered by a cooperative agreement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). There is no cost to the individual for taking the course. we do not cover the cost of travel or lodging to attend training.

Interested in the series or want to recommend a program need? RSVP to future events at: RSVP or please contact Marissa Figueroa

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

We offer a variety of workshops over the course of the year both in-person and online. Topics include science communication, natural resource management, and urban landscape best practices. For a complete list of courses offered, view our Course Catalog.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

We offer a series of training opportunities for professionals on a wide variety of subjects. Select classes are valid to provide continuing education credits (CEUs) for ABCEP (CEP), APA, CAM, CFM (ASFPM), FDACS, FNGLA, ISA, and others.

COURSE CATALOG

COURSE CATALOG

Provided is a listing of the courses that have been offered over the years, and may be offered again in the future. If there is a training that you think should be offered again, please let us know. We keep track of the trainings that are requested to help protect our coastal resources and better serve our community.

Calendar of Diverse Training Opportunities

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