Risk communication skills are essential for coastal community leaders in order to successfully implement resilience planning. A project to build risk community capacity transferred lessons learned in New Jersey following Superstorm Sandy to develop a two-day risk communication and technical assistance workshop for coastal decision makers. The project produced several resources that can help others interested in developing coastal risk communication trainings.
About this resource
These training process agendas were developed for a series of technical assistance workshops held for staff at four National Estuarine Research Reserves and their area partners in 2018 and 2019. The workshops were designed to help participants tailor risk communication strategies to the specific needs of local coastal decision-makers. The workshops set goals, identify target audiences, and develop messages that advance coastal community resilience.