The Tribal Climate Health Project’s latest training is now halfway through with a total of 92 registrants representing tribal serving organizations throughout the country! We have now presented our curriculum in various ways to nearly 700 people across the country.
The current National Tribal Climate and Health Adaptation Webinar Training is a 10-session online training that occurs twice a month from August through December 2019. The training webpage links to recordings of each webinar that may be viewed by anyone for free and which will eventually be hosted on a TCHP learning platform. In addition to live instruction, webinars feature suggested readings, guest speakers, case studies, and demonstration of TCHP adaptation planning tools and templates, such as the newly updated draft of the Exposures, Impacts, and Strategies Inventory (EISI) tool. Instructors Shasta Gaughen (Pala Band of Mission Indians) and Angie Hacker (Prosper Sustainably) encourage interactive dialogue with trainees during webinars they because believe that attendees can learn a great deal from each other’s experiences.
In fact, current trainees form the second cohort of Tribal Climate Health Project trainees. Cohorts will be part of an ongoing peer-learning community comprised of tribal professionals that are conducting on-the-ground climate and health adaptation work in tribal communities.
Fortunately, more cohorts will join them in 2020, as new grant funding has been awarded to Pala to build out the ongoing learning community model and conduct additional national, cohort-based webinar trainings. Funds also support in-person trainings at conferences around the country, including the upcoming EPA Region 9 Conference in Arizona in October 2019. Stay tuned for more details!