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NOAA Digital Coast Offers October Courses

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management is offering two training opportunities this month open to all.

Register for a free webinar 3 p.m. Oct. 14 on the Seven Best Practices for Risk Communication, a program to help share information on preparing for the next big event or for the future in a changing climate.

This interactive webinar introduces participants to seven best practices, techniques and examples for communicating about coastal hazards.

Participants will need internet, speakers and Adobe Connect. Connection and user instructions will be provided in advance.

This course offers 1.5 hours of continuing education credits for the American Institute of Certified Planners and one hour for Certified Floodplain Manager professional certifications.

For those unable to attend the live webinar, there is a self-guided, on-demand version of Seven Best Practices for Risk Communication with risk communication expert Dennis Mileti explaining the biggest mistake in risk communication.

The office is also hosting a session on how to host a virtual meeting. The session at 11 a.m. Oct. 21 will include a forum to ask questions about online meeting challenges, with input from other participants and the panel of experts.

For additional information or to register for the Tools and Techniques for Facilitating Virtual Meetings course, email jan.kucklick@noaa.gov.

Attendees will learn how to identify and address common challenges of virtual engagement as well as apply tools to successfully engage participants in a virtual environment.

Participant will need internet connection, speakers and a microphone. This course offers one hour of continuing education credits through the American Institute of Certified Planners and one hour for Certified Floodplain Manager professional certifications.

The workshops are part of the NOAA Office for Coastal Management training curriculum devoted to coastal resource management. Courses are scheduled throughout the year. Visit the website to learn more.

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