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Project Planning Workshop for Coastal Towns

A virtual training workshop to learn project planning practices to turn an idea into a reality is set to take place in February.

“Planning Effective Projects for Coastal Communities,” led by trainers from NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, is a virtual, highly interactive workshop.

Workshop dates are Tuesday, Feb. 9, through Thursday, Feb. 11. See agenda for session times. Register online by Jan. 28. There are two opportunities for attendees to join the 30-minute orientation video call: 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28 and 9 p.m. Jan. 29.

Participants will learn how to design a project that reaches the right audience, has the intended impact and achieves measurable results, as well as sharpen information gathering, project planning and evaluation skills. Attendees should walk away with the ability and confidence to build in the accountability and strategic thinking needed to achieve project success, according to the release Friday.

Attendees are encouraged to bring an idea and their project team to the virtual training but participating as an individual also is valuable.

Attendees will learn the following:

  • Assess your understanding of the needs driving the project team actions and plans.
  • Apply a systems approach to logically connect project resources actions, and outcomes.
  • Create functional logic models for immediate use in your projects.
  • Generate performance measures for project reporting and evaluation.
  • Link project design to agency and organization missions, strategic plans, and established program niches.
  • Prepare for a meaningful evaluation of your project or program.

Contact Whitney Jenkins, N.C. Coastal Reserve, at 252-838-0882 or whitney.jenkins@ncdenr.gov for more information.

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