The 12-week Session will run from approximately March 1st through the end of May. ICLEI will assist up to twenty cities, counties, or regional entities to scope out and prepare to develop a CAP. Participants should not expect to complete their CAP during the cohort session; rather they will complete the training with a clear scope for what their CAP will focus on and cover, an understanding of how to use the ClearPath tool to support their CAP, and a clear set of next steps.
The Cohort is appropriate for communities that are developing a CAP for the first time, or those that are updating an existing plan and want to expand or refocus the scope of that plan. Communities will get the most out of cohort participation if multiple staff, such as those comprising in internal green team, attend each training session.
Topics covered will include:Deciding your community's goals for plan; vulnerability assessment; community engagement and equity; using ClearPath for forecast, high-level scenarios, and to analyze specific actions; metrics and monitoring; and thinking about local government influence, internal capacity and community partners.