The goal of this workshop is to create a place for the community and thought leaders to come together to create a short-term (one year) Resilience Action Checklist. The RAFT team will review the findings from the localities scorecard and identify the “low-hanging fruit” for improving resilience. The localities will break out into focused discussion groups to uncover how they can build on their current strengths, brainstorm opportunities, and identify 3 to 5 top opportunities for the next year to increase resilience in the face of environmental, economic, and social challenges. We will then dive into a large group discussion on regional sharing and maximizing impact across all of the localities, followed by break out sessions into locality discussion groups to identify an implementation team, create a timeline for the checklist, coordinate logistics with the RAFT team (e.g., timeline for calls), go over next steps, while allowing for open collaboration and opportunity for feedback throughout the process.
2020 Northern Neck Evaluation Session Summary:
2022 Middle Peninsula Resilience Action Workshop:
The Middle Peninsula RAFT workshop was held virtually on January 28, 2022. The workshop was hosted by The RAFT Core Team to orient participants to The RAFT process and goals, review the region’s Scorecard results and opportunities for improving Middle Peninsula resilience, and support and guide participants through the process of developing a draft One-Year “Resilience Action Checklist” (RAC) for each locality. The RAC development process is designed to allow participants to elevate up to five specific actions to improve resilience over the next year. During the workshop, members of The RAFT Core Team provided context for The RAFT, shared Middle Peninsula resilience findings, and opportunities surfaced through interviews and focus groups, and facilitated the development of draft resilience action checklists for each locality.