Workshops to inform and engage
ecoPreserve delivers workshops in-person nationwide or online to assist with planning for or recovering from disasters. Each session is completely aligned to specified goals of an organization or community.
Scope and format are determined during a series of pre-workshop calls. Content is selected in those conversations and an agenda is set. Workshop materials - including case studies, checklists, and frameworks for planning - are then customized and reviewed before the first session. Post-session debriefings and documented follow-on steps ensure the resiliency that is essential for disaster response and mitigation.
Charrettes for collaborative planning
When individuals share their best ideas in small groups, and those small groups collaborate in addressing a significant organizational or community need, improvement happens. A well-planned charrette can bring essential improvement.
Prior to any charrette for disaster resilience planning, the concerns and unique challenges faced by the organization or community are articulated through document review, map analysis, and one or more phone calls or meetings. Resolving the concerns and meeting the challenges become the goals which determine the format and scheduling of a solution design charrette.
Disaster readiness, response, and mitigation tools
Great need can spark great achievement. The talent within organizations and communities can be brought to focus on urgent environmental and public health concerns. Their participation in well-planned design workshops enable development of disaster resiliency tools that are relevant to local needs.
Often, existing tools and strategies can be leveraged, refined, and applied to disaster resiliency needs. A workshop series and action plan guides development of updated or new tools. Even as initial goals are achieved, the series can become a framework and the tools can become templates for further resiliency solutions.