Inclusive Coasts Initiative Community of Practice

Welcome to the Inclusive Coasts Initiative Community of Practice Groups. The intent of these groups is to form a community to rely on and share ideas with when implementing DEIJ initiatives in your workplace. 

The groups are split into job related sections: 1) community engagement and environmental education professionals, 2) program managers, and 3) restoration professionals. Anyone is welcome to join this group at any time, so please share with anyone in your network who might enjoy this space as well. 

The communities of practice were formed from feedback from the Inclusive Coasts Initiative Workshop Series in which we found many people were interested in continuing the conversation portion of the workshops and fewer were interested in the learning aspect of the workshops. The communities of practice groups were born from the desire for conversations around these topics and a need for a space to share struggles, successes, and advice from peers.  

The first communities of practice were held on March 30th, 2023 and each community of practice selected broad topics of interest for the next sessions. Check regularly for upcoming dates and topics! 

Click the link below to register for our upcoming sessions:

Community engagement and environmental education
Topic: Support rather than shame when people make mistakes
Date: January 30, 2024. 2 pm Eastern
Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcode-vpzsrHN1lNhsSKpTxd0cAbbcqeh-_

Program Managers 
Topic: Reaching Under-Engaged Communities Without Isolating Current Connections
Date: January 31st, 2024. 2 pm Eastern
Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ld-Cvpz8jHdbVWEN4eNmBohNzfEmNZk25

Restoration Professionals
Topic
: Community Restoration Event Planning
Date: January 25th, 2024. 2pm Eastern
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcoce6przMrE9XzLnUF5wVc9k2F5pK3Qn9H