Archived Events & Training: Q4 – 2019

Thank you for visiting our archive for all Events & Training from Q4 of 2019. Here you will find notices of previously released white papers, press releases, and other resources offered by state, federal, and nongovernmental agencies. Please note that because the archived notice is for an expired resource, links to the parent site may no longer work. We apologize for this inconvenience.

October  |  November  |  December

Free – Emergency Management Webinar Series: Best Practices for Conducting Damage Assessments: Oct. 3

Join the members of the public safety team as we provide an overview of best practices for mobile field data collection based on lessons learned from recent disasters. We’ll cover the basics of our damage assessment solution template, provide some tips and tricks for auto-populating data using Survey123, demonstrate some of the reporting capabilities as well as offline use, and more. Please join us for this informative session where you will be sure to walk away with some ideas to be better prepared to conduct damage assessments more efficiently and effectively. Information.

Free – Integrating Sustainability into Daily Decision-Making – Oct. 9

In light of an ever changing climate, increasingly stressed infrastructure, and growing financial pressures, integrated water management and embedding sustainability into daily practices is becoming more and more important to the success of water systems. In this webinar, we will provide a strategies for integrating sustainability into daily decisions making for water systems and highlight lessons learned on how small water systems can apply these practices into their everyday operations. Information

Free – After the Storm – Equitable Recovery and Resilient Adaptation – Oct. 9

How do you build resilience after disaster strikes, knowing that the area is prone to the continued effects of climate change and subject to displacement pressures? What are the barriers to rebuilding and what are some successful ways to adapt? The third webinar in our Urban Waters Learning Network series on climate and community resilience aims to answer these questions. This session will focus on two organizations that work to build resilience as part of recovery and adaptation, while also facing displacement pressures and inequities. Information


Free – FEMA E-grants for Beginners – Oct. 16, 21

Topics covered will include how to access the system, where to go for help, and plenty of time for question and answer. Primarily intended for sub-applicants and new users. For the online portion, please join via the Internet: and for audio, please call 1-800-320-4330 and enter conference code 338559.


Free – Brownfields, Greyfields, and Dead Malls, oh my! – Oct. 16

As e-commerce has begun to challenge the role of brick-and-mortar retail, many suburban shopping malls have failed to evolve to meet the needs of the current generation. Once dead, these sites are challenging to reactivate. This webinar will explore how low-cost intervention and activation techniques can change the course of a failing mall, how communities in France, Germany and Israel have allowed similar landscapes to evolve, and what U.S. communities might be able to learn from these case studies that can positively impact the future and evolution of our own suburban shopping malls. Information


Rural and Small Town Downtown Revitalization Summit – Oct. 22

The Bringing Back Main Street initiative will host a Rural and Small Town Downtown Revitalization Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, at H-GAC Conference Room B. At this half-day event, participants will learn about best practices supporting downtown revitalization, including protecting community character, staying competitive, implementation tools, and tying it all together. Registration


Free – Public Participation & Citizen Advisory Groups – Oct. 30

The Office of Block Grant Assistance (OBGA) Disaster Recovery and Special Issues Division (DRSI), in partnership with Enterprise Community Partners, is hosting a webinar to provide guidance on public participation requirements and best practices for Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) grantees. Information

$495-$595 – Resilience Week 2019 – Transforming resilience of critical infrastructure systems and communities – Nov. 4-7

Large disasters may ripple across cities, regions or even nationally through interconnected critical infrastructure systems. Right now, many of those connections are invisible, making it very difficult to put effective mitigation strategies in place. Critical links are often uncovered too late, causing greater impacts to infrastructure and challenging recovery efforts on the ground. Join us for the Resilience Week 2019 Symposium to discuss how private and public partners can work together to ensure a secure and reliable flow of energy across the nation. Information


2019 Texas Energy Summit – Nov. 12-14

This 16th annual educational conference and business expo will provide our attendees the opportunity to engage with industry experts, state and local policy makers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, facility and energy managers, utility and energy service experts, and more in a lively conversation about cleaner air, a better built environment and a new energy economy. The conference rotates annually among the metropolitan air quality regions of Texas addressing issues of local, state and global impact. Information

Discovering Nonprofit Impact Using a Racial Equity Lens, Parts II & III,

November 12: Data Collecting & Reporting

The second part of this series will analyze a sample results data report from a need assessment. Many organizations collect needs assessment data yet struggle with how to use the data in the most effective and efficient ways possible.

Register (12th)

November 19: Action Oriented, Results Based, and Data-Driven Logic Model

Data-driven logic models include information on what type of data will be collected from activities and how often, while keeping a racial equity lens focus on data collection. Results-based logic models ensure that every item on the logic model is connected to an intended result. This connection helps to make it easier for nonprofits to “tell the story behind the data.”

Register (19th)


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