To help managers incorporate resilience concepts into their management strategies and policies, the Reef Resilience Network provides training, networking opportunities, mentorship, and seed funding to launch necessary education, monitoring, and threat abatement projects.

Our in-person trainings emphasize knowledge sharing within and across regions and are designed to prepare managers to apply cutting edge science. Based on the needs of managers, in-person trainings range in design, topic, and duration, and are often paired with a mentored version of the Reef Resilience Online Course. Past training events have included in-person workshops, presentations at conferences, site exchanges, and five-day workshops following a 12-week mentored online course.

Recognizing that managers often need additional support following a training to incorporate new strategies and tools into their work, (when funding is available) we provide the opportunity for training participants to apply for small grants up to US $2,000 for the development and completion of a Resilience Project at their sites. Thanks to the support of our funders, the Network has provided $95,000 in seed funding to training participants, which has been leveraged to provide capacity-building training for more than 1,300 professionals in 24 countries. Browse below to see past trainings.

Strategic Communications – Hawai‘i, 2014

Fourteen practitioners from Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Yap participated in a training on communications, working with the media, and facilitation, focusing on the application to a current project.

Locations: Pacific

Climate Adaptation – Guam, 2014

Thirty managers participated in a workshop on the use of new tools that provide community members and stakeholders with an understanding of climate change and adaptation strategies.

Locations: Caribbean, Pacific

Western Indian Ocean Training of Trainers – Zanzibar, 2013

The fourth in a series of four Training of Trainers (TOT) workshops included 25 managers from 10 countries throughout the Western Indian Ocean.

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Coral Reef Resilience – USA, 2013

This learning exchange took place at the American Natural History Museum Island Resilience Symposium. The Reef Resilience Program sponsored and supported six presenters at the symposium.

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Southeast Asia Training of Trainers – Bali, 2012

The third in a series of Training of Trainers (TOT) workshops included 26 managers from 16 countries and territories.

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Scientific Writing – Mexico, 2012

During this workshop for Caribbean coral reef managers, 14 managers and practitioners from around the region worked with writing experts to write and edit publishable journal and media articles.

Locations: Caribbean

Palau Group LX 2011
Community-Based Management – Hawaiʻi/Palau, 2011 & 2012

During the two trips between the islands, 62 managers, practitioners, and community members learned about successful management practices in each location.

Locations: Pacific

ITMEMS 2011 Guadeloupe
Managing for Resilience – Guadeloupe, 2011

Part of the 4th International Tropical Marine Ecosystems Management Symposium (ITMEMS), this learning exchange included 58 individuals.

Coral Reef Resilience LX FL 2011
Coral Reef Resilience – Florida, 2011

This was the 2nd Reef Resilience Conference: Planning for Resilience, with 242 participants.

Locations: Caribbean

Resilient MPA Networks – Canada, 2011

This learning exchange consisted of two parts: A pre-International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) workshop with 24 participants that focused on solving problems around MPA network design and implementation and a half-day symposium with 120 attendees.