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.



Palau TOT 2011
Pacific Training of Trainers – Palau, 2011

The second in a series of Training of Trainers (TOT) workshops included 17 managers from 12 countries and territories in the Western Pacific islands.

Locations: Pacific


Bleaching Response LX 2010
Bleaching Response – Florida, 2010

This learning exchange focused on developing bleaching response plans and included 14 coral reef managers from Florida, the Caribbean, and Australia.

Locations: Caribbean, Pacific


Caribbean TOT Workshop June 2010 Key Largo
Caribbean Training of Trainers – Florida, 2010

The first in a series of Training of Trainers (TOT) workshops included 26 managers from 19 Caribbean countries and territories.

Locations: Caribbean