Facilitator Training 2021

Register for Summer 2021 F4R Facilitator Training Workshop by July 15th

Stakeholders across the U.S. are cordially invited to join the first annual FEWSION for Community Resilience (F4R) Facilitator Training Workshop.

F4R™: A Process for Building Supply Chain Resilience in Your Community

F4R is a participatory process building community resilience through mapping, understanding, and discussing food, energy, and water systems and supply chains. F4R drives community engagement through data collection, visualization, and dialogue. Join F4R™ as a Beta testing site to build the capacity for resilience in your community.

What: FEWSION™ for Community Resilience (F4R™) Facilitator Training Workshop

This 3-day F4R™ Facilitator Training includes immersive curriculum orientation, modelling of data collection and community engagement tools, and critical resources needed for implementation of F4R™. This workshop is a requirement for all facilitators looking to implement F4R™ in their community, and a certificate and access to digital resources will be provided upon completion.

Format: Synchronous Hybrid

The 2021 Facilitator Training will be offered as a synchronous hybrid event with in-person sessions on the Northern Arizona University Campus in Flagstaff, AZ, and remote participants joining synchronously through Zoom.

In-person Location: NAU Student Union, Walnut Room. Address: 1050 Knoles Dr, Flagstaff, AZ 86011

Zoom Information will be sent after registration.

Who the F4R™ Facilitator Training is for

University Instructors: The F4R™ curriculum is a multidisciplinary project-based course that helps upper-division or graduate students build data collection, visualization, and community engagement skills that promote real-world applications of sustainability, food, energy, and water security, emergency management, community planning, and understanding of natural-human coupled systems.

Emergency Management Practitioners: F4R™ is aligned with the FEMA Supply Chain Resilience guide and 5-year planning process to improve situational awareness of supply chains that support community lifelines. F4R™ can be used to improve connections with key stakeholders, and inform planning decisions.

Non-profit Organizations and Businesses: F4R™ works with leaders from critical organizations like regional food banks and local food, energy, and water providers to leverage and visualize data to improve needs assessments, inform funders and stakeholders, demonstrate the value that an organization brings to the community, and aids in business continuity and supply chain resilience planning.

Local Government Sustainability and Planning: F4R™ provides foundational data for a city’s freight infrastructure, self-sufficiency, local food, and scope I, II, and III environmental footprints to inform data-driven policy.

Engaged Citizens and Elected Officials: Bring powerful supply chain data and visual communication to bear on your community’s problems through a structured facilitated process.

Where: Flagstaff, AZ

Join us in the beautiful mountain town of Flagstaff, Arizona: gateway to the Grand Canyon, and home of Northern Arizona University.

When: July 21-23, 2021

8AM-5PM. Each day will include multiple morning and afternoon sessions, with a lunch break around noon.


$950 per participant. In order to provide this event and future opportunities for F4R we must have a sustainable model in place that covers the basic costs of staff time, facilities, and materials. If your program has the funding, then we ask that you pay the $950 registration cost to help us to cover the basic costs of this training. If you do not have the funding to cover this full cost, then we have a small amount of grant funded participant support that we can use for scholarships during this summer only at the following rates: Faculty/Staff Scholarship ($475), Student/Volunteer Scholarship ($150 – covers basic materials costs), and Underserved/Underrepresented Community Scholarship ($0).

This cost includes a copy of the F4R Curriculum Book, facilitator guide, digital resources needed for implementation (slides, handout templates, data collection tools, etc.), and follow-up technical assistance sessions. The cost does not include travel, food, or lodging.

How to Sign Up

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, contact Sean Ryan, Research Associate at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning, at sean.ryan@nau.edu

Event Policies

Format: In person, following community and University COVID guidelines. Currently this requires non-NAU personnel to be fully vaccinated and to comply with mask requirements when meeting indoors.

Food: Due to current COVID guidelines, there will be no food provided.

Travel: Participants are responsible for travel and lodging arrangements.

Cancellation Policy:

CSTL event cancellation and refund policy:

  • Full refund minus a $50 administration fee up to 10 business days from the scheduled event.
  • We cannot issue a refund after the ten-business day deadline.
  • In the case of an unexpected personal circumstance within 10 days of the event, a substitution or transfer to another participant may be made. Otherwise, the registration will be forfeited.
  • If a participant must cancel due to contracting COVID, a full refund will be made.
  • CSTL does not assume responsibility for any additional attendance costs, such as travel, food, or outside lodging. Special note: In cases where there have been arrangements made for NAU housing, the cost of housing will be deducted from any refund.
  • If the event is cancelled by the CSTL due to unforeseen circumstances, full refunds for the workshop cost will be made. However; CSTL is unable to refund any travel, food, or lodging costs. Unforeseen circumstances are defined as situations in which the CSTL is unable or prevented from continuation. Examples of such circumstances can include, but are not limited to, inclement weather or other natural disasters, pandemic closures, low enrollment, etc.

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