F4R™ Facilitators

Lead F4R™ in Your Community

F4R™ is looking for Beta testing communities across the U.S. Each community implementing F4R™ must have a local facilitator who completes the F4R™ Facilitator training prior to implementation.

The Facilitator can be a staff member of public, private, or non-profit organizations, or a faculty member/instructor at a community college or university, or a citizen volunteer.

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.

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.

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

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

This training opportunity is being offered at cost and provides the opportunity to help inform F4R implementation in communities across the US. 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. A limited number of scholarships are available.

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

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, and low enrollment.

F4R™ uses a train the trainer and technical support model for implementing the F4R™ process in communities across the U.S.

The F4R™ process is intentionally flexible to ensure that communities have the power to collect data and identify actions that are meaningful and relevant.

F4R™ Community Applications include Food System Resilience, Public Health, Emergency Management, Community Planning, Sustainability, and Community Resilience.

F4R™ materials include cutting edge data science and FEW Nexus tools, and a module aligned with Emergency Management Supply Chain Resilience.

F4R™ gives you a data-driven approach for increasing community engagement, connecting with key stakeholders, identifying supply chain dependencies, and collaboratively planning actions and strategies to improve resilience

Facilitator Responsibilities include:

  • Completion of the F4R™ Facilitator Training
  • Facilitation of approximately 40 hours of F4R™ participant activities
  • Coordination and communication of local F4R™ events
  • Review and approval of data entry and process implementation
  • Submission of reports and datasets to the F4R™ Network
Facilitator of a meeting speaking to community participants

Hear from participants and researchers about FEWSION and F4R™ in the Crucial FEWSION Podcasts: Episode 1 – What is FEWSION?, Episode 2 – What is local?, and Episode 3 – Understanding Resilience, Vulnerability and Sustainability in Food-Energy-Water Systems, and Episode 4 – The Last Mile & the Role of Citizen Scientists

Contact us

For questions, cost estimates, or to request support materials for starting F4R™, contact us HERE.

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