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Summer F4R™ Facilitator Training and Research Conference

The 2022 F4R™ Facilitator Training and Research Conference will take place July 25-29 in Flagstaff, Arizona.

This annual event is an immersive networking experience that brings together leaders in supply chain thinking and community engagement from across the country. Set in the beautiful mountain town of Flagstaff, AZ, with access to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and much more.

Preconference Workshop: July 25-26, 2022

FEWSION™ for Community Resilience (F4R™) Training

This 15-seat hour introductory training includes 5 hours of pre and post training virtual activities, and 10 hours of in-person training and collaboration activities.

Where: Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ

Cost: $625 per person. This cost covers training manuals, lunch, coffee, and supplementary materials. Professional Development certificate provided once course assessment is complete.

To learn more see F4R information below, or to reserve your spot, contact Sean Ryan, F4R Program Director at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning, at sean.ryan@nau.edu

FEWSION Annual Research Conference: July 27-29, 2022

The central focus of this conference is to network, collaborate, and drive innovative thinking and research that advances applied data science and builds community capacity for resilience. Activities include research presentations, teambuilding, and innovation sessions. The 2022 conference will take place at the High Country Convention Center.

Cost: $2400 per person. This training opportunity is being offered at cost and provides the opportunity to leverage networking and partnership for growing this community of professionals for the future. This cost includes a copy of the F4R Training Manual, Conference SWAG, breakfast, lunch, coffee, and networking excursions.


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.

Who the F4R™ Training is for

University Instructors and Graduate Students: 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.  Curriculum Textbook | Table of Contents | Sample Syllabus

Emergency Management and Homeland Security 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.

Reserve Officer Training Corps and National Security Officers and Staff: Improve situational awareness and leverage data-driven decision making through supply chain analysis and data visualization.

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, Elected Officials, AmeriCorps Volunteers and Government and University Interns: Bring powerful supply chain data and visual communication to bear on your community’s problems through a structured facilitated process. Build data visualization skills and collect and leverage data that is meaningful for your community or organization.

Event Policies

Format – In-Person

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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