Education and Training for Adaptation and Resilience Professionals

Are you ready to take your climate change adaptation practice to the next level? Get essential resources and training to meet your professional goals and maximize your alignment with promising practices in the adaptation field.

Upcoming Training & Education Opportunities

Sign up for an upcoming training offering. Learn from expert instructors, get inspired by case study presenters, and connect with fellow adaptation professionals. All trainings are hosted virtually on Zoom.

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Use ASAP Professional Guidance Resources

ASAP's Professional Guidance Resources help you assess your adaptation practice and make sure it incorporates the latest thinking on what constitutes ethical, equitable, effective adaptation. Whether you're a student or a seasoned professional, ASAP Professional Guidance will help you take your climate adaptation career to the next level.


Code of Conduct and Professional Ethics

The Code of Ethics articulates ASAP’s expectations for members. It describes the values, beliefs, principles, and guidelines climate change adaptation and climate resilience professionals should adhere to to ensure ethical and effective practice. Individuals sign onto the Code of Ethics when they become ASAP members.


Living Guide to the Principles of Climate Change Adaptation

The Living Guide is a synthesis of existing and aspirational principles of effective adaptation practice. The content draws on a variety of field-spanning white and grey literature describing adaptation practice, as well as ASAP member and adaptation community reflections on the state of the field.


Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Statement

The JEDI Statement articulates ASAP’s acknowledgement of historic injustices and our responsibility to correct those injustices. The statement guides our commitments to centering JEDI work and JEDI principles into our organization and our network.


Knowledge & Competencies Framework for Climate Change Adaptation and Climate Resilience Professionals

The Knowledge & Competencies Framework articulates a holistic set of foundational knowledge concepts and core competencies that are necessary for all climate change adaptation and climate resilience professionals. ASAP uses the Framework to guide and assess members’ and partners’ climate change adaptation and climate resilience education programs.


Professional Guidance Resources Glossary

Created during the drafting of the Knowledge and Competencies Framework, the professional guidance resource glossary spans across all ASAP Professional Guidance Resources to provide a common set of definitions ASAP members can use when deciphering the resources themselves and using important adaptation-related terms in their work.

Plan a Custom Training for your Organization

Are you looking to train 10 or more people? Consider a custom training! You’ll get to schedule at your convenience and we will work with you to hand-select case studies perfect for your context. Trainings may be virtual or in person.

Contact ASAP's Executive Director Debra Butler for more information.

Principles of Quality Climate Change Adaptation

In this training, participants use ASAP’s Living Guide to the Principles of Climate Change Adaptation to holistically consider how you are integrating principles for quality climate change adaptation into their practice, hear from leaders on how they are putting these principles into action, and assess what changes they can make in their work to better integrate them.

  • Training duration: 2.5 hours
  • Ideal participants: Climate change adaptation and climate resilience professionals and applied researchers  in any sector or industry with 0-10 years of experience.
  • Minimum planning time: 2 months

Introduction to Adaptation Jobs

In this training, participants are exposed to  the breadth of climate climate change adaptation and climate resilience jobs and learn to articular career paths in adaptation and resilience.

  • Training duration: 1 hour
  • Ideal participants: Students, educators, and people going through career transitions.
  • Minimum planning time: 1 month

Honing Community Engagement and Communication Skills to Catalyze Local Adaptation Planning

In this training, participants get an introduction to community engagement practices; share experiences, expectations, and objectives for engaging with communities to build climate resilience; and use real-life scenarios to strengthen skills for responding to communities’ climate resilience questions.

  • Training duration: 2.5 hours
  • Ideal participants: Applied researchers and technical assistance providers with little-to-no community engagement experience.
  • Minimum planning time: 3 months

Climate Data and Information for Your Region 

In this training, participants will learn in-depth with staff from a public, regional climate data and information provider; hear about the climate data-driven tools and technical resources for integrating historic and future climate data and information into products, services, and decision-making; and hear from collaborators in other sectors about how they’re working with the provider to access and apply publicly-availably, regionally-relevant climate data and information.

  • Training duration: 1.5 hours
  • Minimum planning time 3 months

Ready-to-Fund Resilience

In this training, participants dive into the content from ASAP's Ready-to-Fund Resilience Toolkit. Using insight from expert presenters and generative peer discussions, they learn how to more effectively operate within the resilience funding and finance system, better prepare themselves to receive funding and finance for climate resilience-building, and create social equity through resilience funding and finance.

  • Training duration: One, two, or three 90-minute sessions
  • Ideal participants: Local government staff and technical assistance providers for local governments.
  • Minimum planning time: 3 months

Thank you to our previous training partners and sponsors!