Join ASAP Members & Leaders
ASAP Member-Led Groups are the heart of our member network. Join a Member-Led Group today to network, learn from colleagues, get support, and share opportunities. Use your group's virtual space to connect with members anytime, anywhere. Learn more about the 2020 Member Interest Group Formation Process.
ASAP in Your Region
With more adaptation professionals than ever working in the field, members want opportunities to convene in person where they live and work. ASAP is partnering with the 2020 Regional Adaptation Fora (RAFs) to bring ASAP members together to celebrate leadership, build capacity, and network in seven regions. Learn more here.
At ASAP, we know nothing can replace shaking a colleague's hand and sitting down over coffee or beer to hash out your latest adaptation challenge. That's where ASAP Hubs come in. These place-based groups host ad hoc happy hours, side events at local conferences, and more. Find your hub and join today!
2020 Member-Led Interest Groups
ASAP Interest Groups are member led, virtual groups that are convened for the purpose of connecting ASAP members interested in discussing and advancing adaptation topics and seeking support from one another. They are organized along areas of members' interests and expertise. View our 2019 Member Led Interest Groups here.
To be added to the group distribution list, update your member profile on the ASAP website and check the [GROUP NAME] box under "Member Led Interest Groups & Member Advisory Groups". To get to your member profile, navigate to https://adaptationprofessionals.org and click "member portal" in the top right. Once you log in you'll see a menu on the right hand side which includes "update my profile".
Network of Networks: Coordinators & Leaders of Adaptation Groups
We envision creating a "network of networks" - a community for those who coordinate and lead existing groups - to promote knowledge exchange and sharing of adaptation network-related lessons learned, professional development, and collaboration. This group is a space for network leaders to share ideas and benefit from a supportive community of peers. To learn more, contact ASAP member Melissa Ocana.
Climate Migration & Managed Retreat
This group will serve as a discussion and networking space for ASAP members interested in topics related to climate migration and managed retreat, from the smaller scale to the larger, long-term national and international-level migration trends in light of climate projections and their broadly understood implications and impacts - environmental, socioeconomic, human well-being, equity, financial, and political, among others. To learn more, contact ASAP member Patrick Marchman.
This group will build on previous ASAP Network accomplishments in the policy arena, including: a transition memo on adaptation for the incoming Trump Administration; a white paper on enabling policies for climate adaptation finance; and recommendations to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the
Climate Crisis. Understanding and shaping adaptation policy will strengthen the context in which ASAP members operate and advance professionally at all scales.
Good Grief Network: Personal Resilience
The Good Grief Network: Personal Resilience group will build on the success of ASAP’s 2019 Personal Resilience Group, using the Good Grief Network (GNN) 10-step Program to support members in strengthening their personal resilience in this challenging field. After participating in ASAP’s virtual version of the GNN process, members will be equipped with the tools, experience, and motivation they need to successfully facilitate the program in their own communities.
Social Cohesion and Climate Resilience
The Social Cohesion and Climate Resilience group is new to the ASAP network in 2020. The group seeks to build understanding of the relationship between social cohesion and adaptive capacity in North American communities. While the group intends to begin with a national survey of the topic in existing academic and grey literature, there is ample opportunity to extend into measuring and strengthening best practices at the community level.