Review Announcement: Knowledge and Competencies Framework for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Professionals
The ASAP Member Advisory Group on Professional Education is pleased to request your feedback on a Draft Knowledge and Competencies Framework for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Professionals. Please review the framework carefully and navigate to this form to submit your feedback. Deadline to submit feedback is June 30 at 11:59PM Pacific Time.
Please email Rachel Jacobson with any questions or problems.
Framework Purpose and Applications: The purpose of this framework is to articulate a standard set of foundational knowledge concepts and core competencies that are relevant, and necessary, for all climate change adaptation professionals. The intended users for this framework are climate change adaptation and resilience education providers, climate change adaptation and resilience professionals and students, and other professionals whose role requires they address climate challenges. This framework provides a complete view of the knowledge and competencies needed to ensure that existing professionals, students, and learners of all types are prepared to effectively address climate change adaptation and resilience in the context of their work. In the near term, ASAP intends to use this framework to chart pathways through existing professional education resources so that climate adaptation and resilience professionals seeking to gain knowledge or competencies can easily identify relevant resources. In the longer term, ideally within the next 1-3 years, ASAP intends to use this framework, in conjunction with the ASAP Code of Ethics and the ASAP Living Guide to the Principles of Climate Change Adaptation, as the foundation for offering accreditation to climate change adaptation and resilience education courses and programs.
Framework Design Features: This framework is meant to be customizable to any field, discipline, or professional role that intersects with climate change adaptation and resilience, at any career phase. Supplementary content features a glossary of terms and will eventually include graphics to illustrate connections between the concepts.
Framework Development Process: This framework was produced through review and synthesis of many training and certificate program concepts, higher education syllabi, and on-demand professional education course outlines for climate change adaptation and resilience and related fields. The source material synthesis was followed by intensive discussion, iteration, and further development by a dedicated subgroup of Member Advisory Group participants:
- Josh Foster, ASAP Board of Directors
- Ned Gardiner, NOAA Climate Program Office
- Rachel Jacobson, ASAP Staff Liaison
- Derek Kauneckis, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University
- Chris Swanston, USFS Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science
The framework also benefited from review by the rest of the Member Advisory Group participants:
- Vidya Balasubramanyam, Illinois Coastal Management Program
- Jennifer Boehme, International Joint Commission
- Nancy Cofer-Shabica, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
- Joseph DeAngelis, American Planning Association
- Michael Dexter
- Kevin Doyle, Green Economy
- Molly Johnson, EcoAdapt
- Ryan Johnson, ASU School of Sustainability
- Julia Kim, Local Government Commission
- Benjamin Newton, Central Community College
- Frank Niepold, NOAA Climate Program Office
- Cara Pike, Climate Access
- Jacob Pollack, Strategic Energy Innovations
- David Robertson, Virginia Tech
- Edward Saltzberg, Security and Sustainability Forum