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About the Training Program:

DFW Regional Organizations
Already Confirmed to Participate

Cedar Valley College
City of Arlington
City of Carrollton
City of Coppell
City of Corinth
City of Dallas
City of Denton
City of Fort Worth
City of Garland
City of Lewisville
City of Mesquite
City of Plano
City of Richardson
Dallas County Comm. College District
Dallas Water Utilities
North Central TX Council of Governments
North Texas Municipal Water District
Tarrant Regional Water District
Trinity River Authority of Texas
UT Arlington

Local governments in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex are looking to institutionalize climate change into decision-making across a broad range of planning, policy and operations activities, and to galvanize support across their organizations and key stakeholder communities.  Doing so requires addressing building awareness and competencies by developing a long-term, sustainable training strategy. 

The City of Dallas is inviting senior staff and officials from DFW Metroplex local governments to participate in a one-day training program designed to build a foundational understanding of the risks and opportunities that climate change poses for the region and the role of local government in response.

Draft Agenda:

8:30am            Welcome & Introductions

9:00am            Climate Change Fundamentals and Impacts on Local Governments and Communities

10:00am          The Present & Future of Energy, Water, Food & Waste in the Dallas Metroplex & Texas

10:30am          Break

10:45am          Basics of Public Health, Climate Change and Sensible Preparedness

11:15am          Assessing Change and Leveraging Tools to Inform Decision-Making

12:00pm         Networking Lunch with Special Guest Remarks

1:00pm            Group Exercise: Conducting a Change or Vulnerability Assessment

1:45pm            The Landscape of Ethics, Liability, Risk & Economics

2:15pm            Understanding Sustainability & Climate Change Goals in the DFW Metroplex

2:45pm           Break

3:00pm            Conceptualizing Organizational Transformation & Stakeholder Engagement & Working
Across Organizational Boundaries

3:30pm            Group Exercise: DFW Fishbowl Charrette

4:00pm            Enterprise Risk Management, Materiality & Prioritizing Initiatives

4:30pm            Group Exercise: Develop & Defend a Stance on a Priority Initiative