Seven Best Practices for Risk Communication

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Understanding risk is a key component for initiatives focused on helping communities prepare for and respond to weather and climate hazards. This interactive webinar introduces participants to seven best practices, numerous techniques, and examples for communicating about coastal hazards. Whether beginning a new effort or trying to keep people motivated to better prepare for future hazards, applying risk communication principles will lead to more effective results. Please note that this training focuses on improving risk communication skills for coastal hazards planning and preparedness, not crisis communication.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply seven risk communication best practices and techniques
  • Use the fundamentals of behavior change to improve communication
  • Adapt successful strategies from case studies of peers who have applied these best practices and techniques


Participant Requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Webcam
  • Headset, or speakers and a microphone
  • Adobe Connect (access and user instructions provided in advance)

Professional Credit

American Institute of Certified Planners – one-and-a-half hours

Association of Floodplain Managers – one hour

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