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Low Impact Development Basics for Water Quality Protection - Workshops for Real Estate Professionals

Real estate professionals will receive 4 elective continuing education credits from the N.C. Real Estate Commission

Two workshops are scheduled: 

 

Workshop Objectives – Participants will:
  • Learn how land use decisions impact water quality;
  • Learn about Low Impact Development techniques that help protect water quality;
  • Learn about the costs and benefits of implementing LID;
  • Learn about managing stormwater control measures to meet state and local regulations and to maintain functionality and aesthetics; and
  • Tour stormwater control measures on the Wrightsville Beach Loop.

Note: Workshop concludes with an outdoor tour of stormwater control measures in Wrightsville Beach. Please dress for weather and walking on grass/pavement. 

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Social Science Basics for Coastal Managers

This training is led by staff from NOAA's Office for Coastal Management

  • Rescheduled Date: Tuesday, January 15
  • Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Location: NOAA Beaufort Lab Auditorium, 101 Pivers Island Rd, Beaufort NC
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Registration - The workshop is full. Email whitney.jenkins@ncdenr.gov to be placed on the wait list. 
  • Continuing education credits: AICP will receive 6.5 CMs for participation

Training Description

The social sciences are a valuable but often overlooked element of coastal zone management. Issues from marsh restoration to flood mitigation all involve critical human elements— knowledge, values, and attitudes—of the people that live, work, and play in these areas. This training provides the basic knowledge and skills to help coastal managers understand their stakeholders.

This course assumes participants have an understanding of the importance of stakeholder engagement. The course will build upon this understanding in the modules highlighted below:
 
Conducting Interviews
 
This module provides participants with the knowledge to create an “interview guide” tool and conduct effective interviews that can be used in multiple resource management settings. You will learn how to:
  • Recognize three types of interviews, as well as their purposes, strengths, and limitations
  • Construct an interview guide using best practices for question construction and sequencing
  • Design and conduct a mock interview, ensuring that all components are included
  • Critique mock interviews and identify best practices and common pitfalls for execution of an interview

 

Leading Focus Groups

This module offers an introduction to the practice of planning and administering focus groups as a research and engagement tool. Participants will achieve a better understanding of the appropriate use of focus groups, as well as best practices and approaches. You will learn how to:

  • Recognize when it is appropriate to use a focus group to gather information
  • Identify the strengths and limitations of using a focus group
  • Successfully plan and conduct a focus group
  • Design and participate in a mock focus group, ensuring that all components are included
  • Critique a mock focus group, and identify best practices and common pitfalls

 

Writing Effective Survey Questions

Surveys are a popular information collection tool to help coastal managers understand their stakeholders and quickly assess large populations. Unfortunately, because of their popularity, many people untrained in survey creation administer poorly designed surveys that yield questionable results. This module serves to provide coastal managers with best practices to write more effective survey questions. You will learn how to:

  • Review and critique surveys, and identify common mistakes in question design
  • Incorporate 25 best practices when creating survey questions
  • Create appropriate question layout and design
  • Identify ways to improve survey questions that yield desired data types
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