The next Food for Thought lunchtime learning session hosted by the EPS Flooding PWG will be held on Thursday July 29th between 1pm and 1.45pm.
The session will feature Paul Robertson who will talk about using stories and narratives to better understand and engage with communities.This session will explore how a narrative approach can be used to strengthen community resilience and improve relationships across communities and with the agencies that support them. It will discuss the role of personas, what motivates people, and how we can use this approach to celebrate, commemorate, remember, and learn from the experiences of the pandemic, taking forward key lessons to increase future resilience to floods and other emergencies. Paul Robertson is a Senior Project Officer for Communities Prepared, a national community resilience programme run by the charity Groundwork, with partners including the Environment Agency. Paul heads up the community training and development for the programme, which focuses on increasing communities’ resilience and recovery to flooding and other civil emergencies through the delivery of training, resources and an online hub. Following severe flooding in his hometown of Bradford on Avon in 2013-14, Paul established his local Council Community Emergency Volunteer group, a multi-role team of 30 trained volunteers, of which he is Senior Coordinator. Paul is also a qualified Environmental Psychologist.
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Attendance for members is free and the cost for non members is £15 per session or £40 for all three remaining learning sessions. A recording of sessions along with slide deck, executive summary, FAQ and learning points will be made available to those who have registered following the sessions.