The Network supports members with online workshops on community development initiatives, skills training, and the sharing of best practices and inspiring success stories.

Save the Date for VCLN’s Upcoming Workshops!


Here at VCRD, we were so inspired by the recent virtual discussion, Local Flood Response and Recovery: Sharing Needs, Resources, and Plans for the Future. Following this discussion, VCRD has organized a series of conversations and workshops to help support communities as they recover from the recent catastrophic flooding. The schedule below provides upcoming opportunities for connection, peer networking, and conversation for several more structured workshops on critical topics. Please join us for any and all of these sessions that interest you. If there are other topics or convening opportunities you would like to see added to this list, please reach out to [email protected] to share your ideas.


Workshop: Local Community-Led Resilience Initiatives
September 19 | 10:00-11:30 AM | Virtual

Vermont communities are finding creative ways to increase their resilience in order to take on the diverse challenges they are facing such as the loneliness epidemic, climate change, community divisions, vacant and aging properties, etc. This panel will explore local community-led resilience initiatives from social networks of support, physical community hubs with resilient power, to watershed planning. Join us to engage with Vermonters taking on the challenge of building community-led resilience initiatives.

Panelists include:

  • Mindy Blank-Co-director, Community Resilience Organizations
  • Marie Caduto- Watershed Planner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Sam Lash – Climate & Energy Planner, Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission
  • Shawn Trader – Executive Director, The Rainbow Bridge Community Center

The first hour will be hearing from panelists and a moderated discussion from 11-11:30 we will open the conversation for discussion with all attendees.

Register here.