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CCC Resilience Toolkit and Pathway Guide

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The Community Climate Coaches Resilience Pathway and Toolkit is central to the CCC approach. 

It is a collection of carefully curated resources, methods, and practical approaches that are specifically designed to empower facilitators, coaches, and community catalysts to facilitate transformative change, implement regenerative interventions, and build resilience in local communities, city neighbourhoods, and bioregions through community-led initiatives.

The CCC Two Waves and Six Phases Model

The CCC Two Waves, Six Phases Resilience Pathway is a central feature of how Community Climate Coaches work. The Two Wave framework, has been adapted from the Berkana Institute’s ‘Two Loop Model of Change’ and also encapsulates Joanna Macy’s concepts of “The Great Unravelling” and “The Great Turning”. This creates a valuable tool for comprehending the changes that are occurring in the world, as well as our position in the transformation process, as the new wave emerges.

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The two wave, six phase resilience pathway will always be adapted to the local and regional context, and can be seen as a map with 3-layers to it that relate to:

  1. A coach or facilitator’s personal journey
  2. The process of engagement, dialogue and action that community climate coaches lead a community through 
  3. The overall process of building community / bioregional resilience for any community or region

The steps above typically result in the creation of a “Climate Resilience and Community Wellbeing Map and Pathway.” This invaluable resource will outline clear next steps and help guide communities toward a more resilient and sustainable future.

Through this process, local initiatives will utilise and add to the Community Climate Coach Toolbox for facilitating community climate action, that will also be available for any other community climate action and community resilience initiatives to utilise. 

The six phases of the two wave framework are…

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The six phases of the CCC resilience pathway are described briefly below - and additional insights on this approach, view this video introduction to the two wave, six phase resilience pathway.


The Six Phases of the CCC Resilience Pathway

1. Growing Personal Resilience and Capacity

The first stage of the CCC Pathway focuses on cultivating the coaches’ own personal resilience and developing their capacity to navigate complexity over an extended period, including in challenging situations. This includes gaining a comprehensive understanding of the context and causes of the current ecological, climate and socio-political situation.

2. Building Collective Capacity in Community Engagement

The second phase focuses on how we relate, communicate and work with others. It aims to build a team or community of practice for holding and sustaining the process of extended community engagement, and to develop our facilitation competencies to better support communities in generating meaningful change on an ongoing basis.

3. Connecting with Community, Place and Nature

Phase 3 involves community climate coaches working with local stakeholders to facilitate a deeper connection with nature and the places, localities and communities they live and work in. By using observation exercises, dialogue walks, and facilitated activities, coaches foster stronger relationships and appreciation within the community and with living systems, to recognise ‘what is strong, not just what is wrong’. 

4. Mapping Strengths & Envisioning Community-Led Initiatives

In phase 4 climate coaches work with the community to identify local strengths and vulnerabilities through participatory asset mapping processes, capturing stories of the place and fostering the understanding and potential for community-led initiatives that fit the needs of the place. In particular, this phase builds and strengthens a community’s sense and vision of their own potential and rights to generate and direct transformative change at the local level. 

5. Hosting Dialogue & Nourishing Community-Led Initiatives

In phase 5 the Community Climate Coach hosts conversations with communities to co-create a shared vision for resilience and a just transition. This involves using tools such as scenario planning, visioning exercises, and inclusive facilitation techniques to engage diverse stakeholders and support the emergence of new regenerative systems aligned with community values. This phase starts the process of identifying what goals are relevant for the future, in order to link them to actions, resources, skills and attitudes that are needed in the present.

6. Deepening Impact & Amplifying Transformative Innovation

The final phase of the CCC Resilience Pathway, creates spaces for reflection, peer support, and celebration. By focusing on deepening and extending positive impacts, community climate coaches aim to increase participation and scale up successful community-led initiatives to reduce emissions and negative lifestyle and community impacts, and strengthen personal, collective and landscape resilience over time. This phase completes the CCC Resilience Pathway processes, but also ignites the ongoing long term process of implementing, growing and expanding the climate, biodiversity and community resilience actions that the whole process has identified.