Firefighters from Boise, Idaho and Austin, Texas during a 2015 FAC learning exchange. Photo Credit: Wendy Fulks

Best Practices for Designing Peer Learning Exchanges

By: Emily Troisi

Topic: Learning networks

Type: Tools / Resources

The Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network and the Fire Learning Network sponsor several different types of in-person learning exchanges. The most recent quarterly webinar for FAC Net members featured three presentations about the benefits of in-person learning exchanges. Speakers also discussed design considerations and lessons learned.

One common theme was the importance of advance planning. In addition, all three presentations stressed the fact that all participants have knowledge to contribute to, as well as to gain from, the learning experience.

Visit our YouTube channel to view the three presentations:

  • Part 1 focuses on prescribed fire learning exchanges (TREX).
  • Part 2 is about the fire department FAC learning exchanges (FACE Fire).
  • Part 3 introduces a set of FAC training exchanges that three member organizations in the Pacific Northwest are planning.

Also see the written summary for highlights and lessons shared during the webinar.

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