My twenty-eight year career in leadership positions has catalyzed partnerships with strategic direction while with government agencies, private firms, academic institutions, and non-profits in the United States, China, Southeast Asia, Caribbean, Europe, and Africa. As a dynamic communicator and facilitator I am often called upon to assist diverse groups from around the world with team building, strategic planning and community resilience. Recent accomplishments include principal facilitator on the Puerto Rico Climate Adaptation Plan, a lead author for the U.S. National Climate Assessment, and creator of Community Resilience Building.

Commonwealth of Mass
Dept Conservation & Recreation
Climate Action Planning Workshop
May 2018
Boston, MA 
Lead Facilitator
Rhode Island Municipal Resilience Program
Community Resilience Building Workshops
Year-2 - 2020
Eight Municipalities
Lead Facilitator & Manager


Community Resilience Building
Workshops with
Sustainable CT
Year -3 - 2020
Six Municipalities
Lead Facilitator
Community Resilience Building Workshop Training
Massachusetts MVP Program 
Summer 2019
Multiple Workshops
Lead Trainer


Adam Whelchel

After a decade of development, the Community Resilience Building (CRB) Workshop has been tried, tested, and is trusted by forty five communities. The Community Resilience Building Workshop provides a friendly “anywhere at any scale” approach for developing community resilience action plans. The CRB Workshops employ a unique community-driven process, rich with information, experience, and dialogue, where the participants identify top hazards, current challenges, strengths, and priority actions to improve resilience to all natural and climate-related hazards today, and in the future across the United States and the globe.   

Adam Whelchel

Exhilarating training session in Los Angeles on Community Resilience Building Workshop process today! Thanks to the collaboration with Second Nature and California State University Northridge, Long Beach, Los Angeles campuses and Los Angeles Valley College teams. Also conducted an inspirational training session with the next generation of urban planners at California State University – Northridge on Community Resilience Building. Forty-five urban planning graduate students geared up and ready to move San Fernando Valley towards a more resilient future.