On behalf of NFPA, East TN Clean Fuels, Virginia Clean Cities, and Central Florida Clean Cities, we want to thank your Clean Cities Coalition for wanting to host a ‘Ready for EVs’ workshop in your area! These virtual workshops will be a fantastic opportunity to bring a community with shared interests together to formulate an electrification plan for their community and discuss overcoming barriers to electrification.

A ‘Ready for EVs’ Workshop should look like this…

  • Virtual group of people from a community with shared interests
  • A facilitator from the Clean Cities Coalition
  • One Subject Matter Expert (SME) from NFPA

NFPA will be setting up the Zoom rooms for all of the workshops. The link will be shared with your Coalition closer to the date of your workshop as well as with your workshop attendees.

The facilitator from the hosting Clean Cities Coalition will follow a “Facilitator’s Guide” throughout the workshop and the information will be aided by a slideshow presentation (provided by NFPA with the ability to edit).

Workshop attendees will follow along during the session in a “Participant’s Guide” that they can either print off or type in on their own devices. Coalitions will need to encourage all participants to utilize the guide during the session in order for them to get everything they can from the session.

The workshop will last approximately four hours with short breaks scheduled throughout. There is not a long break scheduled for lunch, so please consider that when deciding on what time to host your workshop. We do not recommend breaking for lunch during your workshop as people tend to not return after a long break.

Expectations for Coalitions:

  • Attempt to have at least 50 participants at the workshop
  • Promote your workshop in the weeks leading up to it
  • Facilitate the approximately four-hour workshop the day of
  • Respond to the request for feedback following the workshop
  • Ask for help from your Lead Coalition, ETCF, or NFPA when needed
  • Read through the Resources page and other provided materials
  • Attend one “Train the Facilitator” session before your workshop