VIRTUAL: Resiliency Academy for Small Business and Communities

Wed, 04/07/2021
9:00am - 10:30am

​April 7th, April 21st, May 5th, May 19th & June 2nd, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Resilience is the idea that communities and businesses can recover and improve after a sudden threat or shock such as a natural disaster, pandemic, or economic downturn. Communities and businesses are responding, innovating and adapting as a result of the current pandemic. Resilience is a key component for communities and businesses to move towards economic recovery and plan for future disturbances and disruption.

UNH Extension and NH Small Business Development Center are partnering to offer Resiliency Academy, bringing together small business and community leaders to work toward a resilient future. The academy will focus on the intersection of small business and community resiliency. We will provide training for small businesses to develop resiliency plans which will aid in economic recovery and planning for future disruptions. 


Sessions will include opportunities to learn from practitioners, municipal staff, business owners and experts through case studies, presentations, discussions and Q&A sessions. Participants are encouraged to attend all five sessions.

Resiliency Academy will explore:

  • Components of a resiliency plan: threats, assessment, visioning, planning and action
  • Defining and measuring resilience
  • Community engagement and leadership
  • Networks, partnerships and systems
  • Quality of life and community vibrancy
  • Business retention and workforce
  • Communications and cybersecurity
  • Sustainability and finance

Who should attend: 

Small businesses, community leaders and volunteers, municipal officials, economic development professionals and those interested in the economic recovery and future planning of their business base and community are invited to attend the academy.

Registration will open in January of 2021. 


The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity educator and employer. UNH, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, and New Hampshire counties cooperating.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and through assistance provided by the State of New Hampshire. The NH SBDC is an outreach program of the UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics in conjunction with SBA, the State of NH (BEA), the University of NH, and the private sector.
This programming was made possible due to CARES Act funding.