Climate change has a greater effect on the long-term viability of coastal environments and people’s livelihoods. The idea of using ecosystems to help people deal with the effects of climate change is becoming more common at the international, national and local levels, especially when it comes to spatial planning. So, learning about spatial planning-based ecosystem adaptation (SPBEA) is important for early-career practitioners because they will be the responsible generation responding to decisions being made now. Coastal communities must also understand the steps they can take to lessen the effects of coastal disasters in their area. This study looks at how the SPBEA concept can be taught to early-career practitioners and coastal communities through training and workshops, and how effective online training is in transferring knowledge. The training implemented a hybrid style for comparison. A hierarchical approach was taken, starting from the compilation of SPBEA teaching materials, followed by SPBEA training for early-career practitioners to generate SPBEA zoning and transferring the training results to the coastal communities. While online training is not as good as offline training, it was advantageous for the participants. Indeed, the pond-farming community was excited about the implementation of SPBEA.