Co-presented by:

Registration Details

Single Workshop:

  • $595 (general) / $395 (gov't)

Complete Series:

  • $1,495 (general) / $995 (gov't)

Note: If you missed the 1st workshop, you can register for the series and leverage online training to catch up.


  • 20% discount for individual members and training affiliates
  • Limited complimentary registrations available for ACCO organizational members

ACCO is offering a series of 2-day training academies in Golden, Colorado to enable attendees to earn the Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-P®) credential.

Held in partnership with the Colorado Water Conservation Board, Colorado Municipal League and National Renewable Energy Laboratory, workshop participants will learn from experts about the implications of climate change with a regional focus added for Colorado and the Rockies. Professionals from the public and private sectors, higher education and the NGO community will benefit from the classroom-style, interactive training activities.The workshops are designed to provide participants with the following competencies:

  • Recognizing situations where climate change outcomes affect the organization
  • Assessing impacts of specific situational outcomes
  • Enabling enterprise management of climate related initiatives
  • Assessing and quantifying climate risks and opportunities
  • Educating the organization on managing short-term and long-term uncertainty
  • Tailoring communication to different audiences
  • Leading organizational change initiatives
  • Developing and overseeing training programs
  • Attributing value to resource consumption
  • Extending organizational capabilities and maintaining good stewardship of actions taken through collaboration and partnership
  • Developing strategies for bundling, comparing and/or relying on existing management models

Series Schedule

Workshop #1: November 7-8, 2016
Workshop #2: May 1-2, 2017 (download the workshop brochure & agenda)
Workshop #3: To be announced

Workshop #2 Confirmed Instructors

  • Elizabeth Babcock – Manager, Air, Water and Climate, Denver Department of Environmental Health
  • Elizabeth Carlton – Asst. Professor, Environmental & Occupational Health, Colorado School of Public Health  
  • Sean Carpenter – Climate Economy Advisor, City of Fort Collins
  • Taryn Finnessey – Senior Climate Change Specialist, Colorado Department of Natural Resources
  • Kealy Herman – Project Consultant, Sustainability and Energy, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Thomas Herrod – Climate & Policy Analyst, City & County of Denver
  • Bryan Jacob – Chief Climate Coach, Climate Coach International, LLC
  • Daniel Kreeger – Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Frank Rukavina – Director of Sustainability, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Stacy Tellinghuisen – Senior Climate Policy Analyst, Western Resource Advocates
  • Jeff Yorzyk – Director of Sustainability, Green Chef

A Glance at the Learning Progression and Series Structure

Workshop #1

Exam Preparation

  • Prepares you for the Climate Science & Vulnerability Assessment exam module
  • Partially prepares you for either the Governance, Law & Policy or the GHG, Energy & Water Management exam module (remaining prep materials are covered in the 2nd workshop)

Elective Requirements

    • 3.5 hours

    Workshop #2 (updated 3/30/2017)

    Exam Preparation

    • Prepares you for the GHG, Energy & Water Management exam module
    • Partially prepares you for the Governance, Law & Policy exam module (remaining prep materials are covered in the 3rd workshop)

    Elective Requirements

      • 4.5 hours

      Workshop #3

      Exam Preparation

      • Prepares you Governance, Law & Policy exam module
      • Prepares you for the Materiality, Risk Management & Economics exam module

      Elective Requirements

        • 6 hours