May
1
May 2

Colorado Climate Fundamentals Academy (Workshop #2 of 3)

  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Produced and offered in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado Water Conservation Board and Colorado Municipal League, workshop participants will learn from experts about greenhouse gas management and accounting, the energy-water-food nexus, organizational change, stakeholder engagement and basic adaptation planning frameworks 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.

Course Syllabus:

  • GHG-101: Basics of GHG Accounting, Reporting & Disclosing GHG Emissions
  • GHG-102: The Fundamentals of the Energy, Water & Food Nexus
  • GHG-201: Establishing GHG Reduction Goals & Management Structures
  • Governance-101: Engaging Stakeholders & Establishing Strategies for Leading Organizational Change
  • Economics-101: The Economics of Climate Change
  • Case Studies from Colorado Municipalities & Businesses
  • Interactive Exercise Addressing Future Scenarios
  • Special Guest Remarks from Local Officials

Registration Information:

  • Single Workshop: $595 (general) / $395 (government)
  • Complete Series: $1,495 (general) / $995 (government)
  • Early Bird Rates: Register by February 28 to save $50 on the workshop or $150 on the series
  • Registration Deadline: April 27, 2017

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
Northern California Climate Fundamentals Academies (Workshop #2 of 3)
Jun
1
Jun 2

Northern California Climate Fundamentals Academies (Workshop #2 of 3)

  • Stanford University Central Energy Facility

Held in partnership with Stanford University, workshop participants will learn from experts about the implications of climate change with a regional focus added for Northern California and the pacific coast of the United States. Professionals from the public and private sectors, higher education and the NGO community will benefit from the classroom-style, interactive training activities.

Workshop Course Modules, Case Studies & Exercises:

Registration Information:

  • Single Workshop: $595 (general) / $395 (government)
  • Complete Series: $1,495 (general) / $995 (government)
  • Early Bird Rates: Register by April 15 to save $50 on the workshop or $150 on the series
  • Registration Deadline: May 26, 2017

Confirmed Instructors:

  • Daniel Kreeger – Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Additional instructors to be announced shortly
South Florida Climate Fundamentals Academy (Workshop #3 of 3)
Jun
26
Jun 27

South Florida Climate Fundamentals Academy (Workshop #3 of 3)

  • Fort Lauderdale Beach Community Center

Produced and offered in partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale and Florida International University's College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts, workshop participants will build upon foundational knowledge from the first two workshops in this series by learning about materiality and climate risk assessment, assessing the economic implications of climate change and prospective response initiatives, making the business case for climate action, and strategies for engaging across organizational and jurisdictional boundaries with a regional focus added for Florida. Professionals from the public and private sectors, higher education and the NGO community will benefit from the classroom-style, interactive training activities.

Workshop Modules, Case Studies & Exercises

  • Economics-101: The Economics of Climate Change
  • Enterprise-201: Analyzing & Quantifying Climate Risk, Assessing Materiality and Disclosing Climate Risk
  • Governance-202: Making the Case for Climate Action to the C-Suite and Public Leaders
  • Governance-203: Collaborating Beyond Organizational & Institutional Boundaries
  • Climate-104: The Public Health Implications of Climate Change
  • Group Exercise: Planning for 30 Years in 30 Years
  • Group Exercise: Benchmarking Success in Adaptation & Resilience Efforts

Registration Information:

  • Single Workshop: $595 (general) / $395 (government)
  • Complete Series: $1,495 (general) / $995 (government)
  • Early Bird Rates: Register by January 31 to save $50 on the workshop or $150 on the series
  • Registration Deadline: February 21, 2017

Confirmed Instructors:

  • Sean Carpenter Climate Economist, City of Fort Collins
  • Richard Crespin – CEO, CollaborateUp
  • Daniel Kreeger – Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Lindene Patton – Partner, Earth & Water Group
  • Keith Rizzardi – Professor, St. Thomas University
  • Keqi Zhang – Professor, Department of Earth and Environment &, International Hurricane Research Center, Florida International University
  • Additional instructors to be announced shortly

Mar
13
Mar 14

Northern California Climate Fundamentals Academy (Workshop #1 of 3)

  • Stanford University

Held in partnership with Stanford University, workshop participants will learn from experts about the implications of climate change with a regional focus added for Northern California and the pacific coast of the United States. Professionals from the public and private sectors, higher education and the NGO community will benefit from the classroom-style, interactive training activities.

About this Workshop:

The first workshop is a primer on climate science, identifying climate hazards, conducting vulnerability assessments, leveraging climate change data and tools and understanding core principles of organizational change and stakeholder engagement strategies.  This workshop enables decision makers across roles, functions and sectors to develop a better understanding of how the implications of climate change intersect with their decision making.

Course Syllabus:

  • Climate-101: Understanding Climate Science & the Latest Projections
  • Excerpts from Climate-102: Understanding Climate Variability, Extreme Events & Long-Term Climate Change
  • Excerpts from Climate-103: The Basics of Sea Level Rise & Impacts on Coastal Assets & Infrastructure
  • Climate-201: Identifying Climate Hazards & Conducting Vulnerability Assessments
  • Excerpts from Climate-202: Leveraging Climate Data and Tools
  • Governance-101: Engaging Stakeholders & Establishing Strategies for Leading Organizational Change
  • Case Study: Projecting Climate Change Implications for the Northern California Region
  • Special Guest Remarks from Local Officials

Registration Information:

  • Single Workshop: $595 (general) / $395 (government)
  • Complete Series: $1,495 (general) / $995 (government)
  • Early Bird Rates: Register by January 31 to save $50 on the workshop or $150 on the series
  • Registration Deadline: March 7, 2017

Confirmed Instructors:

  • Fahmida Ahmed – Director of Sustainability, Stanford University
  • Michael Anderson – State Climatologist, Division of Flood Management, California Department of Water Resources
  • Gina Blus – Business Strategy and Planning Consultant, Climate Ready Solutions
  • Cal Broomhead – Energy and Climate Program Manager, City and County of San Francisco
  • Gil Friend – Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Palo Alto
  • David Herring – Director, Communications & Education, Climate Program Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Daniel Kreeger – Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Katharine Mach – Senior Research Scientist, Earth System Science & Director, Environment Assessment Facility, Stanford University
  • Additional instructors to be announced shortly