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Training Affiliate Program Updated: Combine training from Climate Fundamentals Academies and ACCO's Live Online Training in our revamped affiliate packages.  Click here to learn more!

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The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is offering a series of 2-day training academies to enable attendees to complete all required training for the CCP® Designation (formerly the Climate Governance Certificate). These academies will provide curriculum on topics including understanding climate science and variability, identifying climate hazards and conducting vulnerability assessments, basics of greenhouse gas accounting, the food-water-energy nexus, and fundamental governance and stakeholder engagement strategies.

These training activities will prove valuable to decision makers across sectors and professional roles desiring to be better informed of climate change and sea level rise implications, and to develop strategies for responding to related risks and opportunities. The training, which leverages a cohort learning process and incorporates interactive exercises, will enable participants to play a more active role in integrating sensible climate change strategies into organizational and community planning.

Who Should Register for
These Training Programs?

The Climate Fundamentals Academies bundle and build upon CCO Training Bootcamps and are oriented to decision-makers across professionals roles and functions in companies, government, universities, nonprofit organizations and professional service firms.  In particular, the members of the following professions will find these activities critical in their professional development:

  • Public Policy/Administration

  • Architects & Engineers

  • Planners & Civil Engineers

  • Facilities & Energy Management

  • Environment & Sustainability

  • Real Estate

  • Supply Chain & Procurement

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Risk Management & Business Continuity

  • Public Health

About the CCP® Designation

The Climate Change Professional (CCP®) is the credential for mid-level practitioners reflecting your dedication to professional development and your competency in the fundamentals of climate change preparedness and strategic planning. A combination of related work experience and completion of all core curriculum courses and elective requirements is required for this designation. The CCP® designation is currently available for practitioners across all sectors and professional functions. ACCO will be unveiling CCP® categories tailored to specific professional roles and sectors in 2017.

About ACCO Credentialing Programs

Earning an ACCO administered credential reflects that you are a leader in driving climate change strategies. With an increasing number of organizations committing to greenhouse gas reduction goals, adaptation planning and resilience initiatives, ACCO credentials demonstrate your competence in leading climate action planning efforts and sustainability-focused initiatives. Learn more here.


Upcoming Academies

February 28-March 1, 2017
South Florida Regional Workshop #3
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
March 6-7, 2017
Colorado Regional Workshop #2
Golden, Colorado
March 13-14, 2017
Northern California Regional Workshop #1
Stanford University, California

New Dates/Venues to be Announced Shortly in Winter/Spring 2017

Northern California Regional Workshop #1
San Francisco, California
(January/February 2017)

New England Regional Workshop #3
Boston, Massachusetts
(March 2017)

National Capital Regional Workshop #3
Washington, District of Columbia
(March 2017)


"Extremely well organized and executed, a very positive experience."

"One of the best things at this type of training is the sharing of ideas with folks from the government, non-profit and private sectors."

"I'm not new to the climate field, but still learned a lot from the material, particularly from the way the material was presented."

"Even though this topic is outside my usual scope of work, I found it very interesting and informative. It is the type of information that can be useful to all of us whether it be through our work, or understanding the work of others, or as investors."

"Instructors were excellent. They kept the class engaged, involved, and challenged. Interactive exercises were very effective at spurring discussion and helping the participants absorb the content."

"The diversity and quality of the instructors was very good. They engaged the audience and provided useful application of the information presented."

"I found that the discussion and the different perspectives brought by the presenters was exceptional."

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