Registration Details

Single Workshop:

  • $245 (general) / $145 (gov't)


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

Series Schedule

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

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. 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

Workshop #3 Instructors

  • Bruce Klafter – Vice-President, Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility, Flex
  • Daniel Kreeger – Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Additional instructors to be announced

Past Instructors

  • Fahmida Ahmed  Director of Sustainability, Stanford University
  • Michael Anderson – State Climatologist, Division of Flood Management, California Department of Water Resources
  • Sally Barros  Sustainability Manager, City of San Leandro
  • Joe Bialowitz – National Environmental Program Leader, Kaiser Permanente
  • Gina Blus – Business Strategy & Planning Consultant, Climate Ready Solutions
  • Cynthia Comerford  Manager, Office of Policy and Planning, San Francisco Department of Public Health
  • Gil Friend – Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Palo Alto
  • Catherine Harrison – Program Manager, Center for Climate Change and Health, Public Health Institute
  • David Herring – Communication & Education, Program Manager, Climate Program Office, NOAA
  • Bryan Jacob – Chief Climate Coach, Climate Coach International, LLC
  • Bruce Klafter – Vice-President, Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility, Flextronics
  • Erika Powell – Flood and Resiliency Manager, San Mateo County

A Glance at the Learning Progression and Series Structure

Workshop #1 (March 13-14, 2017)

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 #1 Instructor Team

    Workshop #2 (June 1-2, 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 (June 13-14, 2018)

      Exam Preparation

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

      Elective Requirements

        • 6 hours