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

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Faculty Already Confirmed:

  • David Herring — Communication, Education, & Engagement Division Chief, NOAA Climate Program Office

  • Doug Kluck — Regional Climate Services Director, Central Region, NOAA

  • Daniel Kreeger — Executive Director, ACCO

  • Lindene Patton — Principal, Earth & Water Law LLC

  • Gerald Shechter — Sustainability Coordinator, City of Kansas City

Additional instructors to
be announced shortly

Held in partnership with the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), workshop participants will learn from experts about the implications of climate change with a regional focus added for Kansas City, Missouri and the broader mid-America region. Professionals from the public and private sectors, higher education and the NGO community will benefit from the classroom-style, interactive training activities. The classes 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

This series is designed to prepare participants for the Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-P®) exams and will satisfy half of the elective requirements.

Series Schedule

Class #1: October 22-23, 2019
Class #2: December 2-3, 2019

Registration Details

Single Class (2 days):
$395 (general) / $295 (gov’t)

Series (all 4 days):
$695 (general) / $545 (gov’t)

Series registration includes access to CC‑P® exams, online study materials and application.

ACCO members get a 20% discount on registration applied automatically during registration.

A Glance at the Learning Progression and Series Structure

Note: Regionalized content and case studies will be added to the agenda shortly