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


Held in partnership with Cook County, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, Metropolitan Planning Council and the Greenest Region Compact, workshop participants will learn from experts about the implications of climate change with a regional focus added for Chicago and the midwest 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 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: February 25-26, 2019
Class #2: May 21-22, 2019

Registration Details

Single Class:
$295 (general) / $195 (gov’t)

$495 (general) / $345 (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

Class #1 (February 25-26, 2019)

Day 1: Climate Science & Vulnerability Assessment

Day 2: GHG, Energy & Water Management

Confirmed Faculty (Additional Instructors to be announced shortly)

  • Margaret Eaglin — Infectious Disease Epidemiologist, City of Chicago

  • Elena Grossman — Project Coordinator, BRACE-Illinois

  • David Herring — Manager, NOAA Climate Program Office

  • Daniel Kreeger — Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers

  • Jamie Meyers — Energy Manager, Bureau of Asset Management, Cook County

  • Doug Sisterson — Meteorologist, Argonne National Laboratory

  • Marco Ugarte — Sustainability Manager, MillerCoors