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

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Held in partnership with the East Central Florida Regional Resilience Collaborative, East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, and the City of Orlando, workshop participants will learn from experts about the implications of climate change with a regional focus added for Central Florida and the Sunshine State. 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.

Confirmed Faculty

  • Chris Castro – Director, Office of Sustainability & Resilience, City of Orlando

  • Jason Evans – Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences and Studies, Environmental Science and Geography, Stetson University

  • Nancy Gassman – Assistant Director of Public Works – Sustainability, City of Fort Lauderdale

  • David Herring – Director, Climate Program Office, NOAA

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

  • Additional Faculty to be announced shortly

Series Schedule

Class #1: August 1-2, 2019
Class #2: November 7-8, 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