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Climate Action Practitioner - Foundation: Micro-Credential Program

Working professionals are increasingly aware of the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for climate action. In Canada 76% of the population agrees that climate change is extremely serious or serious (Abacus 2020), but also express confusion about what to do and how to contribute to “being part of the solution”. There are personal and workplace actions we can all take to implement real solutions. Here's how to start learning about how climate change will impact us, and what actions we might take towards greater resilience and adaptive capacity in our communities and workplaces, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. See more details below:
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Program Overview:

Join us for the first Climate Action Practitioner Micro-Credential in Canada! This program advances new thinking and actions via online courses covering a range of topics related to climate action for working professionals. Completion of four courses will provide you with the Climate Action Practitioner (Foundation) Micro-Credential.

The program explores how climate change is affecting us, what we can do to reduce the impacts, and how we can increase our individual and collective resilience and adaptability. You will actively engage within a multidisciplinary and professional community to develop the foundational knowledge and skills to bring climate action strategies and transition leadership into your workplace. You will develop an understanding of regional climate trends and risks, their implications for human, infrastructure, and natural systems, and how change leadership, financial, and policy approaches are integral to devising real solutions.

Completion of the Climate Action Practitioner Micro-credential can be used as credit in the Master of Arts Climate Action Leadership.

Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcomes are aligned with the Climate Adaptation Competency Framework and are organized within the following 4-week online courses:

Core Courses (required):

  • Climate Change Adaptation Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Transition Leadership
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives on Climate Adaptation
  • Introduction to Climate Policy for Climate Adaptation Professionals

Program Delivery:

This program is delivered online in a blended format using Moodle (Learning Management System) and video-conferencing tools (e.g. Zoom). Participants will attend virtual, facilitated sessions (webinars) and complete self-directed activities, assignments and readings throughout each week. The micro-credential will require approximately 8 hours of learner effort per week.

Computer Requirements:
For each course, a week prior to the start date you will receive an email from us with information on how to access the online course. Each time, you will be encouraged to visit a short orientation website to familiarize yourself with our online learning platform. You will find the computer requirements for this course through this link: computerservices.royalroads.ca/computer_equip_requirements.