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Climate Change Adaptation Training for Prairie Region Planners

This course offered by the Climate Risk Institute and delivered by leading Planning and Resilience experts, and will provide in-depth climate risk assessment and adaptation training tailored to audiences working in the Prairies region. The course includes training modules customized for Planners across the Prairies that integrates local and regional information on climate impacts, adaptation solutions, policy frameworks, and helping building skills in key areas of need such as engagement and communication on climate.
Climate Change Adaptation Training for Prairie Region Planners
Start Date:May 08, 2023
End Date:Jun 11, 2023
Delivery:5 weeks, Asynch and Synch Online
Price:$795.00 + GST
Course code: PALE100_Y2223P-01

You can learn more about the Climate Risk Institute the Climate Change Adaptation Training for Prairie Region Planners here.

Learning Outcomes

In taking this course, participants will:

  • Increase their capacity to incorporate climate change adaptation into practice;
  • Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of climate change science and data, impacts in the Prairie Region, risk assessment and adaptation planning;
  • Identify requirements around climate change adaptation that have been addressed through planning policy and other applicable laws and policies;
  • Expand their knowledge of tools and strategies available to implement climate change adaptation planning;
  • Learn how to support communication and collaboration around climate change impacts and adaptation planning;
  • Review ways of increasing community resilience using planning tools, asset management strategies, nature-based solutions and explore options that present co-benefits for both mitigation and adaptation.

Learner Effort

The level of effort is approximately 5 hours per module, including readings, participation in discussion boards, and attendance at live sessions. This equates to 25 hours total.

Live (Synchronous) Sessions (1.5hr weekly)

There will be five live or synchronous sessions with the course facilitator (Zoom links will be provided). The dates are as follows:

Thursday, May 11, 2023 11:00pm-12:30pm EST (10:30am-11:30am PST)

Thursday, May 18, 2023 11:00pm-12:30pm EST (10:30am-11:30am PST)

Thursday, May 25, 2023 11:00pm-12:30pm EST (10:30am-11:30am PST)

Thursday, June 1, 2023 11:00pm-12:30pm EST (10:30am-11:30am PST)

Thursday, June 8, 2023 11:00pm-12:30pm EST (10:30am-11:30am PST)

Computer Requirements

A week prior to the course start date learners will receive an email from Royal Roads University Professional and Continuing Studies with information on how to access the online course. At that time learners will be encouraged to visit a short orientation website to familiarize themselves with the online learning platform. Learners will find the computer requirements for this course through this link: