Training and Professional Development Program

The ClimateSense Training and Professional Development Program is designed to provide a series of short (0.5 to 2 days) climate-related training opportunities for local adaptation practitioners. Anticipated practitioners include: engineers, architects, land use planners, health care providers, emergency management officials, conservationists/naturalists, watershed groups, builders and property developers, and academia.

 

Courses will allow practitioners to develop valuable skills in an interactive learning. Training opportunities will be available for both beginner and advanced practitioners.

Upcoming Online Course Offerings

 CSA-ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management for Climate Adaptation & Resilience

Introduction (online) and Implementation (1-day workshop)

This course provides guidelines on managing risk faced by organizations. It provides a common approach to managing any type of risk and is not industry or sector specific. The purpose of this course is to provide guidance on how to use CSA ISO 31000:2018 as a tool for conducting a full life cycle, Climate Lens resilience assessment for infrastructure projects.

*Participants must complete e-Learning module on the “introduction” before they join the instructor in-class for the “implementation” part of course. E-learning access will be sent automatically 3 weeks prior to the course date.


Introduciton to Geographic Information System Mapping (GIS)

This two-day workshop will provide participants with the fundamental knowledge and technical skills to integrate spatial concepts, techniques, and technologies to enhance existing work. The workshop will be delivered in a classroom setting consisting of lecture material, discussion, and hands-on software exercises. Climate change related data sets will form the basis for the hands on learning components.

 

Future Courses

UAV Training & Flight School

October 2020

Flood Protection for Homes (Online Course)

SAeptember 2020

Green Shores (Levels 1 & 2)

September 2020

Previous Training Opportunities

Climate 101

This course introduces participants to the physical basis of the Earth’s climate and green house gases.

Climate 102

This course introduces participants to the concept of climate change adaptation, or living with climate change.

Home Flood Risk Assessment Training

In this in-depth course participants learn how to conduct a thorough assessment of potential flood risk both inside and outside a homeowner’s property and recognize opportunities to reduce that risk.

ISO 14064: 2018 Greenhouse Gas Inventories and Measuring Carbon Footprint

This introductory course provides basic knowledge and understanding to help organizations quantify and manage their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Climate Change 101 for Teachers

This course, designed spesifically for teachers, will introduce participants to the physical science of the Earth’s climate and green house gases. Participants will explore the concept of climate change adaptation. as well as specific adaptation strategies to moderate harm or exploit opportunities.

Climate Change 101 & 102 for NGO’s

This course will introduce participants to the physical science of the Earth’s climate and green house gases. Participants will explore the concept of climate change adaptation. as well as specific adaptation strategies to moderate harm or exploit opportunities.

 Learning for a Sustainable Future (for Educators) 

This course’s innovative methodologies help educators to engage their students in addressing the increasing complex economic, social and environmental challenges of the 21st century. “Learning for a Sustainable Future” supports educators with professional development that is based on an inquiry methodology, modeling seven interconnected strategies that transform learning for responsible citizenship and sustainability.

Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) Curves under Climate Change

This course will introduce a computerized web-based Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) tool developed by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, at Western University. The IDF_CC Tool 4.0 allows users to carry out statistical analysis on historical data, as well as to generate and verify possible future change based on a methodology using a combination of climate modeling outputs and locally observed weather data.