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 Course Offerings
CSA-ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management for Climate Adaptation & Resilience
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.
Environmental Law Toolkit Workshop 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET (Both Days)
The virtual Environmental Law Toolkit workshop will be hosted by Anastasia Lintner of the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) who has designed these sessions to educate nonprofits active in the environmental field about the legal tools available to protect our air, water, land, and human health.
The recordings and Zoom sessions will help you to understand what laws and policies exist to protect the environment and how to use them effectively as well as the opportunities provided by law to participate in government decision-making. It will also help you to understand where the legal framework for environmental protection is absent, incomplete or otherwise inadequate so that you can work to obtain stronger laws and policies.
Participants will receive a nuts and bolts overview of the laws that protect our environment.
Introduction 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.
External Training Links
The First Blue Carbon Conservation Methodology: September 22
National Forum on Coastal Community Resilience: September 29
Ecoanxiety in a Changing Climate: October 1
Coping with Extreme Weather: October 8
Previous Training Opportunities
This course introduces participants to the physical basis of the Earth’s climate and green house gases.
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.