Search
Close

Begin Typing to Search Submit Search

Close
Search Results

    CLIMATE REALITY LEADERSHIP CORPS:
    GLOBAL TRAINING

    August 28-September 3, 2020

    There will be a limited number of spaces available for this training and priority admittance will be given to those who applied for our July Global Training. If you applied for the July Global Training but did not attend, please watch your email for information on RSVPing to the August Global Training.

    ABOUT

    This August, in response to the overwhelming interest shown in our first-ever virtual training, The Climate Reality Project and former Vice President Al Gore will host our second virtual Climate Reality Leadership Corps training.

    The 45th Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training, running August 28–September 3, will offer priority admittance to those who have already applied to the July 2020 Climate Reality Leadership Corps Global Training.  A limited number of spots in this intensive and empowering event will also be available to other members of the public.

    This immersive global event comes at an unprecedented moment in history. The COVID-19 emergency has shattered our sense of normalcy. The climate crisis is deepening. Protests demanding racial justice are sweeping the planet.

    The Climate Reality Leadership Corps Global Trainings will give thousands of climate activists the know-how and network to face this critical moment, mobilize communities for action, and accelerate a just transition to clean energy that helps halt rising temperatures and create a fair and healthy future for all. Requiring just a few hours of attendees’ time each day of the seven-day training period, this event will feature leading scientists, researchers, activists, and advocates.

    The stakes are clear. We can see our climate changing and injustice growing across the planet. The good news is that what comes next is up to us.

    This August, join us online to make 2020 a turning point and together build a powerful global movement for change.

     

    REQUEST TO JOIN

    REQUEST TO JOIN THE AUGUST 2020
    CLIMATE REALITY LEADERSHIP CORPS: GLOBAL TRAINING!

     

    How the training works

    The 45th Climate Reality Leadership Corps training will take place virtually with two-to-four hours of programming each day from August 28–September 3, 2020. Attendees will have the opportunity to become trained Climate Reality Leaders by completing the requirements of the training, including tuning in to live and on-demand sessions, attending small group videoconference sessions, and completing learning exercises.

    This free virtual training utilizes a unique model, combining the best of online events and education with personalized networking opportunities and meet-ups.

     

    • Compelling Content: Participate in live and on-demand sessions on the science and solutions of the climate crisis and build the skills to drive real change.
    • Customization: Complete training requirements with the flexibility to design an agenda based on your interests and availability.
    • Community Building: Network with attendees from around the world in similar industries and with shared interests. Build deeper relationships with a small group of activists chosen from your geographic region and work together with an experienced Climate Reality Leader.

    Throughout the training, attendees will apply what they’ve learned by completing Acts of Leadership that spread awareness, drive action, and support solutions to the climate crisis.

     

    Attendees who complete the training requirements become Climate Reality Leaders, joining a network of more than 21,000 activists from over 150 countries around the world.

    So how does the training work?

    Attendees work through five modules, each of which builds upon each other. Modules can consist of live sessions, on-demand sessions, networking sessions, small-group work, and activities to complete individually.  

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q. WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE IN THE TRAINING?

    A. Train with former US Vice President Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader to gain the knowledge and tools to shape public opinion, inspire action, and lead the global fight for climate solutions.

    Attendees who complete the required training components will become Climate Reality Leaders and receive a certificate of completion and a Green Ring pin to wear as symbol of their commitment to climate action. Training requirements include completing two-to-four hours of training activities each day, such as live broadcast sessions, on-demand breakout sessions, small group videoconference sessions, and individual submissions.

    These new Climate Reality Leaders will join a network of more than 21,000 change-makers in over 150 countries, and complete “Acts of Leadership” to make a meaningful difference in the fight against the climate crisis.

    They’ll also get access to Reality Hub, the online community exclusively for Climate Reality Leaders, where they can access resources, share ideas and projects, and stay updated on opportunities to take action. Climate Reality Leaders can also work together to plan and coordinate actions through Climate Reality branches and chapters.

    LOGISTICS

    Q. WHEN IS THE GLOBAL TRAINING TAKING PLACE?

    A. The 45th Climate Reality Leadership Corps training will take place virtually with two-to-four hours of programming each day from August 28–September 3, 2020.

    Q. HOW MUCH DOES A TRAINING COST?

    A. There is no fee to participate in the training.

    Instead, attendees are expected to pay their experience forward by completing 10 Acts of Leadership within one year of the training. An Act of Leadership is an action that spreads awareness, drives change, or supports solutions to the climate crisis. On completion of the training, Climate Reality provides guidelines and ideas for Acts of Leadership to help new Climate Reality Leaders get started.

    Q. WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT FOR THE GLOBAL TRAINING?

    A. We estimate that participating in the training requires a minimum of 17 hours, spread over the seven days. The training platform will remain open for a brief period after the training, so attendees may choose to dedicate additional time to training.

    Required programming will be a mix of pre-scheduled live and on-demand sessions, learning exercises, and actions, so attendees should be able to create an agenda that works for their schedules.

    While some sessions will be pre-scheduled based on time zone, the training software will allow attendees to build a personalized training agenda. Attendees will need to allocate time outside of required programmed sessions to complete required learning exercises and actions. In addition to required components, the training includes optional sessions, networking opportunities, and resources.

    This is an intensive training designed to give everyone – no matter their level of previous experience in the climate movement – the tools, skills, and confidence they need to lead on climate. This training offers the immersive nature of our signature in-person trainings in an online environment and includes the guidance of designated mentors for every attendee. 

    Q. WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GLOBAL TRAINING?

    A. Attendees must be at least the age of majority in their country, or at least 13 years of age in the US, and committed to completing all the training components to be eligible to participate in the virtual event.

    Individuals who are already trained Climate Reality Leaders are welcome to request to join; however, they must have logged an Act of Leadership in the past year to be considered. Trained Climate Reality Leaders are also encouraged to apply to serve as mentors.

    Q. DO I NEED TO PARTICIPATE FOR THE WHOLE TRAINING?

    A. Anyone requesting to join the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training must be able to commit to the time necessary to complete all required components of the training within the allotted time period of August 28 to September 3, 2020. Required components will be clearly marked, and attendees will be able to track their progress.

    Programming is a mixture of live and on-demand sessions and learning exercises. While some sessions will be pre-scheduled based on time zone, content is available at various times in multiple time zones, so attendees will be able to create an agenda that works for their schedule.

    Q. WHAT TECHNOLOGY DO I NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GLOBAL TRAINING?

    A. The training will be hosted on a web-based platform and will be accessible from any internet-enabled device: computer, tablet, mobile device, etc. Attendees will need access to a device with a working microphone and camera. As the training is web-based, attendees will need access to a reliable, high-speed internet connection.

    Q. I DO NOT HAVE A RELIABLE INTERNET CONNECTION AT HOME. HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?

    A. Some governments, organizations, and internet providers are offering free or reduced- price Wi-Fi service. Please click here for a compilation of some of these programs and other internet connection options.

    Q. HOW DO I LOG-IN TO THE TRAINING? WHERE DO I FIND MY LOG-IN INFORMATION?

    A. Each confirmed attendee will receive an email with a dedicated link to their unique username and password several days before the training.

    In the meantime, attendees will be invited to connect with fellow attendees and access orientation materials in a closed group in Reality Hub, Climate Reality’s online community designed specifically for Climate Reality Leaders.

    Q. WILL TRANSLATION SERVICES BE AVAILABLE?

    A. All training programming will be provided in English.

    Q. WILL CLOSED CAPTIONING BE AVAILABLE?

    A. Yes, closed captioning will be offered for the live and on-demand training sessions. If you have other accessibility questions, please email us at training@climatereality.com.

    REGISTRATION

    Q. DO I/HOW DO I REQUEST TO JOIN THE CLIMATE REALITY LEADERSHIP CORPS GLOBAL TRAINING?

    A. Once registration is open, please click here to complete a request to join the Global Training. Requests to join a Climate Reality Leadership Corps training are reviewed and approved on a rolling basis. Consider completing a request to join soon, as space for the training is limited and applications will be processed on a rolling basis.

    In the meantime, attendees will be invited to connect with fellow attendees and access orientation materials in a closed group in Reality Hub, Climate Reality’s online community designed specifically for Climate Reality Leaders.

    Q. HOW CAN MINORS PARTICIPATE IN THE TRAINING?

    Anyone that is at least the age of majority in their country, or at least 13 years of age in the US, is eligible to participate in the training. However, attendees between the ages of 13-18 require permission from a parent or legal guardian. Separate instructions for providing this permission will be provided after selection.

    PROGRAM

    Q. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ATTENDING A VIRTUAL TRAINING AND ATTENDING AN IN-PERSON TRAINING?

    A. At all Climate Reality Leadership Corps trainings, in-person or virtual, attendees gain the knowledge and tools to shape public opinion, inspire action, and lead the global fight for climate solutions. While the outcome and level of commitment remain the same, in-person and virtual trainings differ in format and content.

    Climate Reality Leadership Corps in-person trainings are two-to-three-day immersive events tailored to have a particular focus on local and regional climate impacts and solutions. Attendees come from around the world, but the audience is primarily from the host state, country, or region.

    The Climate Reality Leadership Corps Global Training is a series of live and on-demand sessions and learning exercises run throughout a week on a web-based platform. The content is global in nature with learning exercises and networking opportunities that will allow attendees to localize their experience to their geographic area.

    Q. WHAT WILL I LEARN AT THE GLOBAL TRAINING?

    • The fundamentals of the science of climate change.
    • How the climate crisis is transforming daily life for people around the world.
    • What solutions are in our hands today.
    • Essential skills for storytelling, public speaking, advocacy, and digital media outreach.
    • Best practices in community organizing and engagement.
    • The road ahead for the climate movement and how we make a just and inclusive transition to clean energy.
    • How to stay connected to the Climate Reality community and take action after the training.

    Q. HOW WILL I LEARN AT THE GLOBAL TRAINING?

    A. The Global Training will feature:

    • Live and on-demand video sessions, including topical sessions on the science and solutions of the climate crisis and skill-based sessions on how to take action. Vice President Gore will deliver his signature presentation in segments throughout the training.
    • Small-group work to build deeper relationships with fellow attendees from the same geographic area.
    • Networking opportunities with fellow attendees.
    • Learning exercises and actions designed to test knowledge, practice new skills, and personalize the experience to attendees’ geographic areas.
    • And more…

    Q. CAN YOU SHARE A SAMPLE AGENDA?

    A. Attendees will receive a detailed agenda closer to the training, including specific times for pre-scheduled live sessions. Pre-scheduled live sessions will each run for approximately 2.5 hours in the late afternoon or evening in your time zone and will include:

    • Presentations by Climate Reality Founder and Chairman Al Gore
    • Question-and-answer sessions with scientists
    • Information about The Climate Reality Project programs and engagement opportunities
    • Small-group work

    On-demand sessions will each run an hour or less and will be available for you to complete at your own pace.

    • Topical panel discussions
    • Skill-building sessions
    • Networking opportunities
    • Engaging learning exercises

    Friday, August 28

    Live: Training opening
    2.5 hours

    Saturday, August 29

    Live: Presentations and small group work
    2.5 hours

    Sunday, August 30

    Live: Presentations and small group work
    On-demand: Panel discussions
    2-4 hours

    Monday, August 31

    Live: Presentations and small group work
    On-demand: Panel discussions and networking sessions
    2-4 hours

    Tuesday, September 1

    On-demand: Skill-building and networking sessions
    Time commitment: you decide

    Wednesday, September 2

    On-demand: Skill-building and networking sessions
    Time commitment: you decide

    Thursday, September 3

    Live: Presentations and small group work
    2.5 hours

    Q. WHAT TIME ZONES WILL LIVE SESSIONS TAKE PLACE IN? WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE A SCHEDULING CONFLICT WITH A LIVE SESSION?

    A. Live sessions will run multiple times to allow most attendees to participate in the late afternoon or evening. Attendees will be pre-assigned to live sessions depending on their time zone. Specific timing will be available closer to the event. If an attendee is unable to attend a live session, make-up opportunities may be available upon request, depending on the session.

    Q. HOW CAN I CONNECT WITH FELLOW ATTENDEES AT THE GLOBAL TRAINING?

    A. There will be multiple ways to connect with fellow attendees:

    • Virtual tables: Similar to an in-person training, attendees will be “seated” in pre-assigned small groups, their “virtual table” for the event. Each table group will have a Climate Reality Mentor, a volunteer previously trained by Climate Reality, who will help guide them through the training and facilitate regular conversations.
    • Virtual networking sessions: Attendees will be able to choose small-group networking sessions from a list of far-ranging topics or speed networking sessions.
    • Virtual meet-ups: Attendees will attend virtual meet-up sessions to learn about and connect with Climate Reality branches and chapters in their geographic area.
    • Direct messaging and discussion forums: Attendees will be able to search for each other and communicate through Reality Hub, Climate Reality’s online community specifically for Climate Reality Leaders.


    EXPECTATIONS FOR PARTICIPATION

    Q. WHAT ARE THE ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS AND HOW WILL THEY BE MONITORED?

    A. To complete the virtual training, attendees must complete all required components: 1) Attending all live prescheduled sessions and tablework meetings; 2) Attending a designated number of on-demand breakout sessions and networking opportunities; and, 3) Finishing required learning exercises and actions.

    Required components will be clearly marked in the training platform, so attendees can track their progress. Climate Reality staff may also be able to access these records. Mentors, volunteers previously trained by Climate Reality, will help participants keep tabs on their progress, offering encouragement and assistance along the way.

    Q. WHAT ARE THE 10 “ACTIVITIES” THAT I NEED TO COMPLETE AND WHERE AND WHEN MUST I COMPLETE THEM BY?

    A. Within a year of completing the training with the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, attendees are required to perform 10 “Acts of Leadership.” that advance the movement for climate solutions. Acts of Leadership come in a variety of forms and can be completed anywhere in the world. Examples of Acts of Leadership include giving a presentation, writing a blog post on climate-fueled hurricanes, writing a letter to the editor opposing new gas pipelines, organizing a climate action campaign, or meeting with local leaders to advocate for clean energy solutions. Climate Reality will offer support and resources, but Climate Reality Leaders will be responsible for completing actions and for logging them on Reality Hub, the online community specifically for trained Climate Reality Leaders.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to complete several qualifying Acts of Leadership during the training.

    Q. MY [PARTNER, SPOUSE, FRIEND, CHILD, ETC.] WANTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TRAINING WITH ME. CAN WE SHARE AN ACCOUNT AND WORK THROUGH THE TRAINING TOGETHER?

    A. We love the enthusiasm and interest! However, we ask that each person request to join the training individually as each account is configured and the every attendee experience designed for a single participant. Moreover, only those who are officially registered as attendees and complete the required training components will be considered trained Climate Reality Leaders. If attendees share their login information, it may result in their removal from the platform and the training. Therefore, if attendees have a friend or family member who wants to work through the training together, encourage that person to submit their own request to join the next training.

    ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

    Q. HOW DOES THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT ACCOUNT FOR EVENT-RELATED EMISSIONS?

    A. Once energy conservation and emission reduction strategies are exhausted, any remaining emissions are tracked and measured. We compensate for the total carbon footprint of the event via verifiable carbon offset projects.

    Do you have a question that is not addressed here? Please contact us at training@climatereality.com and we respond as soon as possible.