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GTI Supervisory Training

Class #1: Oct. 22–23, 2019
8 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
Stoney Creek Conference Center
18011 Bass Pro Drive
Independence, Missouri 64055

Class #2: December 2–3, 2019
8 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110



The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is offering a series of 2-day training academies in Kansas City, Missouri to help participants build competencies to effectively integrate climate change into their decision-making and professional activities. This series provides participants with training that will prepare them for the Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-P®) credential exams and will satisfy the corresponding elective requirements by leveraging a combination of on-demand online training resources and in-person cohort training.


Held in partnership with the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), participants will learn from experts and community leaders about the implications of climate change, and related opportunities, with a regional focus added for Kansas City and the Mid-America region. Professionals across occupations in the public and private sectors, higher education and the NGO community will benefit from this training series.


Series registration includes access to CC-P® exams, online study materials and application.

Use promo code MARC-2019 to save 20% on the registration rates.

  Curriculum, Registration and Schedule  
  Class # 1: Oct. 22–23, 2019 Class #2: Dec. 2–3, 2019 Fees  

Day 1: Climate Science and Vulnerability Assessment

Day 3: Governance, Law and Policy

Single: 2-day Class

  • Climate-101: Understanding Climate Science & the Latest Projections
  • Climate-103: The Basics of Sea Level Rise and Impacts on Coastal Assets & Infrastructure
  • Climate-104: The Public Health Implications of Climate Change
  • Climate-201: Identifying Climate Hazards & Conducting Vulnerability Assessments
  • Climate-202: Leveraging Climate Data & Tools
  • Governance-101: Engaging Stakeholders & Establishing Early Strategies for Leading Organizational Change
  • Governance-102: The Law & Policy Landscape of Climate Change
  • Governance-103: Ethics, Liability & Professionalism


  • $295 (gov’t)
  • $395 (general)



Day 2: GHG, Energy and Water Management

Day 4: Risk Management & Economics

Series: 4-day Class

  • GHG-101: Basics of GHG Accounting, Reporting & Disclosing GHG Emissions
  • GHG-102: Fundamentals of the Energy, Water & Food Nexus
  • GHG-201: Establishing GHG Reduction Goals & GHG Management Structures
  • Economics-101: The Economics of Climate Change
  • Enterprise-201: Analyzing Climate Risks, Assessing Materiality & Disclosure
  • $545 (gov’t)
  • $695 (general)


  Delivering Value
  Skills and Competencies Addressed in this Academy Series  
  • Recognizing situations where climate change scenarios affect the organization’s operations, mission and bottom line.
  • Assessing implications of specific situational outcomes.
  • Examining enterprise management of climate-related initiatives.
  • Evaluating climate risks and opportunities.
  • Educating the organization on managing short-term and long-term uncertainty.
  • Tailoring communication to different audiences Leading organizational change initiatives.
  • Attributing value to resource consumption.
  • Extending organizational capabilities and maintaining good stewardship of actions taken through collaboration and partnership.
  • Developing strategies for bundling, comparing and/or relying upon existing management models

  Becoming a Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-P®)  

The CC-P® reflects your capacity to integrate an understanding of climate change and related implications into the day-to-day decision-making required. Earning the credential will lead to increased earnings and recognition.

Completing both 2-day classes prepares participants for the CC-P® exams and will help satisfy requirements for geographic region and general electives. Water infrastructure sector professionals will also satisfy sectoral electives through this series.

For Series Registrants:

  • All recommended prep materials for CC-P® exams
  • CC-P® exam fees included in registration price
  • 7 of 14 elective hours satisfied
  • Guidance from ACCO staff on earning the CC-P®

  Register today or learn more at  
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