HOW DOES THE VIRTUAL TRAINING WORK?
The training features four days of two-hour live broadcasts, with additional on-demand viewing and interactive sessions available between April 22 and May 2. Trainees will also have additional time after May 2 to continue to explore the great array of content.
We understand that in today’s world, time is valuable and attendees have busy lives with many competing demands. That’s why we are happy to offer two different schedule options. Trainees will be asked to choose one of the options during registration.
Broadcast sessions air live and then on-demand for re-watching or so those who missed the session can catch-up.
On-demand sessions are different from live broadcasts and will be available throughout the duration of the training for trainees to access when it’s convenient for them.
Interactive sessions allow you to connect and engage with other trainees. Trainees will be able to review the schedule of interactive sessions once they have access to the training platform.
WHAT ARE THE TRAINING COMPONENTS?
Estimated run time: one hour
- An introduction to the training experience.
Four scheduled interactive broadcasts.
Estimated run time: two hours each
- Intensives on the science and solutions of the climate crisis led by former Vice President Al Gore.
- Small group conversations facilitated by trained Climate Reality Leaders designed to foster reflection and build deeper relationships with fellow trainees.
On-demand advocacy sessions.
Estimated run time: one-to-two hours
- Sessions focused on three areas critical to solving the climate crisis: Ending the expansion of fossil fuels, accelerating just climate solutions, and influencing high-level policies and regulations through federal advocacy.
- Sessions that help trainees gain and practice advocacy and activism skills.
- Trainees can complete a pre-designed track or choose a mix of the most interesting sessions for them.
Environmental and climate justice sessions
Estimated run time: TBD
- Trainees select at least one session to deepen their understanding of the climate crisis as a social and racial justice issue and build their capacity to act accordingly.
Optional interactive sessions
Estimated run time: Trainee decides
- Case study conversations with grassroots leaders.
- Networking opportunities with fellow trainees.
- Meetups with Climate Reality chapters across the country.
The components necessary to join the Climate Reality Leadership Corps community will be clearly marked, and trainees will be able to track their progress on the training website.
Trainees are encouraged to complete as many additional sessions as they are interested in during the training.
HOW MUCH DOES THE VIRTUAL US TRAINING COST?
There is no fee to participate in the training.
Instead, trainees are expected to complete 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. These activities could include – but are not limited to – presentations in your community, media outreach, advocacy, and holding or attending events. Trainees will have the opportunity to complete qualifying activities during the training. Trainees will also be required to sign an agreement to this commitment prior to the training.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VIRTUAL US TRAINING?
Trainees must be at least 13 years of age and committed to completing all the training components to be eligible to participate in the virtual event. The content of this training is tailored to those who will be volunteering to work on climate issues in the United States.
We are planning two additional trainings later this year: a virtual Latin America training in July and a virtual global training in October. To ensure trainees get the most out of their experience, we encourage them to register for a training that is focused on their geographic region.
Individuals who are already trained Climate Reality Leaders are welcome to register; however, we do encourage those who have already been trained as Climate Reality Leaders to apply to serve as mentors. To request the mentor application, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW CAN MINORS PARTICIPATE IN THE TRAINING?
Trainees must be at least 13 years of age and at least the age of majority in their country if they currently reside outside of the United States to be eligible to participate in the training and become a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. Trainees between the ages of 13-18 require permission from a parent or legal guardian. Trainees under the age of 18 will be asked to provide this permission a bit later upon accessing the training platform.
DO I NEED TO PARTICIPATE FOR THE WHOLE TRAINING?
Anyone who registers for the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training must be able to commit to completing the required training components. Required components will be clearly marked, and trainees will be able to track their own progress. We estimate the training will take 14 hours to complete, but most learning can be done at a trainee’s convenience over the span of two weeks.
WHAT TECHNOLOGY DO I NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VIRTUAL US TRAINING?
The training will be hosted on a web-based platform and will be accessible from any internet-enabled device: computer, tablet, mobile device, etc. Some sessions will take place on Zoom, so trainees will need access to a device with a working microphone and camera. As the training is web-based, trainees will need access to a reliable, high-speed internet connection.
I DO NOT HAVE A RELIABLE INTERNET CONNECTION AT HOME. HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
Some governments, organizations, and internet providers offer free or reduced-price Wi-Fi service. Please click here for a compilation of some of these programs and other internet connection options.
WILL TRANSLATION SERVICES BE AVAILABLE?
All training programming will be provided in English.
WILL CLOSED CAPTIONING BE AVAILABLE?
Yes, closed captioning will be available. Please email email@example.com with any other accessibility questions.