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    TRAINING FAQ:

    Q. HOW DO I APPLY TO ATTEND THE UPCOMING CLIMATE REALITY LEADERSHIP CORPS TRAINING?

    A. If there is currently an application open to attend a training, you can visit our training page to find and complete it.

    Q. HOW CAN I STAY UPDATED ON THE NEXT CLIMATE REALITY LEADERSHIPS CORPS TRAINING?

    A. Sign up for email updates about our upcoming trainings.

    Q. HOW MUCH DOES A TRAINING COST?

    A. There is no fee to attend the training, but you will need to pay for your own travel and lodging. Click here for some ideas and tips on how to fundraise for your trip. During the training, Climate Reality will provide breakfast, lunch, light snacks, and all training materials.

    Q. CAN MINORS ATTEND THE TRAINING?

    A. If accepted to the training, any applicant under the age of 18 must be supervised and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Both the minor and their parent/guardian must be accepted into the program in order to attend the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training. Climate Reality cannot provide any assistance with childcare. Due to limited space, only accepted applicants are allowed to attend the training.

    Q. MY SPOUSE OR FAMILY MEMBER WOULD LIKE TO TRAVEL WITH ME. CAN THEY ATTEND THE TRAINING?

    A. . If your spouse or family member would like to attend the training with you, they should apply. Only individuals who are accepted into the program can attend the training. However, there is no limitation on who can travel with you. Please understand that the majority of the three days will be occupied with the training and that your attendance at the entire training is mandatory.

    Q. WHAT IS THE ADDRESS OF THE TRAINING LOCATION AND WHERE SHOULD I STAY?

    A. Training locations and accommodations vary by city. You’re responsible for making your own hotel reservations at your own expense. We’ll send an email with the address of the training locations and accommodation recommendations to all accepted and confirmed participants.

    Q. WHAT ARE THE 10 “ACTIVITIES” THAT I HAVE 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, you are required to perform 10 “Acts of Leadership.” Acts of Leadership come in a variety of forms and can be completed in your local community. Examples of Acts of Leadership include giving a presentation, writing a blog, writing a letter to the editor, organizing a climate action campaign, or meeting with local leaders. The Climate Reality Leadership Corps will offer as much support as possible, but you will be responsible for seeking out opportunities to take action.

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

    A. Anyone who is applying to the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training must be able to commit to the full length of the training. We require attendees to be present for the entirety of the training. You can expect the training to begin in the morning on the first day and end in the late afternoon or early evening of the final day. Specific start and end times for each training will be sent once you have confirmed your attendance.

    Q. AREN’T WE PRODUCING ADDITIONAL CO2 IN THE ATMOSPHERE BY FLYING OUT TO THE TRAINING?

    A. As an international organization committed to fighting the climate crisis on a global scale, Climate Reality holds trainings in many different locations around the world so people everywhere can join us in working to solve the climate crisis. Climate Reality is aware that the trainings may be distant from some attendees’ homes and that event-related air travel is a contributor to carbon pollution. In addition to implementing an event sustainability strategy to reduce the emissions from the event, we measure event-related emissions (including air travel) and neutralize those emissions via verifiable carbon offsets. We have seen firsthand the value of in-person trainings and how the community grows from the connections that Climate Reality Leaders make during the training days. After the in-person training, attendees are invited to connect, share, and engage in an online platform that reduces or eliminates the need for any further long-distance travel in their work as Climate Reality Leaders.

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

    A. In planning our events, Climate Reality employs sustainable event practices in accordance with the event industry’s leading standards: ISO 20121 and APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards. We also implement a comprehensive plan to divert as much waste as possible from the event to recycling centers and local compost facilities. Once onsite energy conservation and emission reduction strategies are exhausted, Climate Reality selects verifiable carbon offset projects to cover any remaining emissions impacts. By supporting these projects, we are able to offset and neutralize all event-related emissions, including those from air travel, energy use, vehicle use, etc.

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

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    TRAINING FAQ:

    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.

    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 Climate Reality Leadership Corps training will take place virtually with one-to-two hours of programming each day between July 18-26, 2020.

    The training will be entirely online, including a mix of live, prescheduled, on-demand, and self-directed sessions offered throughout the week, allowing access for attendees worldwide.

    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.

    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. WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT FOR THE GLOBAL TRAINING?

    A. We estimate that participating in the training requires a minimum of 14 hours. 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.

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

    A. Anyone who is 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. 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 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 AND/OR A VIDEO TRANSCRIPTS BE AVAILABLE?

    A. We are assessing our ability to provide closed captioning and/or transcript services. If you think you will need these services, 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. 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.

    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 an extended 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 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. The following sample agenda reflects initial planning and includes recommended pacing. This agenda is a sample and is subject to change at Climate Reality’s discretion. 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 two 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

    SATURDAY, JULY 18 - INTRODUCTION

    Training opening
    Live, prescheduled programming
    Estimated time commitment: 2 hours

    SUNDAY, JULY 19 - SCIENCE, SOLUTIONS, AND STORIES

    Presentations and small group work
    Live, prescheduled programming
    Estimated time commitment: 2 hours

    MONDAY, JULY 20 - SCIENCE, SOLUTIONS, AND SOCIAL CHANGE

    Panel discussions and networking sessions
    On-demand, self-directed programming
    Estimated time commitment: You decide

    TUESDAY, JULY 21 - SCIENCE, SOLUTIONS, AND SOCIAL CHANGE

    Panel discussions and networking sessions
    On-demand, self-directed programming
    Estimated time commitment: You decide

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 - SCIENCE, SOLUTIONS, AND SOCIAL CHANGE

    Presentations and small group work
    Live, prescheduled programming
    Estimated time commitment: 2 hours

    THURSDAY, JULY 23 - SKILL-BUILDING

    Skill-building and networking sessions
    On-demand, self-directed programming
    Estimated time commitment: You decide

    FRIDAY, JULY 24 - SKILL-BUILDING

    Skill-building and networking sessions
    On-demand, self-directed programming
    Estimated time commitment: You decide

    SATURDAY, JULY 25 – TAKING IT HOME

    Presentations and small group work
    Live, prescheduled programming
    Estimated time commitment: 2 hours

    SUNDAY, JULY 26 – TAKING IT HOME

    Training closing
    Live, prescheduled programming
    Estimated time commitment: 2 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 on the training platform as well as 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. In order 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) Completing 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.” 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, writing a letter to the editor, organizing a climate action campaign, or meeting with local leaders. 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 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 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.

    Upcoming Trainings

    Due to public health guidance on COVID-19, we have suspended our in-person 2020 training schedule. While we are unable to gather in person this year, we are thrilled to be able to offer a global virtual training in the coming months.

    GLOBAL TRAINING
    July 18-26, 2020

    We will continue to monitor the pandemic and public health guidance and hope to be able to announce additional in-person trainings in 2021. Please sign up to hear about training opportunities as they are announced.

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    The Climate Reality Leadership Corps is a global network of activists committed to spreading awareness of the climate crisis and working for solutions to the greatest challenge of our time.

    The program takes great leaders and makes them exceptional, providing training in climate science, communications, and community organizing to better tell the story of climate change and inspire communities everywhere to act. The result is a dynamic group of world-changers shaping the conversation on climate everywhere from family dinners to international summits and building a twenty-first century movement for solutions.

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    Bring your courage, commitment, and passion. Leave with the knowledge and tools to shape public opinion, inspire action in your community, and lead the global fight for solutions.

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    WHY BECOME A CLIMATE REALITY LEADER

    WHEN THE NEED IS GREAT, GREAT LEADERS ACT

    The climate crisis is the great challenge of our time. Join the everyday leaders with the courage and commitment to act.

    TRUSTED MESSENGERS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

    Your friends and family trust you. When you speak, they listen. Learn how to use your position to open minds and inspire action.

    JOIN A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF WORLD-CHANGERS

    Climate Reality Leaders aren’t just raising awareness of climate change. They’re working for solutions in over 100 countries worldwide.

     

    WHO BECOMEs A CLIMATE REALITY LEADER

    WHO ATTENDS A CLIMATE REALITY LEADER
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    Everyone. Seasoned community leaders, first-time activists, and business executives. Concerned parents and curious middle-schoolers.

    Climate Reality Leaders come from all walks of life. But they all share the same desire to make a difference and help create a sustainable future for the Earth.

     

    WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

    You'll learn

    • The science of climate change
    • How it’s transforming daily life for people around the world
    • The solutions in our hands today
    • Powerful storytelling, public speaking, and social media networking techniques
    • Media engagement strategies
    • Best practices in grassroots organizing
    • How activists like you are building momentum for solutions worldwide

     

     

    WHAT YOU'LL EXPERIENCE AT A TRAINING

    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 an extended 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.

    WHAT ATTENDEES ARE SAYING ABOUT THE TRAINING

    JILL MACINTYRE WITT

    “This training provides the groundwork for sharing the facts and educating others about the climate crisis in a respectable, fun, digestible, and educational way . . . It leaves you with a sense of hope.”

    JACKIE PASSO

    “Wanting to make a difference is one thing. Knowing how and having the skills to really pull it off is another. That's why training to become a Climate Reality Leader was an inspiring moment for me.”

    TODD BARSANTI

    “What impressed me most about the training is that from word one, the emphasis was on human connections.”

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