Climate Advocate Training (Online)

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After the informational session, the next step for new CCL volunteers is Climate Advocate Training. Facilitated by CCL Trainers, this training will not only teach you about Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s methods and visions but also inspire you to find your role so you can hit the ground running.
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Register for Live Version
  • If possible, we recommend you attend a live training workshop, given on the second Sunday of each month at 2:00 pm ET  (adjust for your time zone).
  • The training will be for two and a half hours with the chance to meet in small groups with a CCL mentor and practice a mock congressional lobby meeting..
  • The live training is the best way to get a feel for what it’s like to be in a lobby meeting. 
  • Register for Live Version
Click "Watch" or "Listen" for Recorded Trainings

For those who can’t attend our Climate Advocate Training live, we provide the pre-recorded version here - just click on the "Watch" or "Listen" tabs above. Let us know that you have watched or listened to the call by clicking on the "Log your training" button below. 

Overview

In both the live training and recorded training you will:

  1. Learn the basics of becoming an effective climate advocate.
  2. Review the structure, mission, and purpose of CCL.
  3. Learn how to build constructive relationships with elected representatives with a simulated lobby meeting.
  4. Review CCL’s methodology of creating political will.
  5. Practice how to appeal to the best in others and build common ground.
  6. Review the details and further resources to understand how CCL is engaging in the budget reconciliation process and how to ensure strong climate legislation passes.
Length
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  • (0:00) Intro & Agenda
  • (6:25) CCL’s Values, Organization & Structure
  • (15:25) Building Common Ground & Savor vs. Savor Activity
  • (29:56) How to Create Political Will & Five Levers of Political Will
  • (46:23) CCL's Focus During Reconciliation and Why A Price on Carbon?
  • (1:05:55) Motivational Interviewing Practice & Preparing For Your Lobby Meeting
  • (1:20:44) Regroup & Closing Thoughts
Instructor(s)
  • Solemi Hernandez
  • Brett Cease
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Audio length
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Audio Outline
To skip ahead to a specific section go to the time indicated in parenthesis.
  • (0:00) Intro & Agenda
  • (6:25) CCL’s Values, Organization & Structure
  • (15:25) Building Common Ground & Savor vs. Savor Activity
  • (29:56) How to Create Political Will & Five Levers of Political Will
  • (46:23) CCL's Focus During Reconciliation and Why A Price on Carbon?
  • (1:05:55) Motivational Interviewing Practice & Preparing For Your Lobby Meeting
  • (1:20:44) Regroup & Closing Thoughts
Instructor(s)
  • Solemi Hernandez
  • Brett Cease
Have you completed this training?
Let us know if you've completed this training! Your progress will be logged in the Action Tracker so you can reference a list of trainings that you've completed.
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