Becoming Effective Climate Communicators

Communication skills are essential to having productive conversations with all different kinds of people about climate solutions.

 

Self-Paced Training

CCL also offers live training sessions on a variety of topics every week. View the Training Events Calendar for a full list.

Telling Compelling Stories

  All Levels This training is suitable for everyone, from newer volunteers to those with more experience.
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  Interactive Training content presented in a more interactive format with integrated images, audio, video and learner-centric activities.

This training focuses on the value of storytelling and how to harness and tell our own compelling climate story. For this training, it will be helpful to have a notebook handy in order to capture details of what you might include in your personal story.

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Motivational Interviewing

  Beginner This training is intended for volunteers who are seeking a basic understanding of this topic.
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  Traditional Training content presented in a tab format with more straightforward access to text, webinar, and audio recordings.

“Motivational Interviewing” is a communication style that fosters collaboration with anyone. This training will show you how to use Motivational Interviewing to more effectively connect with your members of Congress, local leaders, or members of your own CCL group.

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Climate Conversations With New Acquaintances

  Intermediate This training is created for volunteers who already have a grasp of the basics and are looking to deepen their understanding on a more focused topic.
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  Traditional Training content presented in a tab format with more straightforward access to text, webinar, and audio recordings.

This training uses real-life conversational scenarios—situations we may all find ourselves in—to demonstrate bad, better and the best approaches to climate conversations.

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Effective Listening Skills

  Intermediate This training is created for volunteers who already have a grasp of the basics and are looking to deepen their understanding on a more focused topic.
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  Traditional Training content presented in a tab format with more straightforward access to text, webinar, and audio recordings.

Effective listening is a foundational skill for more advanced work in communications. This training is geared to helping us understand the phases of the communication process, and learn the seven key skills of effective listening.

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Reframing: Moving People from Resistance to Support

  Advanced This training topic is more advanced and intended to provide complex information and resources for volunteers looking for an in-depth explanation.
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  Traditional Training content presented in a tab format with more straightforward access to text, webinar, and audio recordings.

Learn communication skills to respond to resistance by tapping into others' values and beliefs and finding a more useful frame that allows them to join our cause.

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Talking Climate Change Training With NNOCCI

  Advanced This training topic is more advanced and intended to provide complex information and resources for volunteers looking for an in-depth explanation.
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  Traditional Training content presented in a tab format with more straightforward access to text, webinar, and audio recordings.

The National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI) has specific recommendations for identifying common values, metaphors, and solution-framing that can boost your communication techniques and help shift the national conversation about climate change to be more positive, civic-minded and solutions-focused.

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