Core Volunteer Trainings

Basic trainings to get you up and running. For new volunteers or anyone who could use a brush-up on a specific topic.

 

Self-Paced Training

Once you've taken Climate Advocate Training, you're ready to connect with your local CCL chapter and jump right in.

Engaging with CCL Community

  Beginner This training is intended for volunteers who are seeking a basic understanding of this topic.
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  Interactive Training content presented in a more interactive format with integrated images, audio, video and learner-centric activities.

The training focuses on helping volunteers navigate CCL's primary websites and how to make the best use of the information and resources available.

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Lobbying 201: Planning and Practicing Your Lobby Meeting

  Beginner This training is intended for volunteers who are seeking a basic understanding of this topic.
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  Interactive Training content presented in a more interactive format with integrated images, audio, video and learner-centric activities.

This training specifically addresses how to prepare yourself for a successful meeting with a member of Congress. You will learn about CCL's methodology, research tips, available tools, lobby meeting roles and parts, the value of practice, and the power of listening.

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CCL Media Basics

  Beginner This training is intended for volunteers who are seeking a basic understanding of this topic.
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  Interactive Training content presented in a more interactive format with integrated images, audio, video and learner-centric activities.

Learn how to write effective letters to the editor and build relationships with members of your local print media.

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The Economics Of Carbon Fee & Dividend Policies

  Beginner This training is intended for volunteers who are seeking a basic understanding of this topic.
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  Interactive Training content presented in a more interactive format with integrated images, audio, video and learner-centric activities.

Learn from Robert Archer, retired US-AID economist, as he walks through the economic case for carbon fee and dividend.

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Grassroots Outreach Basics

  Beginner This training is intended for volunteers who are seeking a basic understanding of this topic.
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  Interactive Training content presented in a more interactive format with integrated images, audio, video and learner-centric activities.

Everything you need to prepare for successful tabling events and public presentations.

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Engaging Community Leaders

  Beginner This training is intended for volunteers who are seeking a basic understanding of this topic.
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  Interactive Training content presented in a more interactive format with integrated images, audio, video and learner-centric activities.

Learn how to engage the support of your local community leaders for climate action, and how we collaborate and organize their support to influence Congress.

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Chapter Development Basics

  Beginner This training is intended for volunteers who are seeking a basic understanding of this topic.
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  Interactive Training content presented in a more interactive format with integrated images, audio, video and learner-centric activities.

This training has been designed to demystify the process of starting, growing and running a CCL chapter, and to give potential group leaders an overarching understanding of what’s involved and what’s possible.

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Social Media Basics

  Beginner This training is intended for volunteers who are seeking a basic understanding of this topic.
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  Interactive Training content presented in a more interactive format with integrated images, audio, video and learner-centric activities.

An introduction to how you can use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tiktok in your work with CCL..

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Communicating with Conservatives

  Beginner This training is intended for volunteers who are seeking a basic understanding of this topic.
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  Interactive Training content presented in a more interactive format with integrated images, audio, video and learner-centric activities.

Best practices for communicating with people of different political beliefs including specific advice for conservative communities.

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Climate Change Science Basics

  Beginner This training is intended for volunteers who are seeking a basic understanding of this topic.
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  Interactive Training content presented in a more interactive format with integrated images, audio, video and learner-centric activities.

Join our climate scientist action team to learn about the scientific evidence for climate change, and answers common questions.

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Communicating with Progressives

  Beginner This training is intended for volunteers who are seeking a basic understanding of this topic.
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  Interactive Training content presented in a more interactive format with integrated images, audio, video and learner-centric activities.

Best practices for communicating with people of different political beliefs including specific advice for progressive communities.

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Understanding Congress Basics

  Beginner This training is intended for volunteers who are seeking a basic understanding of this topic.
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  Interactive Training content presented in a more interactive format with integrated images, audio, video and learner-centric activities.

Brush up on the basics of how a bill becomes a law, and get insights into what it's like to work and make policy on Capitol Hill.

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