Climate Action Leadership Program Learning Outcomes

Climate Adaptation and Resilience Literacy

  • Evaluate core concepts of climate adaptation and resilience, its basis in multiple disciplines of the social and natural sciences, with a critical lens to solutions and make climate action recommendations.
  • Capable of drawing synergies with disaster risk reduction and sustainability.
  • Understand and respect indigenous history, knowledge, and world-views, and recognizes the value of Indigenous science and knowledge for climate action leadership.

Critical, Creative, and Transdisciplinary Thinking

  • Examine personal beliefs and worldview with a critical lens to develop solutions, strategies, and recommendations.
  • Communicate effectively using coherent, synthesized, well organized, edited, logical, and fully supported work.
  • Integrate contributions (ideas and actions) from multiple disciplines to generate new ideas and concepts and to support recommendations, strategies, and solutions.
  • Apply transdisciplinary thinking to complex climate related problems and issues

Research Literacy

  • Ask relevant, probing, and detailed questions to deepen knowledge that informs arguments, choices, and practices.
  • Evaluate the rigor and validity of adaptation research and information with a critical lens to deepen knowledge that informs arguments, choices, and practices. Illustrate the use and limitations of information and theory in the field of climate adaptation.

Adaptive Leadership and Decision Making

  • Discern and describe their personal leadership style, strengths, and limitations.
  • Recognize own multiple identities, experiences, and biases and how these affect their ability to lead.
  • Facilitate multi- and trans-disciplinary discussions and collaboration
  • Draw on theories, methods, and frameworks to help make effective and informed decisions with the available data.
  • Adopt decision making approaches based on transparency and equitable policies and rules in alignment with principles and values of concerned organizations and communities.
  • Able to critically assess the basis upon which the decision is made.

Communication and Knowledge Mobilization

  • Articulate ideas and arguments effectively in written, oral, and digital formats.
  • Demonstrate competence in translating and mobilizing climate adaptation knowledge for use by multiple stakeholder groups

Change Making Orientation and Implementation

  • Monitor and reflect on self-awareness, self-confidence, and perseverance to improve professional practice and policies.
  • Adapt in positive and resilient ways to changing circumstances and in working with ill-structured problems.
  • Apply lateral, creative, and future thinking to the field of climate adaptation.
  • Apply fundamental understanding of personal, social, and contextual drivers and barriers of change.
  • Familiarize self with the culture of the organization/community and identifies entry and leverage points in existing processes and systems in order to lead climate action (incremental and transformative), and where necessary support cultural shifts.
  • Understand the importance of governance (accountability, transparency, and equity) and its relationship to implementation of climate actions.
  • Understand the influence of international, regional, local and internal policies and is able to provide strategic advice to policy maker.