Association of Climate Change Officers Bootcamp To Be Offered Before ISSP Conference 2014

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International Society of Sustainability Professionals To Partner with ACCO to Provide Pre-Conference Workshop on Conducting Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments

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This introductory climate change bootcamp will be one of several pre-conference activities offered the day before ISSP Conference 2014.

Sustainability professionals can learn how to define climate-related hazards, identify existing and future risks, vulnerabilities and strengths, create stakeholder partnerships, and prioritize actions and opportunities in a half-day workshop offered by the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) on Wednesday, November 12, in Denver, Colorado. This introductory climate change bootcamp will be one of several pre-conference activities offered the day before ISSP Conference 2014, to be hosted by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) November 12-14 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.

Workshop participants will be presented with a flexible process, information about existing climate data and tools, and a template to help assess an organization's, or region's, climate risks. Knowledge of how to adapt to these risks and begin to embed and implement the changes into existing systems and processes will also be shared. Attendees will earn CCO CertificationTM education credits applicable toward the Climate Science, Risk & Adaptation Planning module requirements.

Teaching the workshop will be Olga Dominguez, Retired, Assistant Administrator, Office of Strategic Infrastructure, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Lisa Friend, Sustainability Planner for Boulder County, Colorado.

Free Workshop Preview
A preview of the workshop will be offered in a free Webinar presented by ISSP on Tuesday, September 23 @ noon ET / 9 am PT that will cover all the pre-conference activities happening on November 12 in Denver, the day before ISSP Conference 2014 begins. The full line-up of pre-conference activities that will be highlighted in the 9/23 Webinar includes:

  • Pre-Conference Workshop: Sustainability Change Agents, Wed, Nov 12, 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Pre-Conference Workshop: Consultant's Cohort, Wed, Nov 12, 8:00 am through 12:00 pm
  • Sustainability Walking Tours of Denver, Wed, Nov 12, 1:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Sustainability Bus Tours of Denver, Wed, Nov 12, 1:00pm to 5:30pm
  • ACCO Adaptation Planning Bootcamp, Wed, Nov 12, 1:30pm to 5:30pm

Webinar presenters will be Maureen Hart, ISSP's Executive Director. Axel Klimet, ISSP instructor for the full-day workshop entitled Sustainability Change Agents with Authority, Presence and Impact: Becoming the Source and Leverage for Transformation. There is no charge to attend the Webinar on September 23. If you are unable to attend live, please also register to receive a link to the recording. To sign up, go to bit.ly/1o1wVhB. Upon registering, participants will receive further instructions on how to login.

Climate Change Workshop Registration
Early Bird rates of $295 for general registration and $245 for academia/NGOs and government employee registration are available until September 30. Regular rates after September 30 are $345 for general registration and $295 for academia/NGOs and government employee registration. ISSP members are eligible for a 20 percent discount. Please contact info(at)sustainabilityprofessionals for the special discount code for ISSP members. To register for the workshop, visit bit.ly/1qW5hqG.

About ISSP Conference 2014
ISSP’s third international conference is an opportunity for sustainability champions from all over the world to convene, network, learn and help shape the profession. More than 400 sustainability professionals from around the world are expected to attend. They will hear from hand-picked keynoters and other presenters, contribute to professional standards development, learn from real world case studies, network with their peers and experience hands-on learning. Keynote speakers include Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor of GreenBiz Group Inc., and Andrew Mangan, Executive Director, United States Business Council for Sustainable Development. At the conference, the newest inductees into the ISSP Sustainability Hall of FameTM will be honored. ISSP will also be hosting an exhibition where vendors will showcase the latest products and services of interest to sustainability professionals.

About ISSP
The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is the world's leading professional association for sustainability professionals. ISSP is a member-driven association committed to moving the profession of sustainability forward through building strong networks and communities of practice. Webinars, online courses, a sustainability certificate program, sustainability professional’s body of knowledge, special reports, resource directories, and salary surveys are just a sampling of the rich content offered to members. Formed in 2007, ISSP boasts almost 1,000 members from every region of the world. Members share resources and best practices, and develop themselves professionally. For more information about ISSP, its offerings and ISSP Conference 2014, to take place November 12- 14 in Denver, Colorado, please visit http://www.sustainabilityprofessionals.org.

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