T01-S05 What are Government Agencies Doing on Climate Change Workforce Literacy?  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
1.5 hours
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)

Cincinnati, OH

0.2 CEU

Since 2013, several Federal agencies and subnational governments have begun the journey to educate and train their workforce. From dedicated training programs for professionals who have a significant portfolio of climate change responsibilities, to leadership development programs and primers for a broader range of personnel. This training session will feature leaders who have overseen a range of climate change education, training, and leadership development programs administered in government agencies.


Cedar Blazek, Program Manager, DOE: Department of Energy - Federal Energy Management Program

Jenn Aiosa, Chief Sustainability Officer, Baltimore County

Daniel Kreeger, Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session attendees will:

  • Recognize the distinctions between climate change literacy, climate change related competencies, climate change leadership and climate change policy awareness;
  • Identify tactics for building agency-wide climate change capacity and a culture of accountability and action;
  • Identify lessons learned from early implementation efforts in Federal and subnational government agencies; and
  • Identify resources for supporting Federal agency efforts to educate and train on climate change.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: