T01-S06 Lessons from the Field: Building Climate Change Organizational Capacity  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
1.5 hours
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (ET)

Cincinnati, OH

0.2 CEU

Meeting the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, adapting to climate change and enhancing federal agency resilience to climate hazards requires federal agencies to evaluate their agency-wide capacity and readiness. Extensive research on climate change governance and organizational structures, integrating climate-related competencies into job descriptions and performance expectations, and building organization-wide culture, literacy, and capacity exists to inform how the federal government can lead by example. This training session will examine research on building agency-wide climate preparedness capacity and advancing implementation of Federal agency climate change goals.


Beth Groth, Climate Resilience and Sustainability Officer, Charles County Government

Erin Cummings, Great Lakes Regional Coordinator, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

John Gill, Assistant Director, Center for Leadership Development, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session attendees will:

  • Identify tactics for getting leadership support for deploying organization-wide climate change education and training;
  • Recognize how to identify critical needs, deficiencies and opportunities within your organization;
  • Recognize agency challenges to deploying education and training programs and measuring benefits and impacts; and
  • Identify strategies to socializing education and training programs to lower level and middle management personnel.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: