- Led by Dr. Katharine Wilkinson
- 5 weeks (3-4 hours/week)
- Mandatory participation in all 5 live sessions
- Personalized climate ‘compass’
- 100% online
- Scholarships available
Discover your place in climate work
Look Inward — explore your essential climate emotions, skills and superpowers, and guiding values
Audre Lorde taught us that “our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.” We will unearth the essential emotions, values, and motivations that we bring with us into climate work, as well as the skills and superpowers we want to contribute to this moment of collective transformation.
Look outward — explore climate solutions, accelerators for change, and “kindred” initiatives
The toolbox of climate solutions is vast and varied, and there are powerful accelerators or leverage points for change. We will use our energy as a way to filter and gain focus. Then we will ground those possibilities in our contexts and communities — the spheres within which change can happen.
Look forward — design a personalized “compass” to guide your climate journey
Climate wayfinding is the work of our lifetimes and a muscle we will continue to use and develop. As this course moves to completion, we will weave together the threads of exploration and discovery. Each of us will create our own “climate compass,” define our growth edges, and plan for next steps.
“So many people are grappling with the question ‘what can I do?’ There is no simple formula, no fact sheet or checklist, for figuring out our roles in the vital work to forge a just, livable future. Rather than stipulating actions that are one-and-done or one-size-fits-all, this course is tailor made to help us uncover ways to be of use. Together, we’ll hold our questions about climate and purpose, and work our way into answers.”
Dr. Katharine Wilkinson
World-class facilitators and program designers
Dr. Katharine Wilkinson
Co-Founder + Executive Director at The All We Can Save Project
Course Creator & Program Facilitator
Katharine (she/her) is an author, strategist, teacher, and one of 15 “women who will save the world,” according to Time magazine. She is co-founder and executive director of The All We Can Save Project and co-host of the podcast, A Matter of Degrees. Her books on climate include the bestselling anthology All We Can Save, The Drawdown Review, the New York Times bestseller Drawdown, and Between God & Green. Previously, she was the principal writer and editor-in-chief at Project Drawdown. A former Rhodes Scholar and frequent visiting professor, Katharine holds a doctorate in geography and environment from Oxford and a BA in religion from Sewanee.
Interim Strategy and Production Lead at The All We Can Save Project
Nicole (she/her) is an impact strategist and coalition builder working at the intersection of culture and climate change. She is a senior advisor for Leaders’ Quest and TED Countdown and has previously worked with a range of humanitarian organizations internationally. Originally from Hong Kong and now living in New York City, Nicole is a graduate of the University of Southampton (UK) and lifelong surfer. She is an advisory board member for STOKE and Restless Development.
The program breakdown
Week 01: Grounding & Climate Feelings
We’ll begin the work of building community. Then, we’ll explore essential emotions we bring with us to climate work, honoring them as critical grounding, guidance, and fuel.
Week 02: Solutions & Accelerators for Change
We’ll traverse the landscape of climate solutions and accelerators for change, using our energy and curiosity as a guide.
Week 03: Skills & Superpowers
We’ll reflect on the skills and superpowers we (can) bring to climate work, reflecting on personal insights both past and present.
Week 04: Context & Community
We’ll consider the contexts we’re nested within and communities we’re a part of (or could be), with attention to what feels kindred to us.
Week 05: Purpose & Plan
We’ll unpack our guiding values, create a “compass” to guide our paths forward, and lay out next steps to deepen/enliven our place in climate work.
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Who is this program for?
Are you holding questions about your place in climate work or seeking deeper contribution? Are you looking to explore those questions through multiple modes of discovery and in community? If so, this course is designed for you!
- All backgrounds, disciplines, and career stages
- You are able to attend all 5 live sessions
- You’re looking to gain clarity on your climate journey
- You have sufficient time (3-4 hours/week over 5 weeks) to dedicate to the program
- You are looking primarily for climate 101, career networking, how-to-get-a-job advice, or technical skills (though the course may enhance or provide a foundation for these)
- You are looking for one-size-fits-all answers and aren’t interested in deeper exploration around climate and purpose
/ 5 Weeks
- 5 week duration, starting on June 28th and running for 5 consecutive Tuesdays
- 5 live sessions facilitated by Dr. Katharine Wilkinson of The All We Can Save Project
- 100% online, with 3-4 hours of time commitment per week
- Each cohort has 15 participants, with opportunities to connect in smaller groups and via an online slack community
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