WorkforClimate Academy

An online course for changemakers who are motivated to drive climate action at work and learn how to shift a company, to shift the system.

WorkforClimate Academy

An online course for changemakers who are motivated to drive climate action at work and learn how to shift a company, to shift the system.

Climate education with a difference.

6 self-paced learning modules
Monthly live labs
Community of like-minded professionals

The WorkforClimate Academy isn't just a climate education course, it's an infrastructure for action.

Are you motivated to take climate action at work, but don’t know where to start? Do you want to use your job to tackle the challenge of climate change, but don't want to switch careers? Are you ready to become a ‘Climate Intrapreneur’, and learn what it takes to influence and lead critical initiatives inside of businesses? Regardless of your role, this course could be for you – you don’t need to be a CEO or executive to drive change.

The WorkforClimate Academy is climate education with a difference.

You won't just level-up your climate literacy by learning the what and the why – this course is also going to teach you the how. This unique course goes beyond the basics to help you take the first step in your climate journey at work. The WorkforClimate Academy gives you the blueprint for corporate climate action and shows you how to inspire and influence stakeholders at every level to get buy-in on the most impactful initiatives that drive real change.

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The curriculum

This course will teach you the key concepts and skills to kickstart your climate leadership, and help you drive focused and effective change in your company. The course consists of two key pillars: knowledge that teaches the technical climate curriculum, and leadership that teaches the core skills needed to drive change and lead internal transformation projects. Within these pillars, each consists of video lessons and accompanying tasks and assignments.

Practical Information

Enrolments are on-going so you can register and access the content straight away. The course is self-paced, with opportunities to learn from and with a community of learners going through the content at the same time. 

There are 20+ hours of lessons and materials to go through, including worksheets and reflections. Course facilitators are available throughout the program to support your learning, help you absorb the content and put it into action.

Participants have the opportunity to attend monthly Live Labs, where you'll meet the course facilitators as well as your peers in the program.

Pricing

The standard price for the course is AU$599 - this price is set for employees who have access to funding from their organisation. We encourage you to ask your company to fund this course as a professional training and development opportunity.

We offer discounts to small businesses, BCorps, and individuals who are paying for their participation without being reimbursed by their organisation. You can access these discounts on the registration page.

We also apply discounts for groups of employees from the same company, please contact us at academy@workforclimate.org.

Guarantee

We offer a Money-back guarantee with questions asked: 

If the Academy does not meet your expectations, and you are genuinely unhappy with the value you receive from the course, you may claim 100% money back within 1 month of signing-up.

For your request for a refund to be granted, you will need to constructively fill out an Academy Feedback Form, explaining why the Academy was not what you expected or provide feedback on how to improve the Academy.

Module 1
STATE OF PLAY // LEADING

The first knowledge pillar sets the context of climate and business, and explains the role of corporations in solving the climate crisis. The first leadership module examines the ideas of 'what is mine to do?' and 'who am I as a climate leader?'

Module 2
ENERGY // COLLABORATING

This knowledge pillar looks at why companies should switch to 100% renewable energy, and how to start this change. The leadership module focuses on collaborating, and how to create a coalition of likeminded climate changemakers inside your company.

Module 3
EMISSIONS // INFLUENCING

The knowledge pillar dives deep into emissions reduction, and how to develop an ambitious climate program. The leadership pillar looks at how to use your scope of influence to drive change.

Module 4
SCOPE X // IMPLEMENTING

We introduce the concept of 'Scope X' emissions, and how companies can drive a rapid transition to a low-carbon world. In the leadership pillar of this module, we explore what it takes to actually implement change inside of organisations.

Module 5
MONEY // LEVERAGING

This knowledge pillar explores how businesses can align their investments and corporate cash for a climate-safe future. The leadership pillar explores the concept of leveraging external events to drive internal change.

Module 6
ADVOCACY // TRANSFORMING

This module dives into lobbying and how to use corporate power to shape policy and drive systemic change. We also examine how your individual work as a climate intrapreneur is linked to systems change.

Need more info?

Register to receive the Academy toolkit, which includes the full course breakdown, an information brochure and even an email template to share with your boss, so you can seek approval to do the course.

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What you’ll get from this course:

An understanding of key concepts and skills to kickstart your climate leadership

Practical learning with applied problem solving to drive impact

A vibrant community of professionals to accelerate your learning and impact

This course left me with three invaluable gifts: a humbling wake up call on the science and logistics of renewable energy, an insight into how many people are dedicated to climate action and the tools needed to influence lasting change. If you're looking for a way to maximise your climate action, this is it!

Seán Marsh

Ethical Business Designer & Strategist

This course left me with three invaluable gifts: a humbling wake up call on the science and logistics of renewable energy, an insight into how many people are dedicated to climate action and the tools needed to influence lasting change. If you're looking for a way to maximise your climate action, this is it!

Seán Marsh

Ethical Business Designer & Strategist

WorkforClimate have created a unique offering for individuals who want to make a difference at work. Without the course I would not have felt equipped to have important conversations with senior leaders at my place of work. Since the course we have swapped our energy provider and set up a community to support future initiatives to improve our environmental impact.
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Aimee Mensink

Consultant, Slalom

The speakers are top notch - informative, energising and inspirational. It’s a perfect balance between teaching you the technical side of the renewable transition for a company and developing your skills to influence decision making within your organisation. A huge variety of backgrounds among the community, with knowledge from all industries.
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Chloe Davison

Consultant

Frequently asked questions

When does the program start and how long does it last?

The Academy runs on a rolling enrolment basis, meaning you can sign-up anytime and access the content. The content is divided into 6 modules and we advise taking no more than one module per week, so you have time to absorb and reflect on the information.

Are there live sessions I need to attend?

As part of the course, we run monthly Live Labs. These 90 minute sessions are facilitated by WorkforClimate coaches and are an opportunity to connect with fellow course participants to reflect on progress you’re making towards your goals and receive support from peers in your journey. Live Labs are optional but we strongly encourage you to attend at least one throughout the program. 

Can I do the training at my own pace?

Yes, the Academy is designed as a self-paced program so you can take as much time as you need to complete all 6 modules. We recommend that you dedicate roughly 2 hours a week, but you can definitely progress faster if you have the capacity to absorb and complete the assignments in a shorter space of time.

Can I take the course if I don’t work for a company?

Yes, you can take the course, however please note that you will benefit most from the program if you are in a position to influence an organisation on their climate agenda.

Do you offer grants?

We encourage you to ask your employer to fund this course. We offer a self-funded discount for individuals who cannot access funding from their organisation, as well as discounts for small businesses and B-Corps. You will see all discounts on the registration page. We are also able to offer need-based discounts and grants; you can email us at academy@workforclimate.org

I’m a sustainability professional. Should I take this course?

We are confident that the course will still be relevant to you if you work in a sustainability role / are a sustainability expert. While you may be familiar with concepts covered in the technical curriculum, the leadership content will help you elevate your capacity to build momentum.

I’m not located in Australia. Can I take this course?

Yes, you can take the course and most of the content will still be relevant, although a few elements will be more relevant to the Australian context. However, please note that the Live Labs may not be scheduled at a time that is convenient or compatible with your timezone.

The people behind the WorkforClimate Academy

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Laure Legros
Head of Experience

Laure heads up the development of the WorkforClimate programs and employee resources. Her background is in digital and tech, but she recently decided to switch her focus to solving the climate crisis.

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Lucy Piper
Director

After a decade in the corporate sector, working within a climate progressive business, Lucy wants to help build the climate movement inside the corporate sector and get more businesses around the world to decarbonise, faster.

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Lydia Hascott
Strategy & Program Development Consultant

Lydia is an independent consultant specialising in designing and delivering immersive leadership and systems change strategies. As our Strategy & Program Development Consultant, she has been pivotal in developing our Academy and Fellowship course design and implementation.

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