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Last Year's CCO Training Bootcamps

The Climate Strategies Forum is ACCO's flagship training program featuring CCO Training Bootcamps designed to educate attendees on subject matter topics supporting the  CCO CertificationTM.  Bootcamps are technical, deep-dive programs taking place in half-day sessions and are taught by instructor teams overseen by the CCO CertificationTM Oversight Committee.  The following bootcamps were offered during the 2015 Climate Strategies Forum.

Catalog No.

Title

Classification Level Builds upon
Materials from
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 (8:30am - 12:00pm)
Climate-101 Understanding Climate Science & the Latest Projections
(learn more about this bootcamp)
Core Requirement: General Governance Certificate Introductory No

Instructors:

David Herring
Director of Communications & Education, NOAA Climate Program Office, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Rachael Jonassen
Professor, George Washington University
Paul Wagner
Branch Chief and Ecologist, Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Energy-101 New Course Title: Creating a Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Management Program
(learn more about this bootcamp)
Elective Introductory

No

Instructors:

Ryan Beesley
Smarter Infrastructure Business Development Lead, IBM
Tom Pagliuco
Director, Energy Engineering, Actavis
Andy Mitchell
Project Manager, Better Buildings Alliance, U.S. Department of Energy
 

GHG-101 Basics of GHG Accounting, Reporting & Disclosing GHG Emissions
(learn more about this bootcamp)
Core Requirement: General Governance Certificate Introductory No

Instructors:

Marco Buttazzoni
Fellow, Software Evaluation Services, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute
Thomas Day
Chief Sustainability Officer, U.S. Postal Service
Melanie Dickersbach
Environment and Climate Strategy Manager, Exelon Corporation
Jay Wintergreen
Senior Associate, First Environment

GHG-102 The Fundamentals of the Energy, Water & Food Nexus
(learn more about this bootcamp)
Core Requirement: General Governance Certificate Introductory No

Instructors:

Michael Hightower
Program Lead, Energy Systems Analysis Department, Sandia National Laboratories
Bryan Jacob
Climate Coach, Climate Coach International
Diana Pape
Vice President, ICF International
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 (2:00pm - 5:30pm)
Climate-201 Identifying Climate Hazards & Conducting Vulnerability Assessments
(learn more about this bootcamp)
Core Requirement: General Governance Certificate Intermediate Climate-101

Instructors:

Christine Baglin
Principal, Project Performance Company, LLC
Kelly Burks-Copes
Ecologist, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Susanne Torriente
Assistant City Manager, City of Fort Lauderdale
 

SupplyChain-101 Introduction to Assessing Climate Related Risks in the Supply Chain
(learn more about this bootcamp)
Elective Introductory Climate-101
Climate-201

Instructors:

Connie Sasala
Chief Sustainability Officer, Cameron-Cole, LLC
Bridget Ferrari
Sustainable Supply Chain Program Manager, National Grid
Kevin Watson
Manager, Life Cycle Logistics and Supply Chain Management, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
 

Climate-103 The Basics of Sea Level Rise and Impacts on Coastal Assets & Infrastructure
(learn more about this bootcamp)
Elective: Geographic Introductory

Climate-101

Instructors:

John Englander
Author, High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis

Stephen Gill
Chief Scientist, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Benjamin Hamlington
Assistant Professor, Ocean, Earth & Atmospheric  Sciences, Old Dominion University

David Behar
Climate Program Director, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Energy-201 Developing & Enhancing Your Renewable Energy Strategy
(learn more about this bootcamp)
Elective Intermediate

Energy-101
Energy-102

Instructors:

Sam Brooks
Founder and Managing Director, ClearRock
Blaine Collison
Managing Director, Network Services, Altenex
Theresa Perry
Global Energy & Sustainability Manager, Cisco
Stephen Scott
Director, Eastern Project Development, SunPower

Commodities-102 Offsets, Markets & Driving Offset Projects
(learn more about this bootcamp)
Elective Introductory GHG-101

Instructors:

Scott Hernandez
Head of North America Sales & Trading, Carbon TradeXchange
Alicia LaRoche
Senior Specialist, Green Products, WGL Energy Services
Dan Sobrinski
Practice Leader, Sustainability and Energy, WSP Group
 
Thursday, June 25, 2015 (2:00pm - 5:30pm)
Climate-202 Leveraging Climate Data and Tools
(learn more about this bootcamp)
Elective Intermediate Climate-101

Instructors:

David Herring
Director of Communications & Education, NOAA Climate Program Office, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Lindene Patton
Global Head of Hazard Product Development, CoreLogic
Ana Pinheiro Privette
Project Manager, Climate Data Initiative, NASA/Climate Data Solutions LLC
Paul Wagner
Branch Chief and Ecologist, Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

GHG-201 Establishing GHG Reduction Goals & GHG Management Structures
(learn more about this bootcamp)
Elective Intermediate

Climate-101
GHG-101

Instructors:

Matthew Aberant
Project Director, Sustainability and Energy, WSP
Nanette Lockwood
Global Director, Climate Policy, Ingersoll Rand
Chris O'Brien
Director of Higher Education Programs, Altenex
Marian van Pelt
Vice President, ICF International

Governance-102 Understanding the Legal/Policy Landscape & Determining the Best Strategy for Your Organization
(learn more about this bootcamp)
Core Requirement: General Governance Certificate Introductory No

Instructors:

Daniel Kreeger
Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
Emilee Ritchie
Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Scott Schang
Acting President, Environmental Law Institute

SupplyChain-201 Getting Actionable Supply Chain Data and Engaging Suppliers
(learn more about this bootcamp)
Elective Intermediate

Climate-101
GHG-101

Instructors:

Jed Ela
Senior Advisor, Sustainable Supply Chains, U.S. General Services Administration
Sarah Lewis
Managing Director of Research and Integration, The Sustainability Consortium
Anastasia O'Rourke
Special Consultant, Industrial Economics, Incorporated & Chair, Sustainable Purchasing Council
 

Commodities-101 Understanding & Leveraging RECs
(learn more about this bootcamp)
Elective Introductory GHG-101

Instructors:

Kelly Bennett
CEO, Greenlight Energy
James Critchfield
Director, Green Power Partnership,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Todd Jones
Senior Manager, Policy and Climate Change Programs, Center for Resource Solutions
Robert Maddox
Chief Sustainability Officer, Sterling Planet
Friday, June 26, 2015 (9:00am - 12:30pm)
Climate-203 Developing an Adaptation Plan for Your Organization
(learn more about this bootcamp)
Elective Intermediate

Climate-101
Climate-201

Instructors:

Nancy Gassman
Assistant Public Works Director, Sustainability Division, City of Fort Lauderdale
Nancy Girard
Former Commissioner, Boston Department of the Environment
Tonya Graham
Executive Director, GEOS Institute
Adam Whelchel
Director of Science, The Nature Conservancy

Enterprise-201 Analyzing & Quantifying Climate Risk, Assessing Materiality and Disclosing Climate Risk
(learn more about this bootcamp)
Core Requirement: General Governance Certificate Intermediate Climate-101
Climate-201

Instructors:

Julie Fox Gorte
Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing, Pax World Management LLC
Treazure Johnson
Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Christina O'Connell
Director, North America, CRedit360
Emilie Mazzacurati
Founder and CEO, Four Twenty Seven

Governance-101 Engaging Stakeholders & Establishing Strategies for Leading Organizational Change
(learn more about this bootcamp)
Core Requirement: General Governance Certificate Introductory No

Instructors:

Jeff Austin
Senior Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Wells Fargo
Tom Bateman
McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia
Gina Blus
Business Strategy and Planning Consultant, Climate Ready Solutions
Kim Fowler
Chief Research Engineer, Sustainable Design and Operations, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Darrin Kayser
Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Energy-202 Price Stabilization and Renewables Procurement through Power Purchase Agreements
(learn more about this bootcamp)
Elective Intermediate Energy-102
Energy-20
1

Instructors:

Eric Coffman
Chief, Energy and Sustainability, Montgomery County (Maryland)
David Feldman
Senior Financial Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Duncan McIntyre
Managing Director, Market Analytics, Altenex
Karl van Orsdol
Principal Consultant, Sustainable Buildings and Communities, DNV

SupplyChain-202 Prioritizing Supply Chain Initiatives and Strategies for Implementation
(learn more about this bootcamp)
Elective Intermediate SupplyChain-101

Instructors:

Shabnam Fardanesh
Sustainable Acquisition Coordinator, Office of Sustainability Support, U.S. Department of Energy
Verena Radulovic
ENERGY STAR Product Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jim Sullivan
Vice President, Sustainability Management & Strategy, SAP

Bootcamp Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
8:30am - 12:00pm
> Climate-101: Understanding Climate Science and the Latest Projections
> GHG-101: Basics of GHG Accounting, Reporting & Disclosing GHG Emissions
> Energy-101: Creating a Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Management Program
> GHG-102: The Fundamentals of the Energy, Water & Food Nexus
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
2:00pm - 5:30pm
> Climate-201: Identifying Climate Hazards & Conducting Vulnerability Assessments
> SupplyChain-101: Introduction to Assessing Climate Related Risks in the Supply Chain
> Climate-103: The Basics of Sea Level Rise and Impacts on Coastal Assets & Infrastructure
> Energy-201: Developing & Enhancing Your Renewable Energy Strategy
> Commodities-102: Offsets, Markets & Driving Offset Projects
Thursday, June 25, 2015
2:00pm - 5:30pm
> Climate-202: Leveraging Climate Data and Tools
> GHG-201: Establishing GHG Reduction Goals and GHG Management Structures
> Governance-102: Understanding the Legal & Policy Landscape and Determining the Best Strategy for Your Organization
> SupplyChain-201: Getting Actionable Supply Chain Data and Engaging Suppliers
> Commodities-101: Understanding & Leveraging RECs
Friday, June 26, 2015
9:00am - 12:30pm
> Climate-203: Developing an Adaptation Plan for Your Organization
> Enterprise-201: Analyzing & Quantifying Climate Risk, Assessing Materiality and Disclosing Climate Risk
> Governance-101: Engaging Stakeholders and Establishing Strategies for Leading Organizational Change
> Energy-202: Price Stabilization and Renewables Procurement through Power Purchase Agreements
> SupplyChain-202: Prioritizing Supply Chain Initiatives and Strategies for Implementation