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Climate Communications to Drive Action

Learn how to use proven communication tools that inspire your audiences to take action on climate change, and move climate plans and initiatives forward at your workplace, in your community, and amongst your peers.

6 weeks

Live virtual sessions

Learn from leading climate communication experts

About the course

Canada has pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and increasingly, Canadian individuals, businesses, organizations and governments are realizing the essential role that they need to play in addressing the climate crisis. Climate champions, while deeply knowledgeable, often struggle to speak about climate change in a way that is understandable and relatable to their peers, colleagues, and communities in a way that spurs them to action. Our Climate Communications to Drive Action course uses tested best practices and real-life experience to equip learners with the communications techniques and tools they need to make their communities, organizations and workplaces climate leaders.

Dais Learning: Microcredential Course

Climate Communications

FALL 2023: Every Thursday, October 26 – November 30th, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. EST (with optional one-on-one coaching until December 20, 2023).

No Prerequisites required.

This course is presented to you by Dais Learning.

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What you’ll learn

Where Canadians stand on climate, common misinformation, and the psychology behind how people think about climate change

How to identify the right audience to effectively drive forward progress on climate change, as well as how to identify their values, and why that matters

Specific communications models and tactics you can use to structure your communication about climate change

Learners who complete and pass all requirements receive a certificate and LinkedIn badge.

Course Outline

Week 1
We’ve been doing it wrong – why climate conversations are failing

Week 2
In my feelings – how feelings and emotions are critical to understanding how to talk about climate change

Week 3
It’s not about you – understand who you need to speak to to make change, and how to identify their values

Week 4
Tools for talking – different approaches to communication about climate change

Week 5
Putting it into practice – weaving together all we’ve learned to

Week 6
Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

Caroline Karvonen
Senior Director, Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations, BOMA Toronto

Theresa Warnaar
Senior Vice President, Retail & Asset Resilience, KingSett Capital

Chris Russill
Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication and Academic Director at Re.Climate

Grace Nosek
Postdoctoral fellow at U of T on youth climate engagement


6 weeks (October 26 to November 30, 2023)
Wednesdays 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST

  • Live virtual sessions
  • Practical training to get you started on creating systemic change
  • Learn from some of the best climate communicators in Canada
  • Applied collaborative and inclusive learning environment, including a one-on-one coaching session after the course is completed

Who should register

People across Canada who are:

  • Driving forward sustainability and/or climate change initiatives in their organization 
  • Advocates looking to better engage policymakers and politicians on climate action
  • Individuals working in the private, non-profit or public sector (e.g., municipalities, school boards, hospitals, universities) that have a passion for our environment 
  • Struggling to navigate climate change conversations with those who don’t share their beliefs


CA $750 + HST

Do you want to attend but are not sure how to get your boss or manager’s support? Download this request for professional development support template letter you can fill out to get their support to cover the costs of the course.

Meet the instructor

Sabrina Bowman
Climate Action Lead

The Dais at Toronto Metropolitan University

Sabrina Bowman

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