Outcomes

Climate Adaptation & Resilience Science

  • Learn how to evaluate and apply the core concepts of climate adaptation and resilience theories and practices.
  • Use evidence-informed strategies to design and develop risk-informed adaptation plans and initiatives.
  • Develop an acute understanding of climate science, climate-risk assessment and management.
  • Identify and explain how equitable climate-action planning, policies and implementation are in alignment with national and global frameworks (e.g., Sustainable Development Goals, UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples).
  • Creatively and critically synthesize ideas, actions and interconnections across multiple disciplines.
  • Tackle complex climate-related problems and develop ground-breaking solutions using various evidence-based frameworks.
  • Examine and situate personal beliefs in context to knowledge.
  • Cultivate advanced problem-solving, facilitation, co-ordination and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate openness to contributions from multiple disciplines and worldviews.

Systems & Futures Thinking

  • Creatively and critically synthesize ideas, actions and interconnections across multiple disciplines.
  • Tackle complex climate-related problems and develop ground-breaking solutions using various evidence-based frameworks.
  • Examine and situate personal beliefs in context to knowledge.
  • Cultivate advanced problem-solving, facilitation, co-ordination and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate openness to contributions from multiple disciplines and worldviews.

Research Literacy

  • Draw upon scholarly and practitioner-generated evidence to inform arguments, choices and practices.
  • Combine research methodologies, concepts and theories to examine a range of challenges and solutions in climate adaptation and low-carbon resilience.
  • Evaluate the rigour and validity of research through a critical lens.
  • Identify and explain the core concepts and constructs of research.
  • Recognize the use, limitations and strengths of theoretical frameworks in the field of climate adaptation.
  • Become a producer of new knowledge and practice.

Adaptive Leadership

  • Develop knowledge and skills relevant to leadership in context of uncertainty and risk.
  • Develop vital self-awareness and self-reflection skills and apply them to understanding how values and experiences influence the ability to lead.
  • Recognize the opportunities and barriers to leading change in organizations and communities.
  • Strengthen and refine personal leadership style.
  • Facilitate multidisciplinary discussions and collaborations.

Climate Communication

  • Effectively communicate ideas and arguments related to all forms of social, political, environmental and economic issues in verbal, written and digital mediums.
  • Develop and refine a digital presence to contribute to and shape the field of climate adaptation.
  • Engage with a range of stakeholders, including public, professional and government.
  • Gather, synthesize, organize and translate knowledge for use by a wide array of stakeholders.
  • Apply design thinking processes to explore, implement and lead change and innovation across all systems and sectors.
  • Improve professional practices and policies while collaborating with a diverse array of stakeholders.
  • Integrate research and creative problem-solving methodologies, concepts and theories to examine a range of challenges and solutions for enacting change.
  • Apply creative, lateral and future-based thinking to climate adaptation.

Innovative Change Making

  • Apply design thinking processes to explore, implement and lead change and innovation across all systems and sectors.
  • Improve professional practices and policies while collaborating with a diverse array of stakeholders.
  • Integrate research and creative problem-solving methodologies, concepts and theories to examine a range of challenges and solutions for enacting change.
  • Apply creative, lateral and future-based thinking to climate adaptation.