Executive Certificate Programs

These short programs are designed to help participants build fundamentals in areas such as climate change, clean energy procurement, infrastructure preparedness, leadership and management.  The curriculum in these programs will be regionally tailored for Maryland and the mid-Atlantic United States, but is also oriented toward specific target audiences.  Each certificate program will be developed for a specific group of participants.

Recognition by the State of Maryland and ACCO

All certificate programs offered through the Maryland Climate Leadership Academy will be administered and recognized jointly by the State of Maryland and the Association of Climate Change Officers.  Completion of a certificate signifies that a participant has completed required training, thus developing a fundamental understanding of the disciplinary focus of the program.

 

Sample Certificate Programs

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CERTIFICATE IN CLIMATE LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

This 2-day workshop will focus upon elected/appointed officials, senior executives and community leaders to participate in a program aimed and building their understanding of climate-related implications and strategies for leading their organizational initiatives.  The course will leverage abridged versions of climate literacy modules and focus intently on specialized leadership and entrepreneurship training.

  • Climate Change and Maryland

  • Implications on Critical Infrastructure & Public Health

  • Maryland’s Energy-Water-Food Nexus

  • The Legal/Policy Landscape of Climate Change & Related Implications

  • Maryland’s State of Implementation

  • The Economics of Climate Change

  • Ethics, Liability & Professionalism

  • Engaging Stakeholders & Establishing Early Strategies for Leading Organizational Change

  • Collaborating Beyond Organizational & Institutional Boundaries

  • Mapping Preparedness into Key Decision-Making Roles

  • Entrepreneurship Exercises

Who Should Enroll

  • Elected officials and appointees in local/state agencies

  • Senior executives/staff in local/state government agencies and the private sector with roles related to planning, infrastructure, emergency management, energy, facilities, resilience, sustainability, environment, operations or risk management

  • Individuals serving on boards of public or private sector organizations

  • Executives of civic organizations and non-profit organizations working with local/state government agencies on resilience, sustainability, economic development or public health planning

 

CERTIFICATE IN CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

This program will engage professionals in select roles such as energy and facilities management, procurement, legal and finance in training aimed at building their capacity to drive efforts to scale up clean energy consumption and development.  

  • Basics of Clean Energy Program Considerations

  • Offsets & Renewable Energy Credits

  • Understanding Regional/National Energy Development & Market Forces

  • Business Case Fundamentals

  • Developing & Enhancing Your Renewable Energy Strategy

  • Price Stabilization and Renewables Procurement through Power Purchase Agreements

  • Establishing a Renewable Energy Goal

Who Should Enroll

  • Elected officials and appointees in local/state agencies

  • Senior executives/staff in local/state government agencies and the private sector with roles related to planning, infrastructure, energy, facilities, procurement, legal, sustainability or environment