Citizens’ Climate Lobby
CCL Training: Lobbying 301 - Handling Difficult Scenarios

CCL Training: Lobbying 301 - Handling Difficult Scenarios

May 22, 2020

Join CCL Northeast Regional Coordinator Iona Lutey and CCL Education & Engagement Assistant and Greater Pacific Northwest Regional Coordinator Tamara Staton for a training that will help you prepare to overcome objections and handle difficult situations with a proven process that keeps your meetings and conversations on topic and leads to more effective and meaningful relationships.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
What About China & India? (5:20)
Concern About Taxes (8:30)
The Price Doesn't Rise Quickly Enough (12:29)
Handling Challenging Questions Resource (16:46)
Common Temptations (17:58)
Difficult Situations (19:46)
Potential Hot-Button Topics (29:16)
Final Role Play Scenario (35:53)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/handling-difficult-scenarios

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/working-with-congress/lobbying-301

 

CCL Training: Reframing - Moving People from Resistance to Support

CCL Training: Reframing - Moving People from Resistance to Support

May 16, 2020

You already know what to say…but what if they don’t come along? Learn how to respond to resistance by tapping into their values and beliefs, then finding a more useful frame that allows them to join our cause. Join Steve Levin‍, an Executive Coach & Organizational Change consultant with over 20 years experience, and leader of workshops in “Powerful Conversations” to help leaders and coaches be more influential. We will practice on real and realistic scenarios that we face every day, so come prepared to experiment and discover the power of reframing.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
The Importance of Reframing (3:10)
Four Steps To Reframing (7:42)
Examples of Reframing (8:55)
Practice Reframing (14:58)
Final Review (23:20)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/reframing-resistance-support

CCL Community Training Page:https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/457

Lobbying 201: Planning & Practicing Lobbying Meetings

Lobbying 201: Planning & Practicing Lobbying Meetings

May 16, 2020

Join this opportunity to practice how to meet with your member of Congress this year for our online lobby meetings. Join Amy Bennett, CCL’s Director of Congressional Liaisons and Lobby Days for an online training that will walk you through important considerations for preparing to meet and what an actual meeting with your member of Congress looks like.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Meeting Roles (4:59)
Planning The Meeting (10:26)
Researching & Listening To Your Member (17:50)
Meeting Demonstration: Beginning (32:22)
Meeting Demonstration: Middle (38:19)
Meeting Demonstration: End (46:50)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/cvtlobby
CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/working-with-congress/lobbying-201

Lobbying 101: The Transformative Power of Citizen Advocacy

Lobbying 101: The Transformative Power of Citizen Advocacy

May 9, 2020

Join CCL Mountain West Regional Coordinator Bill Barron for a training that will demonstrate the advantages we hold as citizens in transforming our government and the policies we adopt. Tune in to hear the personal stories of transformation from CCL volunteers from across the country from Latinos Action Team Co-Lead Alfonso Saldaña to CCL Youth Leaders Nicolas Polimeni and Remi Masarik to New Hampshire State Coordinator John Gage.

Skip ahead to the following sections(s):
Marshall's Invitation To Empowerment (3:08)
Why Lobby As A Citizen? (10:55)
Building Relationships (20:12)
Researching Local Impacts (25:04)
Sharing Your Story (33:28)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/transformative-power

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/working-with-congress/lobbying-101

Dr Natasha DeJarnett | Citizens Climate Lobby | May 2020 Speaker

Dr Natasha DeJarnett | Citizens Climate Lobby | May 2020 Speaker

May 9, 2020

Climate change and carbon pollution have always had an impact on public health, and the COVID-19 pandemic bears that out. On this month’s call, Dr. Natasha DeJarnett will look at how these two crises are connected. Dr. DeJarnett is the interim associate director of Program and Partnership Development at the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), where she leads research as well as climate and health activities. She also serves on the governing board of Citizens’ Climate Education.

Helpful Links:

National Environmental Health Association: https://www.neha.org/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Additional Health Action Team Recommended Research Articles: http://cclusa.org/health-research-may-call

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CCL Training: Handling Challenging Questions About The Energy Innovation Act

CCL Training: Handling Challenging Questions About The Energy Innovation Act

May 1, 2020

Join CCL Strategy Director Tony Sirna and Government Affairs Coordinator Adeline DeYoung for a training that will highlight recommendations for communicating about the Energy Innovation Act and including how to approach talking with community members who may voice concerns about provisions within the legislation.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):

Importance of Listening (4:48)

How To Find & Use This CCL Resource (8:03 )

Role-play scenarios (15:14)

CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/handling-challenging-questions

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/handling-challenging-questions-slides

Join CCL: https://cclusa.org/join

CCL Training: Preparing For Media Interviews

CCL Training: Preparing For Media Interviews

April 17, 2020

Join CCL's Communications Director Flannery Winchester for a training that builds volunteers’ interview skills, particularly for radio and television. Learn how to prepare for and respond to interview questions, keep the interview on track, and get your message across in the media.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Pre-interview prep (1:59)
Preparing your message (6:05)
Practicing: Bad, better, best (11:20)
CCL’s recommended talking points (17:11)
Pivoting (28:08)
Presentation tips (37:15)

Helpful resources:
Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/preparing-for-interviews
CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/110

CCL Training: Talking Climate Change with NNOCCI

CCL Training: Talking Climate Change with NNOCCI

April 10, 2020

This training will boost your skills in proven communications techniques that shift the national conversation about climate change to be more positive, civic-minded and solutions-focused through providing an overview of the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation's recommendations for identifying common values, metaphors, and solution-framing.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
What is NNOCCI? (3:14)
NNOCCI Resources Available (11:40)
What Americans Think About Climate Change (13:37)
The Core Story of Climate Change (21:35)
What Does This Look Like In Conversation? (31:48)
Summary & Next Steps (44:15)

Presentation PDF: https://cclusa.org/talking-climate-change-training

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/451

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CCL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby

CCL Training: Self-Care For Stress Reduction

CCL Training: Self-Care For Stress Reduction

April 3, 2020

The overwhelming unknown of a global pandemic, impacting our families, our futures, and for many of us, our own well-being is quite the recipe for chaos, both inside and out. Add to this the underlying stress of climate change and everyday life management and our well-being as climate advocates can teeter on the edge. This training features CCL Pacific Northwest Regional Coordinator and Education & Engagement Assistant Tamara Staton and CCL's Peer Support Action Team Co-leads Laura Sacks and Jeff Joslin to support us in attending to our inner advocate - the one who so clearly wants change, ease and calm, but may at times struggle to find it.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Consider The Context (4:28)
Know Yourself & Accept Your Needs (5:57)
Lean On Your Resources (10:04)
The Importance Of Play (18:14)
Climate Anxiety Event (27:36)
CCL Peer Support Action Team (30:32)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/self-care-stress-reduction

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CCL Training: Communicating With Progressives

CCL Training: Communicating With Progressives

March 27, 2020

Join Jamie DeMarco, CCL's State Level Coordinator for a training that provides recommendations on how to talk about the Energy Innovation Act with progressive groups, highlight trusted organizational statements made about the legislation, and what CCL's ongoing plan for outreach to non-profit organizations is at the national and local level.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
National Group Statements of Support (3:29)
What CCL National Is Doing (6:55)
People over Policy (11:51)
Responding To Criticism (20:32)
Helping With Local Outreach (26:31)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/progressive-communications

CCL Community Training: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/122

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