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Climate Wayfinding

A 5-week, first-of-its-kind experience of exploration and discovery to foster clarity, courage, and connection for your climate journey.

Future program dates will be announced soon

Discover your place in climate work

Look inward — explore your essential climate emotions, skills and superpowers, and guiding values

Audre Lorde taught us that “our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.” We will witness and unearth the essential emotions, values, and motivations that we bring with us into climate work, as well as the skills and superpowers we want to contribute to this moment of collective transformation.

Look outward — explore climate solutions using your energy and curiosity as a guide

The toolbox of climate solutions is vast and varied, and we can tap into a range of accelerators or “leverage points” for change. We will use our energy as a way to filter and rediscover focus. Then we will think about ourselves within our contexts and communities — the spheres within which we can take action.

Look forward — design a personalized “compass” to guide your climate journey

Climate wayfinding is the work of our lifetimes and a muscle we will continue to use and develop. As this course moves to completion, we will weave together the threads of exploration and discovery. Each of us will create our own “climate compass,” define our growth edges, and plan for next steps.
UNMATCHED FACULTY

World-class facilitators and program designers

Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson

Course Creator & Program Facilitator

Co-founder + executive director at The All We Can Save Project

Katharine (she/her) is an author, strategist, teacher, and one of 15 “women who will save the world,” according to Time magazine. She is co-founder and executive director of The All We Can Save Project and co-host of the podcast A Matter of Degrees.

 

Her books on climate include the bestselling anthology All We Can Save, The Drawdown Review, the New York Times bestseller Drawdown, and Between God & Green. Previously, she was the principal writer and editor-in-chief at Project Drawdown.

 

A former Rhodes Scholar and frequent visiting professor, Katharine holds a doctorate in geography and environment from Oxford and a BA in religion from Sewanee.

Nicole Ng

Course Creator & Program Facilitator

Interim strategy + production lead at The All We Can Save Project

Nicole (she/her) is an impact strategist and coalition builder working at the intersection of culture and climate change. She is a senior advisor for Leaders’ Quest and TED Countdown and has previously worked with a range of humanitarian organizations internationally.

Originally from Hong Kong and now living in New York City, Nicole is a graduate of the University of Southampton (UK) and lifelong surfer. She is an advisory board member for STOKE and Restless Development.

I’ve worked in climate change for the past 10 years, and my path, though generative, had left me feeling stuck and lonely. The Climate Wayfinding course was a beautiful opportunity to commune with like-minded friends and comrades, and reflect mindfully and emotionally on how to break from that loneliness. I feel grateful for its generosity and its acts of discernment and community building.”

— Past Fellow

Climate Wayfinding expanded and reoriented how I think about my role in climate solutions. The course combines community building with personal growth and reflection in a way that I believed was impossible to achieve in online education until now. It’s the perfect course for anyone looking to transition to climate work or clarify their next steps. I am so grateful for my new climate community and the connections that I made in this course.”

— Past Fellow

Course breakdown

Sign up to see a detailed syllabus, or check out a week-by-week outline below.

Grounding & Climate Feelings

We’ll begin the work of building community. Then, we’ll explore essential emotions we bring with us to climate work, honoring them as critical grounding, guidance, and fuel.

Solutions & Accelerators for Change

We’ll traverse the landscape of climate solutions and accelerators for change, using our energy and curiosity as a guide.

Skills & Superpowers

We’ll reflect on the skills and superpowers we (can) bring to climate work, reflecting on personal insights both past and present.

Context & Community

We’ll consider the contexts we’re nested within and communities we’re a part of (or could be), with attention to what feels kindred to us.

Purpose & Plan

We’ll unpack our guiding values, create a “compass” to guide our paths forward, and lay out next steps to deepen/enliven our place in climate work.

Who is this program for?

Are you holding questions about your place in climate work or seeking deeper contribution? Are you looking to explore those questions through multiple modes of discovery and in community? Are you open to new approaches, perspectives, and ways of knowing? If so, this course is designed for you!

COMMITTED TO PARTICIPATION

You are able to attend all 5 live sessions and have sufficient time (3-5 hours/week over 5 weeks) to dedicate to the program.

ALL BACKGROUNDS

You want to engage with people finding their way on climate, across diverse backgrounds, disciplines, personal identities, and career stages.

SEEKING CLARITY & CONNECTION

You are looking to invigorate your climate journey and contribution through introspection and exploration in the community.

NOT CAREER COUNSELING OR CLIMATE 101

You are looking primarily for career counseling, how-to-get-a-job advice, climate 101, in-depth analysis of climate solutions, or technical skills (though the course may enhance or provide a foundation for these).

NOT READY FOR DEEP INTROSPECTION

You are looking for one-size-fits-all answers or primarily tactical guidance, and aren’t interested in deeper exploration around climate and purpose in community.

Pricing and expected commitment

US$ 700 / 5 weeks + Intimate Cohort

Or $140/month in 5 installments

Focused program:

5-week program with expected commitment of 3-5 hours / week

Intimate cohort:

~25 participants per cohort, designed to foster deep and meaningful group connection

Expert facilitation:

5 live sessions facilitated by Dr. Katharine Wilkinson of The All We Can Save Project

Globally accessible:

100% online and delivered via Zoom

Frequently asked questions

We will be running two concurrent cohorts, starting in October 2022. One cohort will start on Wednesday, October 19, and will run for 5 consecutive Wednesdays (October 19, October, 26, November 2, November 9, and November 16). The second cohort will start on Thursday, October 20, and and will run for 5 consecutive Thursdays (October 20, October 27, November 3, November 10, and November 17). All sessions will run for 2 hours. In an effort to accommodate more timezones, we are providing four possible options for the days/times of our upcoming cohorts. You will be able to select your preferences in the application form, and we will accept applicants into a specific cohort. We will share that day/time during the last week of September, when we send an application status update.

This course will be helpful for folks who are entering into climate work, have been in climate work but are feeling stuck, or are looking to deepen their sense of purpose and contribution. We think it will be especially suited to those looking to unpack their deeper motivations and gain focus and clarity in an affirming community.

The course is designed to be highly participatory and interactive. Each live session will begin with welcome music and a grounding poem, and will contain some combination of the following elements: opening circle prompts, visualizations, meditations, free-writing exercises, surveys, sharing in trios, whole-group sharing, and closing circle prompts.

Absolutely. We strongly encourage participants from all backgrounds and regions of the world to apply.

While Dr. Wilkinson will not be available for 1:1 mentorship, each live session will serve as a container for cultivating community and connection. During the 5-week course, all program participants will be added to a private community group, which will serve as a space to ask questions, share resources, and bounce ideas off each other. After the course ends, all participants will be invited to join the larger Terra.do community, which is comprised of thousands of individuals from all different fields, geographies, and backgrounds, who are committed to addressing climate change. Hopefully, this will be a wonderful longer-term space to find mentors, build networks, and continue fostering community.

We offer sliding scale pricing to help reduce financial barriers and expand program accessibility. We have three cost tiers. At-cost (Tier 1) is $700 USD. Financial support (Tier 2) is $350 USD. Pay-it-forward (Tier 3) invites you to contribute more than the at-cost fee to support scholarships and expand accessibility. As you navigate how much to pay for this course, we invite you to consider your financial resources and privileges. We encourage those with more limited financial resources to pay the Tier 2 price, and those with financial abundance to consider paying it forward at the Tier 3 price. Ultimately, please select what feels right to you.

We understand our lowest tier may still not work for everyone, which is why we offer scholarships to support individuals who are a great fit for the program, but for whom the cost is prohibitive. If you need financial assistance, you will be able to specify your financial needs in the application itself.

Yes! We hope to continue running virtual and in-person cohorts. Please sign-up for The All We Can Save Project’s monthly newsletter. That will be the first place our future programs are announced.

This course has one critical requirement, put in place to ensure the best possible experience for all: You must participate in all 5 course sessions. Sessions will not be recorded. If you miss a session, we’ll ask that you conclude your participation in the course.

We do not offer refunds at this time. Prior to applying and accepting your place in the cohort, we ask that you carefully read the program description and consider whether the course suits your needs.

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