Regeneration Learning Society Climate Leadership Program FAQ

The Climate Leadership Program will be offered in Alberta, between October 2019 and - February 2020.

Session locations and dates will be provided to successful applicants.

Is there an age restriction?


The CLP is for people 25 and older, who have been active in their organization/sector for at least two years and who intend to continue to be involved there over the next 3-5 years.

Who can participate?

We are looking for 20 people who are on leadership pathways in organizations that do not necessarily have climate change as their core focus. For example, past program participants have had continuing roles in: education, health care, the private sector, Indigenous organizations, government, the labour movement, the energy sector, cooperatives, not-for-profits that focus on newcomers, and so on.

We value the contributions people from equity-seeking groups bring to our organization, leadership, and movement building. We encourage applications from S2LGBTQ+ people, Indigenous peoples, people of colour, low-income earners and the unemployed, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities or another equity seeking group with which you identify.

What are the dates for the CLP?

Fall 2019
Thursday 7 pm October 24 - 3 pm Sunday October 27
U of C Biogeoscience Institute, Kananaskis, Alberta

Thursday 7 pm December 5 - 3 pm Sunday December 8
U of C Biogeoscience Institute, Kananaskis, Alberta

Winter 2020
7 pm Friday January 10 - 3 pm Sunday January 12
- Edmonton, Alberta

7 pm Friday February 7 - 3 pm Sunday February 9
- Edmonton, Alberta

What's the cost?

We offer scholarships to cover all the (reasonable) expenses associated with the program. There is a sliding scale fee

  • $1000 (professional development)
  • $400 (employed)
  • $200 (fixed and limited income)
  • Fully funded scholarships are available on request.

Arrangements for familycare are available to support participants’ individual situations.

Our first two retreat weekends are in Kananaskis Country. Accommodation, transportation, and all meals are provided. Shuttles will depart from Edmonton and Calgary for both Kananaskis retreats. We do expect that people living outside of Edmonton and Calgary will be able to get themselves to and from those locations independently, and we’re willing to help with that if needed. The final 2 session weekends are in Edmonton and we expect that participants will be able to make their own travel arrangements for both sessions. Edmonton accommodations and meals are the responsibility of each participant to arrange for themselves. We will support participants in arranging billeting for the two weekends in Edmonton. We are providing snacks, lunches and Saturday dinner for the Edmonton weekends.

Can I miss a session?


The structure of the CLP means that missing out will be disruptive to the other participants and to your own understanding of the content and skills that are part of each weekend. Because a portion of each session is devoted to collaborative project work, attendance is mandatory.

The resources to offer the CLP represent a large investment of skill and planning by the facilitators and guests, as well as considerable financial support from our donors. Every year there are more applicants that participant places, so by accepting a spot in the CLP, you are taking someone else's opportunity.

We strongly encourage applicants to be certain that they can fully participate in all of the CLP sessions before applying.

Participants who are unable to fully attend the program may be asked to withdraw.

When is the application due?

Applications are due at noon, Monday October 14, 2019.

Do I need references?

Sort of. We don't require a letter of reference. We do require the name of a person that we can contact if we want to know more about your leadership and organizational involvements. This person should be someone who is familiar with your leadership skills, and who understands your interest and potential as a climate leader. We'll need the name, phone number and email for your reference person. You should make certain that your reference knows that you're applying for the CLP, and that they might be contacted by us.

Is there an alternative to the online application?


We invite you to use in a format that allows you to best present yourself. This may be with a printed or written application, verbally, with the assistance of an interpreter, or using other technologies that are suitable in presenting your application. If you choose to use an alternative form of application, you must arrange this with Mike Byerley, so that your application is received no later than Monday, October 14. Mailed applications that are delivered after the application deadline will not be accepted.

Contact Mike Byerley
phone: 403 837-4846

250 305 10 Ave. SE
Calgary, AB, T2G 0W2

Who operates the CLP?

The CLP is a program of the Regeneration Learning Society, an Alberta based nonprofit society. Regeneration took over the CLP from Next Up in February 2019. While the organization and finances of the CLP have changed, the program and operations continue unchanged. The Regeneration Learning Society is an incubator project of the global youth education network society (genius).

The Regeneration Learning Society can be reached at: 250 305 10 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 0W2. Our email is: