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CLTO Success for Speak Carbon Collective

April 2024 by Michelle Marks

Speak Carbon Collective is the eighth organisation to achieve Carbon Literacy Training Organisation (CLTO) status.

The following is a guest blog, originally published by Speak Carbon Collective, written by Michelle Marks.

Speak Carbon Collective is thrilled to have been invited to apply for, and awarded the title of Carbon Literacy Training Organisation (CLTO) by the CLP.

We are one of only eight organisations to be granted this accolade. Find out how our offer differs from other CLTOs and our achievements leading to receiving the award.

What is a Carbon Literacy Training Organisation?

CLTO recognition by The Carbon Literacy Project (CLP) is only awarded via their invitation for training organisations to apply. The CLP describes a Carbon Literacy Training Organisation as;

“An organisation as having a depth of experience and expertise in designing and delivering quality Carbon Literacy training.

CLTO is primarily aimed at professional training organisations and consultancies that design and deliver Carbon Literacy training solutions at scale to many individuals and multiple organisations.”

With this in mind, if you would like to know how Carbon Literacy and other climate education training solutions can be delivered to your organisation, book a call.

What does being a Carbon Literacy Training Organisation mean?

Being a CLTO reflects the quality of the training delivered to our clients and the breadth of sectors engaged. For example, one of the key elements of great climate awareness training is designing bespoke content into the delivery. Sector and course specific content makes the learning extremely relevant and motivating to participants, whatever industry they come from.

Whether we provide end to end support or the client requires less involvement with planning, this is the golden thread which links projects across the sectors we work with. Thus learners engage and become active participants among the globally climate-aware citizens.

How did Speak Carbon achieve CLTO?

Previously, Speak Carbon had achieved Platinum Carbon Literate Organisation. The invitation to apply for CLTO was a recognition of the continuing development of the quality and breadth of our offering.

In order to fulfil the requirements, Speak Carbon had plenty of experience to draw upon. Some of the components were;

  • Providing evidence of a range of sectors worked with.
  • Observation while providing training by a CLP representative.
  • Demonstrating that our trainers deliver to high quality training – shown by our trainers’ Carbon Literacy Trainer accreditations.
  • Showing a track record of course design and support of clients in designing their own course materials when preferred.
  • Supply of evidence of organisations supported to become Carbon Literate Organisations themselves.
  • Providing customer feedback showing satisfaction with the outcomes of the course. Below are some of the responses we have received which fulfilled this section;

Participant Testimonials Demonstrate Quality Training

Here’s a taster of some of the feedback we’ve received on completing training sessions. Positive outcomes like these are more likely to lead to participants’ ongoing action to implement emissions reduction pledges.

“I really enjoyed and valued the course and your enthusiastic and informed contribution to it. It’s already stimulated some very good conversations within OC and helped take this crucial subject to a new level of engagement.”

– Alan John, Osbourn Clarke

What does this mean for you?

If you’re looking for a training organisation with a proven track record, this accreditation encompasses it all. Once you embark upon your Carbon Literacy journey with us, you can access ongoing support with rolling out your climate education programme.

That may mean further Carbon Literacy training or tapping into a range of different training and workshop options tailored to meet your organisations needs. To find out how this could work for you, book a discovery call now.

Speak Carbon is the CLTO with the widest range of sector experience we think, from bespoke courses developed and to use of existing Carbon Literacy toolkits. Following initial training, ongoing engagement is at the heart of continued motivation to keep reducing carbon and we can help you plan that too.

Ask us how we can help sustainable implementation of your net zero programme.

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