The journey begins – welcome to the MACAL AND GDCAL programs. We are so glad you are here! We look forward to working with you and learning from you as you move through the two-year MA in Climate Action Leadership program or the Graduate Diploma in Climate Action Leadership program. These programs strive to provide opportunities for you to examine and apply theoretical and practical knowledge to critically analyze and reflect on climate action and climate action leadership as outlined in the MACAL program overview, and program learning outcomes. It is designed to prepare practitioners across disciplines and sectors to create the social, political and economic changes we need to lead efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-induced impacts (UN Sustainable Development Goal 13).

The MA and the Diploma in Climate Action Leadership program take place in the MACAL Learning Ecosystem.

To help to set you up for success in your graduate program, the following three online experiences are required prior to beginning your first course:

  1. Connections – This is your first step. It is your opportunity to gain some understanding about the program, the university, academic thinking and writing, and each other, prior to starting your first course/s – the Learning Intensive in CALS 501.
  2. The LaunchPad – this online experience is intended to provide you with a deeper understanding of the resources, services, and opportunities available to you at RRU. It is located in Moodle for registered students and can be accessed via the Toolkit tab at the top right of this site.
  3. Academic Integrity – this online experience is intended to help you to understand the principles of academic integrity as you adhere to them in the work you do as a graduate student.