Think Resilience is offered in two ways: as a self-directed course you can start at any time and take at your own pace, and as a scheduled six-week guided course with host Richard Heinberg. (We also support discussion groups and classroom use).

Self-Directed Course

[Self-Directed Course image]The Think Resilience Self-Directed Course consists of 22 short videos (between 5 and 20 minutes long) that explore the interrelated crises of the twenty-first century, and what we as citizens, students, and community leaders can do to respond to them. The course is designed to serve as an introduction to a broad range of topics rather than an in-depth exploration.

By enrolling in the self-directed course, you get access to all the videos, as well as printable transcripts, suggested readings, and discussion forums where you can interact with other students on the topics covered. If you would like to earn a Certificate of Course Completion, you must provide substantive answers to the seven quizzes that appear throughout the course. (If you do not want a certificate you may ignore the quizzes.)

Read the detailed course overview.
Read what past students have said about the course.


Guided Course

Our next Think Resilience Guided Course is a special offering in partnership with Security & Sustainability Forum (SSF).

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This course will run for six weeks from October 9th, 2018 through November 13th, 2018. The group webinars will be held on Tuesdays at 1:00pm Eastern/ 10:00am Pacific.

The Think Resilience Guided Course with Security & Sustainability Forum includes access to the Think Resilience video lessons (about four hours of viewing), plus weekly, hour-long group webinars with host Richard Heinberg (Post Carbon Institute). You also get access to full lesson transcripts, suggested follow-up resources, and student discussion forums.

For this special offering of the Guided Course, the weekly webinars will be moderated by Ed Saltzberg (SSF). Three of the webinars will feature guest speakers, including renowned climate scientist/’evangelist’ Katharine Hayhoe and Emerald Cities President Denise Fairchild.

With this course you will:

  • Deepen your understanding of the interactions between human and Earth systems.
  • Become a better practitioner and advocate for sustainability as a teacher, government official, consultant or citizens.
  • Make clearer sense of the complex issues society is facing.
  • Learn how to take action to build community resilience.

A Certificate of Course Completion is available for students who participate in at least five of the webinars and complete the quizzes given after every few lessons.

Read the detailed course overview.

Read what past students have said about the course.

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Katharine Hayhoe

Denise Fairchild


Can’t take this Guided Course but want to be notified when the next one is scheduled? Sign up for notifications, and please note that we only offer the Guided Course once or twice a year.