The Think Resilience online 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 hosted by Post Carbon Institute Senior Fellow Richard Heinberg.

By taking Think Resilience you will:

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

Think Resilience is offered in two ways: the Self-Directed Course, which you can take at your own pace, and the six-week Guided Course featuring weekly webinars with Richard Heinberg and special guests. See below for more details. (We also support discussion groups and classroom use).

Read the detailed course overview.
Read what past students have said about the course.
Watch the introductory video lecture.


Self-Directed Course

[Self-Directed Course image]With the Think Resilience Self-Directed Course you can start on the lessons immediately and proceed at your own pace. Upon registering you get access to all the videos, lesson-specific 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.)


Guided Course

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We have not yet scheduled the next offering of the Guided Course. Sign up here to be notified when we do.

The Guided Course has the same material as the Self-Directed Course, plus the opportunity to engage directly with course host Richard Heinberg in six weekly, hour-long group webinars. The webinars feature Richard and guest speakers, in which they share additional insights on the subject matter and answer student questions.

Enrollment also gives you access to lesson transcripts, suggested follow-up resources, and discussion forums where you can interact with other students on the topics covered. 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.


Course Comparison

Self-Directed Course
$20
Start immediately, proceed at your own pace
Access to all Think Resilience videos
Printable transcripts of the videos
Recommended reading list
Group forums to discuss the material with other course participants
Certificate upon completion
 
Guided Course
$150
Seven-week facilitated group course
Access to all Think Resilience videos
Printable transcripts of the videos
Recommended reading list
Group forums to discuss the material with other course participants
Certificate upon completion
Weekly group webinars with Richard Heinberg

See also our support for discussion groups and classroom use.