Public Outreach and Education: Preparing CCS Professionals for Engaging with Stakeholders

Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility


Carbon capture and storage (CSS) project team members will understand and apply effective public education and outreach strategies in selecting, permitting, and operating a carbon sequestration site in this course. Project members will be provided with technical and scientific background, specific guidelines, and best practices for dealing with a variety of stakeholders in a number of different settings.

Topics Include:

  • Outreach in CCS case studies from around the world
  • Public outreach and education methods and tools
  • Community research
  • Development of an outreach strategy and communication plan
  • Working within and beyond the regulatory environment
  • Getting the message out effectively

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend?

This course will bring together the results from the latest CCS research published on public perceptions, outreach, and education best practices.

Who Should Attend

This course is for oil and gas professionals including executives, managers, regulators and lawyers.


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.

Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Send cancellation requests by email to; by fax to +1.866.460.3032 (US) or +1.972.852.9292 (outside US); or mail to SPE Registration, PO Box 833836, Richardson, TX 75083.


Lindsey Tollefson is the founder of Leverich Solutions, a firm that specializes in public involvement, communication, and facilitation services for water, energy, environmental, and community projects. She also serves as the outreach and communications manager for the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership at Montana State University. Tollefson has given numerous presentations on a wide variety of topics at conferences, universities, and workshops around the nation. Her audience includes policymakers, stakeholders, civic groups, and the public.

Tollefson has a BS in biological sciences from Montana State University and an MS in environmental science from Florida International University.