Professional Development Committee

The National Weather Association's Professional Development Committee members currently are:

Trisha Palmer (Chair)
Faith Borden
Wendy Sellers
Adam Stiles
Matthew Euler
Bill Line
Roger Hill
Matt Bolton (student)
Greg Blumberg (student)

The PDC Vision Members of all NWA disciplines always learning from each other to provide and employ the most effective professional tools and techniques that make a significant and positive impact on producing world class operational environmental products and services.

The PDC Mission To enhance NWA members' awareness of and participation in professional development opportunities to create and encourage a learning environment where we improve our individual and organizational weather, water, ocean, climate, and other operational environmental analysis and prediction products and services.

Professional Development Updates!

*** Latest NWA PDC News ***

Attention Broadcast Meteorologists: Are you interested in learning more about interpreting Dual-Pol radar imagery? Are you looking for 3 NWA CEU hours/4 AMS PDS hours of professional development credit? Contact NWA Broadcast Seal Recertification Chair, Jacqui Jeras, for additional details on how to get credit for completing the Warning Decision Training Branch Dual-Pol radar course.

Take a look at the Professional Development Committee's Archive of Meeting Agendas and Notes recently updated here.

A full list of committee members and contact information can be found here.

*** Check out the updated NWA Student Awards Webpage! ****
Updated: Nov. 15, 2014.

Archived NWA Professional Development Committee Feature Articles can be found here.

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Professional Development Opportunities and Quick Links

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Committee Members and Meetings

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Student Presentation Awards

Newsletter Articles

Best Practices

NWS Training Portal

MetEd Training Home Page

COMET Home Page

NSSL Briefings Online

Sundar Christopher's "Positioning yourself for success:  A Career Guide for Graduate Students" (PDF)

Measuring and Mapping Precipitation:  The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network

Charles K. Gatebe's "The Art of Creating and Giving Effective Presentations at Scientific Meetings" (PDF)