Professional Development Committee

PDC Faces

The National Weather Association's 2014 Professional Development Committee. From upper left:
Greg Carbin, Chair, Greg Byrd, Faith Borden, Mark Fox, Dave Freeman, Matt Bolton (student member),
Amy Gardner-Hadachek, Jordan Gerth, Danielle Manning, H. Michael Mogil, Trisha Palmer, and Don Schwenneker.
(Click on a an active name to see that member's recent profesional development activities.)

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 ***

The committee welcomes two new members serving terms through 2016. They are Faith Borden and Matt Bolton. Welcome!

Through the end of 2013 and into early 2014, we will attempt to add information about professional development activities that committee members are involved in. Look for that information from each committee member name under the "Faces of the Professional Development Committee" banner above.

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: Dec. 5, 2013.

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

Stay Current with the Latest Reserch

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Read the latest articles published in the
online National Weather Association's

Electronic Journal for Operational Meteorology

Professional Development Opportunities and Quick Links

Training Links (open new window):

Committee Members and Meetings

Publication Opportunities

Conferences, Meetings, and Other Events
for AGU, AMS, and WAS*IS

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)

Do you have an idea or suggestion to improve the Professional Development Committee's web pages?
Please feel free to submit feedback to our committee chair, Greg Carbin, via e-mail at Thanks!