Professional Development

Mission Statement:

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.


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.

Committee Members:

  • Trisha Palmer (Co-Chair)
  • Becca Mazur (Co-Chair)
  • John Banghoff
  • Greg Blumberg
  • Matt Bolton
  • Melissa DiSpigna
  • Matthew Euler
  • John Gagan
  • Roger Hill
  • Bill Line
  • Joe Murgo
  • Jared Rennie
  • Wendy Sellers
  • Adam Stiles

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

Professional Development Updates:

*** Latest NWA PDC News ***

Next NWA Webinar is on June 7th, 2017 at 2pm EDT. Keep an eye on your email for registration information.

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, Shawn Cable, for additional details on how to get credit for completing the Warning Decision Training Division Dual-Pol radar course.

Stay Current with the Latest Research

Read the latest articles published in the online National Weather Association's Journal of Operational Meteorology.

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 chairs, Trisha Palmer or Becca Mazur. Thanks!