Early Career Leadership Academy, American Meteorological Society

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The American Meteorological Society* (AMS) created the Early Career Leadership Academy (ECLA) to develop scientists’ capacity to advance science with scientific accomplishments and social leadership. At the ECLA's Washington D.C. meeting, Dr. Holmes joins the 34 early career leaders who work in different sectors of the weather, water and climate (WWC) science enterprise. She will lead them in two sessions filled with conversation and improvisation: “Setting the Stage” and “Creating Leadership through Performances.”

AMS recognizes that inclusive leadership depends on building a community of leaders and on people’s ability to be vulnerable with others, to respect differences and to create meaningful collaborative relationships with diverse partners.

At the onsite training program, Dr. Holmes will invite participants to discover ways to be visible to and present with one another in open and powerful ways. By performing skits and conversational scenes from daily life and research collaborations, participants can broaden their emotional responses to one another and to collaboratively building inclusive environments. In these sessions, they create and advance their collective intelligence.

*Founded in 1919, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is the nation’s premier scientific and professional organization promoting and disseminating information about the atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences. Their more than 13,000 members include researchers, educators, students, enthusiasts, broadcasters and other professionals in weather, water, and climate.