Course Name: Science and Operations Officers Development Course
Type of Course: Blended course integrating online pre-course recommendations and 10 days at the NWSTC.
Target Audience: Science and Operations Officers who are responsible for leading change and infusing emerging science and technology into NWS field operations as we integrate strategic goals in building a Weather Ready Nation.
Course Description: This OCLO course is a blended approach consisting of peer-to-peer learning, hands-on lab activities, group problem-solving, AWIPS WES-2 simulations, and facilitated-classroom instruction by subject matter experts.
Course Performance Goals: After completing this training, the student should be able to demonstrate skills needed to effectively accomplish job tasks that support the NWS Science Vision and the SOO-DOH Program
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course participants will
be able to:
- Lead and motivate in navigating change.
- Improve efficacy in establishing and leading local training programs.
- Provide instruction on tools available for conducting local research.
- Mentor others in the provision of scientifically-driven IDSS content.
- Demonstrate principles of adult learning and instructional design.
- Increase their knowledge of the meteorological and atmospheric sciences.
- Present scientific information on atmospheric observing systems.
- Utilize audio and video for building effective learning sessions.
- Design weather event simulations for a variety of needs.
- Use root cause analysis techniques to support performance improvement.
- Use the Commerce Learning Center to manage and facilitate learning.
- Facilitate cornerstone courses such as RAC/WOC.
- Integrate research results and new technologies into the warning and forecast process.
Note: Specific course schedule, requirements and materials will be provided to participants with the selection letter and welcome packet approximately six weeks before the course.
Recommended Prerequisites: TBD
Recommended Post Course Training: TBD