Invitation to Open House Meetings on UCAR Strategic Plan Goals

You are invited to attend the upcoming Open House Meetings for the UCAR Strategic Plan. The 5-year plan is intended to describe at a high level what UCAR is, its vision and values, how it serves the community, and its priorities for the future.

Earlier this year the President’s Council defined eight goals that address UCAR’s role in facilitating key activities across NCAR, UCP, and the community, and it tasked eight goal teams to flesh these out.  The teams have done a tremendous job developing these goals and objectives. We have also revised UCAR’s vision and mission. Now, in order for the UCAR Strategic Plan to fully reflect the talents, ideas and vision of our organization, we need your input to provide constructive feedback on the plan’s direction and how and where it might be improved. There are a number of opportunities for feedback including posting comments and engaging in discussion on the website (UCAS password required), as well as attending the goal team Open House meetings.

Strategic Plan website:

Goal Team Open House Schedule

Managing operations through best practices (Co-leads: Katy Schmoll and Michael Thompson)

Tuesday, July 15, 1pm to 2:30 pm, FL2 1022 (large auditorium)

Advocating for the atmospheric sciences (Co-leads: Scott Rayder and Joanie Kleypas)

Friday, July 18, 10am to 11:30 am, FL2 1022 (large auditorium)

Fostering an engaged, inclusive workforce (Co-leads: Helen Moshak and Jielun Sun)

Friday, July 18, 11am to 12:30 pm, FL2 1001 (small auditorium)

Building connections and partnerships (Co-leads: Emily CoBabe-Ammann and Liz Ritchie, University of Arizona)

Friday, July 18, 1pm-2:30 pm, FL2 1022 (large auditorium)

Inspiring a culture of excellence (Co-leads: David Edwards and Meg Austin)

Friday, July 25, 9am to 10:30am, FL2 1001 (small auditorium)

Serving as a locus of capability and innovation (Co-leads: Karyn Sawyer and Mohan Ramamurthy)

Monday, July 28, 10:30 am to noon, CG1 (north auditorium)

Supporting NCAR’s mission (Co-leads: Vanda Grubišić and Bill Brune, Penn State)

Tuesday, July 29, 2pm to 3:30 pm, CG1 (north auditorium)

Translating our science into learning (Co-leads: Mary Marlino and John Ristvey)

Wednesday, July 30, 2pm-3:30 pm, CG1, 2126

* Note: Becca Hatheway will lead this session with John in Mary’s absence.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the future of UCAR and how you would like the organization to evolve in support of our shared goals.


Tom Bogdan,
UCAR President

Will this event be webcast to the public by NCAR|UCAR?: 
Announcement Timing: 
July 17, 2014 to July 30, 2014