Leadership and Management Programme for Senior Management

The WMO and the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) have jointly organized a third annual Leadership and Management Programme for senior management in National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs). The virtual event from 3–13 August was attended by 23 senior officials from across the six regional associations, including four Permanent Representatives to the WMO.

Ms Chin Ling Wong, Permanent Representative of Singapore, highlighted in her opening remarks the need for leaders of NMHSs to keep pace with global developments and to be nimble in responding to challenges. WMO Assistant Secretary-General Wenjian Zhang, added that this went beyond technical expertise to include skillsets such as communication and strategic planning, which enable leaders to build partnerships and international collaborations. He also highlighted the increasing need for leaders to advocate the socio-economic benefits of meteorological services in a changing climate.

WMO lectured on results-based management while training partner Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore, engaged participants on a myriad of topics aimed at developing skills in organizational effectiveness and efficiency. A sharing and reflection segment gave participants an opportunity to learn from the experiences of their peers.

WMO will continue to run the Leadership and Management Programme on an annual basis in order to assist Members with developing the management competencies required for effective leadership in their organizations. The next run of the Programme is scheduled to be held in the third quarter of 2022.

Sharing session by Ms Holly Hamilton (British Caribbean Territories), Mr Arona Ngari (Cook Islands), Mr Vicente Vasquez (Ecuador) during the final reflections, facilitated by Ms Caroline Brassard (LKYSPP).


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