Dr David Legler, of CPO's Climate Observation Division, recently led a service project for North Branch School during a break for his 4-week Leadership Development course "Leadership for a Democratic Society" at the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, VA.
During his time off during his leadership development course, Legler organized and lead a voluntary weekend service project for North Branch School near Charlottesville. David enlisted the help of other executives in the course representing 8 different government agencies and 4 states plus the District of Columbia, to make improvements to the school playground, paint rooms, clean the art and science classrooms, and create a new fish pond.
The Leadership for a Democratic Society course focused on enhancing his knowledge of the Constitutional underpinning of Federal Government work and the common culture of senior Federal executives; building his skills in personal leadership; gain insights into organizational theory, the policy framework in which Government leadership occurs, and the broad global trends and events that shape government agendas.
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2011, the United States experienced a record high number (14) of climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 670 lives, caused more than 6,000 injuries, and cost $55 billion in damages. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.
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