Early-Career Leadership Program

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Feb. 21 - Apr 11, 2023, Virtual and In-person

Hosted by NCAR Education, Engagement, and Early-Career Development (EdEC)

The application deadline has passed. Please check this page for updates regarding the next cohort selection.

Program Description: In this two month-long course, approximately 25 early-career individuals at NCAR will participate in a leadership development program and will connect with others in early stages of their careers. Topics will include principles of leadership, networking, emotional intelligence, DEIJ (diversity, equity, inclusion, justice), conflict resolution, listening, and mentoring, among others. All sessions will be interactive and thoughtfully designed.

Eligibility: NCAR|UCAR|UCP employees in science, technical, or educational professions (including postdoctoral fellows) who have been employed for more than 6 months and either are within 12 years of their highest degree or identify as being in their early career are eligible.

Schedule Details: 4 two-hour virtual sessions and 1 four-day in-person workshop, as well as some pre-session work:

Part I Virtual Tuesdays, February 21st & 28th 9 - 11 am MT
Part II In-person Monday - Thursday, March 6th - 9th 9 am - 3 pm MT
Part III Virtual Tuesdays, March 22nd & April 4th 9 - 11 am MT
Graduation Hybrid Tuesday, April 11th 9 - 11 am MT

Registration Fee: Participants will be asked to pay a $150 registration fee to cover meals and breaks during the onsite program component. Registration fee will paid for by your lab.

Travel: Fully remote staff will be asked to work with their lab to use REM funds to cover travel costs to Boulder.


We are committed to increasing our diversity and fostering a workplace culture where everyone feels welcome and supported.


Contact Val Sloan with any questions.