Hello RTC Directors and Yinka, Pat and all,
I would like to know about your views in some of the following topics if they matter to you, I also ventured to suggest my recommendations:
a) WMO Train the Trainer course outreach across the Meteorological and Hydrological Community including Universities and other Training Institutions, specially all heads and experts, professors and young professionals. Also all representatives appointed in Technical Comissions and Task Teams.
Offer a one day convincing presentation , since not everybody will be able to do the course (not even a shortened version),
Recommendation for a): Prepare Tr Tr outreach presentation , then we would all be pushing in the same way (based on common understanding) and RTC s would get support.
b) Due to well known constraints and limitations in RAIII training, Global Campus is the way forward. WMO would lead us into collaboration for development.
c) Translation Resource Center is necessary for global collaboration to exist. Shared costs.
Recommendation for b) and c) Collaborate in Global Campus and Translation Resource Center: if these were considered, then it would be easier to embrace open education and improve training standards.
d) Technical Comissions, Task Teams, Workshops could communicate RTCs their requirements, and work together designing the necessary TDPs for the region.
e) A list of experts willing to be involved training and their areas of expertise could be published ( also to review ans assess training resources).
Recommendation: improve timely communication between training and other departments in the local organization ( operational and research) and WMO Comissions and Task Teams.
f) Tackling transition from manual observations to automatic stations and new technologies, the role of a modern observer.
g) The role of Training in promoting change. Following the recently developed WMO competencies and documents, training departments are key to communicate WMO standards in their Organizations and promote new implementations.
Recommendation: training has a forward looking goal, no matter the local obstacles and difficulties you can always learn , so training must continue and not be postponed.
Recommendation: Take advantage of Comet modules and courses (specially Spanish speaking audience)best regards