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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-85.12.1951
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LETTER FROM HEADQUARTERS MOVING FORWARD he AM S is an organization of its members, gov- experienc e how t o encourage open and healthy de- bate withou t having this debate lead t o a polarization erne d by volunteers elected from the member- Tship with programs and initiatives carried out by o f th e community. By its nature, open debate often large numbers of volunteers serving on many boards becomes a process o f persuasion, fueling passions and and committees. Given this structure, and th e natural distorting communities by exposing and clarifying divi- tendenc y w e all have t o wor k towar d consensus, it is sions. W e as a Society need t o remember that rhe- unusual for a decision t o become as contentious as torical efforts t o build majorities can ofte n obscure vast th e one leading t o the implementation of a Continu- tracts of commo n ground. ing Professional Development Program for Certified Communicatio n is always th e key. Reading through Consulting Meteorologists (CCMs). Th e article follow- th e materials presented here, it seems likely that in- ing this column describes the program being

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