SW CSC Director Steve Jackson Receives USGS Excellence in Leadership Award

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Congratulations to Dr. Stephen T. Jackson, Director of the Southwest Climate Science Center, for receiving the Excellence in Leadership Award at the 2016 USGS Honor Awards Ceremony, held May 3, 2016 in Reston, Virginia!

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Dr. Stephen T Jackson is the Director of the DOI Southwest Climate Science Center. 

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen T. Jackson, Director of the Southwest Climate Science Center, for receiving the Excellence in Leadership Award at the 2016 USGS Honor Awards Ceremony, held May 3, 2016 in Reston, Virginia!

The Excellence in Leadership Award is a USGS honor award that recognizes an employee for his or her outstanding acts, services, or achievements that exemplify and support the USGS goals of developing a leadership-centered culture throughout the Bureau. 

Dr. Jackson joined the USGS in 2012 after retiring as a full professor from the University of Wyoming. He exemplifies the USGS Guiding Principles of respect, accountability, communication, valuing differences, encouragement of others, focus, and collaboration, as well as the ability to transcend cultures, by taking on the challenge of developing the Southwest Climate Science Center where he serves as Center Director. Over the past two years, Dr. Jackson has led organizational change in the development of the Center by implementing an innovative problem-solving approach to strategic planning. Through the use of scenario planning, he effectively engaged multiple cooperative partners to develop the next generation of strategic direction for the Center. The scenario planning approach he utilized encouraged the partnership to focus on a collaborative approach to make best use of the limited resources available for science. His approach to strategic planning has been adopted by other Climate Science Centers in the network which clearly reflects his ability to influence thinking.

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