Dr. Mateusz Czesław Strzelecki, winner of the START, SKILLS – Coaching, and HOMING PLUS programs of the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) qualified to the prestigious Leadership Academy for Poland 2020 program.
Strzelecki is a polar geomorphologist who manages the Stanisław Baranowski Polar Station on Spitsbergen run by the University of Wrocław. Strzelecki investigates the transformation of landscapes abandoned by glaciers and permafrost and the impact of changes on the functioning of the Arctic and Antarctic coastal zone. It is there that one may vividly witness how global warming affects the polar nature and the fate of local inhabitants. Together with the Academy of Young Scholars of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the FNP Scholarship Recipients Club., and the University of Wrocław, Strzelecki is now preparing the 2021 Polish Scientific Networks conference on climate change.
Leadership Academy for Poland is a leadership development program – one of the best of its kind in Europe –implemented by the Center for Leadership. The program emerges from cooperation with educators from the best educational institutions in the world, including Harvard University. The FNP is a nominating partner of the program.
The program is open to people with extensive management experience but still seek opportunities for development and support so as to positively impact their environment. Every year, the Leadership Academy for Poland welcomes forty outstanding people from a variety of environments and sectors: business, science, non-profit, startup, culture, media, education, public administration, and sports. The following FNP programs’ winners already participated in LAP: Prof. Krystian Jażdżewski, Prof. Piotr Garstecki, Dr. Paweł Soluch, Dr. Piotr Stankiewicz, and Dr. Anna Szkulmowska.