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Continuing Education for Natural Resource Professionals


Workshop Calendar

Program Leadership

February 2 - 6, 2015
March 2 - 6, 2015

Leadership in a Natural Resource Context (LNRC)
McMullin Training and Consultating

February 2 - 5, 2015
Program Management (PMB)
Forest Service - WFWARP

February 24 - 27, 2015
Leadership in a Natural Resource Context: Advanced (ALNRC)
McMullin Training and Consulting

March 9 - 12, 2015
Communication in Natural Resource Context (CNRC)
McMullin Training and Consulting

TBD 2016
Natural Resource Policy, Values, and Economics (NRPVE)
Portland State University (PSU) - with University of Georgia (UG-Athens) & Colorado State University (CSU)
Request in AgLearn!

MAKE AN OFFER for 2016!; Request in AgLearn to receive any updates
Program Management (PMB)
Forest Service - WFWARP
Program Management - Round II (PMBII)
Forest Service - WFWARP

Technical Leadership

Multi-disciplinary

May 4 - 7, 2015
Endangered Species Act: A Practical Primer for Decision makers, Biologists and Staff Specialists (ESA)
Lewis and Clark College


TBA (FY15)
Environmental Negotiation (NEG-101)
Nelson Facilitation, LLC


TBD - Webinar (FY16)
Plain & Simple! Document Writing (PSDW)
Dr. Jud Monroe, Environmental Planning & Documentation LLC


Spring 2016
Water Resource Management for Line Officers
USDA Forest Service - National Stream & Aquatic Ecology Center collaborating with Regions


TBD 2016; Request in AgLearn for FY15
Foundations of Ecological Monitoring in a Management Context (FEMMC)
Sound Science LLC


TBD FY15/16
Request in AgLearn - Vendor is 'group sourcing' possible dates for hosting. Survey will start with people 'Requesting' in AgLearn.
R - Data Analysis (RDA)
USDA Forest Service - WFWARP/National Stream & Aquatic Ecology Center - Distance Learning delivery


Terrestrial

TBA/FY15
Innovative Approaches to Wildlife and Highway Interactions (IAWHI)
USDA Forest Service
OnLine options are available - Information coming soon

GIS and Remote Sensing (GIS)
There are a number of vendor options available for this type of training. Check the GIS web site for the options we know about.


Request in AgLearn - ON DEMAND
Planning for Environmentally-Sensitive Highway Projects (EcoHWY)
USDA Forest Service and USDI Fish & Wildlife Service/NCTC

Aquatic/Watershed

TBD/FY15 -- ALTERNATE YEARS FROM NR20
Aquatic Ecosystem Monitoring and Evaluation - Western (NR16)
USDA Forest Service - PNW Aquatic Training Program


TBD/FY16; Request in AgLearn -- ALTERNATE YEARS FROM NR16
Stream and Watershed Restoration Design and Implementation (NR20)
USDA Forest Service - PNW Aquatic Training Program


November 3 - 7, 2014
May 11 - 15, 2015

Request in AgLearn and Coordinate with your Regional Fish/Hydrology/Engineers staff
Designing for Aquatic Organism Passage at Road-Stream Crossings (AOP)
USDA Forest Service - WFWARP/National Stream & Aquatic Ecology Center collaborating with Regions


Request in AgLearn - ON DEMAND
Aquatic Monitoring - Eastern (AM)
USDA Forest Service - WFWARP/National Stream & Aquatic Ecology Center collaborating with Regions: On Demand. Call vendor to schedule a workshop where you want it when you want it. Eastern version of NR16.


Request in AgLearn - ON DEMAND
Advanced Concepts in Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis (ACAEA)
USDA Forest Service - WFWARP/National Stream & Aquatic Ecology Center collaborating with Regions: Distance Learning delivery

Workshops on Demand

Dr. Brett Roper (USDA Forest Service and Utah State University Department of Aquatic, Watershed and Earth Resources) offers assorted aquatic workshop topics "on demand". He will work with you on hosting aquatic workshops in your area. Generally there is a 10 to 15 participant minimum. Invite natural resource professionals from your area other federal agencies, tribal organizations, state, city, private, international and companies. You work with Brett to develop a curriculum to best meet your needs.

Contact: Dr. Brett Roper, 435-755-3566 or broper@fs.fed.us

Current options include:

  • Basin Surveys & Applications (including inventories)
  • Aquatic Monitoring - Eastern
  • Sampling Amphibians - Objective: explain and demonstrate sampling methods for a variety of amphibians and associated habitats.
  • Data Analysis using ExcelTM - Objectives: design Pivot Tables; use ANOVA and Regression Analysis; interpret data.

Dr. Steve McMullin (McMulling Training and Consulting) and other instructors from the two workshops Leadership in a Natural Resource Context (LNRC) and Communications in a Natural Resource Context (CNRC) will bring any piece of the workshops to your district or forest. LNRC and CNRC are generated from the popular workshop formerly called Leadership and Communications (LAC). This is a cost-effective way to provide high-quality training to your employees. This includes Myers-Briggs psychological type as a basic building block for interpersonal communication and team building. Other workshops can include leadership and management, conflict resolution, working effectively with the media, and effective writing and speaking for natural resource professionals. The Advanced LNRC workshop is modified to incorporate follow-up coaching. This will allow the vendor to work with each participant to ensure that he/she gets the most out of the feedback from the instruments and incorporates that feedback into a personal development plan. It is important for participants in this workshop to come into it with a working knowledge of Myers-Briggs (it was designed as a follow-up to the regular LNRC workshop).

The workshops on demand can be tailored to your needs and address any topic covered in the regular workshop. To be most cost-effective, the workshops usually are 1.5 to 2 days long. Myers-Briggs is a popular topic of the workshops thus far, usually combined with team building or conflict resolution/dealing with difficult people. Dr. McMullin has done these workshops for Forest Leadership Teams, Districts, several combined Districts, and other Federal/State agencies. This approach is very cost-effective, because Dr. McMullin can provide 2 days of high-quality training to 40 or more people for about the same cost as sending 4 people to the LRNC workshop in a different location. Contact the vendor for examples, evaluations and references.

Contact: Dr. Steve McMullin, 540-818-1670, mcmullintraining@gmail.com
www.mcmullintraining.com

Sandra Jacobson and Terry Brennan offer "Planning for Environmentally-Sensitive Highway Projects.
Objective: streamline and improve delivery of an environmentally-sensitive highway project using the context-sensitive planning approach in an interdisciplinary and interagency planning team. Instructors are an interdisciplinary team (transportation ecology specialists: wildlife biologists, engineers, hydrologists, soil scientists, botanists, and recreation planners). Target audience: interagency, interdisciplinary team and line officers working together on a multi-year project including highway project planning. Topics include agency differences in NEPA, time lines, funding mechanisms and policy. Course structure might allow some disciplines to participate for less than the entire week.

Current options include:

“REQUEST” in AgLearn.

Formerly Hosted Workshops

If demand increases, we will seek out vendors offering these types of training. Request in AgLearn or with WFW Continuing Education Program Leader.

Managing Forested Ecosystems (MFE)

Watershed Restoration (WR)

Vegetation Monitoring in a Management Context (VM)
The Nature Conservancy/University of Florida

Landscape Ecology (LE)

Advanced Concepts in Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis (ACAEA)

Policy and Legal Aspects of Ecosystem Management (PLA)

 





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Forest Service Continuing Education for Natural Resource Professionals
Author: Shelly Witt, National Continuing Education Coordinator,
WFW staff
Email: switt01@fs.fed.us
Phone: 435-881-4203
Publish_date:2/24/98
Expires: none

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 Last Modified: October 2014