Aerial View of NCTC in the Fall, photo by Ryan Hagerty, USFWS

Message from NCTC Director:


Welcome to the October 2021 National Conservation Training Center Website. The weather is cooling off and the leaves are changing--it's a beautiful time of the year.

Our website has great information on how to sign up for current NCTC virtual training offerings and bring your organization to NCTC when we open again, post-pandemic.

We have a great schedule of training and programs for you to engage in this month, including: Managing a Hybrid Workforce, Introduction to Polarity Thinking for Adaptive Leadership, Mini USFWS Foundations, Intermediate GIS Applications (ArcGIS Pro) – Analysis, ModelBuilder and Map Series with ArcGIS Pro, and the October 2021 Virtual Data Management Workshop. Check out the full list of offerings below and sign up for a course!

Make sure also to check out the NCTC Course Guide, which gives a comprehensive view of the courses the NCTC offers to both U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) employees and our colleagues in the broader conservation community. The Guide contains a description and list of courses by subject area. These pathways suggest a progression of courses to help you gain proficiency in a subject area. Click on the different pieces of the guide to find pathways for your career.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty with the conditions of the pandemic, onsite events have been postponed through the end of the calendar year.

The onsite events that are affected by this decision include NCTC courses and partner events. NCTC staff will work to reschedule these events in 2022, working within anticipated guidance for event capacity and pandemic mitigation measures.

In mid-November, NCTC will review the planned soft opening for in-person training/events scheduled between January 2 through the end of March, 2022. This decision will be based on the pandemic status and the cost-effectiveness of opening NCTC operations under capacity limits and within travel guidance. I am optimistic that we will be able to open up soon after the holidays.

I will be excited to welcome you back to our beautiful campus soon!

Steve Chase--Director NCTC 


Masks are now required inside all U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service buildings, regardless of vaccination status or location. All people, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask on all forms of public transportation and in healthcare settings on DOI lands. For more information, please visit FWS Public Health Update.


For questions related to a specific course, please contact the course contact listed on our website under the related course description page. To see all of the courses NCTC has to offer, go to our Course Guide. Any questions on course offerings can be directed to nctc_training@fws.gov.

ATTENTION: Important information to read Helpful Information to Complete your Booking for a Scheduled Seminar when signing up in DOI Talent.

Online Course, Webinars, and Events 2021

8/30/2021 12/10/2021 Introduction to R DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


10/5/2021 11/30/2021 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Online) DOI Talent  Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov


10/12/2021 10/26/2021 Designing and Delivering Effective Webinars DOI Talent  Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


10/20/2021 12/15/2021 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Online) DOI Talent  Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov


10/25/2021 10/28/2021 Writing with Clarity DOI Talent Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov


10/25/2021 10/29/2021 Diversity and Inclusion Competency Learning Series DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


10/26/2021 10/26/2021 Managing a Hybrid Workforce DOI Talent  Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov


10/26/2021 10/28/2021 October 2021 Virtual Data Management Workshop DOI Talent  Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


11/1/2021 11/19/2021 Data Wrangling with R (Online) DOI Talent  Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


11/2/2021 1/4/2022 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Online) DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


11/4/2021 11/4/2021 Restoration Webinar Series NCTC Webinar  Contact: mark_cancellare@fws.gov


11/9/2021 11/9/2021 Balancing Work and Life in a Virtual World DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov


11/9/2021 11/9/2021 Managing a Hybrid Workforce DOI Talent  Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov


11/9/2021 11/10/2021 Natural Resource Damage Assessment DOI Talent Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


11/10/2021 11/10/2021 Conservation Science Webinar Series NCTC Webinar Contact: rachael_carlberg@fws.gov


11/15/2021 11/19/2021 Crucial Conversations Virtual Training DOI Talent  Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov


11/15/2021 11/19/2021 Designing an Effective Training Course DOI Talent  Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov


11/15/2021 11/19/2021 Level One Leadership: Design Your Leadership Journey DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


11/18/2021 11/18/2021 Tribal Connections Roundtable - Tribal Treaties NCTC Livestream Contact: jennifer_hill@fws.gov


11/29/2021 12/15/2021 Making Sense of Biological Data with R - Online  DOI Talent Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


11/30/2021 11/30/2021 Mini USFWS Foundations DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov


11/30/2021 12/14/2021 Designing and Delivering Effective Webinars DOI Talent Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


12/1/2021 12/1/2021 Managing a Hybrid Workforce DOI Talent  Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov


12/2/2021 12/2/2021 Restoration Webinar Series NCTC Webinar  Contact: mark_cancellare@fws.gov


12/2/2021 12/9/2021 Mastering the Art of Cross Cultural Communications DOI Talent Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


12/6/2021 12/6/2021 The Working of Congress and Executive Branches and How they Relate to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


12/7/2021 12/8/2021 Science Communication: Crafting Your Message DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov


12/7/2021 12/9/2021 Emotional Intelligence: Exploring the Self Through Flexing, Transcending, and Striking DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


12/13/2021 12/16/2021 Intermediate GIS Applications – Spatial Analysis using ArcGIS Pro and R  DOI Talent  Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


12/13/2021 12/17/2021 BLM/FWS/NPS Supervisory Skills Workshop DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


12/13/2021 12/17/2021 Crucial Conversations Virtual Training DOI Talent  Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov


1/6/2022 4/1/2022 Climate Academy DOI Talent Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov


1/10/2022 1/14/2022 Field Data Management using MS Access (Online) DOI Talent Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


1/10/2022 4/26/2022 Introduction to R DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


1/18/2022 1/18/2022 Mini USFWS Foundations DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov


1/18/2022 2/10/2022 Volunteer Recruitment and Management DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov


1/18/2022 3/15/2022 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Online) DOI Talent  Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


1/18/2022 4/29/2022 Conservation Biology and Modeling DOI Talent  Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov


1/18/2022 4/29/2022 Modeling Principles for Natural Resources Management (Beginner Track) DOI Talent  Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


1/18/2022 4/29/2022 Modeling Principles for Natural Resources Management (Intermediate Track) DOI Talent Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


1/31/2022 2/3/2022 Business Communications - Online DOI Talent  Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


1/31/2022 2/4/2022 BLM/FWS/NPS Supervisory Skills Workshop DOI Talent  Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


2/1/2022 3/8/2022 Implementing a Successful Citizen Science Effort DOI Talent  Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov


2/1/2022 3/31/2022 Applied Landscape Scale Conservation Biology (Online) DOI Talent  Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov


2/7/2022 2/25/2022 USFWS Cultural Resources Overview DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov


2/8/2022 2/10/2022 Emotional Intelligence: Exploring the Self Through Flexing, Transcending, and Striking DOI Talent Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


2/14/2022 2/17/2022 Keys to Effective Editing DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov


2/14/2022 2/18/2022 Crucial Conversations Virtual Training DOI Talent Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov


2/24/2022 2/24/2022 Introduction to Polarity Thinking for Adaptive Leadership DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


2/28/2022 3/4/2022 2022 FWS Virtual Geospatial Training Workshop DOI Talent Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov


3/9/2022 3/9/2022 Balancing Work and Life in a Virtual World DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov


3/16/2022 3/16/2022 Introduction to Polarity Thinking for Adaptive Leadership DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


3/17/2022 3/17/2022 Unconscious Bias - Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov


3/28/2022 3/28/2022 Communicating Science: "The Essentials" 3-Hour Online Workshop DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov


3/29/2022 3/30/2022 Fundamentals of Structured Decision Making DOI Talent Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


4/12/2022 5/5/2022 Interpretive Foundations DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov


4/19/2022 4/20/2022 Science Communication: Crafting Your Message DOI Talent Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov


4/20/2022 4/20/2022 Speed of Trust Foundations DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


4/27/2022 4/27/2022 Aligning FWS Programs with Education Standards Workshop DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


5/10/2022 7/28/2022 Introduction to Team Leadership Learning Journey DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


5/25/2022 5/25/2022 Speed of Trust Foundations DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


 

Onsite Upcoming Courses

N/A at this time.