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

Message from NCTC Director:

Welcome to the July 2021 National Conservation Training Center Website.  As we conduct a wide
variety of remote learning courses and programs, we are also very busy planning for our reopening in September.

This website is a great resource to learn more about the training programs we currently offer.  It also has all the information you need to sign up for the course that you want to take.

We have lots of excellent online training and webinars this month, including:  Introduction to ArcGIS Pro; Forest for the Birds: The Habitat Matrix--Stepping Down Bird Management from Landscape to Stand; Inland Oil Spill for DOI Response; Designing and Delivering Effective Webinars; the latest in our Monarch Butterfly Conservation Series; and Pollinator Ecology and Conservation: Nectivorous Bats and Hummingbirds.

Make sure to review the NCTC Course Guide for our July, August, and September programs.  The
Guide contains a description and list of courses by subject area.  The Course Pathway function
suggests to you a progression of courses to help you gain proficiency in a subject area. Click on the different slices of the guide to find pathways for your career.

Stay cool this hot summer!  I can't wait to welcome you back to the beautiful NCTC campus!

Steve Chase--Director NCTC


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

6/21/2021 7/30/2021 Applied Conservation Genetics - Online  DOI Talent  Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


7/19/2021 7/29/2021 Introduction to ArcGIS Pro - Online DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov 


7/21/2021 8/4/2021 Designing and Delivering Effective Webinars DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov


7/26/2021 8/5/2021 Effect Pathway Manager: Building a Decision Support Tool for Consultation - Online DOI Talent  Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


7/29/2021 7/29/2021 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office Webinar Series: 1) Invasive carp popn modeling to support adaptive management & 2) Acoustic telemetry guides invasive carp management efforts NCTC Webinar Contact: alan_temple@fws.gov


8/2/2021 8/2/2021 Communicating Science: "The Essentials" DOI Talent  Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


8/2/2021 9/1/2021 Advanced Volunteer Management DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


8/4/2021 8/4/2021 Pollinator Ecology and Conservation Webinar Series: Conservation and Land Management of Pollinators NCTC Webinar Contact: jim_siegel@fws.gov


8/4/2021 8/5/2021 Science Communication: Crafting Your Message DOI Talent Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


8/10/2021 8/12/2021 Field Data Capture using Survey123 and Collector - Online DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


8/10/2021 9/2/2021 Special Event Challenge Workshop DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov


8/16/2021 8/19/2021 Introduction to GIS/ArcGIS Pro - Online DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


8/16/2021 8/20/2021 BLM/FWS/NPS Supervisory Skills Workshop DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


8/17/2021 8/17/2021 Forests for the Birds: Stand Level Management: Desired Forest Conditions, Structure and Composition NCTC Webinar Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


8/18/2021 8/19/2021 Managing Multiple Projects, Objectives, and Deadlines DOI Talent Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov


8/23/2021 8/27/2021 Level One Leadership: Design Your Leadership Journey DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


8/23/2021 10/22/2021 Unconscious Bias and Cultural Competence DOI Talent Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


8/25/2021 8/26/2021 Diversity, Inclusion and Social Awareness DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


8/26/2021 8/26/2021 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office Webinar Series: 1) Achieving Popn, Habitat, and Outdoor Rec Obj with Hunting 2) Restoring a short grass prairie using b-t prairie dog transloc NCTC Webinar Contact: alan_temple@fws.gov


8/26/2021 8/26/2021 Tribal Broadcast Series: Federal Native American Trust Lands NCTC's Livestream Contact: jennifer_hill@fws.gov


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


8/31/2021 8/31/2021 Science Communication and Public Engagement Fundamentals DOI Talent  Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


8/31/2021 9/22/2021 Planning for a Changing Climate - Online DOI Talent  Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov


9/13/2021 9/16/2021 Building Better Maps (with ArcGIS Pro) - Online  DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


9/14/2021 9/16/2021 Emotional Intelligence: Exploring the Self Through Flexing, Transcending, and Striking DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov


9/15/2021 9/15/2021 Tribal Broadcast Series: Developing Land Acknowledgements NCTC's Livestream Contact: jennifer_hill@fws.gov


9/21/2021 9/21/2021 Forests for the Birds: Forestry for the Birds NCTC Webinar Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


9/27/2021 10/8/2021 Fish Population Dynamics and Assessment (Online) DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


9/28/2021 9/28/2021 Engaging Communities in Climate Conversations Workshop DOI Talent  Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


10/4/2021 10/8/2021 BLM/FWS/NPS Supervisory Skills Workshop DOI Talent  Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


10/5/2021 10/5/2021 Engaging Policymakers Workshop DOI Talent  Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


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


10/19/2021 10/19/2021 Mini USFWS Foundations DOI Talent  Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov


10/19/2021 10/21/2021 Intermediate GIS Applications (ArcGIS Pro) – Analysis, ModelBuilder and Map Series with ArcGIS Pro DOI Talent  Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


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


11/2/2021 1/4/2022 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Online) DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@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 11/10/2021 Natural Resource Damage Assessment DOI Talent Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


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


11/30/2021 12/14/2021 Designing and Delivering Effective Webinars 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


12/6/2021 12/10/2021 Level One Leadership: Design Your Leadership Journey DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@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


12/13/202021 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


1/18/2022 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 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


 

Onsite Upcoming Courses

N/A at this time.