Conservation Training Network Broadcasts

Live Broadcasts

Broadcasts are delivered online via the Livestream platform from the Conservation Training Network studio located
on the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) campus near Shepherdstown, WV.

NCTC on LiveStream
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Click here to view NCTC Live Broadcast - Channel 1.

Please use the Livestream chat room for content questions to the instructor, (Instructions for using the chat on Livestream),
or email your questions to broadcast@fws.gov.

PLEASE NOTE: All broadcast times listed are  EASTERN TIME. (adjust for your time zone)

If you have technical problems, e-mail broadcast@fws.gov or call 304-876-7666. Provide your name and location.

Broadcast Schedule

August 29, 2019 Time: 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link

C onservationists in Action Series: "How to be a Great Employee and Boss"

NCTC Historian, Dr. Mark Madison, hosts a studio interview with author and efficiency monster Justin Kerr. Author of the rogue corporate playbooks HOW TO BE GREAT AT YOUR JOB and HOW TO BE A BOSS, Justin is also the mouthpiece of the MR CORPO podcasts. A self-described efficiency monster, Justin has been the youngest senior executive at some of the world's biggest apparel companies, running billion dollar businesses while finding time to write 14 books, tour the country with his rock band and keep 100,000 bees on his roof.
MR CORPO is a platform created by Justin Kerr to disseminate his ideas about how to be successful in the workplace. 


September 23-27, 2019 Time: 12:00-4:30 PM Eastern Time each day -- LiveStream Broadcast Link
Retirement Planning for Federal Employees

This training receives very high ratings, and we are pleased to bring it back to you again this year.  It is free and accessible from your office or home computer. This fall we are again adding retirement & financial planning for "newer" employees, ie 0-10 years of service. During this week, we'll cover all phases of your federal career with the valuable information you need to stay financially fit. Please see below.

These retirement broadcasts are made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service. 

The training consists of three separate classes (New Employees/CSRS/FERS)

September 23, New Employees  Agenda  (may also join Livestream on September 25, 26, & 27 for additional mid-career information. You do not need to register for the FERS session - only register for the “New Employee” session.)

September 24CSRS only.  Agenda

September 25, FERS only.  Agenda  New Employees optional.

September 26 & 27, both the CSRS and FERS training are combined into joint sessions.  New employees optional. 

September 23 - Retirement Planning for “New” Employees (Course Description)

This is a one-day 4½ hour class to be broadcast online via the Livestream platform. It will provide an Overview of Federal Benefits and Introduction to Financial Planning for employees who are newer to federal service.

Time: 12:00-4:30:00 p.m. EASTERN TIME each day.   (Adjust for your time zone)

DOI Talent - New Employee Registration: https://doitalent.ibc.doi.gov/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=10880 (Registration available after June 3rd)

Workbook/Participant Guide: Available week prior to attending.

September 24, 26, & 27 - Retirement Planning for CSRS Employees (Course Description)

This is a three-day 13½ hour class to be broadcast online via the Livestream platform.  It will provide a detailed discussion of credit for service and retirement calculations for CSRS and CSRS Offset employees.

Time: 12:00-4:30 p.m. EASTERN TIME each day.  (Adjust for your time zone)

DOI Talent - CSRS Registration:  https://doitalent.ibc.doi.gov/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=10845 (Registration available after June 3rd)

Workbook/Participant Guide: Available week prior to attending.

September 25, 26, & 27 - Retirement Planning for FERS Employees (Course Description)

This is a three-day 13½ hour class to be broadcast online via the Livestream platform. It will provide a detailed discussion of FERS Retirement Benefits for mid-career employees and employees nearing retirement. FERS Transfer employees should also register for these sessions.

Time: 12:00-4:30 p.m. EASTERN TIME each day.   (Adjust for your time zone) 

DOI Talent - FERS Registration: https://doitalent.ibc.doi.gov/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=10846 (Registration available after June 3rd)

Workbook/Participant Guide: Available week prior to attending.

Interaction:

Livestream chat room -- During the program, questions for instructors can be sent via chat room built into the Livestream video player.
Instructions for chat room.
 E-mail -- broadcast@fws.gov 
Listen-Only Phone Line -- Use this only if you do not have online access. Toll free number and code will be posted day of event.

**Please note: Per contract, recording of these presentations are not permitted. Real time attendance is the only option.  

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October 3, 2019 Time: 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link
Conservationists in Action: Jonathan Meyrav

Historian Mark Madison interviews Peter Schriemer, Father, Birder, Conservation Warrior, Tourism Director for the Israel Ornithological Center.

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October 24, 2019 Time: 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link
Conservationists in Action: Peter Schriemer

NCTC Historian Mark Madison interviews Peter Schriemer. Peter is “America’s Nature Guy”. As a wildlife educator, author, media producer, & television host, Peter brings the best of North America’s wildlife to children and families in accessible ways. Through multi-media programs and live presentations, Peter equips children with the knowledge and enthusiasm to safely explore the nearby natural world. With a life devoted to nature education and a degree in filmmaking, Peter has produced content for PBS, The National Wildlife Federation, Animal Planet, and Smithsonian Channel. See Peter on Smithsonian Channel’s “Critter Quest!” series, “Creatures of the Lagoon”, and “The Nature of God” DVDs and books from Zonderkidz.

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Support

Contacts

  • NCTC Studio Control Room: 304-876-7666
    Please Note: The studio control room is staffed only on scheduled broadcast days. If you need assistance, call one of the staff listed below.

  • Rhonda Miller, Studio Manager, Video and Web Support, rhonda_miller@fws.gov; 304-876-7325
  • Melissa Gonzales, Studio Assistant, melissa_gonzalez@fws.gov; 304-876-7368
  • DOI Learn Registration Support; nctc_training@fws.gov; 304-876-7709

Broadcast Archive

Resources

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