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

March 18, 2020 Time: 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link
Women's History Month Broadcast

Maria Parisi, NCTC, hosts a studio interview with author Dyana Furmansky on her book "Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy." Rosalie Edge, well-known for creating the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Pennsylvania, challenged early 20th century conservationists to protect endangered birds. This progressive New York socialite and suffragist-turned-environmentalist became known as a “Joan of Arc” and a “hellcat” in defense of nature. This broadcast comes to you during Women’s History Month nearly 100 years after the U.S. Congress ratified the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.

Dyana Furmansky coauthored These American Lands: Parks, Wilderness, and the Public Lands. Her articles on nature and the environment have appeared in the New York Times, American Heritage, Audubon, High Country News, Sierra, Wilderness and many other publications.   https://www.dyanazfurmansky.com/rosalie-edge-hawk-of-mercy

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March 30 - April 3, 2020 Time: 12:00-5:00 PM Eastern Time Each Day-- LiveStream Broadcast Link
Retirement Training for Federal Employees

This training receives very high ratings, and we are pleased to bring it back to you this year.  It is free and accessible from your office or home computer. Again we are offering 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)

March 30, New Employees (Agenda available soon)  (may also join Livestream on April 1, 2, & 3  for additional mid-career information. You do not need to register for the FERS session - only register for the “New Employee” session.)

March 31, CSRS only. (Agenda available soon)

April 1, FERS only.  (Agenda available soon) New Employees optional.

April 2 & 3 , both the CSRS and FERS training are combined into joint sessions.  New employees optional. 

March 30 - 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: 12:00-5:00: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

Workbook/Participant Guide: (Will be emailed to participants week before training and posted here the week of training)

Overview of Federal Benefits and Introduction to Financial Planning for New Employees Workbook (173 pages) pdf - available here week of training
Financial Planning for New Employees slides (pdf) - available here week of training

March 31 & April 2 & 3 - 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: 12:00-5:00 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

Workbook/Participant Guide: (Will be emailed to participants week before training and posted here the week of training)

CSRS Retirement Seminar Workbook (277 pages) pdf - available here week of training
Financial Planning for Federal Employees slides (pdf) - available here week of training

April 1, 2, & 3 - 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: 12:00-5:00 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

Workbook/Participant Guide: (Will be emailed to participants week before training and posted here the week of training)

FERS Retirement Seminar Workbook (271 pages) pdf - available here week of training
CSRS to FERS Transfer Benefits (23 pages) pdf -b
Financial Planning for Federal Employees slides (pdf) - available here week of training

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: 866-657-9049 - Participant Passcode: 7220998#

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

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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

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