All U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fisheries Program staff. Each Assistant Regional Director for Fisheries will nominate three individuals to attend this course and provide a prioritized list of alternates to the National Conservation Training Center 4 months prior to the start of the class.
Mission of the Fisheries Academy
The mission of the Fisheries Academy is to inspire and educate the future leaders of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Fish and Aquatic Conservation (FAC) Program. Using a team approach to learning, collaborative problem-solving, creativity, and mutual respect, the Academy strives to foster leadership, broaden perspectives, and expand the capacity of students to address the key conservation challenges that the Service faces today.
Fundamental Objectives of the Fisheries Academy
Upon completion of the Fisheries Academy, graduates will:
- Exhibit an increased level of knowledge and understanding of this diverse program and its partners and stakeholders
- Identify the skills, values, and traits that help promote effective leadership at any level in the FAC program
- Display an increased awareness of programmatic priorities, issues, concerns, challenges, and tools available to become a more effective member of the FAC team
- Apply their newly acquired knowledge, skills, and awareness in the workplace to help support the mission of the FAC.
Fishery Biology - Basic, Leadership - Basic, Partnering - Awareness, Budget Administration - Awareness, Effective Communication - Awareness, Teamwork - Basic, Organizational Awareness - Basic
Each Assistant Regional Director for Fisheries will nominate three individuals to attend this course and provide a prioritized list of alternates to the National Conservation Training Center 4 months prior to the start of the class.