The National Conservation Training Center offers many types of learning opportunities including professional, formal, and informal training for the conservation community.  Some of the education we offer includes competency and skill-based training, career enhancement opportunities, and education pathways with an environmentally based curriculum.  These courses are offered through various formats including in-person and online. 

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To see categories and pathways of training NCTC offers, how to register, and the tuition, fees, and cancellation policy, click a button below.  Questions regarding scheduled session on this page, email the person named as contact.  Any other questions can be directed to nctc_training@fws.gov.

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5/25/2022 5/25/2022 ONLINE Indigenous Connections: Perspectives of a Tribal Liaison NCTC's Livestream Studio Contact: jennifer_hill@fws.gov

5/25/2022 5/25/2022 ONLINE Inland Oil Spill for DOI Response Webinar Series:  Rapid Surface Velocity Mapping for Model Calibration and Enhanced Decision-Making | Part II:  New Tools and Growing Capabilities NCTC Webinar  
Contact:  gary_schetrompf@fws.gov

5/25/2022 5/25/2022 ONLINE FWS-LED5028 Speed of Trust Foundations DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

6/1/2022 6/2/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0070 Time & Task Management (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

6/6/2022 6/10/2022 NCTC FWS-ALC3116 Interagency Cooperation for Endangered Species DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov

6/6/2022 6/10/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP7307-JUN22 2022 Data Management Workshop (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

6/6/2022 6/16/2022 ONLINE FWS-CSP7306 Watershed Analysis and Hydrologic Modeling DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

6/13/2022 6/16/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0071 Introduction to ArcGIS Online (AGOL) (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

6/13/2022 6/17/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP2100 Basic Bird Biology DOI Talent Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov

6/13/2022 6/17/2022 FWS-CSP3115 Falls Church, VA Endangered Species Listing and Candidate Assessment (FWS & NOAA Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov

6/13/2022 6/17/2022 NCTC FWS-ALC3171 Introduction to Structured Decision Making (FWS and USGS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov

6/14/2022 6/17/2022 NCTC FWS-LED5127 Financial Foundations for Administrative Professionals DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

6/27/2022 7/1/2022 ONLINE FWS-LED5031 Level One Leadership: Design Your Leadership Journey DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

7/11/2022 7/15/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP3168 Critical Incident Stress Management Peer Support Training DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov

7/11/2022 7/21/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0049 Introduction to ArcGIS Pro - Online DOI Talent Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov

7/12/2022 7/12/2022 ONLINE FWS-LED5200 Racial Equity Institute (REI) Groundwater Approach Virtual Workshop (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

7/18/2022 7/22/2022 NCTC FWS-CLM3167 Critical Writing/Critical Thinking DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov

7/19/2022 7/19/2022 ONLINE FWS-LED5241 Mini-Foundations (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov

7/25/2022 7/29/2022 ONLINE FWS-CLM8135A Negotiation Skills for Natural Resource Professionals: Building a Foundation DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov

7/25/2022 7/29/2022 ONLINE FWS-CSP4210 Statistical Modeling for Conservation DOI Talent Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov

7/26/2022 7/29/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP7205 Creating Maps that Work DOI Talent Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov

8/1/2022 8/5/2022 SALAMANCA, NY FWS-CSP1101  Conservation Biology of Freshwater Mussels DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

8/1/2022 8/5/2022 MIDDLEBURY, VT FWS-CSP3106 Wetland Assessment, Restoration and Monitoring DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov

8/2/2022 8/5/2022 NCTC FWS-ALC3916 Planning for a Changing Climate DOI Talent Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov

8/2/2022 8/5/2022 NCTC FWS-LED5240 USFWS Foundations: Discover Your Service (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov

8/8/2022 8/12/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP3148 Applied Conservation Genetics DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

8/8/2022 8/12/2022 NCTC FWS-ALC3116 Interagency Cooperation for Endangered Species DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

8/8/2022 8/19/2022 ONLINE FWS-CSP2306 Introduction to Population Modeling DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

8/9/2022 8/9/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0069 Making Change Work For You (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

8/10/2022 8/10/2022 ONLINE FWS-OUT-0066 The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov

8/11/2022 8/12/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0070 Time & Task Management (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

8/15/2022 8/18/2022 ONLINE FWS-CLM8201 Writing with Clarity (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

8/15/2022 8/19/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP3115 Endangered Species Listing and Candidate Assessment (NOAA and USFWS Employees only)  DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

8/15/2022 8/19/2022 ONLINE FWS-LED5155 Crucial Conversations Mastering Dialogue (FWS Employees only)  DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

8/15/2022 8/19/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP1140 Freshwater Fish Culture DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

8/15/2022 8/19/2022 NCTC FWS-SAF4101 Motorboat Operator Instructor Certification Course DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov

8/22/2022 12/6/2022 ONLINE FWS-CSP4201 Introduction to R  DOI Talent Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov

8/30/2022 8/302022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0068 Leading Your Team Through Change (DOI/Bureaus Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

9/7/2022 9/7/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0066 The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team (DOI/Bureaus Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

9/7/2022 9/28/2022 ONLINE FWS-CLM7185 Designing and Delivering Effective Webinars (DOI/Bureaus Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

9/7/2022 9/9/2022 ONLINE FWS-CLM8226 Human Dimensions Foundations of Natural Resource Conservation DOI Talent Contact:  wendy_contrael@fws.gov

9/8/2022 9/8/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0068 Leading Your Team Through Change (DOI/bureaus Supervisors, Managers, and Leaders only) DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

9/12/2022 9/16/2022 Asheville, NC FWS-CSP2201 Principles and Techniques of Electrofishing DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

9/12/2022 9/16/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP3107 Wetland Plant Identification DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

9/13/2022 9/13/2022 ONLINE FWS-LED5200 Racial Equity Institute (REI) Groundwater Approach Virtual Workshop (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact:nbsp;emily_santamaria@fws.gov

9/14/2022 9/14/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0037 Unconscious Bias - Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential (DOI/Bureau Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

9/19/2022 9/22/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0071 Introduction to ArcGIS (DOI/Bureaus Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

9/19/2022 9/23/2022 Asheville, NC FWS-CSP2110 Forest Ecology and Management DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

9/19/2022 9/23/2022 NCTC FWS-CLM2139 Field Techniques for Invasive Plant Management DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

9/19/2022 9/23/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP2220 Fish Identification DOI Talent Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov

9/22/2022 9/22/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0070 Time & Task Management (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov

9/26/2022 9/30/2022 NCTC FWS-ALC3199 Collaboration and Conflict Transformation in Multi-Party Processes DOI Talent Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov

9/26/2022 9/30/2022  NCTC FWS-CSP3275 Functional Framework for Stream Assessment and Restoration DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov

9/26/2022 9/30/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP1102 Freshwater Mussel Propagation for Restoration DOI Talent Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov

9/27/2022 9/30/2022 NCTC FWS-CLM8134 Business Communications DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov  

10/3/2022 10/7/2022 NCTC FWS-SAF4300 Scientific River Diving Safety DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

10/17/2022 10/19/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP3152 Developing a Biological Assessment  DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov

10/24/2022 10/27/2022 ONLINE FWS-CLM8201 Writing with Clarity (DOI/Bureaus Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

10/31/2022 11/4/2022 ONLINE FWS-DLB9010 Designing an Effective Training Session DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

11/14/2022 11/14/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP1004 Data Wrangling with R DOI Talent Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov

11/14/2022 11/18/2022 NCTC GIS Introduction - ArcGIS Pro DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

11/14/2022 11/18/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP3111 Natural Resource Damage Assessment & Restoration (NRDAR)  DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

11/14/2022 11/18/2022 NCTC FWS-ALC3116 Interagency Cooperation for Endangered Species DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov

11/15/2022 11/18/2022 NCTC FWS-LED5240 USFWS Foundations: Discover Your Service! (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov

11/15/2022 11/18/2022 NCTC FWS-CLM8252-2022 2022 Visitor Services and Outreach Workshop (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

11/22/2022 12/13/2022 ONLINE FWS-CLM7185 Designing and Delivering Effective Webinars (DOI/Bureaus Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

12/5/2022 12/7/2022 NCTC FWS-CLM8204 Communicating Science - Distilling Your Message (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

12/5/2022 12/9/2022 NCTC FWS-DLB9011 Delivering an Effective Training Session DOI Talent Contact:  diane_knudson@fws.gov

12/12/2022 12/16/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP1003 Field Data Management using MS Access DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov