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Welcome to the Northern Region University Course Registration

NRU Dates: April 4 - 8, 2016

Located on The University of Montana campus in the Gallagher Business Building.

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Course Details

[Mountain Time Zone]

  • 000
  • ALP: Accessing and Using Digital Land Status Data
  • Will Pedde
  • None
  • 4/5/2016 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/5/2016 4:00:00 PM
  • 3
  • 0.00
  • Gallagher / TBA
  • Find out how to access current ALP land status data in a number of extents and formats, and learn the introductory aspects of using these data to answer Land Status questions and perform analysis.

  • 000
  • Appropriations Law Seminar
  • Adam McDermott
  • None
  • 4/5/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/8/2016 4:00:00 PM
  • 31
  • 0.00
  • Gallagher / TBA
  • This course supports the correct usage of federally appropriated funds to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations. Covering Volumes 1 & 2 of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Principles of Federal Appropriations Law (the Red Book), this course enables participants to understand their fiduciary responsibilities concerning appropriated funds in the federal government. Specifically, this course enables participants to determine the availability of appropriations as to purpose, time, and amount. The course also provides participants with the knowledge to ensure that obligations are charged to the correct fund sources, which can help certifying officers avoid spending personal money to correct errors. Participants will learn to avoid Antideficiency Act violations, which can, in many cases, lead to negative audit and congressional reports. Participants receive an ebook copy of GAO’s Principles of Federal Appropriations Law (the Red Book), including the GAO Annual Update and complete Index and Table of Authorities. Participants will be everyone who deals with “money” in the federal government, including budget analysts, accountants, auditors, contracting officers, program managers, government purchase card holders and approving managers, and attorneys. Preference will be given to R1 budget employees if the class fills up. We'll be sure notify the class with 3 weeks notice if we need to make changes to the roster.

  • 000
  • Bear Safety for Home and Field
  • Marc Reeves
  • None
  • 4/5/2016 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/5/2016 3:00:00 PM
  • 2
  • 0.00
  • TBA / Gallagher
  • In this two hour course we will cover all aspects of working, living, and playing in the middle of bear country. We will cover bear biology, behavior, identification, and avoidance. After completing this course you will be authorized to carry bear spray on the job as well as becoming a certified bear spray instructor.

  • 000
  • Bear Safety for Home and Field
  • Marc Reeves
  • None
  • 4/6/2016 7:30:00 AM
  • 4/6/2016 9:30:00 AM
  • 2
  • 0.00
  • Gallagher / TBA
  • In this two hour course we will cover all aspects of working, living, and playing in the middle of bear country. We will cover bear biology, behavior, identification, and avoidance. After completing this course you will be authorized to carry bear spray on the job as well as becoming a certified bear spray instructor.

  • 000
  • FACTS – What’s Happening!
  • Shelagh Fox
  • Students should have an introduction or working knowledge of FACTS.
  • 4/5/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/5/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • The course will include updates on new direction, instruction on various reporting methods, discussion on various business area policies pertaining to activity reporting, etc.

  • 000
  • ICS-300 Intermediate Incident Command System
  • Doug Turman
  • ICS-200 is a prerequisite. ICS-200 is available as an online, self-paced course @ https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-200.b
  • 4/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/6/2016 11:30:00 AM
  • 20
  • 100.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Personnel desiring to serve on Type 3 Incident Management Team command and general staffs on their home units will benefit from this course. ICS-300 is a prerequisite for multiple ICS positions.

  • 000
  • ICS-400 Advanced Incident Command System
  • Doug Turman
  • ICS-300 is a prerequisite. ICS-300 will be put on Monday thru Wednesday morning, and students can attend both courses back-to-back.
  • 4/6/2016 1:30:00 PM
  • 4/8/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 20
  • 100.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Personnel desiring to serve on Type 3 Incident Management Team command and general staffs will benefit from this course. The region’s Type 1 Incident Commanders taught last year’s course, and we expect high enrollment again.

  • 000
  • New Purchase Cardholder Training
  • Christine Sopko
  • None
  • 4/6/2016 1:30:00 PM
  • 4/6/2016 4:30:00 PM
  • 3
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Required training for all potential new purchase cardholders

  • 000
  • New Purchase Cardholder Training (Webinar)
  • Christine Sopko
  • None
  • 4/6/2016 1:30:00 PM
  • 4/6/2016 4:30:00 PM
  • 3
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Required training for all potential new purchase cardholders

  • 000
  • Principled Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Steve McMullin
  • None
  • 4/8/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/8/2016 4:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 125.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • A simple but powerful method for resolving conflicts by learning to separate people from the problem, focus on interests rather than stated positions, inventing options for mutual gain and using objective criteria to evaluate solutions. The course also includes administration and interpretation of the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Styles Indicator. Participants will engage in a negotiation scenario to practice principled negotiation.

  • 000
  • Using Data in FSVeg
  • Renate Bush
  • None
  • 4/4/2016 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/4/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • This session will cover the National FSVeg reports that are available through I-Web and the R1 FSVeg Reports and Utilities available through the R1 Depot. Some discussion about data in FSVeg will be done but primary focus is on outputs.

  • 000
  • FSVeg Spatial Overview and Tips
  • Renate Bush
  • None
  • 4/6/2016 7:30:00 AM
  • 4/6/2016 11:30:00 AM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • This session will review some basic FSVeg Spatial functionality that is commonly used and sometimes forgotten when the FSVeg Spatial Editor is not frequently working with the application. It will cover recent updates to FSVeg Spatial that user’s may not be aware of; highlight some efficiencies that can be done in spatial and tabular editing; and review creating and loading a Stand Exam Summary Database into FSVeg Spatial. User’s questions will be solicited prior to the session for further discussion topics.

  • 000
  • Managing Tabular Data in FSVeg Spatial
  • Renate Bush
  • None
  • 4/6/2016 1:30:00 PM
  • 4/6/2016 5:30:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • FSVeg Spatial tabular data can come from many places: stand exams summarized in FSVeg, walk-thrus, and even migrated from TSMRS legacy system. As disturbances and succession take place, what needs to take place in FSVeg Spatial? This session will explore the various sources of data, when it was loaded into spatial, and how it can be deleted, if it no longer represents the current stand layer. Discussion of using geodatabases, to both enter and clear data will be discussed.

  • 000
  • Smart Talk: Credibility, Power and Communication
  • Audrey Nelson
  • None
  • 4/7/2016 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/7/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 180.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Credibility is like beauty. It is in the eyes of the beholder. Bob can’t walk into a room and say, “Hi, I am Bob and I have credibility.” People must PERCEIVE you as credible. It is an attributional variable! For almost anyone in any profession how people perceive you, especially perceptions of credibility, is crucial to making a deal, retaining a client and selling people your ideas or products. This presentation focuses on how you can enhance your credibility through what you say and how you say it! • Why Didn’t We Listen to Aristotle? The 3 Characteristics of Credibility • How to Minimize the Credibility Gap! • The Gender Quotient • Top Five Mistakes that pull the rug out from under our credibility • Why Don’t They Believe Me? • The Double Whammy: What Happens When Our Talk Doesn’t Match Our Nonverbals • Dumbing Yourself Down: It's What Words You Use • Persuading Others to See It Our Way

  • 000
  • Beyond Survival
  • Alicia Tanrath
  • None
  • 4/5/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/5/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Why struggle to make a friction fire when today we have matches and lighters? Why try to create an obsidian knife when steel blades are so easily bought? Is there any benefit to making a shelter from natural materials instead of using a lightweight tent? There is tremendous value in understanding traditional wilderness skills and having the competency needed to make do without modern gear. On the simplest level, a person who is not dependent on modern gear will be comfortable under any conditions. (You never know, after all, when you might be put into a situation without your equipment.) This workshop will introduce students on how to prepare for surviving in the “Wild.” Instruction will include the seven priorities of survival: positive mental attitude, wilderness first aid, shelter, fire craft, signaling, water, and food gathering. Learn how to build a personal survival kit, natural shelters, purify water, create friction fire, find wild food, and master a variety of wilderness crafts. Wilderness skills helped people survive in the outdoors and weather the aftermath of natural disasters. There will be various outdoor portions of the class, students need to dress accordingly.

  • 000
  • FERS Late Career (Billings Session)
  • Saundra Harman
  • None
  • 3/29/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/30/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 12
  • 225.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • BILLINGS SESSION MARCH 29-30 The average American spends more time planning their annual two-week vacation than they spend planning for their retirement. 1. The need for retirement planning is greater today than it was even 10 years ago. Employees have options, choices and considerations that they must be fully aware of in order to make the most of their retirement. 2. The difference between this class and the FERS mid-Career, is that most of the people attending this class will be closer to retirement and will ask questions more applicable to similarly situated individuals. The content of the material is the same. 3. Spouses welcome! Share your materials with them!

  • 000
  • FERS Late Career (In Missoula week prior to NRU)
  • Saundra Harman
  • None
  • 3/31/2016 12:30:00 PM
  • 4/1/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 12
  • 225.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • The average American spends more time planning their annual two-week vacation than they spend planning for their retirement. 1. The need for retirement planning is greater today than it was even 10 years ago. Employees have options, choices and considerations that they must be fully aware of in order to make the most of their retirement. 2. The difference between this class and the FERS mid-Career, is that most of the people attending this class will be closer to retirement and will ask questions more applicable to similarly situated individuals. The content of the material is the same. 3. Spouses welcome! Share your materials with them!

  • 000
  • FERS Late Career (NRU)
  • Saundra Harman
  • None
  • 4/5/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/6/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 12
  • 225.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • The average American spends more time planning their annual two-week vacation than they spend planning for their retirement. 1. The need for retirement planning is greater today than it was even 10 years ago. Employees have options, choices and considerations that they must be fully aware of in order to make the most of their retirement. 2. The difference between this class and the FERS mid-Career, is that most of the people attending this class will be closer to retirement and will ask questions more applicable to similarly situated individuals. The content of the material is the same. 3. Spouses welcome! Share your materials with them!

  • 000
  • Fire Refresher
  • Mitch Dana
  • None
  • 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/7/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • Qualified Instructors will produce a quality refresher course that engages the class and is highly interesting. Classroom discussion will target all Command and General Staff Personnel on operations and decision making issues related to fireline and all hazard incident safety. Additionally, this class is designed to provide information regarding current initiatives, the upcoming fire season and any policy/guidance changes. Refresher training is provided in order to recognize and mitigate risk, maintain safe practices and to reduce accidents and near misses.

  • 000
  • The Art of Conscious Communication: A Talent for a Technical Age
  • Audrey Nelson
  • None
  • 4/8/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/8/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 160.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • There is a direct correlation between how you communicate and your overall success both at work and home. You cannot not communicate; everything you say or do sends a message. Today’s technology such as email, Twitter, and the Internet has made communication faster and more accessible. Telecommunication is a misnomer; we’ve lost the human moment. Additionally, most of us operate on automatic in our everyday face-to-face communication. This highly interactive program brings communication into consciousness and supplies tools to help you send the message you want.

  • 000
  • A Woman's Guide to Leadership: Power, Communication and Credibility
  • Audrey Nelson
  • None
  • 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/7/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 160.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • This seminar is about change, awareness of internal and external barriers and how to triumph above them. Women hold just 20 percent of seats in parliaments globally. Women became 50% of the college graduates in the early 1980s.A meager twenty-one of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women. Women hold about 14% of executive officer positions, 17 percent of board seats, and constitute 18 percent of our elected congressional officials. Girls are increasingly outperforming boys in the classroom, earning 57% of undergraduate degrees in the United States and girls graduate with higher GPAs. A Woman's Guide to Leadership is a hands-on seminar with how-to-steps for every business woman who wants to conquer the communication nuances that can enhance her credibility, and make a greater impact on the job. Credibility and power are attribution variables, they are a perception-in the eyes of the beholder. Women come to the workplace with a set of complex communication behaviors that create an undeniable challenge; women are often seen but not heard. The strategies presented go beyond common sense and will provide women with cutting-edge verbal and nonverbal techniques that can be applied directly with immediate success

  • 000
  • How and Why to Hire A Veteran
  • Amber Kamps
  • None
  • 4/5/2016 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/5/2016 3:00:00 PM
  • 2
  • 0.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • Join a team of your colleagues as they discuss why we should be hiring veterans, why hiring managers may fear hiring veterans, how to hire veterans using non-competitive hiring authorities, and to answer questions and open up for discussion.

  • 000
  • World Café
  • Amber Kamps
  • None
  • 4/5/2016 9:30:00 AM
  • 4/5/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 3
  • 0.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • You are invited to our First Ever Region 1 Diversity and Inclusion World Café. Our Diversity and Inclusion World Café is a method for creating a living network of collaborative dialogue around questions that matter to us and to the success of the Forest Service. This World Café event is designed to foster interaction and dialogue in groups as a means to surface the collective knowledge & wisdom the Region’s diverse employees. The goal of the World Café is to use this collective insight to create change and make positive cultural shifts in our organization from the ground up.

  • 000
  • World Café
  • Amber Kamps
  • None
  • 4/7/2016 9:30:00 AM
  • 4/7/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 3
  • 0.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • You are invited to our First Ever Region 1 Diversity and Inclusion World Café. Our Diversity and Inclusion World Café is a method for creating a living network of collaborative dialogue around questions that matter to us and to the success of the Forest Service. This World Café event is designed to foster interaction and dialogue in groups as a means to surface the collective knowledge & wisdom the Region’s diverse employees. The goal of the World Café is to use this collective insight to create change and make positive cultural shifts in our organization from the ground up.

  • 000
  • Access & Special Uses for Line Officers & Program Managers – Short Course
  • Brandon Smith
  • None
  • 4/6/2016 7:30:00 AM
  • 4/6/2016 5:30:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • This class will provide an overview of access and lands special uses management to enhance competency in application of lands and realty policies and procedures. Approximately half of the session will focus on access and topics may include: acquiring rights-of-ways, administering/protecting rights that have been acquired, and reciprocal access. The other half of the session will focus on Lands Special uses and topics may include: a program overview, authorities, evaluating/responding to proposals, processing applications, cost recovery, authorization types & forms, discretionary fee waivers, regional and national policy, administration, NEPA for uses, etc. Recreation special uses will not be specifically covered, expect for possibly recreation residences. Other topics may be added/adjusted as a result of student input. The session is an informal, seminar style that encourages student interaction and participation. Once signed-up, you will be emailed the draft agenda as it’s developed. This session will not be offered through VTC. This mini session does not replace the need for line officers to attend the week-long National Lands Training that is typically offered in Shepherdstown or Phoenix in October each year along with the BLM. Line officers, prospective line officers, and Lands Program Managers are the primary audience. Everyone is welcome and Realty Specialists, staff from the East side and West side lands zones, Special use administrators, Lands Staff Officers, Resource Clerks, Title Examiners, Resource Assistants, etc. are encouraged to join.

  • 000
  • UTV / ROV (Recreational Off-Road / UTV) Training
  • Bruce Butler
  • All employees currently licensed as an ROV/UTV operator, and wishing to obtain recertification. Must bring your own ROV/UTV and PPE if possible
  • 4/8/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/8/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • This class will be taught by FS Employees attending the UTV/ROV Train the Trainer class. ROHVA Personnel will be evaluating the newly minted instructors as they teach a free day of ROV recertification. Those acting as students as part of this one day class will receive valid UTV/ROV recertification training.

  • 000
  • UTV / ROV (Recreational Off-Road Vehicle/ UTV) Train the Trainer
  • Bruce Butler
  • Lic. UTV operator
  • 4/5/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/8/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 32
  • 1000.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • This class is designed to train and certify people to become ROV (Recreational Off-Road Vehicle/UTV) instructors. Must bring a Recreational Off-Road Vehicle/UTV and PPE. The ROHVA DriverCoach Preparation (DCP) Workshop is a 4-day course that teaches individuals all the components of the Basic DriverCourse. DriverCoach Candidates will learn evaluation and coaching techniques, presentation methods and communication skills. Please be aware that the CP is a pass/fail course and DriverCoach Candidates must have prior off-highway motorcycle, ATV, 4WD, or ROV riding/driving experience. On the last day of DCP, your candidates are evaluated on teaching the ROV Basic DriverCourse to a group of up to 6 students. It

  • 000
  • Time Tactics: Strategies for managing your time, increasing productivity, and taking back your life.
  • Alain Burrese
  • None
  • 4/5/2016 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/5/2016 3:00:00 PM
  • 2
  • 70.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • Every day, we’re judged by our ability to manage projects, priorities and deadlines. Unfortunately, we live in an age of constant connection and information overload. It is easy to feel overburdened and become stressed out over everything we have to get done. Learning the time management, attention management, and productivity skills in this workshop will enable you to get more of the important things done, feel less stressed, and take back your life. The strategies can be applied to every area of your working life – and even beyond. Apply these strategies and get back in control of your entire life.

  • 000
  • Retirement System Benefits for Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters
  • Saundra Harman
  • None
  • 4/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/4/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 175.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • he average American spends more time planning their annual two-week vacation than they spend planning for their retirement. The need for retirement planning is greater today than it was even 10 years ago. Employees have options, choices and considerations that they must be fully aware of in order to make the most of their retirement. This class provides employees with accurate information on Fire Fighter and Law Enforcement retirement and other federal retirement benefits. Information essential for planning a successful and financially stable retirement. Spouses are welcome to attend at no charge. They can share materials.

  • 000
  • FERS Mid- Career
  • Saundra Harman
  • None
  • 4/6/2016 1:30:00 PM
  • 4/7/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 12
  • 225.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • The average American spends more time planning their annual two-week vacation than they spend planning for their retirement. The need for retirement planning is greater today than it was even 10 years ago. Employees have options, choices and considerations that they must be fully aware of in order to make the most of their retirement. The difference between this class and the FERS late-Career, is that most of the people attending this class will be further from retirement and will ask questions more applicable to similarly situated individuals. The content of the material is the same. Spouses welcome! Share your materials with them!

  • 000
  • The Workplace Bully
  • Alain Burrese
  • None
  • 4/5/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/5/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 180.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • Workplace bullying can take many forms, including shouting at someone, name-calling, belittling and making someone feel unimportant, being treated with disrespect, excessive monitoring, constant nitpicking/criticizing/flying off the handle especially over trivial or minor matters or mistakes, making someone feel bad and ashamed, deliberately overloading someone with work, undermining someone such as setting them up to fail, purposefully withholding information which is needed for the person to do their job efficiently, and excluding someone from normal workplace/staffroom conversations and making someone feel unwelcome. There are strategies you can learn to identify allies, build your confidence, and stand up to your tormentor – or decide when to walk away with your sanity and dignity intact.

  • 000
  • CSRS Pre-Retirement Planning Seminar
  • Saundra Harman
  • None
  • 4/8/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/8/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 125.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • The average American spends more time planning their annual two-week vacation than they spend planning for their retirement. The need for retirement planning is greater today than it was even 10 years ago. Employees have options, choices and considerations that they must be fully aware of in order to make the most of their retirement. Spouses welcome! Share your materials with them!

  • 000
  • Mediation Skills for Better Work Relationships
  • Alain Burrese
  • None
  • 4/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/4/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 250.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • Mediation skills can be used to prevent and resolve conflicts, miscommunications, and misunderstandings. These skills can be used to help oneself better communicate and resolve conflicts, or to help others engaged in conflict. Communication and listening skills used by mediators will be taught and practiced, allowing participants to not only face conflict, but to resolve it efficiently and effectively, while improving work relationships, thus enabling workplaces and organizations to be more productive. The skills learned and practiced in this workshop will enable participants to effectively prevent and resolve conflict and be better leaders on the job, at home, and in their communities.

  • 000
  • COR Certification Course (COR Level II)
  • NPI Inc.
  • None
  • 3/28/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/1/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 40
  • 430.00
  • Todd Building / TBA
  • *This class will be held the week prior to NRU in Missoula* This five-day course provides the contracting officer’s representative (COR) with complete and comprehensive coverage on contract formation and contract administration policy and issues. The 40-hour format has been designed to teach the competencies identified in the Federal Acquisition Institute’s COR Workbook and meets federal requirements for COR certification. The course highlights include standards of conduct and ethics, development of requirements documents, contract documentation, inspection procedures, changes, terminations, and disputes.

  • 000
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Aerie Backcountry Medicine Qualified Instructor
  • None
  • 4/2/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/10/2016 6:00:00 PM
  • 72
  • 525.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • Aerie's 72 hour Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is designed for outdoor professionals and outdoor enthusiasts, preparing them to care for injuries and illness in remote, challenging environments. The course is fast-paced, challenging, hands-on and fun. Aerie's nationally recognized Wilderness First Responder (WFR) courses address injury and illness prevention, patient assessment, long-term patient management, improvised splint and litter construction, and environmental emergencies while stressing the thought processes unique to caring for patients in remote environments. Our instructors are professional care providers with many years of outdoor leadership experience. Students also receive adult CPR certification.

  • 000
  • COR Refresher (Billings)
  • NPI Inc.
  • None
  • 3/29/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/31/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 24
  • 400.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • *This class will be held the week of March 29-April 1st in Billings, MT. as part of NRU East. There will only be a few select classes available in Billings. This three-day training is meant for experienced CORs and other students who have previously completed a COR certification or comparable 24-hour training course. The course provides students with a review of COR duties and responsibilities. The course emphasizes enhancement of skills in contract preparation, formation, and administration through discussion and participation in exercises by applying lessons learned in NPI, Inc.’s COR Training course, experience gained in contract administration, and best practices. Students participate in group role-playing exercises and present their findings and solutions. Attendance at this course provides the participant with 24 credit hours and 24 continuous learning points (CLP).

  • 000
  • Contract Administration
  • NPI Inc.
  • None
  • 3/29/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/31/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 24
  • 400.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • *This class will be held the week before NRU in Missoula* This three-day training course addresses critical duties, functions, and responsibilities performed by contracting personnel during the contract administration phase of the acquisition process. The course format involves lecture, discussion, and exercises that expose the student to the sequence of activities they may expect to encounter when administering both simple and complex procurements. The course highlights activities that must be performed during the administration phase of a contract, methods of avoiding issues that may negatively affect contract performance, performing activities that are required by law or statute, and actions that should be taken to ensure that the government’s interests are protected.

  • 000
  • Wilderness Medicine Essentials
  • Aerie Backcountry Medicine Qualified Instructor
  • None
  • 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/7/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 65.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • In the backcountry, even routine injury or illness can take on life-and-death significance. Fortunately, learning the basic techniques of wilderness medicine has never been easier or more accessible. Whether you employ individuals who work in the backcountry or are simply a frequent backcountry visitor who wants to be prepared, we can give you the knowledge and skills you need when something goes wrong." **This 8 hour training will include: management of wounds, enviromental emergencies-heat/cold illnesses, dehydration, animal envenomations, plant toxicodendrons, water and food-borne illness. There will be plenty of hands-on training involved with this class.

  • 000
  • Aviation COR
  • NPI Inc.
  • None
  • 4/5/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/7/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 24
  • 400.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • The structure and presentation of this five-day course follows the following sequence: Understanding federal contract principles, such as authority, payments, inspections, changes, and suspension of work. 1. Identification and examination of specific aircraft (fixed wing and helicopter) contract language, and how it relates to the general contract principles. 2. Group discussion and application of contract terms and conditions; relationship of legal principles and contract provisions to day-to-day contract administration. 3. Practical application and sharing—information exchange, what happens and how problems and issues arising under aircraft contracts are resolved.

  • 000
  • Aerie Medical Refresher-First Aid, CPR/AED, BBP
  • Aerie Backcountry Medicine Qualified Instructor
  • None
  • 4/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/4/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 65.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • If someone you worked with or someone you cared for were in need of medical care could you help them? Would you be able to recognize it when someone is in distress? If you were injured, could you perform self-aid? First Aid: This course will meet all annual requirements for First Aid, CPR/AED, and Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness. Students will cover the basics of patient assessment, basic First Aid care (i.e., splinting, controlling bleeding, burns), and treatment of environmental emergencies. Training will be in accordance with American Heart Association standards.

  • 000
  • R1 Advanced NEPA Effects Analysis
  • Pete Zimmerman
  • None
  • 4/5/2016 9:00:00 AM
  • 4/7/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 20
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • The job is called NEPA, but we’re judged on meeting the requirements of the APA (Administrative Procedures Act). What’s up with that? Learn how to work smarter; deference by the courts is largely in our control. This course focuses on effects analysis required under NEPA, including how to complete a cumulative effects analysis. However, the APA focus is equally applicable to NFMA, ESA, CWA, etc., etc., etc. “Natural Resources, Plants, Professional Development, Project Management, Soil, Water, Writing & Editing Wildlife, Fisheries, Cultural Resources, Air, and Invasive Species. Environmental law, Environmental compliance.”

  • 000
  • Aerie Medical Refresher-First Aid, CPR/AED, BBP
  • Aerie Backcountry Medicine Qualified Instructor
  • None
  • 4/6/2016 7:30:00 AM
  • 4/6/2016 5:30:00 PM
  • 8
  • 65.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • If someone you worked with or someone you cared for were in need of medical care could you help them? Would you be able to recognize it when someone is in distress? If you were injured, could you perform self-aid? First Aid: This course will meet all annual requirements for First Aid, CPR/AED, and Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness. Students will cover the basics of patient assessment, basic First Aid care (i.e., splinting, controlling bleeding, burns), and treatment of environmental emergencies. Training will be in accordance with American Heart Association standards.

  • 000
  • NEPA Team Leadership
  • Pete Zimmerman
  • Pre-requisites are (already in AgLearn)
  • 4/7/2016 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/8/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • An 8 hr instructor-led intermediate-level NEPA course where the essentials of team leadership are practiced and recommendations are made for additional courses and learning opportunities.

  • 000
  • Employee Safety and Awareness
  • Jackie Fisher
  • None
  • 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/7/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Training for office / field going personnel to develop knowledge and skills associated with workplace safety. The subjects addressed include: verbal/nonverbal communication, vehicle accident/medical response, office safety and security, anti-government contacts, active shooter awareness and response and other personnel safety issues.

  • 000
  • Road Location for Forest Access Roads
  • Carl Cain
  • None - some knowledge of Road Design would be helpful
  • 4/6/2016 7:30:00 AM
  • 4/6/2016 3:30:00 PM
  • 6
  • 0.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • This is to be a cursory coverage of some technical and technique items for the location of low volume forest roads as time permits including: 1) Define and discuss road location considerations and criteria, including grade and control points. 2) Office and field methods of locating roads including office and field items and instruments and their use 3) Given control points, obstacles, and /or other criteria, locate a road on a contour map 4) Deflection angle method for laying out curves and switchbacks; laying out a switchback outside.

  • 000
  • Offtracking and Curve Widening for Forest Access Roads
  • Carl Cain
  • None - some knowledge of Road Design would be helpful. Attendees need to bring a calculator capable of doing square root.
  • 4/6/2016 3:30:00 PM
  • 4/6/2016 5:30:00 PM
  • 2
  • 0.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • This will cover some technical items of vehicle behavior on horizontal curves with respect to road requirements. It will: 1) Define and discuss offtracking and vehicle characteristics that affect offtracking 2) Define horizontal curve characteristics and how they affect offtracking. 3) Define vehicle turning radius, what affects it, and how it differs from offtracking. 4) Illustrate office and field methods of simulating offtracking. Field method will be illustrated using power point. 5) Problem solving: given various vehicle axle configurations, solve for ‘L’; then for offtracking.

  • 000
  • Forest Geometronic Coordinators Meeting
  • Ray Backstrom
  • None
  • 4/6/2016 1:30:00 PM
  • 4/6/2016 5:30:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • Forest Geometronic coordinators meeting. This course is for discussion of issues related to forest Geometronic issues which include forest visitor map edits, primary base, regional aerial photography program, map sales fund, secondary base updates, DOQQs, DEMSs, etc.

  • 000
  • Special Uses Round-Up!
  • Brandon Smith
  • None
  • 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/7/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Special use focused, short-topics planned to discuss include: program overview/updates, Rec Res Cabin Fee Act, R1 SWAT Team. Additional overview and refresher for a variety of lands and rec special-use topics, may include: Authorities, response to proposals, cost recovery, bonding, processing applications, cost recovery, authorization types & forms, fee determination, administration-to-standard, inspections, linear rights-of-way (roads, ditches, pipelines, and electric lines), commercial filming & still photography, rec events, campground concessionaires; and Special Uses Data System (SUDS). Other topics may be added/adjusted as a result of student input. The session is an informal, seminar style that encourages student interaction and participation. Once you sign-up, the lead instructor will email the draft agenda as it’s developed to solicit topics (and possibly seeking volunteer presenters). This session will not be offered through VTC.

  • 000
  • New Supervisor Training
  • Nancy Kollin
  • There are 33 prerequisite online sessions lasting approximately 28 hours. Participants will have 30 days to complete the online component before they can attend the classroom session.
  • 3/28/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/31/2016 4:30:00 PM
  • 32
  • 0.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • Mandatory supervisory training for all newly hired or newly promoted code 2 and code 4 supervisors who have not previously been a supervisor within USDA. (NOTE: Code 2 supervisors are those who supervise 25% or more of the time; code 4 supervisors are those who supervise less than 25% of the time. Supervisory codes are found on the Position Description coversheet, form AD-332, in block B7.)

  • 000
  • Forest Geometronic Coordinators Meeting CONFERENCE CALL
  • Ray Backstrom
  • None
  • 4/6/2016 1:30:00 PM
  • 4/6/2016 5:30:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Forest Geometronic coordinators meeting. This course is for discussion of issues related to forest Geometronic issues which include forest visitor map edits, primary base, regional aerial photography program, map sales fund, secondary base updates, DOQQs, DEMSs, etc.

  • 000
  • Economics for Project Level NEPA: Vegetation Management and Restoration Projects
  • Jordan Larson
  • None
  • 4/5/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/5/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Have you ever been tasked with doing the economic analysis for a NEPA project or, better yet, want to do the economic analysis for a NEPA project but have little or no idea what to do? During this one-day class, we will start by providing a brief overview of methods and tools for conducting economic analysis for NEPA projects. Students will then receive hands-on instruction in conducting project level economic analysis, including a) using the EPS-Human Dimensions Toolkit to help write an affected environment section and b) using the R1 project economic analysis tool (PEAT) that aids in tracking activity and expenditure information, conducting PNV analysis, and calculating economic impacts.

  • 000
  • Forest Protection Officer Recertification
  • Jackie Fisher
  • Forest Protection Officer 40 Hour Certification Course
  • 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/7/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Annual 8 hour Forest Protection Officer (FPO) Recertification training as required by FSM 5304.41.

  • 000
  • Scientific Writing
  • Anne Greene
  • When you register, Anne will send you some basic grammar to review.
  • 4/5/2016 9:00:00 AM
  • 4/5/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 3
  • 328.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • In this short, focused course students will learn how to improve their scientific writing. They will be asked to study some basic grammar rules and to submit a sample of their own writing to Anne. She will analyze it and write comments which will be passed back to each student during the course. During the course presentation, students will learn the principles of clear writing that apply to their own specific writing problems. They will practice their new writing skills with exercises and discussions. Following the presentation, each student will have a chance to revise their own writing and discuss it one-on-one with Anne in a half-hour tutoring session. A copy of Anne’s book, Writing Science in Plain English will be provided to each student as part of the course.

  • 000
  • Scientific Writing
  • Anne Greene
  • When you register, Anne will send you some basic grammar to review.
  • 4/7/2016 9:00:00 AM
  • 4/7/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 3
  • 328.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • In this short, focused course students will learn how to improve their scientific writing. They will be asked to study some basic grammar rules and to submit a sample of their own writing to Anne. She will analyze it and write comments which will be passed back to each student during the course. During the course presentation, students will learn the principles of clear writing that apply to their own specific writing problems. They will practice their new writing skills with exercises and discussions. Following the presentation, each student will have a chance to revise their own writing and discuss it one-on-one with Anne in a half-hour tutoring session. A copy of Anne’s book, Writing Science in Plain English will be provided to each student as part of the course.

  • 000
  • Advanced GIS Model Building
  • Jim Barber
  • This is an advanced GIS class. It is hands-on and students are required to bring their laptops and have WRITE access
  • 4/7/2016 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/7/2016 3:00:00 PM
  • 2
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • This class is designed for the experienced GIS user who is interested in utilizing the automation tools available through ArcGIS Model Builder. The student will learn how to create and interpret ArcGIS Models containing ArcTools, examine and de-bug result messages, and leverage iterators.

  • 000
  • Advanced GIS Scripting Using Python
  • Jim Barber
  • This is an advanced GIS class. It is hands-on and students are required to bring their laptops and have WRITE access
  • 4/7/2016 3:00:00 PM
  • 4/7/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 2
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • This class is designed for the experienced GIS user who is interested in utilizing the automation tools available with Python scripting. It will give an overview of the basic scripting language and the student will learn how to create simple scripts in the python window of ArcGIS for common analysis functions.

  • 000
  • GIS for the FS Resource Specialist
  • Jim Barber
  • This is not an introductory GIS class and students need to be familiar with the ArcGIS interface.
  • 4/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/4/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • This class will help students navigate the FS enterprise GIS architecture (e.g., Citrix & the Data Center). It will cover accessing data in a variety of places including EDW, EDC, and the T: drive. It will utilize the NRM Geospatial Interface for data access and limited query and analysis using some resource-specific guidance documents. It is designed for Resource Staff who need to use GIS but are not GIS experts.

  • 000
  • The Northern Region Existing Vegetation Spatial Database
  • Jim Barber
  • Students are encouraged (although not required) to bring their laptops and have WRITE access (submit a CHD ticket to request T: drive access)
  • 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/7/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • This class will cover everything you ever wanted to know about R1-VMap. It will go into the background on how it is constructed. It will also go into how to use it in common analysis applications for both large landscape analysis and project-level use. Lastly, it will cover the maintenance and update strategy. This class will provide an opportunity for hands-on and students are encouraged (although not required) to bring their laptops.

  • 000
  • Excel: Comprehensive Approach
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • This course is designed for individuals who want a solid understanding of Microsoft Excel from the bottom up.
  • 3/30/2016 8:30:00 AM
  • 3/30/2016 4:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 80.00
  • Water Color / Water Color
  • *This class is held the week prior to NRU, will be Held at Watercolor* Learn how to work quickly and confidently. Then go well beyond the basics by taking advantage of all kinds of time saving tips and tricks to boost productivity.

  • 000
  • Word: Comprehensive Approach
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • This course is designed for individuals who want a solid understanding of Microsoft Word from the bottom up.
  • 3/29/2016 8:30:00 AM
  • 3/29/2016 4:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 80.00
  • Water Color / Water Color
  • *This class must be held the week prior to NRU, Must be held at Watercolor Learn critical features and go beyond the basics to master high profile feature and all kinds of tips and tricks that will save you time and frustration- allowing you to create and manipulate sophisticated documents quickly and effortlessly.

  • 000
  • Acrobat: Comprehensive Approach
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Experience with computers and common Microsoft applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet, and web browser applications.
  • 3/31/2016 8:30:00 AM
  • 3/31/2016 4:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 100.00
  • Water Color / Water Color
  • *This class is held the week prior to NRU WILL BE HELD AT WATERCOLOR Learn the skills needed to make your documents more portable and accessible using Adobe Acrobat. Topics include navigation essentials, PDF conversion alternatives, incorporating document sophistication, inserting bookmarks and links, managing multiple PDF documents, and a host of critical accessibility, review, and security features.

  • 000
  • Access: Comprehensive Approach
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • This course is designed for individuals who want a solid understanding of Microsoft Access from the bottom up.
  • 4/1/2016 8:30:00 AM
  • 4/1/2016 4:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 80.00
  • Water Color / Water Color
  • *This Class is Held the Week Prior to NRU, Will be held at Watercolor Learn about key relational database concepts and how they’re implemented in Access. Then find out how to plan and build relational databases. Even learn about ways to enrich designs and fine tune table, form, query and report objects.

  • 000
  • Excel: Handy Features Tips and Tricks
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Participants should be comfortable with all the fundamental features addressed in Getting Up to Speed in Excel.
  • 4/4/2016 8:30:00 AM
  • 4/4/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 3
  • 40.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Go well beyond the basics. Learn how to take advantage of a number of high profile features needed to build more sophisticated workbooks, manage and administer large data files, and use some of the whistles and bells.

  • 000
  • Word: Handy Features Tips and Tricks
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Participants should be comfortable with the features covered in Getting Up to Speed with Word.
  • 4/4/2016 8:30:00 AM
  • 4/4/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 3
  • 40.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Go beyond the basics and learn to master the high profile features needed to create sophisticated documents and document content quickly and effortlessly.

  • 000
  • OneNote: Getting Up to Speed
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Students will benefit most from this course if they have a good understanding of how to use the Microsoft Office Suite. No prior experience with OneNote is required.
  • 4/6/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/6/2016 11:30:00 PM
  • 3
  • 40.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • This course introduces participants to digital note taking using Microsoft OneNote 2013. Students will create and update notes; manage lists and outlines; search; as well as add content including voice memos, pictures, and video.

  • 000
  • Outlook: Transition to 2013
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • This course is designed for individuals who desire a solid understanding of Outlook from the bottom up.
  • 4/5/2016 8:30:00 AM
  • 4/5/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 3
  • 40.00
  • Water Color / Water Color
  • *This class must be held at Watercolor. Understand this premier personal information management tool like never before. Learn how to work confidently and take advantage of time saving tools to boost your productivity. This course is designed for individuals who desire a solid understanding of Outlook from the bottom up. Individuals should have experience with the pc and software, but may be new or experienced with Outlook. Course Content The Outlook 2013 Environment Interface Changes Reviewing the Environment PIM Terminology Email Must Knows New Message Form Options Accessing & Searching Address Books Accessing Folders Managing Email Built-in Arrangement & View Options The ‘Info’ Bar Printing Messages Working in Backstage View Deleting & Retrieving Email Attaching Files & Outlook Items Safety & Space Considerations Formatting, AutoCorrect & Spell Check Tools Folder & Archive Essentials Understanding Built-In Folders Creating Sub-Folders Moving & Deleting Items & Folders Archive Must Knows Key Calendaring Tools The Calendar UI and Calendar Item Types Creating Appointments Editing Appointments Understanding Recurrences Setting Up Events Generating Recurring Events Categorizing Items Using ‘Go To Date’ Meeting Requests Generating Invitations Scheduling Resources Editing & Deleting Meetings Responding to & Managing Meeting Requests View Options Day, Work Week, Week & Month Arrangements Print Possibilities Handling Tasks Understanding Tasks The Task Form Folders View Options Setting Due Dates & Reminders Updating & Completing Tasks Contact Management Basics The Contacts Folder Creating New Contacts Editing Contacts Duplicating Business Contact Information Sort & Find Tools View & Print Options

  • 000
  • Access: Designing and Building Databases
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Persons enrolling in this course should be familiar with relational database technologies and using and already using Access.
  • 4/5/2016 8:30:00 AM
  • 4/5/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 3
  • 40.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Learn about key relational database concepts and how they’re implemented in Access. Then find out how to plan and build relational databases. Topics include building tables, forms, queries and reports.

  • 000
  • Access: Creating Complex Database Objects
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Participants will obtain the greatest benefit if they are already familiar with intermediate database design concepts and features such as those covered in Designing and Building an Access Database
  • 4/6/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/6/2016 11:30:00 AM
  • 3
  • 40.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Investigate ways to enrich database designs and fine tune independent table, form, query and report objects which add important time and effort saving whistles and bells.

  • 000
  • Excel: Power User Formulas and Features
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • This course moves at an accelerated pace. Participants will obtain the greatest benefit if they are already familiar with intermediate-level features and concepts such as those covered in Excel: Handy
  • 4/4/2016 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/4/2016 3:00:00 PM
  • 2
  • 30.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Learn about some of Excel’s most challenging formulas and functions and how to put them to their best use – automating tasks, routines and operations for you.

  • 000
  • Word: Complex Manuscript Features and Tools
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Participants will obtain the most benefit if they are proficient with the intermediate concepts covered in the Innovative Features class as well as the fundamentals covered in the Getting Up To Speed
  • 4/5/2016 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/5/2016 3:00:00 PM
  • 2
  • 30.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Harness the power of advanced tools as well as tips & tricks- for managing long documents successfully: topics include sectioning documents, adding reference marks & notes, pulling tables automatically, and controlling page numbering.

  • 000
  • Word: Form Table and Macro Tools
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Participants will obtain the most benefit if they are proficient with the intermediate concepts covered in the Innovative Features class as well as the fundamentals covered in the Getting Up To Speed
  • 4/4/2016 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/4/2016 3:00:00 PM
  • 2
  • 30.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Investigate advanced features that allow you to push Word beyond the typical document: topics include form design tools, advanced tables features and macros.

  • 000
  • Windows 10: Update
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • This course is ideal for individuals upgrading from Windows 7 & Windows 8.
  • 4/6/2016 1:30:00 PM
  • 4/6/2016 3:30:00 PM
  • 2
  • 30.00
  • Water Color / Water Color
  • Get the inside scoop on the latest changes with Windows 10 and how you can take advantage of this new operating system to work more efficiently than was ever before. Understand the new Start Menu; find out how to quickly access local and remote resources; discover how to create folders and copy and move data files; learn about running application programs and how to customize your workstation.

  • 000
  • Powerpoint: Handy Features, Tips and Tricks
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Go beyond the basics and add some pizzazz to your PowerPoint Slide Shows. This class will give you all you need to know when it comes to learning the high profile tools needed to build more sophistica
  • 4/6/2016 1:30:00 PM
  • 4/6/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 3
  • 40.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Go beyond the basics and add some pizzazz to your PowerPoint Slide Shows. This class will give you all you need to know when it comes to learning the high profile tools needed to build more sophisticated presentations & run them like a pro. Topics include manipulating graphics, adding transitions, object animation, and advanced presentation tips & tricks.

  • 000
  • Excel: Data Analysis Features and Tools
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • This course moves at an accelerated pace. Participants will obtain the greatest benefit if they are already familiar with intermediate-level features and concepts such as those covered in Excel: Handy
  • 4/4/2016 3:15:00 PM
  • 4/4/2016 5:15:00 PM
  • 2
  • 30.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Investigate how you can tap into a collection powerful analysis features and tools to consolidate, capture, summarize and visualize collections of data.

  • 000
  • Word: Document Administration and Collaboration
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Participants will obtain the most benefit if they are proficient with the intermediate concepts covered in the Innovative Features class as well as the fundamentals covered in the Getting Up To Speed
  • 4/5/2016 3:15:00 PM
  • 4/5/2016 5:15:00 PM
  • 2
  • 30.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Harness the power of advanced tools as well as tips & tricks- for document collaboration & security: topics include document review, compare & merge, comments, track changes as well as restricting document access.

  • 000
  • Basic Axemanship – handling and use with a primary emphasis on safety
  • Jacob Long
  • NONE
  • 4/8/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/8/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • This course provides safe and proper use of the axe as well as care and maintenance. Open discussions and hands on training will include hanging, sharpening, safe use and handling, chopping, felling, and limbing. Students are encouraged to bring their own axes, chopping tools, or other related equipment for discussion and/or demonstration.

  • 000
  • Cost Share 101
  • Mark Petersen
  • None
  • 4/4/2016 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/4/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Basic introduction to Cost Share for line officers, NEPA specialists, lands/realty specialists, transportation planners, engineers and foresters whose duties include involvement with cost share roads and access requests. The course will cover definitions applicable to the cost share program; objectives of the cost share program; legal authorities; history of the program; road maintenance; FRTA easements and administering a cost share road system.

  • 000
  • Road Use Permit Administration
  • Mark Petersen
  • None, however Cost Share 101 is desirable.
  • 4/5/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/5/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Overview and interpretation of the various road use authorities and documents used to grant and acquire temporary rights across NFS and private roads. The class will cover temporary road use permits, temporary easements, road rental agreements, temporary land use agreements and road use permits acquired from cost share cooperators and private landowners. Detailed discussion of the correct document to use for various temporary road use scenarios and the obligations of each party to the permit.

  • 000
  • Teaching for Impact
  • Katie Deuel
  • none
  • 4/5/2016 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/5/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 50.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • In this interactive class, you will learn techniques for teaching impactful, inspiring and fun classes by identifying and conveying key messages well and keeping students engaged in learning. The class will cover how to prepare for a class by clarifying learning objectives and developing curriculums; a variety of techniques to use while teaching to engage different learning styles; and offer suggestions for using evaluations to improve for next time.

  • 000
  • Facilitating Effective Meetings
  • Katie Deuel
  • none - all experience levels welcome!
  • 4/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/5/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 12
  • 150.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • This hands-on class covers tools and tricks for developing an agenda, managing time and discussions, gathering information and opinions and/or making group decisions, and determining next steps for any meeting. The class will start with a little theory about group decision-making, then cover practical facilitation techniques for preparation, meeting management and follow-up and end with a chance to practice all the skills learned. We discuss managing challenging situations and people while keeping everyone engaged to achieve your intended outcomes.

  • 000
  • Personal Finance (Covers TSP Investing)
  • Jim Van Fossen
  • None
  • 4/5/2016 10:00:00 AM
  • 4/5/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 2
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • This course goes over the nuts and bolts of personal finance. Topics covered are Personnel Finance, TSP Investing, Loans, & a variety of other related topics.

  • 000
  • The Fire that burns Within:
  • Mary VanHaute
  • None
  • 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/7/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • There is a growing concern that suicides may be occurring in the fire service at higher levels than in the general population. The Center for Public Safety Innovation at St. Petersburg (FL) College has been grant funded to develop suicide prevention awareness programs to address the issue and reduce the risk of suicide among firefighters. This eight-hour course provides an overview of the suicide issue globally, in the United States, and within the profession. The suicide prevention workshop is broken into five modules that include information about suicidal behaviors and communication, prevention efforts, protocol and policy development, issues revolving stigma and how to care for survivors of suicide loss.

  • 000
  • Engine and Pump Operation and Maintenance
  • Chris Loraas
  • None
  • 4/6/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/6/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Course will begin with a short classroom session covering basic pump and hydraulic theory followed up with a brief overview of small engines. This will provide a baseline to work off of as we then move to the applied portion of the class. The rest of the day will be spent working with the various apparatus and pumps available in our Region. This will allow us to: Discuss the operating parameters of the equipment, gain experience in maintenance, diagnose common problems and perform basic field repairs.

  • 000
  • Chainsaw maintenance and Trouble shooting
  • Todd Wilson
  • Must have sawyer card any level. Must bring a chainsaw. Exceptions can be made by contacting the instructor.
  • 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/7/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Parts of the Chainsaw, Sharping the chain –field and bench Bar maintenance, Carburetor adjustments, Muffler and spark arrester Cleaning the saw, Trouble shooting. Must bring a chainsaw. Exceptions can be made by contacting the instructor.

  • 000
  • CIVIL RIGHTS: OH THAT’S INAPPROPRIATE!
  • Sherry Neal
  • AN OPEN MIND!
  • 4/4/2016 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/4/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • *DISCLAIMER (If you like “Death by Powerpoint” this class is NOT for you.) If you enjoy learning in an interactive, discussion based environment, then come join the Civil Rights Staff on this fun and informative Civil Rights journey. This course will cover all the latest “hot button” topics in the Civil Rights arena: “Do I really need to give a Reasonable Accommodation for that!?” “Your joking right, Sexual Harassment!?” and many more.

  • 000
  • CIVIL RIGHTS: OH THAT’S INAPPROPRIATE!
  • Sherry Neal
  • AN OPEN MIND!
  • 4/8/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/8/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • *DISCLAIMER (If you like “Death by Powerpoint” this class is NOT for you.) If you enjoy learning in an interactive, discussion based environment, then come join the Civil Rights Staff on this fun and informative Civil Rights journey. This course will cover all the latest “hot button” topics in the Civil Rights arena: “Do I really need to give a Reasonable Accommodation for that!?” “Your joking right, Sexual Harassment!?” and many more.

  • 000
  • Putting the “A” in Accessibility: Integrating Accessibility into Forest Service Programs
  • Janet Zeller
  • NONE
  • 4/5/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/7/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 20
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Learning the A, B, C’s of integrating accessibility seamlessly to benefit people of all. The course will include customer relations; program accessibility; permit holders programs; facilities including new, retrofitted, administrative, historic, rented or leased, special use permit holders facilities, recreation sites, and 4 season uses. Trails and accessibility, wilderness and accessibility, travel management and accessibility and service animals will also be addressed. Discussion will be encouraged. You will learn firsthand from the leading accessibility authority in our Agency; Janet Zeller; the National Accessibility Program Manager.

  • 000
  • Defensive Driving
  • Tonya Bierly
  • None
  • 4/4/2016 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/4/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Defensive driving course with an emphasis on driving qualifications and competencies.

  • 000
  • Physical Fitness Assessments for Government Employees
  • Michelle Reugebrink
  • None
  • 4/5/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/5/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • This four-hour class is designed to assess your physical fitness, develop realistic goals, and provide each student with an individualized workout plan. This class is non-invasive, but please wear comfortable clothes that you can move and exercise in! Testing includes BMI (body mass index), blood pressure, weight, body alignment, strength, and endurance (using basic body movements). This class is intended for federal employees of all fitness levels. We hope to see you there!

  • 000
  • Mindfulness, Positivity, & Stress Management Tools -
  • Michelle Reugebrink
  • None
  • 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/7/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • This 4hr course will be all about you and providing yourself with tools that we will introduce or reinforce for you to be fully present and look at the positivity around you and within you. These tools will help you manage your day- to- day stress and resiliency. How much did you laugh today? Did you see the sun rise or set..? Did you stop to just pay attention to how you feel today? This may be the course for you.

  • 000
  • Comprehensive Wellbeing & Resiliency
  • Michelle Reugebrink
  • None
  • 4/6/2016 9:00:00 AM
  • 4/6/2016 4:30:00 PM
  • 6
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • The class will cover a variety of different tools for balancing life’s many obligations, creating healthy compromises and eluding energy traps.

  • 000
  • Leadership Skills for Supervisors
  • Heidi Bigler Cole
  • None
  • 4/5/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/7/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 24
  • 500.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Interested in furthering your supervisory knowledge and skills or need a refresher for career development? Schedule Leadership Skills for Supervisors, NOW! This 3 day classroom blended with a Pre and Post Web-Based Training (WBT) session consisting of: Pre-Course Web-Based Training (WBT) Focuses on onboarding, mentoring, performance coaching and managing virtual teams. The pre-course WBT is a prerequisite to attend the three-day Instructor-led course. Instructor Led Training (ITL) Designed to impart the essential leadership competencies as required by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Course will provide participants with tools in the subject areas of Leadership Self-Awareness, Communication Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Diversity and Inclusion, Managing Problems and Conflict, and Creating a High-Performing Climate. Post-Course Web-Based Training (WBT) This session is comprised of two modules. The first presents a series of scenarios designed for the purpose of permitting the participants to demonstrate application of practical leadership skills. The second module is a Companion Guide designed to use as a refresher of key course instructional material. The pre-course WBT, the three-day ILT are prerequisites to this session. Here is a link to the pre-course work. https://aglearn.usda.gov/learning/user/deeplink_redirect.jsp?linkId=CURRICULA&qualID=FS-ES-6140-501-LSS

  • 000
  • CIO Make your Forest Service computer run faster!
  • Tim Gray
  • You must have your FS laptop and its power cord with you. Important: You must purchase and bring the memory and Solid State Drive to the workshop.
  • 4/4/2016 6:00:00 AM
  • 4/4/2016 6:30:00 AM
  • 1
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • CLASS OFFERED AT 0600 AS A PLACE HOLDER ONLY SO THE REGISTRATION SITE WILL ALLOW YOU TO SIGN UP. Upgrade to a Solid State Hard Drive and add additional memory to your FS laptop- and see how fast your FS computer can go! Enhance your FS computer’s performance while you are at NRU and have a Solid State Drive and additional RAM installed. (Solid State Drive and RAM purchased prior to NRU by user and brought to NRU; installation services supplied by CIO IT Specialists. See prerequisite.) Simply register for this course and then stop by our CIO Classroom at the beginning of NRU to sign up for a specific date and time. (Your registration for the course will help us determine how many IT Specialists to have on site for NRU.) Sign up to work one-on-one with a CIO CSS/Desktop IT Specialist via appointment or drop off service to: -perform preventative maintenance on your device (cleaning your machine, i.e. removing destructive dust bunnies); -add additional memory (RAM) to your laptop; -and, install a Solid State Drive- see prerequisite.

  • 000
  • CIO Make your Forest Service computer run faster!
  • Tim Gray
  • You must have your FS laptop and its power cord with you. Important: You must purchase and bring the memory and Solid State Drive to the workshop.
  • 4/5/2016 6:00:00 AM
  • 4/5/2016 6:30:00 AM
  • 1
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • CLASS OFFERED AT 0600 AS A PLACE HOLDER ONLY SO THE REGISTRATION SITE WILL ALLOW YOU TO SIGN UP. Upgrade to a Solid State Hard Drive and add additional memory to your FS laptop- and see how fast your FS computer can go! Enhance your FS computer’s performance while you are at NRU and have a Solid State Drive and additional RAM installed. (Solid State Drive and RAM purchased prior to NRU by user and brought to NRU; installation services supplied by CIO IT Specialists. See prerequisite.) Simply register for this course and then stop by our CIO Classroom at the beginning of NRU to sign up for a specific date and time. (Your registration for the course will help us determine how many IT Specialists to have on site for NRU.) Sign up to work one-on-one with a CIO CSS/Desktop IT Specialist via appointment or drop off service to: -perform preventative maintenance on your device (cleaning your machine, i.e. removing destructive dust bunnies); -add additional memory (RAM) to your laptop; -and, install a Solid State Drive- see prerequisite.

  • 000
  • CIO Make your Forest Service computer run faster!
  • Tim Gray
  • You must have your FS laptop and its power cord with you. Important: You must purchase and bring the memory and Solid State Drive to the workshop.
  • 4/6/2016 6:00:00 AM
  • 4/6/2016 6:30:00 AM
  • 1
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • CLASS OFFERED AT 0600 AS A PLACE HOLDER ONLY SO THE REGISTRATION SITE WILL ALLOW YOU TO SIGN UP. Upgrade to a Solid State Hard Drive and add additional memory to your FS laptop- and see how fast your FS computer can go! Enhance your FS computer’s performance while you are at NRU and have a Solid State Drive and additional RAM installed. (Solid State Drive and RAM purchased prior to NRU by user and brought to NRU; installation services supplied by CIO IT Specialists. See prerequisite.) Simply register for this course and then stop by our CIO Classroom at the beginning of NRU to sign up for a specific date and time. (Your registration for the course will help us determine how many IT Specialists to have on site for NRU.) Sign up to work one-on-one with a CIO CSS/Desktop IT Specialist via appointment or drop off service to: -perform preventative maintenance on your device (cleaning your machine, i.e. removing destructive dust bunnies); -add additional memory (RAM) to your laptop; -and, install a Solid State Drive- see prerequisite.

  • 000
  • CIO Make your Forest Service computer run faster!
  • Tim Gray
  • You must have your FS laptop and its power cord with you. Important: You must purchase and bring the memory and Solid State Drive to the workshop.
  • 4/7/2016 6:00:00 AM
  • 4/7/2016 6:30:00 AM
  • 1
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • CLASS OFFERED AT 0600 AS A PLACE HOLDER ONLY SO THE REGISTRATION SITE WILL ALLOW YOU TO SIGN UP. Upgrade to a Solid State Hard Drive and add additional memory to your FS laptop- and see how fast your FS computer can go! Enhance your FS computer’s performance while you are at NRU and have a Solid State Drive and additional RAM installed. (Solid State Drive and RAM purchased prior to NRU by user and brought to NRU; installation services supplied by CIO IT Specialists. See prerequisite.) Simply register for this course and then stop by our CIO Classroom at the beginning of NRU to sign up for a specific date and time. (Your registration for the course will help us determine how many IT Specialists to have on site for NRU.) Sign up to work one-on-one with a CIO CSS/Desktop IT Specialist via appointment or drop off service to: -perform preventative maintenance on your device (cleaning your machine, i.e. removing destructive dust bunnies); -add additional memory (RAM) to your laptop; -and, install a Solid State Drive- see prerequisite.

  • 000
  • CIO Make your Forest Service computer run faster!
  • Tim Gray
  • You must have your FS laptop and its power cord with you. Important: You must purchase and bring the memory and Solid State Drive to the workshop.
  • 4/8/2016 6:00:00 AM
  • 4/8/2016 6:30:00 AM
  • 1
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • CLASS OFFERED AT 0600 AS A PLACE HOLDER ONLY SO THE REGISTRATION SITE WILL ALLOW YOU TO SIGN UP. Upgrade to a Solid State Hard Drive and add additional memory to your FS laptop- and see how fast your FS computer can go! Enhance your FS computer’s performance while you are at NRU and have a Solid State Drive and additional RAM installed. (Solid State Drive and RAM purchased prior to NRU by user and brought to NRU; installation services supplied by CIO IT Specialists. See prerequisite.) Simply register for this course and then stop by our CIO Classroom at the beginning of NRU to sign up for a specific date and time. (Your registration for the course will help us determine how many IT Specialists to have on site for NRU.) Sign up to work one-on-one with a CIO CSS/Desktop IT Specialist via appointment or drop off service to: -perform preventative maintenance on your device (cleaning your machine, i.e. removing destructive dust bunnies); -add additional memory (RAM) to your laptop; -and, install a Solid State Drive- see prerequisite.

  • 0000
  • Physical Fitness Assessments for Government Employees
  • Michelle Reugebrink
  • None
  • 4/5/2016 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/5/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • This four-hour class is designed to assess your physical fitness, develop realistic goals, and provide each student with an individualized workout plan. This class is non-invasive, but please wear comfortable clothes that you can move and exercise in! Testing includes BMI (body mass index), blood pressure, weight, body alignment, strength, and endurance (using basic body movements). This class is intended for federal employees of all fitness levels. We hope to see you there!

  • 000
  • On-site Computer and/or Mobile Device Trouble-Shooting and Preventative Maintenance
  • Tim Gray
  • You must have your FS device (laptop, cell phone, or tablet) and its power cord with you. Important: If you would like additional memory added to your computer, you must purchase and bring the memory.
  • 4/4/2016 6:30:00 AM
  • 4/4/2016 7:00:00 AM
  • 1
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Being offered Daily, registering is just a place holder, actual time will be determined at NRU Have preventative maintenance and/or troubleshooting done on your FS laptop, cell phone and/or tablet while you are NRU. Simply register for this course and then stop by our CIO Room at the beginning of NRU to sign up for a specific date and time. (The time listed for the course is just a placeholder for working on your device- it is not a real date and time.) Sign up to work one-on-one with a CIO CSS/Desktop IT Specialist via appointment or drop-off service to: -perform preventative maintenance on your device (cleaning your machine, i.e. removing destructive dust bunnies- can help a device perform better); - trouble-shoot whatever issues you may have with your device (FS mobile device, laptop, printer, etc.); -add additional memory (RAM) to your laptop

  • 000
  • On-site Computer and/or Mobile Device Trouble-Shooting and Preventative Maintenance
  • Tim Gray
  • You must have your FS device (laptop, cell phone, or tablet) and its power cord with you. Important: If you would like additional memory added to your computer, you must purchase and bring the memory
  • 4/5/2016 6:30:00 AM
  • 4/5/2016 7:00:00 AM
  • 1
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Being offered Daily, registering is just a place holder, actual time will be determined at NRU. Have preventative maintenance and/or troubleshooting done on your FS laptop, cell phone and/or tablet while you are NRU. Simply register for this course and then stop by our CIO Room at the beginning of NRU to sign up for a specific date and time. (The time listed for the course is just a placeholder for working on your device- it is not a real date and time.) Sign up to work one-on-one with a CIO CSS/Desktop IT Specialist via appointment or drop-off service to: -perform preventative maintenance on your device (cleaning your machine, i.e. removing destructive dust bunnies- can help a device perform better); - trouble-shoot whatever issues you may have with your device (FS mobile device, laptop, printer, etc.); -add additional memory (RAM) to your laptop

  • 000
  • On-site Computer and/or Mobile Device Trouble-Shooting and Preventative Maintenance
  • Tim Gray
  • You must have your FS device (laptop, cell phone, or tablet) and its power cord with you. Important: If you would like additional memory added to your computer, you must purchase and bring the memory
  • 4/6/2016 6:30:00 AM
  • 4/6/2016 7:00:00 AM
  • 1
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Being offered Daily, registering is just a place holder, actual time will be determined at NRU Have preventative maintenance and/or troubleshooting done on your FS laptop, cell phone and/or tablet while you are NRU. Simply register for this course and then stop by our CIO Room at the beginning of NRU to sign up for a specific date and time. (The time listed for the course is just a placeholder for working on your device- it is not a real date and time.) Sign up to work one-on-one with a CIO CSS/Desktop IT Specialist via appointment or drop-off service to: -perform preventative maintenance on your device (cleaning your machine, i.e. removing destructive dust bunnies- can help a device perform better); - trouble-shoot whatever issues you may have with your device (FS mobile device, laptop, printer, etc.); -add additional memory (RAM) to your laptop

  • 000
  • On-site Computer and/or Mobile Device Trouble-Shooting and Preventative Maintenance
  • Tim Gray
  • You must have your FS device (laptop, cell phone, or tablet) and its power cord with you. Important: If you would like additional memory added to your computer, you must purchase and bring the memory
  • 4/7/2016 6:30:00 AM
  • 4/7/2016 7:00:00 AM
  • 1
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Being offered Daily, registering is just a place holder, actual time will be determined at NRU Have preventative maintenance and/or troubleshooting done on your FS laptop, cell phone and/or tablet while you are NRU. Simply register for this course and then stop by our CIO Room at the beginning of NRU to sign up for a specific date and time. (The time listed for the course is just a placeholder for working on your device- it is not a real date and time.) Sign up to work one-on-one with a CIO CSS/Desktop IT Specialist via appointment or drop-off service to: -perform preventative maintenance on your device (cleaning your machine, i.e. removing destructive dust bunnies- can help a device perform better); - trouble-shoot whatever issues you may have with your device (FS mobile device, laptop, printer, etc.); -add additional memory (RAM) to your laptop

  • 000
  • On-site Computer and/or Mobile Device Trouble-Shooting and Preventative Maintenance
  • Tim Gray
  • You must have your FS device (laptop, cell phone, or tablet) and its power cord with you. Important: If you would like additional memory added to your computer, you must purchase and bring the memory
  • 4/8/2016 6:30:00 AM
  • 4/8/2016 7:00:00 AM
  • 1
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Being offered Daily, registering is just a place holder, actual time will be determined at NRU Have preventative maintenance and/or troubleshooting done on your FS laptop, cell phone and/or tablet while you are NRU. Simply register for this course and then stop by our CIO Room at the beginning of NRU to sign up for a specific date and time. (The time listed for the course is just a placeholder for working on your device- it is not a real date and time.) Sign up to work one-on-one with a CIO CSS/Desktop IT Specialist via appointment or drop-off service to: -perform preventative maintenance on your device (cleaning your machine, i.e. removing destructive dust bunnies- can help a device perform better); - trouble-shoot whatever issues you may have with your device (FS mobile device, laptop, printer, etc.); -add additional memory (RAM) to your laptop

  • 000
  • Managing Records for Liaisons and Administrative Staff
  • Karen Rheinhardt
  • None
  • 4/5/2016 10:00:00 AM
  • 4/5/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 2
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • An in depth training for Forest Service records liaisons and administrative staff. This course will explain roles and responsibilities for assigned liaisons and administrative staff who manage unit records. Topics include the process transferring records to the Federal Records Center and National Archives, applying the FS schedule; litigation holds; records check out process; records file plans, and more.

  • 000
  • Cumulative Duty Stress Prevention and Care
  • Pieter Sween
  • None
  • 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/7/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • “Cumulative Duty Stress Prevention and Care” addresses the needs of line-of-duty care for rural and outdoor emergency service providers from all disciplines. This is a laypersons master-class on learning and understanding the skills for preventative self-care and co-worker support for Cumulative Duty Stress and traumatization. This research-based course shares a collection of current knowledge about law enforcement, emergency service and military based programs successfully addressing Cumulative Duty Stress and traumatic stress responses. The course is structured to be informative and interactive, with teamwork segments. Multimedia presentations and demonstrations of successful trauma therapy techniques, actively engage participants. The recommended course textbook is “Waking the Tiger” by Peter Levine, a renowned PTSD Researcher and Trauma Therapist. The text book is optional, (costing approximately 14.00 per copy), and is not included in the course price unless requested. This is a strength based and solution focused course for staff who work in our emergency services mission-based culture. Attendees have called this class experience “informative, innovative, empowering and even life-changing”. Please join us!

  • 000
  • ATV Train the Trainer
  • Bruce Butler
  • Licensed ATV operator
  • 3/29/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/1/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 32
  • 1100.00
  • MTDC / Training Room
  • This class is designed to train and certify people to become ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) instructors. Must bring a Recreational Off-Road ATV and PPE.

  • 000
  • ATV Training
  • Bruce Butler
  • All Employees currently licensed as an ATV operator, and wishing to attain recertification. Must Bring your own ATV and PPE
  • 4/1/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/1/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • MTDC / Training Room
  • This class will be taught by FS Employees attending the ATV Train the Trainer class. ASI ATV Personnel will be evaluating the newly minted instructors as they teach a free day of ATV recertification. Those acting as students as part of this one day class will receive valid ATV recertification training.

  • 0000
  • COR Certification Course (COR Level II) BLUE
  • NPI Inc.
  • None
  • 4/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/8/2016 5:00:00 PM
  • 40
  • 430.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • *This class will be held the week of NRU in Missoula (4/4/16- 4/8/16)* This five-day course provides the contracting officer’s representative (COR) with complete and comprehensive coverage on contract formation and contract administration policy and issues. The 40-hour format has been designed to teach the competencies identified in the Federal Acquisition Institute’s COR Workbook and meets federal requirements for COR certification. The course highlights include standards of conduct and ethics, development of requirements documents, contract documentation, inspection procedures, changes, terminations, and disputes. *The use of “BLUE” in the title of this course has no relation to the type of course. It is merely to delineate between the COR Certification Course held the week prior to NRU and this one, held the week of NRU.*

  • 000
  • Foundations of Environmental Conflict Resolution
  • Stephan Edwards
  • None
  • 4/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/5/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 12
  • 400.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • The purpose of this course is to examine the causes, dynamics and consequences of natural resource conflicts, as well as the range of possible approaches to prevent and resolve such conflicts. The course will consider the merits of conventional approaches to manage natural resources conflict – legislative, administrative, and judicial – and emphasize the theory and methods of collaboration. Conventional approaches to prevent and resolve environmental conflicts often leave citizens, advocates, and decision-makers dissatisfied with the outcomes. This dissatisfaction in turn leads to a recurrence of disputes, which strains relationships, and increases transaction costs. The most effective ways to prevent and resolve natural resource conflicts is to create opportunities for the right people to come together with the best available information to address issues of common concern. The core proposition of this “collaborative” approach to preventing and resolving conflicts is that it provides more meaningful opportunities for citizen participation, fosters more informed decisions, produces more durable and widely supported outcomes, improves working relationships, and minimizes the costs of disputing. This approach to citizen participation and public dispute resolution is applicable to a wide-range of public issues. We will offer students plenty of opportunities to put skills into practice. Extended syllabus available on request. Twelve hours, 8:00 am to 5:00pm on day 1, 8:00am to 12:00pm on day 2.

  • 000
  • RoadEng for Resource Road Design
  • Jack Rimac
  • None
  • 4/5/2016 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/7/2016 4:00:00 PM
  • 24
  • 400.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • This 3 day hands on computer course will be of interest to professionals involved in surveying, terrain modeling, site design and earthwork calculations. Topics include, survey data import, map production, georeferencing, drafting, terrain modeling, contouring, profiles, grading (site plans, pads, pits etc.), visualization, earthworks, creation of plan/profile sheets, interfacing to external software such as AutoCAD ® and ArcView ® , and LiDAR usage for planning and design of low volume roads. Emphasis will be placed on applying RoadEng to solve road engineering problems. We invite you to bring your own laptop with an external mouse. RoadEng runs on Windows 7 or higher. Please let us know if you will require a laptop for the training.

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