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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

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  • Aerie Medical Refresher-First Aid, CPR/AED, BBP
  • Aerie Backcountry Medicine Qualified Instructor
  • None
  • 3/20/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/20/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 65.00
  • GBB / 202
  • 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.

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  • Aerie Medical Refresher-First Aid, CPR/AED, BBP
  • Aerie Backcountry Medicine Qualified Instructor
  • None
  • 3/22/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/22/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 65.00
  • GBB / 202
  • 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

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  • Wilderness Medicine Essentials
  • Aerie Backcountry Medicine Qualified Instructor
  • None
  • 3/21/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/21/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 65.00
  • GBB / 202
  • This 8 hour training will include: management of wounds, environmental emergencies-heat/cold illnesses, dehydration, animal envenomation, plant toxicodendron, water and food-borne illness. There will be plenty of hands-on training involved with this class.

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  • Victors Without Victims
  • Audrey Nelson
  • None
  • 3/22/2017 7:30:00 AM
  • 3/22/2017 11:30:00 AM
  • 4
  • 180.00
  • EDUC / 313
  • “Victors without Victims: 90 Ways to Manage conflict for a Positive Outcome” Conflict is inevitable. Anger, blame, grudges are not. Conflict is normal and occurs in every arena of life. We can’t avoid conflict, but the way we deal with it will determine whether it is a destructive or constructive force. Guidelines and techniques for opening the lines of communication, boosting morale and fostering teamwork in conflict situations will be offered.

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  • Women In Leadership: What It Takes To Move Up
  • Audrey Nelson
  • None
  • 3/22/2017 1:30:00 PM
  • 3/22/2017 5:30:00 PM
  • 4
  • 180.00
  • GBB / 313
  • This program was selected by one of the top seminar companies, 4 decades in business, to be presented in 6 countries in 2015. It is about identifying internal and external barriers women confront in leadership and how to triumph above them. Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook is ranked one of Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World. She suggested in her NY Times best seller, that women need to Lean In. She asks the question why men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in the US. 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. This is a talent pool that HR professionals cannot afford to ignore.

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  • Art of Conscious Communication
  • Audrey Nelson
  • None
  • 3/23/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/23/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 180.00
  • EDUC / 313
  • 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 The first five seconds: There is no dress rehearsal for a first impression! Additionally, 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.

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  • New Purchase Cardholder Training ***Webinar ONLY***
  • Christine Sopko
  • None
  • 3/21/2017 9:00:00 AM
  • 3/21/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • 3
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 382 BOARD ROOM
  • Required training for employees who have purchasing as part of their job duties ***WEBINAR ONLY***

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  • New Purchase Cardholder Training
  • Christine Sopko
  • None
  • 3/21/2017 9:00:00 AM
  • 3/21/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • 3
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 382 Board Room
  • Required training for employees who have purchasing as part of their job duties

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  • Vegetation Management Planning
  • Nancy Sturdevent
  • None
  • 3/21/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/21/2017 4:00:00 PM
  • 3
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 122
  • This three hour classroom-based course will present several case-studies to review and discuss dramatic, yet successful vegetation management plans and their implementation.

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  • Communications in Natural Resources
  • Steve McMullin
  • None
  • 3/14/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/17/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 32
  • 1095.00
  • UC / 333
  • This workshop is designed to help natural resource professionals improve their ability to communicate clearly and effectively to both professional and non-professional audiences. *Enrollment will remain open for this class through February 21st, but will close at EOB on the 21st for instructor logistical purposes.

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  • Northern Region Geospatial Group Lightning Talks
  • TBA Qualified Instructor(s)
  • Staff Officers, District Rangers, Forest Supervisors, RO Staff Directors and anyone else wanting to get a better understanding of the Northern Region Geospatial Group and how our skills can be of serv
  • 3/20/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/20/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 222
  • This class will cover a variety of skills, topics, and services that the Northern Region Geospatial Group provides across its 3 program areas; GIS, Remote Sensing, and Cartography. Each topic will cover 20 minutes and will include topics such as R1-VMap, LIDAR processing, ESRI Story Maps, analytic tool/process development, Forest Visitor Maps, mobile applications, etc... A more specific agenda will be posted prior to the session and participants are welcome to attend any or all of the lightning talks during the 4 hour session.

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  • Northern Region Geospatial Group Lightning Talks
  • TBA Qualified Instructor(s)
  • None
  • 3/24/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/24/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 222
  • This class will cover a variety of skills, topics, and services that the Northern Region Geospatial Group provides across its 3 program areas; GIS, Remote Sensing, and Cartography. Each topic will cover 20 minutes and will include topics such as R1-VMap, LIDAR processing, ESRI Story Maps, analytic tool/process development, Forest Visitor Maps, mobile applications, etc... A more specific agenda will be posted prior to the session and participants are welcome to attend any or all of the lightning talks during the 4 hour session.

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  • Critical Incident Stress and Group Crisis Intervention
  • TBA Qualified Instructor(s)
  • None
  • 3/20/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/21/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 16
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 201
  • The two day course prepares participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services including pre and post incident crisis education, significant other support services, on-scene support services, crisis intervention for individuals, demobilizations after large scale traumatic incidents, small group defusing and the group intervention known as Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The CIS and Group Crisis Intervention course specifically prepares participants to provide several of these intervention, specifically demobilizations, defusings and the CISD. The need for appropriate follow up services and referrals when necessary is also described. Considerable evidence gathered to date strongly supports the multi-component crisis intervention strategy, which is discussed in this course.

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  • Water Color - Word: Time Saving Tips & Tricks
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Participants should be comfortable with the features in Word Getting Up to Speed.
  • 3/23/2017 8:30:00 AM
  • 3/23/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 45.00
  • GBB / L26
  • Get in on high profile tools, tips and tricks to create sophisticated documents and document content quickly and effortlessly.

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  • Excel: Data Analysis and Tools
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Persons enrolling in this course will get the greatest benefit if they are familiar with Excel's intermediate features and advanced formula construction concepts
  • 3/23/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/23/2017 4:30:00 PM
  • 4
  • 45.00
  • GBB / L26
  • Investigate how you can tap into a collection powerful analysis features and tools to consolidate, capture, summarize and visualize collections of data.

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  • Access: Comprehensive Approach
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Individuals should have experience with computers and software; but may be new or experienced with Access.
  • 3/15/2017 8:30:00 AM
  • 3/15/2017 4:00:00 PM
  • 6
  • 100.00
  • Watercolor / 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.

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  • Access: Designing & Buidling Databases
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Persons enrolling in this course should be familiar with relational database technologies and using and already using Access.
  • 3/21/2017 8:30:00 AM
  • 3/21/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 45.00
  • GBB / 213
  • 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.

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  • 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.
  • 3/22/2017 1:30:00 PM
  • 3/22/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 5
  • 45.00
  • GBB / 213
  • 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.

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  • Excel: Data Analysis Features and Tools
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Persons enrolling in this course will get the greatest benefit if they are familiar with Excel’s intermediate features and advanced formula construction concepts covered in Handy Features Tips & Trick
  • 3/22/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/22/2017 11:30:00 AM
  • 4
  • 45.00
  • GBB / L26
  • Investigate how you can tap into a collection powerful analysis features and tools to consolidate, capture, summarize and visualize collections of data.

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  • Excel: Comprehensive Approach
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Individuals shoud have experience with computers and software but may be new or experienced with Excel.
  • 3/14/2017 8:30:00 AM
  • 3/14/2017 4:00:00 PM
  • 7
  • 100.00
  • Watercolor / TBD
  • 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.

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  • Excel: Handy Features Tips & Tricks
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Participants should be comfotable with all the fundamental features addressed in Getting Up to Speed in Excel.
  • 3/20/2017 8:30:00 AM
  • 3/20/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 45.00
  • GBB / 213
  • Go well beyond the basics. Learn how to take advantage of high profile features needed to build more sophisticated workbooks, manage and administer large data files, and use some of the whistles and bells.

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  • Outlook: Time Management Tips & Tricks
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Participants shoudl be comfortable with the fundamentals features of Outlook.
  • 3/22/2017 1:30:00 PM
  • 3/22/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 45.00
  • WATERCOLOR / WATERCOLOR
  • Go well beyond basics to explore a collection of features guaranteed to increase your productivity. Learn little known tools and & techniques that will give you the advantage when managing and organizing data in Microsoft Outlook.

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  • Excel: Handy Features Tips & Tricks
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Participants should be comfortable with all the fundamental featues addressed in Getting Up to Speed in Excel.
  • 3/21/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/21/2017 4:30:00 PM
  • 3
  • 45.00
  • GBB / L26
  • 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.

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  • Outlook: Must Know Tools & Tips
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • 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.
  • 3/21/2017 8:30:00 AM
  • 3/21/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 45.00
  • WATERCOLOR / 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.

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  • Excel: Power User Formulas & Features
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Participants will benefit most if they are familiar with intermediate-level features and concepts such as those covered in Excel: Handy Features Tips & Tricks
  • 3/23/2017 8:30:00 AM
  • 3/23/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 45.00
  • GBB / 213
  • 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.

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  • Excel: Power User Formulas & Features
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Participants will benefit most if they are familiar with intermediate-level features and concepts such as those covered in Excel: Handy Features Tips & Tricks
  • 3/20/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/20/2017 4:30:00 PM
  • 4
  • 45.00
  • GBB / 213
  • 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.

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  • PowerPoint: Handy Features Tips & Tricks
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Participants should be proficient with the topics covered in Getting Up to Speed in PowerPoint.
  • 3/21/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/21/2017 4:30:00 PM
  • 4
  • 45.00
  • GBB / 213
  • 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.

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  • Windows 10: What's New?
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • This course is ideal for individuals upgrading from Windows 7 & Windows 8.
  • 3/20/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/20/2017 4:30:00 PM
  • 4
  • 45.00
  • Watercolor / Watercolor
  • Get the inside scoop on the latest updates 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.

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  • Windows 8.1: What's New?
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • This course is ideal for individuals using or upgrading from Windosws 7 or previous versions.
  • 3/20/2017 8:30:00 AM
  • 3/20/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 45.00
  • Watercolor / Watercolor
  • Get the inside scoop on why Windows changed so dramatically and how you can take advantage of this flashy new operating system to work more efficiently than was ever possible in previous editions. Understand how the new Start Screen and the old Desktop environment co-exist; 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 (including the new ‘modern’ apps) and how to customize your workstation.

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  • Word: Handy Features, Tips & Tricks
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Participants should be comfortable with the features covered in Word Essentials or Getting Up to Speed.
  • 3/22/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/22/2017 11:30:00 AM
  • 4
  • 45.00
  • GBB / 213
  • Go beyond the basics and learn to master the features needed to create sophisticated documents and document content quickly and effortlessly.

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  • Word: Power User Long Documents
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Participants will obtain the most benefit if they are proficient with the essential and intermediate features of Word.
  • 3/23/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/23/2017 4:30:00 PM
  • 4
  • 45.00
  • GBB / 213
  • 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.

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  • Getting More Done: Productivity Strategies and Time Tactics
  • Alain Burrese
  • None
  • 3/22/2017 1:30:00 PM
  • 3/22/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 5
  • 140.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • What would you accomplish if you could double, even triple, your productivity? This workshop is about getting more of what you want done. The strategies and tactics will help you determine what to work on next, master the power of early, identify and eliminate time wasters, plan your work, and much more. Learn the secrets behind top performer’s time-management philosophies so you can get more done and increase your productivity now.

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  • Better Work Relationships: You Can Build Them, Even With Difficult People
  • Alain Burrese
  • None
  • 3/22/2017 7:30:00 AM
  • 3/22/2017 11:30:00 AM
  • 4
  • 160.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Work relationships are a key to conflict-free environments and better productivity throughout the organization. This program provides what you need to know to build better relationships, even with difficult people. Deal tactfully with office politics, communicate more effectively, and create a work environment that leads to everyone’s success. (While aimed at work, this information helps build better relationships both in and out of the workplace.)

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  • Appropriations Law
  • NPI Inc.
  • None
  • 3/14/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/17/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 32
  • 500.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • NPI, Inc. presents a three-day course titled Federal Appropriations Law. The course materials include portions of the current edition of Principles of Federal Appropriations Law (commonly known as the Red Book), a multi-volume treatise published by GAO concerning federal fiscal law. It also presents selected supplemental materials that NPI developed. The course provides the participant with insight and understanding regarding Comptroller General decisions that impact and guide agency expenditures. This twenty-four- credit-hour presentation is a mix of lecture, group discussions, and exercises. The course is appropriate for warranted contracting personnel, agreements personnel, budget personnel, and other program personnel involved with the appropriations process.

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  • COR Level II
  • NPI Inc.
  • None
  • 3/20/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/24/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 40
  • 430.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • 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.

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  • COR Level II
  • NPI Inc.
  • None
  • 3/13/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/17/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 40
  • 430.00
  • TODD / 210
  • 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 rtification. The course highlights include standards of conduct and ethics, development of requirements documents, contract documentation, inspection procedures, changes, terminations, and disputes.

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  • Contract Administration
  • NPI Inc.
  • None
  • 3/21/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/23/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 24
  • 300.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • This training course addresses critical duties, functions, and responsibilities performed by contracting personnel during the contract administration phase of the acquisition process.

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  • COR Refresher (Billings)
  • NPI Inc.
  • COR Certification
  • 3/14/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/16/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 24
  • 400.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • ****Billings Session**** 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).

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  • COR Refresher
  • NPI Inc.
  • COR Certification
  • 3/21/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/23/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 24
  • 400.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • 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).

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  • Construction for COR's
  • NPI Inc.
  • None
  • 3/20/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/22/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 24
  • 400.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Based on part 36 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and related clauses, this course provides students a complete and extensive look at construction contracting. The course covers acquisition planning, specification and solicitation preparation, contract award and administration, the change process, and contract completion. This course is recommended for contracting personnel involved in the formation and administration of construction contracts.

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  • FERS Mid-Career
  • Saundra Harman
  • None
  • 3/22/2017 1:30:00 PM
  • 3/23/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 12
  • 250.00
  • GBB / 123
  • 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!

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  • FERS Late Career
  • Saundra Harman
  • None
  • 3/21/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/22/2017 11:30:00 AM
  • 12
  • 250.00
  • GBB / 123
  • 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!

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  • Retirement Benefits for Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters
  • Saundra Harman
  • None
  • 3/20/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/20/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 200.00
  • GBB / 123
  • 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. 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.

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  • FERS Late Career
  • Saundra Harman
  • None
  • 3/16/2017 12:30:00 PM
  • 3/17/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 12
  • 250.00
  • TODD / 203
  • 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!

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  • FERS Benefits: Getting Started
  • Saundra Harman
  • None
  • 3/24/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/24/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 150.00
  • GBB / 123
  • This course is for employees within their first year of service or any time before mid-career. Benefits and requirements change, therefore employees should attend early in their career and are encouraged to attend any year after that.

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  • FERS Late Career (Billings)
  • Saundra Harman
  • None
  • 3/14/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/15/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • 12
  • 250.00
  • TBA (Billings) / TBA (Billings
  • 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!

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  • ATV Train the Trainer
  • ASI Inc
  • Lic. ATV operator
  • 3/27/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/30/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 32
  • 1000.00
  • MTDC / ROOM #2
  • This class is provided by ASI ATV trainer Program to be an ATV instructor. Must bring an ATV and PPE.

  • 00000
  • UTV / ROV (Recreational Off-Road Vehicle/ UTV) Train the Trainer
  • ASI Inc
  • Lic. UTV/ROV operator
  • 3/21/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/24/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 32
  • 1250.00
  • MTDC / ROOM #2
  • 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.

  • 00000
  • ROV (Recreational Off-Road/UTV) Training
  • ASI Inc
  • All employees currently licensed as an ROV/UTV operator, and wishing to obtain recertification. Must bring your own ROV/UTV and PPE
  • 3/24/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/24/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • MTDC / TBA
  • 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.

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  • Applications using the R1 Existing Vegetation Map (R1 VMap) database
  • Steve Brown
  • Students are encouraged, but not required, to bring their own laptop that is able to connect to FS WiFi if they would like to explore hands-on using the R1-VMap Database
  • 3/22/2017 7:30:00 AM
  • 3/22/2017 11:30:00 AM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TODD / 205
  • This class will cover a basic overview of the R1-VMap program but will concentrate on analysis applications and case studies of how the database is being used across the region.

  • 00000
  • Road Use Permit Administration
  • Mark Petersen
  • None - However, Cost Share 101 is desired
  • 3/22/2017 7:30:00 AM
  • 3/22/2017 11:30:00 AM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 222
  • 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.

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  • Cost Share 101
  • Mark Petersen
  • None
  • 3/20/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/20/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / L14
  • 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.

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  • The Glory of Cost Share
  • Mark Petersen
  • None
  • 3/21/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/21/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • GBB / L14
  • Review of the concepts and information from Cost Share 101 with more in depth overview of Forest Service and Cooperator involvement and obligations regarding development of cost share fact sheets used to prepare cost share supplements. The course covers all aspects of developing and maintaining a shared road system including initiating a new agreement area, preparing a supplement to the agreement, FS regulations, policies and appropriate standards. Class participants will also review appropriate use of specifications, requirements for transportation planning, logging systems and haul routes, present value, RMO’s, cost estimates, road decommissioning and closures, coop road maintenance accounting, and managing a shared road system with multiple cooperators/owners.

  • 00000
  • Offtracking and Curve Widening for Forest Access Roads
  • Carl Cain
  • None
  • 3/22/2017 3:30:00 PM
  • 3/22/2017 5:30:00 PM
  • 2
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 201
  • 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.

  • 00000
  • Road Location for Forest Access Roads
  • Carl Cain
  • None
  • 3/22/2017 7:30:00 AM
  • 3/22/2017 3:30:00 PM
  • 6
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 201
  • 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.

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  • Special Uses Round-Up!
  • Brandon Smith
  • None
  • 3/23/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/23/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • GBB / L14
  • Special use focused, short-topics planned to discuss include: program overview/updates, modernization of special uses/nominal effects, outfitters and guides. There will be a break out of recreation and lands for part of the day. Additional overview and refresher for a variety of lands and rec special-use topics, may include: Authorities, response to proposals, cost recovery, SUDS, processing applications, cost recovery, authorization types & forms, administration-to- standard, inspections, linear rights-of- way (roads, ditches, pipelines, and electric lines), commercial filming & still photography. 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.

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  • Bear Safety for Home and Field
  • Marc Reeves
  • None
  • 3/21/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/21/2017 3:00:00 PM
  • 2
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 108
  • 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.

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  • Bear Safety for Home and Field
  • Marc Reeves
  • None
  • 3/22/2017 7:30:00 AM
  • 3/22/2017 9:30:00 AM
  • 2
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 108
  • 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.

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  • Chainsaw Maintenance
  • Todd Wilson
  • None
  • 3/22/2017 1:30:00 PM
  • 3/22/2017 5:30:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • Parts of the Chainsaw, Sharpening 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.

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  • ATV Training
  • ASI Personnel New FS ATV Instructors
  • All Employees currently licensed as an ATV operator, and wishing to attain recertification. Must Bring your own ATV and PPE.
  • 3/30/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/30/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • MTDC / ROOM #2
  • 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.

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  • Beyond Survivor
  • Alicia Tanrath
  • None
  • 3/23/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/23/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 202
  • 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.

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  • R1 Advanced NEPA Effects Analysis
  • Pete Zimmerman
  • None
  • 3/21/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/23/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • 20
  • 0.00
  • AFD / PINTLER
  • 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.”

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  • ICS-300 Intermediate ICS
  • Doug Turman
  • ICS-200
  • 3/20/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/22/2017 11:30:00 AM
  • 20
  • 300.00
  • Todd / 203 & 204
  • Personnel desiring to be a part of Type 3 Incident Management Team responses on their home units should take this course. The course provides the student a chance to role play a position on a Type 3 IMT as they manage a simulated wildfire

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  • ICS-400 Intermediate ICS
  • Doug Turman
  • ICS-300
  • 3/22/2017 1:30:00 PM
  • 3/24/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • 16
  • 300.00
  • Todd Building / 203 & 204
  • Personnel desiring to be a part of Type 3 Incident Management Team responses on their home units should take this course. This course is a key prerequisite for Type 3 staff positions as well as MAC coordination.

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  • Program Management
  • Shelly Witt
  • None
  • 3/20/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/23/2017 3:00:00 PM
  • 28
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 225
  • Welcome to the Program Management workshop! We focus on motivating you to THINK PROGRAMMATICALLY. As individuals move into programmatic positions with additional program development responsibilities, they usually must change their attitude and behavior toward a programmatic/administrative role. This workshop sets the stage to think and behave in this manner, and offers the concepts, tools, and examples to do so. If you already think programmatically, you are ahead of the crowd. For 3.5 days you will focus on drafting a Program Plan. You can access edited draft plans – examples for you to use. At the end of the week we expect a more robust version of the general outline (not one of the final example plans). You will have in-class free time to work on your draft plan and collaborate with colleagues participating in the class and instructing. For details visit http://www.fs.fed.us/biology/education/workshops/pmb/index.html Bring writing tools (laptop with Cat5 cable; pen/pencil/paper; etc. – whatever works for you)

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  • Economics for NEPA
  • Jordan Larson
  • None
  • 3/21/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/21/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • MTDC / ROOM 1
  • *This class will be taught by a panel of regional experts.* The course combines timely industry and market information with hands-on guidance for completing project-level NEPA economic analysis. The class will cater to students with a combined interest in learning more about project economics and forest products and biomass industries in the Northern Region. Course instruction will take a hands-on approach to equip students with the essentials in the NFS economic analysis toolkit. We’ll dive into the tools available to help write an affected environment section, track activity and expenditure information, conduct financial efficiency analysis, and estimate the economic impacts of a given project.

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  • Intermediate GIS for the Forest Service Resource Specialist
  • Jim Barber
  • This class builds off of the Beginner GIS Class and a basic proficiency of the ArcMap interface is required.
  • 3/21/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/21/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • AFD / PINTLAR
  • This class will cover intermediate GIS concepts including simple analysis and model development using Forest-level data.

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  • Intermediate GIS for the Forest Service Resource Specialist
  • Jim Barber
  • This class builds off of the Beginner GIS Class and a basic proficiency of the ArcMap interface is required.
  • 3/23/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/23/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • AFD / PINTLAR
  • This class will cover intermediate GIS concepts including simple analysis and model development using Forest-level data.

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  • Defensive Driving
  • Tonya Bierly
  • None
  • 3/24/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/24/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 108
  • Defensive driving course with an emphasis on driving qualifications and competencies.

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  • Defensive Driving
  • Tonya Bierly
  • None
  • 3/20/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/20/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 108
  • Defensive driving course with an emphasis on driving qualifications and competencies.

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  • Human Performance Champion Train to Trainer
  • Michelle Reugebrink
  • None
  • 3/21/2017 9:00:00 AM
  • 3/23/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 23
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 226
  • Human Performance Research, Development, & Application Unit has developed a Champion train to trainer program to help develop capacity for delivery of Comprehensive Wellbeing & Resiliency tools for the agency and support local Champion in each Region that will go through the training on how to deliver the program and share and have access to all the tools. The Comprehensive Wellbeing and Resilience Program is specifically designed to help support employees and leaders in a natural resources context: Focuses on your whole self: physical, mental, emotional, and purpose. Consists of a train-the- trainer program with stand-alone modules that can be used in a variety of ways as well as in-person delivery options. Guides you in determining your personal mission and story based on what is most important in your life. Equips you with tools and knowledge that empower you to weave strategic movement and healthy nutrition into your life—at work and at home. Addresses energy management and WHY “energy zappers” can impair your health and add to stress. Gives you a “resilience roadmap’” to help guide you on your journey to optimal health and wellbeing. Provides continued support to and welfare checks for 90 days after the workshop. Shares potential ways to increase work-life balance. Resources for the Journey ? The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides a holistic understanding of the factors that contribute to worker wellbeing by educating on illness/injury prevention. ? The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is a nonprofit organization committed to health and wellbeing. Utilizing the latest science, ACE provides sound exercise council for our diverse workforce. ? Duke Integrative Medicine concentrates on each person “as a whole’” to help individuals focus on optimal health and wellness. Integrative Health Coaching engages all aspects of a person—mind, spirit, body, and community—supporting individuals in making healthy lifestyle changes. ? University of Massachusetts Mindful Based Stress Reduction transforms the culture of care by creating mindfulness-based participatory medicine, founded on the convergence of modern science and contemplative practice traditions. Mindfulness is a practice of focus in which we “take pause” to pay attention to the experiences around and within us in a non-judging way. This process has been found to help in maintaining high performance in the face of and in recovering from stress—to be in the present moment.

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  • IT Care NOW: Working with you at NRU to fix your machine/device
  • Tim Gray
  • You must have a FS machine/device that is not working optimally and have the device with you at NRU.
  • 3/20/2017 6:00:00 AM
  • 3/20/2017 7:00:00 AM
  • 1
  • 0.00
  • GB / L38 LOWER EAST
  • This is your chance to fix that issue that’s been bugging you, making operable what you thought was hopeless. This workshop will allow you to work one-on-one with a CIO CSS/Desktop IT Specialist via appointment and, if needed, drop off service, to perform preventative maintenance on your device, as well as to trouble-shoot whatever issues you may have with your FS device (mobile device, laptop, inter, etc.). Services to be provided include, but are not limited to: liberating your device from destructive dust bunnies, adding additional memory (see prerequisite), modifying scan settings and the software updates schedule to work with, not against your schedule, and performing disk clean-up & diagnostics for a cranky computer. All of the above to help you maximize your device to gain work efficiencies.

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  • An Exploration of Body-Based Stress Management Practices: A Participatory Workshop
  • Pieter Sween
  • None
  • 3/24/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/24/2017 3:30:00 PM
  • 3
  • 93.00
  • GBB / 225
  • This 2.5 - hour workshop allows attendees to explore a wide sampling of personal relaxation practices, from mindful traditions to physical techniques, that help calm the central nervous system, support body awareness and refocus body resources. Attendees will experience simple guided meditation, breath work, body centering approaches and a collection of "use anywhere" quick, self-care methods. The goal is for each attendee to come away with an array of skills and perspectives from which to build their own "tool kit" to improve their personal resiliency. Taught by Pieter Sween, MSW and Rosie Smith, LMT, CBP

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  • Cumulative Duty Stress Prevention and Care for Emergency Service Personnel
  • Pieter Sween
  • None
  • 3/23/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/23/2017 6:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 255.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • This fast paced 8-hour workshop features, videos, raffles, exercises, demonstrations, guest speakers and resource handbook for personal and professional stress care. Small group break-out sessions provide a positive environment for stimulating and safe conversations. Students and supervisors alike, learn about progressive programs for emergency service providers, including how to develop Peer-to- Peer Support teams. Attendees have said this learning experience provided them with valuable skills for empowerment and resiliency for their careers.

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  • Mental Health Awareness and Fostering Employee Care: Manager and Supervisor's Workshop
  • Pieter Sween
  • None
  • 3/24/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/24/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 140.00
  • GBB / 225
  • “Mental Health Awareness and Fostering Employee Care”, is tailored to team supervisors who care for potentially stressed or traumatized employees. Managers from all divisions explore core concepts from trauma science and therapy, and apply them appropriately to mentoring and guiding stressed employees. Skills learned include: successful interaction with a stressed or traumatized employee, how to remain nonjudgmental and make employees feel safely cared for, considerations for mandatory professional trauma evaluation, how to implement a peer-to- peer mentoring program, and notes on Compassion Fatigue Syndrome for leaders.

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  • Road-Engineering for Resource Road Design
  • Jack Rimac
  • None
  • 3/21/2017 8:30:00 AM
  • 3/23/2017 4:30:00 PM
  • 24
  • 415.00
  • GBB / L09
  • 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 Road-Engineering to solve road engineering problems.

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  • 2017 Hazard Tree Recognition and Management
  • John Guyon
  • None
  • 3/21/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/21/2017 11:00:00 AM
  • 3
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 222
  • This classroom-based course will develop participants’ abilities to recognize and understand tree structure and defects. We will also teach a newly-developed rating system designed to quantify hazards posed by trees in public areas and guide appropriate management.

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  • Asset Management 101
  • Sandi Sandry
  • None
  • 3/23/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/23/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TODD / 205
  • Introduction to the R1 Asset Management Program to include Personal Property, Real Property, Quarters, and Leasing

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  • Asset Management 101
  • Sandi Sandry
  • None
  • 3/24/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/24/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TODD / 205
  • Introduction to the R1 Asset Management Program to include Personal Property, Real Property, Quarters, and Leasing

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  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Tactical Element *
  • None
  • 3/19/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/25/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 60
  • 0.00
  • TODD / 210
  • REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL YOU REGISTER THROUGH NRU AND TACTICAL ELEMENT. REGISTRATION THROUGH BOTH NRU AND TACTICAL ELEMENT IS NECESSARY FOR LOGISTICAL AND INSTRUCTOR NEEDS, REPSPECTIVELY. THANK YOU! Register through Tactical Element Here www.usfsblmtrainingprogram.info/ This Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is recommended for anyone who works or recreates in the outdoors or in other austere environments. If you work or travel in areas where access to medical care is delayed (>8) or communication is unreliable this course is for you. This course builds competency with the Patient Assessment System while exposing students to the assessment and management principles for a broad range of injuries, illness and environmental medical problems. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to conduct a thorough physical exam, obtain a patient history, assess vital signs, and provide first aid in the wilderness. In addition, students will be able to make decisions on the need for, urgency of, and appropriate type of evacuation. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments. REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL YOU REGISTER THROUGH NRU AND TACTICAL ELEMENT. REGISTRATION THROUGH BOTH NRU AND TACTICAL ELEMENT IS NECESSARY FOR LOGISTICAL AND INSTRUCTOR NEEDS, REPSPECTIVELY. THANK YOU! Register through Tactical Element Here www.usfsblmtrainingprogram.info/

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  • Emergency Medical Provider Refresher
  • Tactical Element *
  • You must possess a current EMTB, EMTA, or Paramedic license.
  • 3/20/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/24/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 40
  • 0.00
  • GBB / L04
  • REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL YOU REGISTER THROUGH NRU AND TACTICAL ELEMENT. REGISTRATION THROUGH BOTH NRU AND TACTICAL ELEMENT IS NECESSARY FOR LOGISTICAL AND INSTRUCTOR NEEDS, REPSPECTIVELY. THANK YOU! Register through Tactical Element Here www.usfsblmtrainingprogram.info/ This course may be used to fulfill the requirements for taking a refresher course as established by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT). The Emergency Medical Provider Refresher course is an intensive 40-hour refresher taught over 5 days. This course will include EMT skills/endorsements and topics covering FS policy, out-of-state provider requirements and All-Risk/Fire incident issues. REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL YOU REGISTER THROUGH NRU AND TACTICAL ELEMENT. REGISTRATION THROUGH BOTH NRU AND TACTICAL ELEMENT IS NECESSARY FOR LOGISTICAL AND INSTRUCTOR NEEDS, REPSPECTIVELY. THANK YOU! Register through Tactical Element Here www.usfsblmtrainingprogram.info/

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  • Getting to the Core of Conflict
  • Theresa Doty
  • None
  • 3/20/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/20/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 382 BOARDROOM
  • Conflict is Natural – the trick is to respond appropriately! Learn the 4 Rs of Conflict: Recognize, Respond, Resolve and Reflect in a safe, interactive environment!

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  • Getting to the Core of Conflict
  • Theresa Doty
  • None
  • 3/22/2017 1:30:00 PM
  • 3/22/2017 5:30:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 382 BOARDROOM
  • Conflict is Natural – the trick is to respond appropriately! Learn the 4 Rs of Conflict: Recognize, Respond, Resolve and Reflect in a safe, interactive environment!

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  • I GOT A FOIA….. NOW WHAT???!?!?
  • Jason Darelius
  • None
  • 3/20/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/20/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TODD / 201
  • This half-day session provides a basic overview of the Freedom of Information Act for all employees. It is designed for those who either work with the FOIA only occasionally or need only a general familiarity with the FOIA in order to recognize and handle FOIA-related issues.

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  • I GOT A FOIA….. NOW WHAT???!?!?
  • Jason Darelius
  • None
  • 3/23/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/23/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • TODD / 201
  • This half-day session provides a basic overview of the Freedom of Information Act for all employees. It is designed for those who either work with the FOIA only occasionally or need only a general familiarity with the FOIA in order to recognize and handle FOIA-related issues.

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  • Introduction to Agency Facilitation
  • Shawn Johnson
  • None
  • 3/21/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/23/2017 3:30:00 PM
  • 20
  • 0.00
  • GBB / L11
  • This is an introduction into the world of agency focused facilitation as it pertains to Team Based Decision Making and Collaboration from the standpoint of improving the effectiveness of internal teams and external working groups. Facilitation is a useful skill for all employees that can be specifically utilized by those participating in NEPA internal and public meetings and those involved in leadership in all disciplines, including fire. If you work with other humans,including attending or leading meetings, this class is for you. We will cover team based decision making processes,collaboration, working with internal and external audiences, and leadership skills. There will be a practical focus on pre-meeting preparation, meeting facilitation and post-meeting interactions and follow-up. Instructors are Clint Kolarich, Chandra Neils and Shawn Johnson.

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  • Women’s Self Defense Seminar
  • Torr Harrison
  • None
  • 3/22/2017 9:00:00 AM
  • 3/22/2017 3:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 30.00
  • GBB / L13
  • Learn and practice practical, realistic and simple self-defense techniques to survive and end violent and predatory encounters. This course will benefit women of all ages and backgrounds and is taught by expert self-defense instructors. This course is only open to female participants and involves a mild to moderate level of physical activity, but can be easily completed by anyone. All equipment will be provided.

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  • Women's Self Defense Seminar
  • Torr Harrison
  • None
  • 3/20/2017 9:00:00 AM
  • 3/20/2017 2:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 30.00
  • GBB / L13
  • Learn and practice practical, realistic and simple self-defense techniques to survive and end violent and predatory encounters. This course will benefit women of all ages and backgrounds and is taught by expert self-defense instructors. This course is only open to female participants and involves a mild to moderate level of physical activity, but can be easily completed by anyone. All equipment will be provided.

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  • Fight to Survive Self-Defense Seminar
  • Torr Harrison
  • None
  • 3/21/2017 9:00:00 AM
  • 3/21/2017 2:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 30.00
  • GBB / L13
  • Learn and practice practical, realistic and simple self-defense techniques from kick-boxing, karate, judo, ju-jitsu and no-holds-barred mixed martial arts to help you and your loved ones survive or avoid violent attacks. Brought to you by expert martial arts and self-defense instructors. This course involves a mild to moderate level of physical activity, but can be easily completed by anyone. All equipment will be provided.

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  • Fight to Survive Self-Defense Seminar
  • Torr Harrison
  • None
  • 3/23/2017 9:00:00 AM
  • 3/23/2017 2:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 30.00
  • GBB / L13
  • Learn and practice practical, realistic and simple self-defense techniques from kick-boxing, karate, judo, ju-jitsu and no-holds-barred mixed martial arts to help you and your loved ones survive or avoid violent attacks. Brought to you by expert martial arts and self-defense instructors. This course involves a mild to moderate level of physical activity, but can be easily completed by anyone. All equipment will be provided.

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  • Invasive Annual Grasses
  • Jane Mangold
  • None
  • 3/22/2017 10:00:00 AM
  • 3/22/2017 11:30:00 AM
  • 1
  • 50.00
  • GBB / 122
  • ***Students will be getting 1 credit in the states of Idaho and Montana towards their recertification*** Invasive annual grasses impact range and wildland systems by decreasing biodiversity, reducing forage for wildlife and livestock, and increasing fire risk.

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  • Integrated Weed Management
  • Jane Mangold
  • None
  • 3/22/2017 4:00:00 PM
  • 3/22/2017 5:30:00 PM
  • 1
  • 50.00
  • GBB / 122
  • **Students will be getting 1 credit in the states of Idaho and Montana towards their recertification*** This course will be following an overview, integrated management techniques for high priority invasive plants will be discussed.

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  • Plant Identification: Get to know Montana noxious weeds
  • Noelle Orloff
  • None
  • 3/22/2017 7:30:00 AM
  • 3/22/2017 10:00:00 AM
  • 3
  • 50.00
  • GBB / 122
  • **Students will be getting 2 credits in the states of Idaho and Montana towards their recertification*** We will cover why proper identification of invasive plants is important, and go through an overview of plant features that are important for identification. Using this information, we will break up into small groups to put our new plant identification skills to use in a hands-on activity. Finally, we will go over key features of a few high-priority invasive plants on the Montana noxious weed list.

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  • Plant Identification: Get to know Montana noxious weeds
  • Noelle Orloff
  • None
  • 3/22/2017 1:30:00 PM
  • 3/22/2017 4:00:00 PM
  • 3
  • 50.00
  • GBB / 122
  • **Students will be getting 2 credits in the states of Idaho and Montana towards their recertification*** Course will cover why proper identification of invasive plants is important, and go through an overview of plant features that are important for identification.

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  • EPA RRP Lead Paint Certification Training
  • Steven Hoff
  • None
  • 3/23/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/23/2017 4:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 200.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • This one-day class will teach and certify you and your team to perform any renovation, repair, painting, construction and maintenance using lead-safe work practices in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. The class will be taught by an experienced contractor who has done and managed thousands of these projects safely and profitably. Description - In 2010 the EPA required that any individual who does any work in virtually any pre-1978 structures be RRP Lead Paint Certified. Fines for doing work without the appropriate Certification are $37,500 per violation.

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  • Beginning GIS for the Forest Service Resource Specialist
  • Heather Weldon
  • No ArcGIS experience is required but students will need to know their Active Directory username and password to be able to sign into Citrix (this is NOT your Lync Pass PIN)
  • 3/21/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/21/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • AFD / PINTLAR
  • This class will cover the basics of the ArcMap interface and navigating the Forest Service enterprise GIS environment. It will focus on adding Forest-level data and creating simple maps.

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  • Beginning GIS for the Forest Service Resource Specialist
  • Heather Weldon
  • No ArcGIS experience is r required but students need to know their Active Directory username and password to be able to sign into Citrix (this is NOT your Lync pass PIN).
  • 3/23/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/23/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • AFD / PINTLAR
  • This class will cover the basics of the ArcMap interface and navigating the Forest Service enterprise GIS environment. It will focus on adding Forest-level data and creating simple maps.

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  • Introduction to using ArcGIS On-Line (AGOL) on Tablets
  • Donald Maki
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own tablet if they have one. A number of tablets will be available to borrow; contact the instructor if you require one.
  • 3/22/2017 7:30:00 AM
  • 3/22/2017 11:30:00 AM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / L14
  • This class is entry-level and will cover the basics of next generation mobile GIS technology involving ArcGIS On-Line (AGOL) and ESRI’s Collector application using Apple or Android tablets. This is not an advanced course on data collection or data preparation but discussion will occur on how to schedule more in-depth technical training on your field unit.

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  • Introduction to using ArcGIS On-Line (AGOL) on Tablets
  • Donald Maki
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own tablet if they have one
  • 3/22/2017 1:30:00 PM
  • 3/22/2017 5:30:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / L14
  • This class is entry-level and will cover the basics of next generation mobile GIS technology involving ArcGIS On-Line (AGOL) and ESRI’s Collector application using Apple or Android tablets. This is not an advanced course on data collection or data preparation but discussion will occur on how to schedule more in-depth technical training on your field unit.

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  • The 115th Congress and New Administration
  • Angela Harrington
  • None
  • 3/20/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/20/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 3
  • 0.00
  • GBB / L11
  • The new Congress has been sworn in, and inauguration is behind us. Learn about the backgrounds of key leadership in the 115 the Congress, and the makeup of key committees important to the FS. As available, we will also brief on backgrounds of key personnel in the new Administration. Fresh from a briefing in D.C., your PGR staff will have the latest information to share. We will also touch on state legislative sessions and provide a refresher on FS protocols for dealing with state and Federal legislators and officials.

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  • Volunteers & Volunteer Partner Management
  • Joni Packard
  • None
  • 3/22/2017 1:30:00 PM
  • 3/22/2017 3:30:00 PM
  • 2
  • 0.00
  • TODD / 205
  • Class will talk about the basics of working with volunteers and volunteer partner organizations. Topics to be covered include current policies affecting volunteers, agreements, when an agreement is needed, reimbursements, training, tracking and reporting volunteer and partner organization accomplishments, and Q&A interspersed throughout. The course is scheduled for two hours but there will be additional time afterwards for anyone who wants to stay and has any additional issues or questions for one-on- one discussions.

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  • Swift-Water Rescue and Rafting Safety
  • Mike Johnson
  • You will need a full wetsuit or drysuit; a pair of neoprene booties and gloves, a helmet (w/skullcap or beanie/hat); and a lifejacket.
  • 3/20/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/22/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 20
  • 335.00
  • GBB / 206
  • This is an intensive 24 hour class with a half day of classroom instruction followed by two and a half days developing and practicing skills on the river. While the initial emphasis is safety & self rescue, the class offers an in-depth look at reading water, recognizing and avoiding hazards, quick rescue techniques, riverboarding, boat-based rescues, dealing with boat wraps and entrapments, technical rescue systems, and a variety of practical scenarios. We analyze footage of actual river rescues in the classroom and progress from a solid foundation of rescue skills and practice into rescue scenarios on the river. The Swiftwater Rescue Technician class is challenging, fun and tailored to the students needs. A manual, test, patch, I.D. card, and certification are included. The WRT is compliant to NFPA standards 1670 is certified through the Whitewater Rescue Institute.

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  • RT 130 - Annual Fire Safety Refresher
  • Barry Lee
  • Bring a hard hat, gloves, boots and line gear if available.
  • 3/23/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/23/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 108
  • 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.

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  • Medical Emergency in the Field: Methods of Command, Evaluation, and Transport
  • Matt Holmstrom
  • None
  • 3/23/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/23/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 106
  • In this course we will go through a medical incident from the moment of injury to delivery at an ER. The focus will be on the safe and rapid transport of a patient utilizing the ‘Golden Hour’ protocols.

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  • Personal Finance (Covers TSP)
  • Susan Colyer
  • None
  • 3/23/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/23/2017 10:00:00 AM
  • 2
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 201
  • 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.

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  • Weeds: Prevent and Protect
  • Katrina Mendrey
  • None
  • 3/23/2017 9:00:00 AM
  • 3/23/2017 11:00:00 AM
  • 2
  • 50.00
  • GBB / 122
  • ***Students will be getting 2 credits in the states of Idaho and Montana towards their recertification for this class*** Katrina Mendrey and Steve Shelly will be the instructors for this class. Prevention is the first line of defense in reducing the spread of weeds. Research and experience have shown that preventing weed infestations upfront is less costly than managing established weeds. This course will discuss practical measures Forest Service employees can take to reduce the spread of weeds on public lands. Emphasis will be placed on easy and manageable techniques for reducing weed dispersal and incorporating these practices into routine job duties. Additionally, participants will learn how invasive weeds spread to better prioritize prevention measures in the field.

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  • NEPA Team Leadership
  • Kim Smolt
  • Pre-requisites are (already in AgLearn): 1. Leading Teams: Fostering Effective Communication and Collaboration (1 hr.) 2. Leading Teams: Developing the Team and its Culture (1 hr.) 3. Managing Conflic
  • 3/23/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/24/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • AFD / MISSOURI ROOM
  • 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.

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  • Map Making for Project Engineers
  • Annora Nelson
  • Computer Profile
  • 3/20/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/20/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • MTDC / ROOM 1
  • This class will help you build a project location map in Citrix ArcGIS that you can use and re-use for plans and designs. Course will go over finding base layers, building the map, symbolizing, route identification and more.

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  • NRM Infra Data Cleanup and Entry, Training and Work Session
  • Pam Hergett
  • Computer Profile, NRM Permissions
  • 3/21/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/23/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 24
  • 0.00
  • EDUC / 123
  • This training will be a guided work session to clean up and enter NRM Infra data in the Engineering modules (Travel Routes and Features). Be prepared to work with your forests data. Examples would be cleaning up ATM entries/Creating, correcting and editing RMO’s/Developing 2017 RMPs/Cleaning up building entries.

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  • Implementation of the Aerial Fire Retardant Record of Decision
  • Julie Laufman
  • None
  • 3/21/2017 9:00:00 AM
  • 3/21/2017 11:00:00 AM
  • 2
  • 0.00
  • TODD / 205
  • This course will cover the implementation requirements associated with the 2011 Record of Decision. Topics will include: Interagency Policy, requirements associated with reporting and monitoring, retardant avoidance areas and guidance for pilots, mapping of avoidance areas, and terms and conditions within the National BO’s. Class is applicable to fire and resource staff.

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  • Managing Pollinators on Public Lands
  • Paul Rhoades
  • None
  • 3/23/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/23/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 222
  • This course will focus on the biology and ecology of important pollinators, primarily native bees. The possible implications of management actions as they relate to native bee functional traits will be discussed.

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  • Forest Protection Officer Refresher Training
  • Nick Scholz
  • 32 hour Forest Protection Officer Course
  • 3/20/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/20/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • TODD / 205
  • Required recertification course for current FPOs.

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  • Employee & Labor Relations Refresher Plus Master Agreement Changes for Supervisors
  • Sandra Abbott
  • None
  • 3/16/2017 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/16/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • TBA / TBA
  • Employee Relations and Labor Relations Refresher + Master Agreement Changes for Supervisors

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