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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]

  • 00000
  • Vegetation Management Planning for Developed Recreation Sites
  • Lee Pederson
  • None
  • 3/27/2018 10:00:00 AM
  • 3/27/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • 2
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 222
  • This 2 hour course will demonstrate the need for vegetation management plans in developed recreation sites, tools created to simply and efficiently develop plans, and case studies of successfully designed and implemented plans.

  • 00000000
  • Women’s Self Defense Seminar
  • Tristan Persico
  • None
  • 3/27/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/27/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 40.00
  • GBB / L-13
  • 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.

  • 000000
  • Women’s Self Defense Seminar
  • Tristan Persico
  • None
  • 3/26/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/26/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 40.00
  • GBB / L-13
  • 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.

  • 000000
  • FERS Benefits: Getting Started
  • Saundra Harman
  • None
  • 3/29/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/29/2018 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.

  • 00000
  • Fight to Survive Self-Defense Seminar
  • Tristan Persico
  • None
  • 3/26/2018 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/26/2018 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 40.00
  • GBB / L-13
  • 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.

  • 000000
  • FERS Late Career
  • Saundra Harman
  • None
  • 3/26/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/27/2018 12:00:00 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. 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!

  • 000000
  • Retirement Benefits for Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters
  • Saundra Harman
  • None
  • 3/30/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/30/2018 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.

  • 0000000
  • New Purchase Cardholder Training- Webinar
  • Christine Sopko
  • None
  • 3/29/2018 9:00:00 AM
  • 3/29/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • 3
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 382 Boardroom
  • Required training for employees who have purchasing as part of their job duties

  • 000000
  • Aerie Medical Refresher-First Aid, CPR/AED, BBP
  • Aerie Backcountry Medicine Qualified Instructor
  • None
  • 3/29/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/29/2018 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 90.00
  • GBB / 108
  • 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.

  • 000000
  • ICS-400 Intermediate ICS
  • Doug Turman
  • ICS-300
  • 3/28/2018 1:30:00 PM
  • 3/30/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • 20
  • 300.00
  • TODD / 203
  • 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.

  • 0000000
  • Aerie Medical Refresher-First Aid, CPR/AED, BBP
  • Aerie Backcountry Medicine Qualified Instructor
  • None
  • 3/28/2018 7:30:00 AM
  • 3/28/2018 5:30:00 PM
  • 8
  • 90.00
  • GBB / 108
  • 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

  • 000000
  • FERS Mid-Career
  • Saundra Harman
  • None
  • 3/27/2018 12:30:00 PM
  • 3/28/2018 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!

  • 00000
  • Road Location for Forest Access Roads
  • Carl Cain
  • None
  • 3/28/2018 7:30:00 AM
  • 3/28/2018 3:30:00 PM
  • 6
  • 0.00
  • TODD / 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.

  • 00000
  • Offtracking and Curve Widening for Forest Access Roads
  • Carl Cain
  • None
  • 3/28/2018 3:30:00 PM
  • 3/28/2018 5:30:00 PM
  • 2
  • 0.00
  • TODD / 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.

  • 000000
  • COR Level II
  • NPI Inc.
  • None
  • 3/19/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/23/2018 4:30:00 PM
  • 40
  • 430.00
  • AFD / Missouri
  • 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.

  • 000000
  • Cancelled-Wilderness Medicine Essentials
  • Aerie Backcountry Medicine Qualified Instructor
  • None
  • 3/29/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/29/2018 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 65.00
  • GBB / 122
  • 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.

  • 000000
  • New Purchase Cardholder Training- Classroom
  • Christine Sopko
  • None
  • 3/29/2018 9:00:00 AM
  • 3/29/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • 3
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 382 Boardroom
  • Required training for employees who have purchasing as part of their job duties by means of purchase card use.

  • 000000
  • Access: Comprehensive Approach
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Individuals should have experience with computers and software; but may be new or experienced with Access.
  • 3/21/2018 8:30:00 AM
  • 3/21/2018 4:00:00 PM
  • 7
  • 150.00
  • 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.

  • 000000
  • Access: Design & Build DBO
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Persons enrolling in this course should be familiar with relational database technologies and using and already using Access.
  • 3/27/2018 8:30:00 AM
  • 3/27/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 75.00
  • 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.

  • 000000
  • Access: 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.
  • 3/28/2018 1:30:00 PM
  • 3/28/2018 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 75.00
  • 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.

  • 000000
  • Excel: Data Analysis Features
  • 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
  • 3/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/28/2018 11:30:00 AM
  • 4
  • 75.00
  • GBB / 213
  • Investigate how you can tap into a collection powerful analysis features and tools to consolidate, capture, summarize and visualize collections of data.

  • 000000
  • Excel: Comprehensive Approach
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Individuals shoud have experience with computers and software but may be new or experienced with Excel.
  • 3/20/2018 8:30:00 AM
  • 3/20/2018 4:00:00 PM
  • 7
  • 150.00
  • Watercolor / 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.

  • 000000
  • 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.
  • 3/26/2018 8:30:00 AM
  • 3/26/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 75.00
  • 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.

  • 000000
  • Outlook: Time Management Tips
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Participants shoudl be comfortable with the fundamentals features of Outlook.
  • 3/28/2018 1:30:00 PM
  • 3/28/2018 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 75.00
  • 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.

  • 000000
  • 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.
  • 3/27/2018 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/27/2018 4:30:00 PM
  • 4
  • 75.00
  • GBB / L-26
  • 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.

  • 000000
  • 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.
  • 3/27/2018 8:30:00 AM
  • 3/27/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 75.00
  • 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.

  • 000000
  • Excel: Power User 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
  • 3/29/2018 8:30:00 AM
  • 3/29/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 75.00
  • 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.

  • 000000
  • Excel: Power User 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
  • 3/26/2018 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/26/2018 4:30:00 PM
  • 4
  • 75.00
  • 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.

  • 000000
  • Windows 10: What's New?
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • This course is ideal for individuals upgrading from Windows 7 & Windows 8.
  • 3/26/2018 8:30:00 AM
  • 3/26/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 75.00
  • 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.

  • 000000
  • 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.
  • 3/29/2018 8:30:00 AM
  • 3/29/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 75.00
  • GBB / L-26
  • Go beyond the basics and learn to master the features needed to create sophisticated documents and document content quickly and effortlessly.

  • 000000
  • 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.
  • 3/29/2018 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/29/2018 4:30:00 PM
  • 4
  • 75.00
  • GBB / L-26
  • 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.

  • 000000
  • Special Uses Round-Up!
  • Brandon Smith
  • None
  • 3/29/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/29/2018 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • GBB / L-11
  • Special use focused, short-topics planned to discuss include: program overview/updates;modernization of special uses/nominal effects; reading, writing, and interpreting legal descriptions; welcome intro from FS leadership. For SUDS: writing good purpose statements; documenting exempt vs. waived land use fees; correctly entering expiration dates. Additional overview and refresher for a variety of lands and rec special-use topics, may include: Authorities, SUDS clean-up, NEPA, responding to proposals,cost recovery, processing applications,cost recovery, authorization types & forms, administration-to-standard, inspections, linear rights-of-way (roads, ditches, pipelines, and electric lines, commercial filming, rec residences, changes in ownership, etc. 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 seek volunteer presenters). This session will not be offered through VTC. *There will be a social at 6pm.

  • 000000
  • Advanced NEPA Effects Analysis
  • Kim Smolt
  • Intro to NEPA
  • 3/27/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/29/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • 20
  • 0.00
  • GBB / L-14
  • Learn how to write defensible environmental analyses for NEPA documents that pass the “hard look” standard and show our actions on the landscape are not “arbitrary and capricious”. We will show you how to focus the analysis on the important and relevant issues.

  • 000000
  • Excel: Data Analysis Features
  • 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
  • 3/29/2018 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/29/2018 4:30:00 PM
  • 4
  • 75.00
  • GBB / 213
  • Investigate how you can tap into a collection powerful analysis features and tools to consolidate, capture, summarize and visualize collections of data.

  • 000000
  • Investments 101 and TSP Basics
  • Susan Colyer
  • None
  • 3/26/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/26/2018 10:00:00 AM
  • 2
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 225
  • This course covers the nuts and bolts of personal finance including basic investing terminology and TSP basic verbage.

  • 000000
  • Road Requirements for Logging Systems
  • Carl Cain
  • None
  • 3/29/2018 10:00:00 AM
  • 3/29/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • 2
  • 0.00
  • GBB / L-04
  • Introduction course - PowerPoint presentation of ground, cable, and helicopter yarding systems and discussion of their capacities, cost comparisons, and road requirements

  • 000000
  • Women’s Self Defense Seminar
  • Tristan Persico
  • 3/29/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/29/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 40.00
  • L-13 / TBD
  • 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.

  • 000000
  • Fight to Survive Self-Defense Seminar
  • Tristan Persico
  • 3/28/2018 7:30:00 AM
  • 3/28/2018 11:30:00 AM
  • 4
  • 40.00
  • 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.

  • 000000
  • Advanced Self-Defense Seminar
  • Tristan Persico
  • Fight to Survive Self Defense Seminar
  • 3/30/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/30/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 40.00
  • GBB / L-13
  • Use sport-fighting training and concepts to build on principles taught in the Fight to Survive and Women’s Self Defense seminars. Participants will learn grappling and striking techniques independently then bring them together during instructor lead self-defense scenarios.

  • 000000
  • FS Conflict Management and Prevention Program 101
  • Jeffrey Edmunds
  • 3/26/2018 10:30:00 AM
  • 3/26/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 205
  • An interactive overview of the Conflict Management and Prevention Center and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Understand the key concepts of conflict management and prevention, including the fundamentals of conflict, communication techniques, the common types of conflict we see in the Forest Service, and the techniques we use in resolution efforts.

  • 000000
  • Cancelled- Working with You is Killing Me!
  • Jeffrey Edmunds
  • N/A
  • 3/27/2018 10:30:00 AM
  • 3/27/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • 00
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 205
  • This workshop will help you: Recognize the symptoms of a negative workplace relationship, recognize the role each of us play in these situations, learn how to set boundaries and control your reactions to co - workers who cross those boundaries and learn how to "unhook" yourself from difficult interpersonal situations at work.

  • 000000
  • Giving & Receiving Constructive Feedback
  • Jeffrey Edmunds
  • 3/26/2018 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/26/2018 2:00:00 PM
  • 1
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 205
  • Effective feedback is critical. It impacts not just operations, but almost every portion of both the organization and the individual. This course provides attendees knowledge and specific skills on how to give and receive feedback effectively.

  • FS-R1-NRU-5460
  • Road Use Permit Administration
  • Mark Petersen
  • None (Cost Share 101, Preferred)
  • 3/28/2018 7:30:00 AM
  • 3/28/2018 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.

  • FS-R1-NRU-5460
  • Cost Share 101
  • Mark Petersen
  • 3/27/2018 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/27/2018 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 226
  • 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.

  • 000000
  • Understanding Government Records: Management, Transparency, and Your Duties as a Federal Employee
  • Jason Darelius
  • 3/27/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/28/2018 5:30:00 PM
  • 19
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 122
  • A free two day session providing an overview of Records Management, Freedom of Information, and your duties for both programs as a federal employee. Includes sessions on use of efficient searches, technology, and dispute resolution.

  • 000000
  • ICS 300
  • Doug Turman
  • ICS 200 (available online @ https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-200.b)
  • 3/26/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/28/2018 11:30:00 AM
  • 20
  • 300.00
  • TODD / 203
  • 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

  • 000000
  • Windows 10: What’s New?
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • This course is ideal for individuals upgrading from Windows 7 & Windows 8.
  • 3/26/2018 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/26/2018 4:30:00 PM
  • 4
  • 75.00
  • 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.

  • 000000
  • Word: Must Know Features & Techniques
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Individuals should have experience with computers and
  • 3/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/28/2018 11:30:00 AM
  • 4
  • 75.00
  • GBB / L-26
  • Learn Word’s most critical features and all kinds of tips and tricks that will save you time and frustration - every time you use your computer.

  • 000000
  • Resiliency: The Whole Person, Inside And Out
  • Michelle Reugebrink
  • 3/27/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/27/2018 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • GBB / L04
  • This session is specifically designed to help support employees and leaders in a natural resources context, focusing on the whole self’s purpose, physical, mental and emotional. Our lives are filled with ups and downs; how we tackle those peaks and valleys is vital to our success. Our Forest Service model is based on the four dimensions of our lives. Physical is our base and focus on our movement, sleep, nutrition, and recovery. When this base is compromised, the other three dimensions of our health quickly fall by the wayside. We are more susceptible to injury and sickness when we neglect the physical base of our health. Our emotional and mental dimensions provide our focus. They help us navigate our self-awareness and the relationships in our lives. This focus helps us concentrate on being present in the moment of each day—the now. Our mental and emotional dimensions contribute to the stories of our lives. Our performance peak is based around our purpose—what drives us each day and gets us out of bed to interact with the busy world around us. Identifying our purpose can provide our lives an amazing navigation aid, for our values and legacy.

  • 000000
  • Mindfulness Tools
  • Michelle Reugebrink
  • 3/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/28/2018 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • GBB / L-04
  • Our emotional and mental dimensions provide our focus. They help us navigate our self-awareness and the relationships in our lives. This focus helps us concentrate on being present in the moment of each day—the NOW. Our mental and emotional dimensions contribute to the stories of our lives. Mindfulness is a practice of focus in which we “take pause” to pay attention to the experiences around and within us in a non-judgmental way. This process of being present in the moment has been found to help in maintaining high performance in the face of adversity and while recovering from stress.

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  • Cancelled-Appropriations Law
  • NPI Inc.
  • 3/26/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/30/2018 4:30:00 PM
  • 40
  • 430.00
  • GBB / L-09
  • NPI, Inc. presents this 5 day course. The course materials include portions of the current edition of "Principles of Federal Appropriations Law" (commonly known as the Red Book), a multi-volume tratise 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.

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  • Cancelled-Contract Administration (for Public Works)
  • Stevie Fehrs
  • 3/26/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/30/2018 4:30:00 PM
  • 40
  • 430.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • This five-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.

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  • Advanced Simplified Acquisition
  • NPI Inc.
  • 3/19/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/23/2018 4:30:00 PM
  • 40
  • 430.00
  • AFD / Bob Marshall
  • This five-day course provides experienced purchasing and contracting personnel operating under Part 13 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) with new and enhanced information on simplified acquisition procedures. The course provides students with comprehensive information on applying simplified acquisition procedures, identifying and evaluating sources, and executing contracts. The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for this course. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website at http://www.acenet.edu/acecredit.

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  • Am I the Only One Who Makes Sense? Learning How to Communicate When No One Else Will
  • Diana Damron
  • 3/26/2018 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/26/2018 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 100.00
  • GBB / 202
  • Presentation based on Diana Damron’s book, “Civility Unleashed.” This course dives into Civility – what it is and why it is absolutely critical to the workplace. Today’s workplaces are plagued with drama, chaos, and rudeness. As a result, employees suffer emotional, mental, and physical costs due to incivility- both intentional and unintentional. Consequently, organizations suffer huge financial losses because of lost productivity, reduced engagement, and a surge in drama. Participants in this course will leave: 1.) Able to define CIVILITY 2.) With specific steps to model CIVILITY in the workplace 3.) Able to identify and confront INCIVILITY 4.) With tools to lead with CIVILITY 5.) With tools to confront INCIVILITY 6.) With the tools to remain healthy if immersed in a toxic environment

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  • 2018 Firefighter/Leo Retirement Benefits Seminar
  • Stevie Fehrs
  • 3/7/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/7/2018 4:30:00 PM
  • 8
  • 75.00
  • NRTC / Missouri Room
  • As a law enforcement officer or firefighter, learn about retirement benefits and have questions answered by a Benefits Advisor during this FERS Workshop.

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  • Basic Facilitation
  • Kristen Waltz
  • N/A
  • 3/29/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/30/2018 5:00:00 PM
  • 16
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 226
  • The course is designed to address key roles in a good meeting, the meeting record, agenda, action plans, and meeting critique. Also addressed will be pre-work for meetings, decision methods, ground rules, checklist for planning meetings, problem solving processes, dealing with difficult people, facilitator's tool bag, criteria for decision making, and an introduction to facilitating public meetings and collaborative efforts. Electronic meeting options, such as video-conferencing, webinars, and web-based meetings will also be addressed. This course will prepare participants to facilitate small staff meetings, coordinate larger meetings, and facilitate ID team meetings.

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  • Agency Facilitation; Going Beyond Meeting Management (way beyond)
  • Clint Kolarich
  • None
  • 3/26/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/27/2018 4:30:00 PM
  • 16
  • 0.00
  • GBB / L-11
  • The class will focus on Agency 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. Participants will walk away with the tools and concepts necessary to design and facilitate meetings that have clear objectives and accomplish specific goals (no more walking away from a meeting wondering what just happened). Facilitation is a useful skill for all employees that can be specifically utilized by those participating in leadership teams, NEPA teams, collaborative projects and all aspects of fire (from briefings to cooperator meetings). 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 and social learning, working with internal and external audiences, and leadership skills. There will be a practical focus on pre-meeting preparation and design, meeting facilitation and post-meeting interactions and follow-up. Paring this class with the Public Engagement Training offered later in the week is encouraged for those interested in applying these skills in public engagement settings. Pairing this class with the Public Engagement Training offered later in the week is encouraged for those interested in applying these skills in public engagement settings. *There will be a social on Monday evening.

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  • CANCELLED: Road/Site Design Softree
  • Stevie Fehrs
  • N/A
  • 3/27/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/29/2018 4:00:00 PM
  • 24
  • 550.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • This course from RoadEng, (Softree), instructs on the use of their software. It has functions for data collection, terrain modelling, contouring, site design, earthwork quantities, culverts, and road and corridor design with objects such as surfaces, cross sections, alignments, drainage structures, and templates. RoadEng focuses on engineering, not CAD. It can be used for Rural Road & Highway Design, Rail & Pipeline Corridor Projects, Forest & Resource Road Design, Mine Access Road & Quarry Design, Stream Reconstruction, and other uses.

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  • Giving & Receiving Constructive Feedback
  • Jeffrey Edmunds
  • 3/29/2018 11:00:00 AM
  • 3/29/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • 1
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 225
  • Effective feedback is critical. It impacts not just operations, but almost every portion of both the organization and the individual. This course provides attendees knowledge and specific skills on how to both give and receive feedback effectively.

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  • Conflict De-escalation and Effective Communication for Government Professionals
  • Jeffrey Edmunds
  • 3/26/2018 2:30:00 PM
  • 3/26/2018 4:00:00 PM
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 205
  • This Course provides general and specific tools and information to aid individuals with the knowledge to be able to de-escalate conflict and maximize effective communication with both internal and external stakeholders.

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  • Cancelled: Mediation – From Process to Practice
  • Jeffrey Edmunds
  • 3/28/2018 7:30:00 AM
  • 3/28/2018 5:30:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • This course provides attendees with an understanding of the relevant laws, policies, and process regarding workplace mediation, as well as actual practice mediating various role-play scenarios. This course provides the 8 hours required for mediator continuing education, but does not provide attendees with the full multi-day training required to become a certified mediator.

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  • FS Conflict Management and Prevention Program 101
  • Jeffrey Edmunds
  • 3/29/2018 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/29/2018 2:30:00 PM
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 225
  • An interactive overview of the Conflict Management and Prevention Center and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Understand the key concepts of conflict management and prevention, including the fundamentals of conflict, communication techniques, the common types of conflict we see in the Forest Service, and the techniques we use in resolution efforts.

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  • Cancelled: Working with You is Killing Me!
  • Jeffrey Edmunds
  • 3/29/2018 3:00:00 PM
  • 3/29/2018 4:30:00 PM
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 225
  • This workshop will help you: Recognize the symptoms of a negative workplace relationship, recognize the role each of us play in these situations, learn how to set boundaries and control your reactions to co-workers who cross those boundaries and learn how to "unhook" yourself from difficult interpersonal situations at work.

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  • Comprehensive Well-being and Resilience Train-the-Trainer
  • Dave Goodin
  • 3/20/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/22/2018 4:30:00 PM
  • 24
  • 0.00
  • TODD / 210
  • The Comprehensive Wellbeing and Resilience (CWB&R) Train-the-Trainer Program is specifically designed to help support employees and leaders in a natural resources context: CWB&R focuses on your whole self: physical, mental, emotional, and purpose. It guides you in determining your personal mission and story based on what is most important in your life. CWB&R equips you with tools and knowledge that empower you to weave strategic movement and healthy nutrition into your life—at work and at home. Energy management is addressed and WHY “energy zappers” can impair your health and add to stress. CWB&R gives you a “resilience roadmap’” to help guide you on your journey to optimal health and wellbeing. By taking the train-the-trainer you will be able to support your unit in delivering the Comprehensive Well-being and Resilience message as a local resource/coach. You will learn principles from world-renowned health, fitness, and wellness programs to create a Forest Service offering customized to your unit. The tools and resources you learn about will help support a safe, healthy, and resilient workforce.

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  • Cancelled- Harvesting a Collective Intelligence
  • Stevie Fehrs
  • 3/27/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/27/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 160.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • The best employees are those who feel that they have a voice and ownership in their organization. So, join us and lend your voice to create a positive culture at the USFS. Together we will change the generic employee lament, “Management never listens to us,” to, “I am invested in this organization.” Within the experience and talents of any employee group a vast body of knowledge sits idle. Harvesting a Collective Intelligence brings that knowledge to life. You’ll enjoy the process as we seek your best solution-centric thinking. Starting with the entire group, we quickly break into smaller imagineering groups of five or six. We allow one hour for intra-group dialogue and discovery, and then we reconvene as the whole to share our thoughts. Each small group selects one member to present a synopsis of their work to the larger group.

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  • Cancelled- Stress: the Cocaine of Modern America
  • Stevie Fehrs
  • 3/26/2018 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/26/2018 5:00:00 PM
  • 160.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • The stress of tax time raises accountants’ blood pressure and cholesterol to dangerously high levels. Stress related accidents cost employers $1,200 per year per employee. Twenty five percent of all wildland firefighter deaths result from heart attacks, with stress as a major contributor. Stress kills, and it kills by the same biochemical mechanism as does cocaine. If we know this, then why are we blindly subject to the insidious effects of this stealthy killer on a day to day and hour to hour basis? Yes, stress lurks as an omnipresent danger, yet we seem to ignore the lethal risks of stress because it has become integral in our modern day existence. Like a hungry tiger, it’s a vicious killer. So, join Dr. Mees and ferret out some life saving information about this wily adversary. As he emphasizes prevention, you’ll learn how to live a life that doesn’t need a stress management program. Rooted in reality, realizing that you don’t yet have preventive disciplines available, he shares the principles of stress management. In closing, he gives you a long list of time-honored, functional stress management techniques for your choice

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  • Cancelled- Creating a Values-Based Culture (VBC)
  • Stevie Fehrs
  • 3/26/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/26/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • 160.00
  • TBD / TBD
  • Individually and collectively we face the most difficult social and economic challenges since the Great Depression. From individual depression, to plummeting morale, to toxic workplaces, to actual workplace violence, the symptoms loom legion. Many people share concern about how to mitigate these challenges, but few have taken action. At Kennis Consulting, we have developed an exciting initiative specifically addressing these issues. Steeped in psychological science, the initiative (VBC) embraces a number of behavioral tenets, that when woven together produce an amazing, positive, sustainable, solution-centric culture. Employees like the process and own the product. Values defuse conflict, simplify complex issues, and take us to a higher level of dialogue and existence. Values catalyze good decisions, provide comfort and hope, and re-engage people who have “checked out.” They support resiliency, adaptability, and increased safety. There is no down-side to values.

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  • Powerpoint: Extreme Presentation Tips & Tricks
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Participants should be proficient with the topics covered in Getting Up to Speed in PowerPoint.
  • 3/27/2018 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/27/2018 4:30:00 PM
  • 75.00