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Welcome to the Northern Region University Course Registration

NRU Dates: March 31 - April 4, 2014

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

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  • FS-R1-NRU-6320-301
  • Contracting Officer Representative Refresher Seminar
  • NPI Inc.
  • COTR Certification Course or Similar Course
  • 4/1/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/3/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 24
  • 411.00
  • GBB / 201
  • This three-day course is intended for experienced COTRs and other students who have previously completed a COTR Certification or comparable 40-hour training course. The course provides students with a review of COTR duties and responsibilities as well as a comprehensive examination of recent changes to regulations, legislation, and policy affecting contract administration. Students review studies, reports, and efforts affecting the role of a COTR. The course emphasizes enhancement of skills in contract preparation, formation, and administration through participation in exercises applying lessons learned in NPI, Inc.’s COTR Certification 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.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6320-300
  • Contracting Officer Representative Certification Course (Blue)
  • NPI Inc.
  • None
  • 3/24/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/28/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 40
  • 432.00
  • Missoula NG Armory / Blue Training Room
  • **This class will be held on March 24-28, the week prior to NRU.** (This class is held concurrently with the class entitled "Contracting Officer Representative Certification Course (Red)". The classes are identical. They have been named 'Red' and 'Blue' to make sure that students in each class find the appropriate classroom.) This five-day course provides the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) or Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) with complete and comprehensive coverage on contract formation and administration issues. The 40-hour format has been designed to teach the competencies identified in the Federal Acquisition Institute’s COR Workbook, and meets agency requirements for COR and COTR certification. The course highlights include development of requirements documents, standards of conduct, documentation needs, inspection procedures, changes, terminations, and disputes.

  • FS-R1-NRU-7140-150
  • Basic ArcPad Use for Field Data Collection
  • Chip Fisher
  • None
  • 4/2/2014 7:30:00 AM
  • 4/2/2014 5:30:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • AFD (NRCC) / Missouri Room
  • An introduction to ArcPad software for use on Trimble GPS units. This course will help users collect field data using ArcPad software. It will also how to create basic background maps for use on a Trimble GPS.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6700-105
  • ATV Train the Trainer
  • Bruce Butler
  • Licensed ATV operator. Must bring ATV and PPE.
  • 4/1/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/4/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 32
  • 835.00
  • Missoula Technology and Development Center / MTDC Training Rooms
  • This class is provided by ASI ATV trainer Program to be an ATV instructor. Must bring an ATV and PPE.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6700-104
  • ATV Training
  • ASI Inc
  • All Employees currently licensed as an ATV operator, and wishing to attain recertification. Must Bring your own ATV and PPE.
  • 4/4/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/4/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • MTDC / MTDC Training Room
  • This class will be taught by FS Employees attending the ATV Train the Trainer class. ASI ATV Personnel will be evaluating the newly minted instructors as they teach a free day of ATV recertification. Those acting as students as part of this one day class will receive valid ATV recertification training. Must bring ATV & PPE!

  • FS-R1-NRU-2520-200
  • Introduction to Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER)
  • Bruce Sims
  • none
  • 4/2/2014 7:30:00 AM
  • 4/2/2014 11:30:00 AM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / L14
  • Overview of the BAER program and team member participation.

  • FS-R1-NRU-2520-500
  • Team Leader, Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER)
  • Bruce Sims
  • None
  • 4/2/2014 1:30:00 PM
  • 4/2/2014 3:30:00 PM
  • 2
  • 0.00
  • GBB / L14
  • Overview of the BAER Team Leader responsibilities with discussion of common issues facing the leader and how to appropriately address them.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6700-179
  • Bear Safety for Home and Field
  • Marc Reeves
  • None
  • 4/2/2014 7:30:00 AM
  • 4/2/2014 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. When you have competed this course you will be certified bear spray instructors.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6700-211
  • Beyond Survivor
  • Alicia Tanrath
  • None
  • 4/3/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/3/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • Todd Building / CE 204
  • 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 for outdoor workshops/scenarios.

  • FS-NRU-1900-300
  • Choosing By Advantages:
  • Jim Suhr
  • None
  • 4/3/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/3/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 110.00
  • GBB / 382
  • A workshop of how to improve our decisionmaking through a process called Choosing By Advantages, or CBA. The CBA methods are being used by individuals, families, groups, business organizations, and government agencies. They are being used in the United States, as well as in other countries. The CBA system is the result of decades of research, with many participants from universities and other organizations and building on centuries of previous advancements in the art and science of decisionmaking. Much of the research was guided by the U.S. Forest Service. (For that reason, it has sometimes been called, “The Forest Service Method.”) The CBA principles and methods were originally developed for dealing with complex resource management decisions. But it soon became obvious that these same principles and methods apply for all types of decisions ranging from very simple decisions to very complex decisions. Compared with the common methods of decisionmaking in use today, the CBA methods have many advantages. Three of their advantages stand out: They are simpler and faster; and, they produce better decisions. On the other hand, here is the main advantage of the methods that are being replaced: They are more familiar. The course answers basic questions that everyone should be able to answer, such as the following: Q: Why would it be a mistake to base a decision on the advantages and disadvantages of the alternatives? Q: Pros and cons are not the same as advantages and disadvantages. How are they not the same? Q: Why would it be a mistake to base a decision on the pros and cons of the alternatives? Q: Why would it be a critical mistake to assign numerical weights, ratings, or scores to factors, criteria, attributes, objectives, goals, roles, and so forth? For more detailed info about CBA, search the Internet for “Choosing By Advantages.” (Be sure to include the quotation marks, so that you don’t get millions of results that are not relevant.) Also, visit the CBA website at www.decisioninnovations.com

  • FS-R1-NRU-5460-210
  • Cost Share 101
  • Mark Petersen
  • None
  • 3/31/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/31/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 222
  • Familiarize employees involved in the cost share road system management with the basic principles of the program; legal authorities; administrative processes; road maintenance responsibilities, easements and interpretation of easement clauses.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6180-115
  • CSRS Pre-Retirement Planning Seminar
  • Saundra Harman
  • None
  • 3/31/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/31/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 100.00
  • 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. Spouses welcome! Share your materials with them!

  • FS-R1-NRU-6180-114
  • FERS Late Career Pre Retirement
  • Saundra Harman
  • None
  • 4/1/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/2/2014 11:30:00 AM
  • 12
  • 150.00
  • 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 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. Spouses welcome! Share your materials with them!

  • FS-R1-NRU-6180-116
  • FERS Mid- Career Pre Retirement Planning
  • Saundra Harman
  • None
  • 4/2/2014 1:30:00 PM
  • 4/3/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 12
  • 150.00
  • 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!

  • FS-R1-NRU- 6180-150
  • Retirement System Benefits for Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters
  • Saundra Harman
  • Attendees must be Fire Fighter and/or Law Enforcement Permanent Employees
  • 4/4/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/4/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 150.00
  • GBB / 123
  • 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.

  • FS-R1-NRU-7140-301
  • Forest Geometronic Coordinators Meeting (Webinar)
  • Ray Backstrom
  • None
  • 4/1/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/1/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • Webinar / Webinar
  • Forest Geometronic coordinators meeting. This course is for discussion of issues related to forest Geometronic issues which include forest visitor map edits, primary base, regional aerial photography program, map sales fund, secondary base updates, DOQQs, DEMSs, etc. This class is a WEBINAR being held concurrently with the scheduled Geometronic Class at NRU.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6700-208
  • Medical Refresher-First Aid, CPR/AED, BBP
  • Alicia Tanrath
  • None
  • 3/31/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/31/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • Todd Building / CE 204
  • 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.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6700-208
  • Medical Refresher-First Aid, CPR/AED, BBP
  • Alicia Tanrath
  • None
  • 4/2/2014 7:30:00 AM
  • 4/2/2014 5:30:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • Todd Building / CE 204
  • 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.

  • FS-R1-NRU-7720-201
  • Offtracking and Curve Widening for Forest Access Roads
  • Carl Cain
  • None
  • 4/2/2014 3:30:00 PM
  • 4/2/2014 5:30:00 PM
  • 2
  • 0.00
  • Todd Building / CE 205
  • 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.

  • FS-R1-NRU-5460-310
  • The Glory of Cost Share
  • Mark Petersen
  • None
  • 4/1/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/1/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 222
  • Review of the concepts and information from Cost Share 101with 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. None, however Cost Share 101 is desirable. Introduce engineering concepts and procedures required to prepare a cost share supplement. Become familiar with the National Coop Road Maintenance Agreement including definitions of maintenance terms, accountability, roles and responsibilities.

  • FS-R1-NRU-5460-311
  • Road Use Permit Administration
  • Mark Petersen
  • None
  • 4/2/2014 7:30:00 AM
  • 4/2/2014 11:30:00 AM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / L13
  • 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-6300-300
  • New Purchase Cardholder Training
  • Christine Sopko
  • None
  • 4/1/2014 9:00:00 AM
  • 4/1/2014 12:00:00 PM
  • 3
  • 0.00
  • Todd Building / CE 205
  • Required “live” training for employees who have been designated by their supervisor as needing a government purchase card. Offered as a Live Meeting concurrently.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6300-300
  • New Purchase Cardholder Training (Webinar)
  • Christine Sopko
  • None
  • 4/1/2014 9:00:00 AM
  • 4/1/2014 12:00:00 PM
  • 3
  • 0.00
  • Webinar / Webinar
  • Required “live” training for employees who have been designated by their supervisor as needing a government purchase card. Offered as a Live Meeting concurrently.

  • FS-R1-NRU-7720-200
  • Road Location for Forest Access Roads
  • Carl Cain
  • None
  • 4/2/2014 7:30:00 AM
  • 4/2/2014 3:30:00 PM
  • 6
  • 0.00
  • Todd Building / CE 205
  • 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.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6140-181
  • The Northern Region Positive Work Environment Principle
  • Skip Hegman
  • None
  • 4/2/2014 1:30:00 PM
  • 4/2/2014 5:30:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 226
  • For nearly 10 years the Northern Region has embraced a unique concept known as the Positive Work Environment Principle (PWEP).. This four hour inter-active provides insight on using built in feedback loops and conflict resolution processes to proactively participate in ensuring their work environment is happy, healthy, and productive.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6700-106
  • UTV Training
  • Monte Monroe
  • All employees. Must bring your own UTV and PPE.
  • 3/31/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/31/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • MTDC / MTDC Training Room
  • This class is for those seeking to certify or recertify as a UTV operator. Come see what policy changes may impact UTV operation, and operate your UTV in the field portion. This class will be taught by an agency employee certified by ASI. Students will receive valid FS certification training. Must bring UTV and PPE!

  • FS-R1-NRU-6700-210
  • Chainsaw maintenance and Trouble shooting
  • Todd Wilson
  • Must have sawyer card any level. Must bring a chainsaw. Exceptions can be made by contacting the instructor.
  • 4/3/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/3/2014 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • Northern Rockies Fire Cache / Pump Shop
  • Parts of the Chainsaw, Sharping the chain –field and bench Bar maintenance, Carburetor adjustments, Muffler and spark arrester Cleaning the saw, Trouble shooting. Must bring a chainsaw. Exceptions can be made by contacting the instructor.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6700-179
  • Bear Safety for Home and Field
  • Marc Reeves
  • None
  • 3/31/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/31/2014 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. When you have competed this course you will be certified bear spray instructors.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6700-002
  • Defensive Driving
  • Gerry Maney
  • None
  • 3/31/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/31/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / L14
  • Defensive driving course with an emphasis on driving qualifications and competencies.

  • FS-R1-NRU-7720/6520-200
  • Interagency Response: ERFO Training by FHWA
  • David Hilgendorf
  • None
  • 4/3/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/4/2014 12:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • Todd Building / CE 205
  • ERFO (Emergency Repairs Federally Owned) provides funds to repair damage of our transportation facilities caused by various disasters. This will cover the ERFO program and process for applicants. It is administered by the Federal Highway Administration. It will also present the effects and changes of the ERFO program caused by the new Federal Highway bill, MAP21.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6140-181
  • The Northern Region Positive Work Environment Principle
  • Skip Hegman
  • None
  • 4/3/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/3/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 226
  • For nearly 10 years the Northern Region has embraced a unique concept known as the Positive Work Environment Principle (PWEP).. This four hour inter-active provides insight on using built in feedback loops and conflict resolution processes to proactively participate in ensuring their work environment is happy, healthy, and productive.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6610-206
  • Excel: Data Analysis Features & Tools
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • This course isn’t for the faint hearted. Persons enrolling should already be savvy at Excel users who are comfortable moving at a fast pace.
  • 3/31/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/31/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 40.00
  • GBB / 213
  • Investigate a collection of specialized features specifically designed to capture and analyze data. See how simple it can be to flag, consolidate, capture, summarize, and scrutinize large (and small) collections of data. Data Analysis Features is a must for anyone who needs to assimilate and manipulate large collections of data to interpret and better understand its’ story.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6610-100
  • Excel: Handy Features, Tips and Tricks
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Although no prerequisites are required, those who have used Excel for even a couple of years are sure to learn new beneficial timesaving tips and tricks.
  • 3/31/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/31/2014 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 40.00
  • GBB / 213
  • Extend your capabilities by learning how to use a collection of features that go well beyond the basics. Examine specialized features relating to managing large data files, 3-dimensional operations, using broader ranges of functions, charting, managing lists, and administering workbook files.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6610-207
  • Excel: Power User Formulas & Features
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • This course covers some of Excel’s most complex topics, in an abbreviated time frame. Individuals enrolling should possess strong Excel skills and be comfortable moving at a fast pace.
  • 4/1/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/1/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 40.00
  • GBB / 213
  • Examine and learn how to use some of Excel’s coolest and most sophisticated components. Explore how to automate tasks using the top Logical and Lookup functions. Investigate how to create dynamic named ranges, mixed absolute cell references, and how to automate tasks using macro technologies.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6610-103
  • Outlook- Getting Up to Speed
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Individuals enrolling in this course do not need to have prior experience using Outlook.
  • 4/1/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/1/2014 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 40.00
  • Watercolor / Watercolor Training Room
  • Boost efficiency by learning to work in Outlook using best practice procedures. Find out how to use various elements of this program to efficiently manage email, schedule your calendar, track tasks and organize contacts.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6610-204
  • Outlook: Handy Features Tips and Tricks
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • None
  • 4/4/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/4/2014 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 40.00
  • Watercolor / Watercolor Training Room
  • Explore a collection of important tips and tricks used by the pros, to go well beyond the basics. Examine how to customize your email and deploy automated tools like Quick Steps, Quick Parts, Signatures, and Automatic Replies. The list goes on and on.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6610-200
  • PowerPoint- Handy Features Tips and Tricks
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Participants should have beginner knowledge of PowerPoint
  • 4/2/2014 7:30:00 AM
  • 4/2/2014 11:30:00 AM
  • 4
  • 40.00
  • GBB / 213
  • Examine and learn how to use a collection of features and tools that go way beyond the basics to design and create more intricate presentations. Topics include constructing custom themes & templates, incorporating graphics, animation, sound, video, narrations, action buttons and all the whistles and bells.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6610-202
  • Word- Handy Tips and Tricks
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • Individuals enrolling in this course will get the greatest benefit if they use Word routinely and are already familiar with fundamental Word processing concepts.
  • 4/2/2014 1:30:00 PM
  • 4/2/2014 5:30:00 PM
  • 4
  • 40.00
  • GBB / 213
  • Extend your capabilities by learning a collection of core features needed to automate every-day assignments and save time. Topics include tables, mail merge, templates, styles and building blocks. Guaranteed to elevate the entire office’s productivity.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6610-203
  • Acrobat: Getting up to Speed
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • None
  • 4/3/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/3/2014 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 40.00
  • Watercolor Computer Training room / Watercolor Computer Training room
  • Learn how to make your data files more portable using Acrobat Pro. Examine how Acrobat Pro differs from Acrobat Reader. Investigate how to create PDFs using three different methods and the pros and cons associated with each approach. Then how to make your PDF’s interactive and dynamic.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6610-205
  • Access: Designing Complex Database Objects
  • WaterColor Computer Training Certified Instructor
  • None
  • 4/4/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/4/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 40.00
  • GBB / 213
  • Explore a collection of high profile tips and tricks used by the pros to develop more sophisticated, efficient and powerful tables, forms, queries and reports.

  • FS-R1-NRU-7140-301
  • Forest Geometronic Coordinators Meeting
  • Ray Backstrom
  • None
  • 4/1/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • 4/1/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 382
  • Forest Geometronic coordinators meeting. This course is for discussion of issues related to forest Geometronic issues which include forest visitor map edits, primary base, regional aerial photography program, map sales fund, secondary base updates, DOQQs, DEMSs, etc. This class will also be offered as a Webinar for those who can't phsyically make it to Missoula. Please sign up for the webinar course if that better suits you.

  • FS-R1-NRU-2700 –250
  • Special Uses Round-Up
  • Brandon Smith
  • None
  • 4/3/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/3/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • GBB / L14
  • Overview and refresher for a variety of lands and recreation special-use topics, which may include: authorities, response to proposals, processing applications (cost recovery), authorization types & forms; fee determination; administration to standards & inspections; linear rights-of-way (roads, ditches, pipelines, electric lines); communication sites; energy developments (hydro, wind, solar); commercial filming & still photography; recreation residences (fees, etc.); outfitters & guides; recreation events; campground concessionaires; and Special Uses data System (SUDS). Other topics may be added/adjusted as a result of student input.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6140-515
  • Understanding Yourself and Working with Others
  • Steve McMullin
  • None
  • 3/31/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/31/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 150.00
  • Todd Building / CE 203
  • Improving interpersonal communication and understanding of personal leadership style through exploration of Myers-Briggs psychological type. Many exercises designed to illustrate psychological type and discussion to apply knowledge to self-improvement.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6140-530
  • Advanced Leadership & Communications for Natural Resource Professionals
  • Steve McMullin
  • Prior training in Myers-Briggs psychological type
  • 4/1/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/4/2014 12:00:00 PM
  • 28
  • 1095.00
  • Todd Building / CE 203
  • In-depth exploration of and feedback on personal leadership styles using The Leadership Practices Inventory 360-degree evaluation tool and the Myers-Briggs Step II instrument.

  • FS-R1-NRU-1950-300
  • Advanced NEPA Effects Analysis
  • TBA Qualified Instructor(s)
  • None
  • 4/1/2014 9:00:00 AM
  • 4/3/2014 12:00:00 PM
  • 19
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 205
  • 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.

  • FS-R1-NRU-5100-102
  • Annual Fire Safety Refresher (RT-130)
  • Patricia O'Brien
  • None. Bring a hard hat, gloves, boots and line gear if available.
  • 4/3/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/3/2014 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.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6520-100
  • Personal Finance (Covers TSP Investing)
  • TBA Qualified Instructor(s)
  • None
  • 4/2/2014 7:30:00 AM
  • 4/2/2014 11:30:00 AM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / L09
  • 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.

  • FS-R1-NRU-1760-112
  • Government Applicant Training for USA Jobs
  • Nancy Kollin
  • None
  • 4/2/2014 1:30:00 PM
  • 4/2/2014 5:30:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 202
  • This course will provide training on how to search for job announcements in USAJOBS, how to recreate a resume, and how to use that resume to apply for a job online.

  • FS-R1-NRU-1690-200
  • Writing for Federal Employees
  • TBA Qualified Instructor(s)
  • None
  • 4/4/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/4/2014 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 0.00
  • GBB / 201
  • Nearly everyone within the Forest Service writes as part of their daily job. The clarity of your messages is important and can save countless hours of explanation and correspondence. Brush up on your skills! This course will focus on general, non-technical writing skills as they pertain to our Agency needs. The class will cover the following: Internal writing: Writing effective emails; Awards/nominations; Briefing papers External writing: Writing for PowerPoint (developing a presentation); Formal, correspondence/business writing; Grant writing, proposals

  • FS-NRU-R1-5500-161
  • ALP: Accessing and Using Digital Land Status Data
  • Will Pedde
  • None
  • 4/2/2014 1:30:00 PM
  • 4/2/2014 4:30:00 PM
  • 3
  • 0.00
  • R-1 Regional Office / G35
  • Find out how to access current ALP land status data in a number of extents and formats, and learn the introductory aspects of using these data to answer Land Status questions and perform analysis.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6700-550
  • Firearms Training and Re-Cert for Non-LEO
  • TBA Qualified Instructor(s)
  • Must be approved to carry a firearm by Forest Supervisor. Students need to bring their own firearm and ammo.
  • 4/3/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/3/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 5.00
  • GBB / 202
  • This one day course is restricted to agency personnel only, and will focus on safe handling, storage and use of hand guns, long guns and shotguns. Topics will include basic firearms safety, selecting an appropriate firearm, firearms practices, packing, shooting skills and policy. The course will include both classroom and shooting range. All firearms and ammunition should be brought to the shooting range portion only. This is for cone shooters, animal packers and animal control. Students will need to bring their own appropriate/issued firearm and 50 rounds of ammo. Fire arm and ammunition should be brought in a protective safety case.

  • FS-R1-NRU-1690-300
  • Writing Science in Plain English
  • Anne Greene
  • None
  • 4/2/2014 9:00:00 AM
  • 4/2/2014 11:30:00 AM
  • 2
  • 50.00
  • GBB / 226
  • In this short, focused course you will learn how to improve your scientific writing. You will learn a series of practical, hands-on principles to make your writing more lucid, direct, and easily understandable. These principles will apply to everything you write, whether you are a soil scientist or a recreation planner. The instructor, Anne E. Greene, a biologists and author of Writing Science in Plain English (University of Chicago Press, 2013), has taught scientific writing at the University of Montana for 10 years. She will cover some basic English grammar, describe the principles by using examples of good and bad scientific writing, and help you practice your new skills with exercises. She will also comment on your individual writing sample and give you one-on-one feedback. A copy of Writing Science in Plain English will be provided as part of the course.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6170-336
  • Effective Communication: Preventing and Resolving Conflict Through Better Communication Skills
  • Alain Burrese
  • None
  • 4/2/2014 7:30:00 AM
  • 4/2/2014 11:30:00 AM
  • 4
  • 180.00
  • GBB / 222
  • Effective leaders have the courage and skills to manage conflict and deal with difficult people at the initial stages of trouble. Effective communication will prevent and resolve conflicts, miscommunications, and misunderstandings. Skills such as tongue fu and verbal judo, along with listening to understand and communicating to be understood, will be taught and practiced, allowing participants to not only face conflict, but to resolve it efficiently and effectively, thus enabling workplaces and organizations to be more productive. The skills learned and practiced in this workshop will enable participants to effectively prevent and resolve conflict and be better leaders on the job, at home, and in their communities.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6170-337
  • The Workplace Bully
  • Alain Burrese
  • None
  • 3/31/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/31/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 180.00
  • GBB / 202
  • Workplace bullying can take many forms, including shouting at someone, name-calling, belittling and making someone feel unimportant, being treated with disrespect, excessive monitoring, constant nitpicking/criticizing/flying off the handle especially over trivial or minor matters or mistakes, making someone feel bad and ashamed, deliberately overloading someone with work, undermining someone such as setting them up to fail, purposefully withholding information which is needed for the person to do their job efficiently, and excluding someone from normal workplace/staffroom conversations and making someone feel unwelcome. There are strategies you can learn to identify allies, build your confidence, and stand up to your tormentor – or decide when to walk away with your sanity and dignity intact.

  • FS-R1-NRU- 6140-508
  • Smart Talk: Credibility, Power and Communication
  • Audrey Nelson
  • None
  • 3/31/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • 3/31/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 180.00
  • GBB / 226
  • Credibility is like beauty. It is in the eyes of the beholder. Bob can’t walk into a room and say, “Hi, I am Bob and I have credibility.” People must PERCEIVE you as credible. It is an attributional variable! For almost anyone in any profession how people perceive you, especially perceptions of credibility, is crucial to making a deal, retaining a client and selling people your ideas or products. This presentation focuses on how you can enhance your credibility through what you say and how you say it! •Why Didn’t We Listen to Aristotle? The 3 Characteristics of Credibility •How to Minimize the Credibility Gap! •The Gender Quotient •Top Five Mistakes that pull the rug out from under our credibility •Why Don’t They Believe Me? •The Double Whammy: What Happens When Our Talk Doesn’t Match Our Nonverbals •Dumbing Yourself Down: It's What Words You Use •Persuading Others to See It Our Way

  • FS-R1-NRU- 6140-509
  • GO FISH: Power, Purpose and Responsibility
  • Audrey Nelson
  • None
  • 4/1/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/1/2014 12:00:00 PM
  • 4
  • 180.00
  • GBB / 226
  • Play, Make Their Day, Be There and Choose Your Attitude! • Learn ways to create an environment in which employees and customers can have fun together. • Explore the benefits of a creative, playful work setting? • Identify ways to make a difference with “making someone’s day.” • Understand the importance of being present at work. • Learn how attitude impacts your work life. • PLAY Play makes your job fun! Play energizes the creativity and problem solving abilities within you! Play pleases customers and team members! Play makes boring tasks easier to do! Play makes time pass quickly! • Make Their Day What has someone done to make your day? How might you make your customer’s day? How might you make your boss’s day? • Be There Be present. Don’t be distracted. • Choose Your Attitude

  • FS-R1-NRU-6170-270
  • Well Being: The Art of Work/Life Balance
  • TBA Qualified Instructor(s)
  • None
  • 4/3/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/3/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • Todd Building / CE 202
  • This class is provided by the Keynote speakers Bequi Livingston and Michelle Reugebrink. The class will cover a variety of different tools for balancing life’s many obligations, creating healthy compromises and eluding energy traps.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6320-300
  • Contracting Officer Representative Certification Course (Red)
  • NPI Inc.
  • None
  • 3/24/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 3/28/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 40
  • 432.00
  • Missoula NG Armory / Red Training Room
  • **This class will be held on March 24-28, the week prior to NRU.** (This class is held concurrently with the class entitled "Contracting Officer Representative Certification Course (Blue)". The classes are identical. They have been named 'Red' and 'Blue' to make sure that students in each class find the appropriate classroom.) This five-day course provides the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) or Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) with complete and comprehensive coverage on contract formation and administration issues. The 40-hour format has been designed to teach the competencies identified in the Federal Acquisition Institute’s COR Workbook, and meets agency requirements for COR and COTR certification. The course highlights include development of requirements documents, standards of conduct, documentation needs, inspection procedures, changes, terminations, and disputes.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6700-152
  • Pilates with Anna
  • Anna Anderson
  • None. You may bring your own mat.
  • 4/3/2014 5:15:00 PM
  • 4/3/2014 6:00:00 PM
  • 1
  • 0.00
  • GBB / Atrium
  • 45-60 minute mat class of Classical Pilates. Multi level, beginners welcome. Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body. Pilates yields numerous benefits. Increased lung capacity and circulation through deep, healthy breathing is a primary focus. Strength and flexibility, particularly of the abdomen and back muscles, coordination - both muscular and mental, are key components in an effective Pilates program. Posture, balance, and core strength are all heartily increased. Bone density and joint health improve, and many experience positive body awareness for the first time. I am a certified Peak Pilates instructor.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6700-152
  • Pilates with Anna
  • Anna Anderson
  • None. You may bring your own mat.
  • 4/4/2014 7:00:00 AM
  • 4/4/2014 7:45:00 AM
  • 1
  • 0.00
  • GBB / Atrium
  • 45-60 minute mat class of Classical Pilates. Multi level, beginners welcome. Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body. Pilates yields numerous benefits. Increased lung capacity and circulation through deep, healthy breathing is a primary focus. Strength and flexibility, particularly of the abdomen and back muscles, coordination - both muscular and mental, are key components in an effective Pilates program. Posture, balance, and core strength are all heartily increased. Bone density and joint health improve, and many experience positive body awareness for the first time. I am a certified Peak Pilates instructor.

  • FS-R1-NRU-6700-208
  • Medical Refresher-First Aid, CPR/AED, BBP
  • Alicia Tanrath
  • None
  • 4/4/2014 8:00:00 AM
  • 4/4/2014 5:00:00 PM
  • 8
  • 0.00
  • Todd Building / CE 204
  • 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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