Human Capital

National Training Center

The USGS National Training Center (NTC) is a full-service technology-enabled training facility located in the Denver Federal Center with classrooms designed to accommodate events for up to 40 participants.

Our classrooms and break out areas are equipped with integrated audio/visual systems and wireless Internet. Whether you need a traditional or virtual classroom, with or without computers, the NTC Team is ready to support your needs. 

About NTC

UPDATE  ⇒  Based on the known and unknown variables of the pandemic, the Office of Employee Development is suspending in-person, classroom based training through the end of Fiscal Year 2020. We are currently developing distance learning opportunities for all types of USGS classes that are engaging, interactive and leverage current instructional technology. Stay tuned for additional details. Keeping our participants safe and learning is our priority. If you have specific questions, please contact Alan Ward ( 303-445-4669). 


To address recommendations from the achieving cost efficiencies for science (ACES) team report, DOI University is cost sharing rent for the NTC event rooms. To ensure you get your desired dates, we recommend making reservations 3-6 months in advance. Contact Nancy Gregory, or 303-445-4668.


Rooms Available at the National Training Center

View the gallery below to see all the rooms available to use at the National Training Center. PDF version


INSTRUCTORS: We need your help!

We have heard from our students that time constraints and travel are challenges to access needed training, leaving many under-trained. NTC staff can assist instructors with a Virtual Classroom.


  • Attending remotely eliminates travel cost of up to $2,000 per week-long class.
  • Reduce the carbon footprint of your course
  • Extend the reach of your training to those unable to travel.

These documents can give some insight as to what to expect and some helpful techniques:

Contact Nancy at or 303-445-4668


Deployable Laptops

Let us ship the classroom to you. Need computers for training conducted at your location? Consider deployable laptops. It's simple, just open the box!


  • Saves you and your staff time rounding up local office computers
  • NTC Team provides consulting and real-time support
  • All platforms are identical, so software runs the same
  • High memory capacity supports most applications
  • Each laptop is pre-loaded with any software you provide

Contact Ralph Roland at or 303-445-4678


Event Planning Services

Nancy Gregory provides event planning and execution services which can be tailored to meet your needs including:

  • Event management
  • Roster management
  • Training announcements
  • Lodging coordination
  • Class evaluations
  • Electronic notebooks
  • Onsite support
  • Tuition: Calculating costs, setting and collecting tuition 
  • And many more services

Contact Nancy at or 303-445-4668


Patricia M Gonwa

Supervisory, IT Specialist
Office of Employee Development
Phone: 303-445-4680

Ralph Roland

IT Specialist
Office of Employee Development
Phone: 303-445-4678

Nancy Gregory

Training Officer
Office of Employee Development
Phone: 303-445-4668