Human Capital

Virtual and Online Learning Opportunities

Virtual Classes

Featured Courses

Course Name Course Number Location Approval Notes
Principled Centered Leadership USGS-L-20-96 DOI Talent Target Audience: Anyone wanting to know more about the USGS Guiding Principles. Summary and Objectives: By the end of this course, the learner will be able to:
- Define each of the USGS Guiding Principles, and
- Determine the reason why effective leaders should embrace these principles.
Succession Planning USGS-M-20-82 DOI Talent Target Audience: Supervisors, managers, and human resource professionals interested in exploring how to lead a systematic approach to succession planning in their organization. This webinar series was developed for USGS, and is applicable beyond USGS. Summary and Objectives: This six-part webinar series will introduce supervisors, managers, and human resource professionals to the succession planning methodology, tools and resources. It is based on the OPM succession planning process that was tested and implemented at USGS.

 

Safety Courses

Course Name Date Tuition Location
Life Safety & Fire Protection Fundamentals Self Paced None DOI Talent
10-Hour OSHA General Industry Self Paced None DOI Talent
Hot Works Safety Certificate Self Paced None DOI Talent
OSHA 7205 Heath Hazard Awareness March 25 2021 None DOI Talent
OSHA 521 Guide to Industrial Hygiene April 6-9, 2021 None DOI Talent
OSHA 3115 Fall Protection May 11-13, 2021 None DOI Talent

 

e-Learning Courses

Course Name Course Number Location Approval Notes
Basic Pumping-Test Analyses USGS-GW-20-102 DOI Talent No approval needed  
Basis+ for Project Chiefs (OLT) USGS-A-18-66 DOI Talent    
Bear Spray—Defense Against Dangerous Animals USGS-SAF-S1581 DOI Talent Supervisory approval required  
Data Collection at USGS Streamgages Based on WRIR 00-4120 DOI Talent Open to all DOI Employees  
HydroTube
Short, On-Demand Hydrologic Software Instructional Videos
These are short, on-demand instructional videos for SWAMISurface-Water Rating CurvesADCP MidsectionGroundwater Technical ProceduresIndirect Measurement Field Techniques, and Precipitation Runoff Modeling System (PRMS). More videos to come in the future.
Index Velocity Methods This course is served off the Water Mission Area’s Hydroacoustics Server at URL: https://hydroacoustics.usgs.gov/training/SW1319TEL.shtml
Introduction to Streamgaging USGS-OED-SW1749 DOI Talent Supervisory approval required » Tuition: $1,350
» This is a blended learning course. Two on-line course prerequisites to the classroom portion of the course include: "Surface-Water Procedures and Policies" and "Procedures for Running Levels at Gaging Stations."
Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC) Blended Learning Course consists of the TEL Module Prerequisite, followed by the Hands-On Practicals Module USGS-S-18-011-MOCC DOI Talent   » This Prerequisite course has 4 online modules with 4 lessons each and is packaged as a “bundle” in DOI Talent.
» This course is a blended learning course. It consists of on-line, prerequisite modules, followed by an instructor-led, 24-hour, practicals course.
» This is a fairly complex course as it has several videos, and takes approximately 6-8 hours to complete.
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Overview NEPA1787-OLT DOI Talent    
Practical Guide to Pacific Northwest Earthquakes USGS-OED-ID1741 DOI Talent Supervisory approval is not needed  
Precipitation Runoff Modeling System (PRMS) Software Videos        
Prerequisite Material for the SW1321 "Streamflow Measurements Using ADCPs" Training Course SW1321 Prerequisite-UDT DOI Talent Supervisory approval required  
Procedures for Running Levels at Gaging Stations USGS-OED-SW1683 DOI Talent Supervisory approval required  
Radiation Safety SAF1685 DOI Talent    
Refresher for Defense Against Wild Animals USGS-OED-SAF-S2680 DOI Talent Supervisory approval required  
Sampling-Based Estimation of Area and Map Accuracy USGS-C-20-105 DOI Talent Open to all DOI employees  
Scientific Integrity DOIU-3003-OLT-DOI DOI Talent Supervisory approval required  
Seven USGS Fundamental Science Practices Various course numbers DOI Talent Open to all DOI Employees Under the Find Learning tab, search for course “USGS Fundamental” to see all seven courses.
Surface-Water Procedures and Policies SW1660 DOI Talent    
USGS Annual Ethics Training USGS-A-16-171   Mandatory for all USGS employees  
USGS AQUARIUS for all Users USGS-OED-C1871 DOI Talent   The modules are a prerequisite to the Instructor Led Class for Guidelines for the Operation and Computation of Records of Continuous Water-Quality Monitors (Course Code: USGS-OED-QW2298)
USGS AQUARIUS for Local Data Managers USGS-OED-C1872 DOI Talent Open to USGS employees only The AQUARIUS for All Users (C1871) is a prerequisite to the AQUARIUS for LDMs course
USGS Bench Mark Installation USGS-19-51 DOI Talent Open to all DOI Employees  
USGS Empowering Authors (UDT) USGS-M-17-008 DOI Talent Open to all DOI Employees Under Find Learning search for “Writing Refresher” (without the quotes) and you will see all four courses.
USGS Firearms Safety—Specimen Collection (OLT) USGS-S-17-094-0LT DOI Talent    
USGS Indirect Measurement Field Techniques   DOI Talent Open to all DOI Employees  
USGS Mentoring as a Leadership Tool USGS-L-21-122  DOI Talent No approval needed  
USGS Mentoring National Rollout Partner Training L1516 DOI Talent Supervisory approval required Must have already applied to be a mentor or protégé for the Mentoring Program. Kim Miller (kfmiller@usgs.gov) is the USGS Mentoring Program Project Chief. Contact Kim if you are interested in the Program
USGS National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and Section 106 USGS-NHPA DOI Talent No approval needed  
USGS Optical River Bathymetry Toolkit (ORByT) USGS-C-20-91 DOI Talent Open to all USGS employees  
USGS R Packages USGS-C-17-165-UDT DOI Talent    
USGS Security Awareness USGS-S-17-146 DOI Talent Open to all DOI Employees  
USGS Sustainability and Environmental System Awareness Training USGS-OED-EMSTraining-OLT DOI Talent    
USGS Water-Use Modules USGS Water Use—Public Supply (USGS-H-17-094-OLT)

USGS Water Use—Water-Use Concepts (USGS-H-17-126-OLT)

USGS Water Use—Intro to the 5-Year Water-Use Compilation (USGS-H-17-127-OLT)

USGS Water Use—Irrigation (USGS-H-17-128-OLT)

USGS Water Use—Thermoelectric Power Generation (USGS-H-17-129-OLT)

DOI Talent   Under the Find Learning tab, search for the term, “Water Use” (without the quotes)
USGS The Learning Leader Program » The USGS Learning Leader is based on the USGS Leadership Development Competency Model and the OPM Leadership Competency Model. OED has selected 19 competencies that best align with the needs of emerging leaders as identified through the USGS Training Needs Assessment. The USGS Learning Leader training features content related to each of the 19 competencies.
» The USGS Learning Leader student chooses 10 competencies as the focus of their training.  Activities in the Leadership Connection including reading assignments, reflection papers, and quizzes provide the student the skills, knowledge, and abilities to become a better leader. Once the assignments are completed, the student writes a 10-page Capstone Paper. The paper reflects the most fundamental and powerful concepts impacting the student’s personal leadership philosophy.
» Register for the Program in DOI Talent, or contact Nancy Gregory (ngregory@usgs.gov) or GS_OED-TEL@usgs.gov and we will register you for the Program.
Using ADCPs in Moving Bed Conditions SW3507 DOI Talent    
Using the National Map Products and Services   DOI Talent    
Water-Quality Principles QW1022 DOI Talent Supervisory approval required » Tuition: $400.00
» This course does have open and close dates. For more information on Course dates, call Lisa Olsen at (703) 648-5809
Workforce Planning for Supervisors and Managers USGS-OED-HR1742 DOI Talent Supervisory approval is not needed  

 

    New Instructional Products

    As a result of our recent successful “Request for Distance Learning Proposals,” eight new instructional products will be developed in FY 20:

    • Steve Wilson, Rae Ann Orkild-Norton, Mike Chornack, and Jacob Massey (Crustal Geology) will be developing videos on “Using Portable Spectrometers.”
    • Bryce McClenney (Water) will be developing micro lessons with videos on “Storm-Tide Monitoring.”
    • Andrew Massey, Rena Kalmon, and Nicholas Taylor (Water) will be developing videos for the “Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).”
    • Doug Chambers and Doug Moyer (Water) will be developing videos on “Stream Sampling Using the Equal-Width Increment (EWI) Technique.”
    • Lawrence Feinson and Heather Heckathorn (Water) will be developing videos for “Discrete Water-Quality Data Review Workflow.”
    • Michele Wolf, Teresa Kirschling, James Mosley, and Delia Ivanoff (Energy and Minerals) will be developing micro lessons on “Energy and Minerals Mission Area (EMMA) Quality-Management Training for USGS Scientists.”

     

    Contacts

    USGS Distance Learning Program Team
    Email: GS_OED-TEL@usgs.gov

    Stacey Clarke
    Training Specialist
    Office of Employee Development
    Email: sdclarke@usgs.gov
    Phone: 303-445-4674

    Nancy Gregory
    Training Officer
    Office of Employee Development
    Email: ngregory@usgs.gov
    Phone: 303-445-4668

    Patricia Gonwa
    Supervisory IT Specialist
    Office of Employee Development
    Email: pmgonwa@usgs.gov
    Phone: 303-445-4680

    Ralph Roland
    IT Specialist
    Office of Employee Development
    Email: raroland@usgs.gov
    Phone: 303-445-4678

    DOI Talent
    Email: doitalent@usgs.gov

     

      If you know of an instructor-led course that should be served via DL, please contact GS_OED-TEL@usgs.gov.

       

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