Negotiation Training Confirmation

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The negotiation training confirmation page is intended to provide additional details for participants registered for either the "Negotiation Skills for Natural Resource Professionals: Building a Foundation" or the "Strategies and Tactics for the Experienced Natural Resource Negotiator" course. Select the "science" tab to learn more. 

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Department of the Interior Employees: Registration through DOI Learn is a requirement for Department of the Interior employees. Please visit and enter full course name to register under the Employee Login. Once your training request has been approved by your supervisor and you have been notified of your acceptance into the class, consider yourself registered.

Non-DOI Employees: By filling out the previous form, you have successfully registered for the course. If you filled-in the Negotiation Description field, no additional steps need to be taken to complete the registration. If not, please forward a Negotiation Description to

Cost/payment: The cost of the Negotiation Training Course is $950. Staci Unruh, a DOI Learn representative, will contact participants to collect payment prior to the course. USGS participants can charge USGS accounts. All other federal government agencies will be billed via an IPAC, they need to provide Staci an Inter/Intra-Agency Agreement, or an SF-182. Please ensure that the following information is included: Agency Location Code, Treasury Account Symbol, DUNS#, and the billing contacts name, phone number and email. For state and local government agencies MasterCard and Visa are acceptable forms of payment. Any questions regarding this process can be directed to Staci at 303-236-9351 or emailed to: The USGS Fort Collins Science Center does not directly accept payment.

Cancellation policy: Please notify us one month before the beginning of the course if unable to attend to avoid paying a $75 cancellation fee. 

Prior to the Course: Please submit a Negotiation Description to As a recommended reading prior to class please pick up “Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving In” by Fisher, Ury, and Patton.

Negotiation Description: In a short paragraph, briefly describe a negotiation you have been involved with or that is up-coming. This information will be included in the training materials along with your contact information. The instructors find this information valuable for course planning and especially useful as reference points during the course. Examples of descriptions can be provided upon request.

    Driving to the Fort Collins Science Center: Fort Collins is approximately 55 miles north of Denver and about 60 miles from Denver International Airport. E-470 is the fastest easiest route connecting DIA and north I-25. Tolls are no longer collected in route and must be arranged with your rental-car company.

    Denver International Airport (DIA) to Fort Collins and back: Peña Blvd. WEST to E-470 (Enter E-470 at exit 28), E-470 NORTH to I-25 (18.5 miles; E-470 joins 1-25 at exit 46; follow signs NORTH to Fort Collins), I-25 NORTH to Fort Collins (to Prospect Road, Exit 268)

    Returning south to DIA: E-470 is exit 228 off of I-25; Follow E-470 South to DIA exit (Pena Blvd E)

    Optional Route (no tolls but congested): Peña Blvd. WEST and SOUTH to I-70, I-70 WEST to I-25, I-25 NORTH to Fort Collins

    From I-25 Fort Collins exits to the NRRC and the Fort Collins Science Center: Exit 268 (Prospect Road)  off of I-25, left (west) on Prospect Road, left (south) on Centre Avenue, left (east) at NRRC stone sign, USGS Building C.

    Natural Resources Research Campus

    The building location is 2150 Centre Avenue - Building C, Fort Collins, Colorado. The main entrance is on the south side of the building. Parking is available but limited.

    Finding Building C: When you turn into the Natural Resources Research Center by the stone sign, you will be heading east on the main driveway. Our USGS building is ahead of you, 2nd building down on the right. Take the second right and then the very next left into our parking area, which lines the south side of our building. Ahead of you and halfway down you will see the main entrance.

    Parking Pass: Please check in with the receptionist upon arrival. Parking passes are issued upon signing in; vehicles with government plates do not need a pass. For further information, contact the receptionist at our main number, 970-226-9100.

    Building Security: Real ID Access Control Enforcement

    Identification: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has implemented a modification to the REAL ID Act of 2005, Public Law 109-13 that affects our building. Under the Act, we can only accept a state-issued driver's license or identification cards for access to Federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. USGS requires all visitors to present government-issued identification for access to its facilities. For visitors presenting a state-issued driver's license or identification card, USGS may only accept such documents if they are issued by states that are REAL ID compliant. If the state that issued your license is listed as noncompliant, please bring an alternate form of government-issued photo ID, such as a US Passport, US Passport card, or military identification card to facilitate access. 

    If visitors don’t have acceptable identity documents, hosts will need to provide escort in order for the visitor to access your facility. As of April 7, 2015, the following jurisdictions do NOT meet the REAL ID standards or driver’s license requirement: American Samoa, Arizona, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and New York.  

    Time: The course will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. on day one and two, ending at 3:00 on the third day. The building opens at 7:45 a.m.

    Contact Information: The best way to contact us is by sending an e-mail to: