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Virtual and Online Learning Opportunities

Partial Description of WMA courses

Virtual Classes

 

Featured Courses

 

⇒ Principled Centered Leadership

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-L-20-96
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

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-M-20-82
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.

 

e-Learning Courses

 

Basic Pumping-Test Analyses

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-GW-20-102
No approval needed

 

Basis+ for Project Chiefs (OLT)

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-A-18-66

 

Bear Spray—Defense Against Dangerous Animals

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-SAF-S1581
Supervisory approval required

 

Data Collection at USGS Streamgages

DOI Talent
Based on WRIR 00-4120
Open to all DOI Employees

 

HydroTube

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 https://hydroacoustics.usgs.gov/training/SW1319TEL.shtml

 

Introduction to Streamgaging

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-OED-SW1749
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

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-S-18-011-MOCC
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

DOI Talent
Course number: NEPA1787-OLT

 

Practical Guide to Pacific Northwest Earthquakes

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-OED-ID1741
Supervisory approval is not needed

 

Precipitation Runoff Modeling System (PRMS) Software Videos

 

Prerequisite Material for the SW1321 "Streamflow Measurements Using ADCPs" Training Course

DOI Talent
Course number: SW1321 Prerequisite-UDT
Supervisory approval required

 

Procedures for Running Levels at Gaging Stations

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-OED-SW1683
Supervisory approval required

 

Radiation Safety

DOI Talent
Course number: SAF1685

 

Refresher for Defense Against Wild Animals

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-OED-SAF-S2680
Supervisory approval required

 

Sampling-Based Estimation of Area and Map Accuracy

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-C-20-105
Open to all DOI employees

 

Scientific Integrity

DOI Talent
Course number: DOIU-3003-OLT-DOI
Supervisory approval required

 

Seven USGS Fundamental Science Practices

DOI Talent
Various course numbers
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

DOI Talent
Course number: SW1660

 

USGS Annual Ethics Training

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-A-16-171
Mandatory for all USGS employees

 

USGS AQUARIUS for all Users

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-OED-C1871
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

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-OED-C1872
Open to USGS employees only
The AQUARIUS for All Users (C1871) is a prerequisite to the AQUARIUS for LDMs course

 

USGS Bench Mark Installation

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-19-51
Open to all DOI Employees

 

USGS Empowering Authors (UDT)

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-M-17-008
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)

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-S-17-094-0LT

 

USGS Indirect Measurement Field Techniques

DOI Talent
Open to all DOI Employees

 

USGS Mentoring as a Leadership Tool

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-L-21-122
No approval needed

 

USGS Mentoring National Rollout Partner Training

DOI Talent
Course number: L1516
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

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-NHPA
No approval needed

 

USGS Optical River Bathymetry Toolkit (ORByT)

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-C-20-91
Open to all USGS employees

 

USGS R Packages

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-C-17-165-UDT

 

USGS Security Awareness

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-S-17-146
Open to all DOI Employees

 

USGS Sustainability and Environmental System Awareness Training

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-OED-EMSTraining-OLT

 

USGS Water-Use Modules

DOI Talent
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)
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

DOI Talent
Course number: SW3507

 

Using the National Map Products and Services

DOI Talent

 

Water-Quality Principles

DOI Talent
Course number: QW1022
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

DOI Talent
Course number: USGS-OED-HR1742
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

Sarah Roudabush
Strategic Workforce Development Consultant
Office of Employee Development
Email: GS-USGS_TrainingOfficer@usgs.gov

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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