This course information is intended to help managers and employees
effectively carry out the formal training program of the Natural Resources
Conservation Service (NRCS). It provides a ready reference for NRCS training
offered nationwide by the National Employee Development Center (NEDC) through
classroom and self-study methods. It does not include training that has been
developed by individual states or institutes and centers within NRCS, nor
training available from outside sources. Careful selection of training from this
and other sources will ensure that NRCS employees continue to provide customers
the best service available.
Classroom courses are typically conducted in various locations throughout the
United States. The NEDC Training Center located in Fort Worth, Texas is used
extensively for this purpose. Self-study and Web-based courses are usually
completed at the employee's work site.
As the employee's developmental needs are periodically reviewed with the
supervisor, courses listed in the catalog meeting those requirements may be
included on the employee's Individual Development Plan (IDP) through the
Internet Combined Administrative Management System (AgLearn). The National
Employee Development Center will develop an annual schedule of classes using the
information gathered through AgLearn. Therefore, it is important that any
training initiated by employees and supervisors be requested through AgLearn.
Failure to meet course prerequisites or complete pre-course assignments will
reduce the value of the training. Students and supervisors should ensure all
pre-course requirements are met.