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State Civil Rights Committee Members Receive Training at Annual Conference

State Civil Rights Committee Members Receive Training at Annual Conference

American Indian Alaska Native and Asian American Pacific Islander SEPMs join together for training at the joint employee association meeting.
American Indian Alaska Native and Asian American Pacific Islander SEPMs join together for training at the joint employee association meeting.

A panel consisting of state conservationists answers questions and listen to state SEPMs stories during the training.
A panel consisting of state conservationists answers questions and listen to state SEPMs stories during the training.

American Indian Alaska Native (AI/AN) and Asian American Pacific Islander (AA/PI) Special Emphasis Program Managers (SEPM) from across the nation received training recently in Spokane, Washington.

National SEPMs Carol Crouch (AI/AN) and Angel Biggs (AA/PI) assisted in the training that was conducted during the joint American Indian Alaska Native Employees Association (AIANEA) and the Asian Pacific Islander Organization (APIO) conference.

The SEPM training covered subjects such as: roles and responsibilities of the SEPM; DN-714; developing a business plan; budget & reporting; and barrier determination.

Nearly 57 SEPMs, that attended the conference, shared personal experiences as well as success stories within their states. A panel of state conservationists answered questions and listened to SEPM issues and/ or concerns.

Both Crouch and Biggs are district conservationists from Oklahoma and Vermont, respectively. The state conservationist panel included Ed Burton (California); Roylene Rides at the Door (Rhode Island); JR Flores (North Dakota); Joyce Swartzendruber (Maine); Terry Cosby (Ohio); and, Larry Yamamoto (Director, PIA). Melanie Oliver, Oklahoma Civil Rights Committee American Indian Alaska Native SEPM assisted with the training.

 

Submitted by Carol Crouch, district conservationist, Purcell Field Office
October 2008

Last Modified: 11/04/2008

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