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National Employee Development Center

 Working Effectively in the Pacific Islands Area (PIA)

Working Effectively in the Pacific Islands Area (PIA), is an online course intended for permanent or detailed employees that work in the Pacific Islands’, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and staff that provide technical and administrative assistance to the islands, is now offered in AgLearn.  Employees who are considering duty assignments in the PIA can benefit from the course as introduction to the Pacific basin’s Natural Resources Conservation services.  The course is designed to provide awareness, basic understanding,and sensitivity to the many differences, complexity, and uniqueness of the area. in order to help people in the pacific help the land,our employees and partners must be culturally sensitive and aware of government and islander protocols. it will provide the NRCS employees and partners with the knowledge and resources to be prepared for the mores of each of the distinct governmental areas in order to increase effectiveness and prevent misunderstanding that may occur because of lack of knowledge in differences in language, etiquette, and perceptions. 


Climate ChangeDo You Care About Climate Change?

Do you want to have a better understanding of its critical role in conservation planning, natural resource management and agricultural production?  If you do, take our brief 30-minute course on "Why Do We Care About Climate Change?"  This is a new course in the climate change curriculum track.

NRCS currently offers online course in a curriculum with three tracks: Air Quality, Energy, and Climate Change.  The course on "Air Quality, Climate Change and Energy" provides the introduction to the three tracks and serves as a prerequisite to the course on "Why Do We Care About Climate Change?"

This course is also available to the public outside of AgLearn by selecting the following link Why Do We Care About Climate Change?

Seedling in HandNational Employee Development Center (NEDC)

The National Employee Development Center (NEDC) is the central point for training within the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).  Its perseverance is to provide its customers with superior service throughout the nation.  NEDC has envisioned a unified approach in providing timely, sequential, competency-based training that will be fundamental to its business of resource conservation.


AgLearn SkillsoftUSDA AgLearn

AgLearn is USDA's Learning Management System for the delivery of training programs at USDA, including conservation training courses available 24/7 to National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) employees...  

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NRCS Bootcamp

NRCS National Conservation Boot Camp Training

Conservation Boot Camp is a three week training program providing new technical employees with the conservation planning, application, and operations management skills needed for today's work force. This program covers approximately 20 broad subject areas. A combination of classroom and field exercises are conducted...

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NRCS Emerging Leaders Development Program

Strategic Leaders Development Program

The SLDP is a major component in an agency-wide strategic approach to developing leadership talent for the future of NRCS. Agency leadership will have active roles in the program. The goal of the SLDP is to develop high potential supervisors who aspire to leadership roles beyond their current geographical areas and beyond the supervisory level...

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