Restoration Policy, Planning, and Partnering
National Conservation Training Center — July 2017
Instructors: CalLee Davenport, Paula Golightly, Al Rizzo, and Steve Traxler
This course provides restoration practitioners a foundation in restoration policy and planning, covering the Federal authorities for restoration; compliance requirements, including the National Environmental Policy Act; general principles of restoration science; and, the steps involved in developing a restoration plan within the context of landscape-scale conservation and climate change. Case studies exemplified building partnerships and other key concepts of the course.
USFWS Foundations: Discover Your Service!
National Conservation Training Center — April 2017
Instructors: Janelle Quinn and Jaime Brown
The main focus of this course is to provide skills for working with others to accomplish the mission of the Service. This course provided an introduction to public service and the FWS organization, an overview of FWS related legislated mandates, FWS and conservation history, and foundations in valuing diversity, communication, conflict resolution and group dynamics. Views of the FWS were also provided by corporate partners, FWS leadership, and other bureaus within the Department of Interior.
General Civil Mediation Training
Michigan State University College of Law — August 2016
Instructor: Brian A. Pappas, Ph.D., LL.M., J.D., M.P.P.
This 3-credit course discussed mediator roles, orientations, styles, legal issues in mediation, mediator certification and ethics, mediators and lawyers, the institutionalization of mediation, and the use of mediation in different contexts. This course met the training requirement of MCR 2.411 for those interested in serving as rostered civil mediators.
Invasive Species Workshop
University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology — March 2015
Presenter: Kevin Wehrly, Ph.D. and Doug Nelson
This one-day workshop reviewed invasive carp, minnow (Cyprinidae), snakehead (Channidae), and mollusk identification, habitat and behavior characteristics, and harvesting techniques.
Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow Program
Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation — January 2014
This four-day professional development program focused on improving hunter awareness and conservation education among new hunters. Each program participant completed their hunter safety education and received their hunting license. The program culminated in a guided pheasant hunt.
Executive Media Training
Ready for Media — October 2013
Instructor: Anne Ready
This two-day training aimed to improve confidence and communication abilities among graduate student researchers through interview coaching, video feedback, and constructive critique. Anne Ready, screenwriter and author of Off the Cuff: What to Say At a Moment's Notice, coordinated the training.
Molly J. Good, Ph.D. Candidate
Taylor and Regier Great Lakes Fisheries Fellow, Boone and Crockett Fellow
Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Michigan State University
115 Manly Miles Building
1405 South Harrison Road
East Lansing, Michigan 48823, USA
(517) 432-5025 (phone)
(517) 432-5066 (fax)