Conservation Training Network Broadcasts

Live Broadcasts

Broadcasts are delivered online via the Livestream platform from the Conservation Training Network studio located on the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) campus near Shepherdstown, WV. Channel 1 is our main Livestream player. Channel 2 is our backup player.

NCTC Channel 2

NCTC Live Broadcast - Channel 2

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If you have questions during a broadcast for your presenter, please use the Livestream chat room, or email your questions to broadcast@fws.gov.

PLEASE NOTE: All broadcast times listed are  EASTERN TIME. (adjust for your time zone)

If you have technical problems, e-mail broadcast@fws.gov or call 304-876-7666. Provide your name and location.

Please use the Livestream chat room for content questions to the instructor.

Broadcast Schedule - Channel 1

September 3-5, 2014 -- Time: Broadcasts begin at 8:00 am  Eastern Time Each Day

Communications, Outreach and Visitor Services Workshop Broadcasts   Livestream Broadcast Link

Our public lands and work in natural resource conservation is rich with stories. These stories grab the attention of our audiences and capture their hearts and imagination. This training introduces innovative communications, outreach and visitor services tools, including storytelling, to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service community and encourages staff to integrate them into their work to build and maintain relationships with key audiences. Using a concurrent-session format, students will focus their learning on their specific training needs. Keynote sessions and several concurrent sessions will be offered as Livestream broadcasts for those unable to attend at NCTC. 

Join us online from the National Conservation Training Center as we discover the impact our stories have to connect people with the work we do!

Who Should Attend:

Project Leaders, Communication and Outreach specialists, Visitor Services staff, Volunteers and Friend’s Organization members.

For more information and broadcast schedule, please visit the workshop website:

https://sites.google.com/a/fws.gov/clm8252-covs-training-workshop/webcasts


September 15-18, 2014 - - Time: 12:00 - 4:30 pm Eastern Time Each Day

Retirement Planning for Federal Employees    Livestream Broadcast Link

Training on Retirement Planning at your Desktop

NCTC is pleased to offer these excellent retirement planning training opportunities that are free and accessible from your office computer. These courses are made possible by a partnership between the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Please note: Recording is restricted, viewing the live sessions is recommended as you will have the opportunity to ask questions. However, if you are not able to participate during the scheduled times, an online video recording will be made available, between the dates of September 22-26, 2014. To request this service, e-mail broadcast@fws.gov  Please include your office location and phone number. We will e-mail you a confidential link to the recorded sessions on September 22.


September 15, 17, 18 -- Time: 12:00-4:30 p.m. EASTERN TIME each day (adjust for your time zone)

Retirement Planning for CSRS Employees           

This is a 3-day, 13.5-hour class to be broadcast online via the Livestream platform.

This class is designed for Civil Service employees within 5 years of retirement eligibility to help them better understand federal benefits & make informed retirement & financial decisions.        

Day 1: Monday, Sept. 15: CSRS Retirement Planning Benefits, 12:00-4:30 p.m. ET 

--Topics include Retirement Eligibility, Annuity Computations, Survivor Benefits, Credit for Civilian Service (Refunded Service/Non-deduction Service), Credit for Military Service/Post-56 Deposits, CSRS Offset Benefits           

Day 2: Wednesday, Sept. 17: Financial Planning for Retirement, 12:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET       

--Topics include Assessing Retirement Readiness, Setting Goals, Appropriate Use of Debt, Housing Choices/Mortgage Considerations/Reverse Mortgages, Allocation of TSP and Other Assets, Traditional and Roth IRAs, Life Insurance, Long Term Insurance, Estate Planning Documents and Strategies.  

Day 3: Thursday, Sept. 18: Other Federal Benefits, 12:00-4:30 p.m. ET          

--Topics include Retirement Application Process, Annuity Commencing Dates, Insurance Programs (FEHB/Medicare/FEGLI),     TSP-Withdrawal Options, Social Security Benefits  

DOI Learn Registration for CSRS: https://gm2.geolearning.com/geonext/doi/coursesummary.CourseCatalog.geo?selectTab=Scheduled+Classes&id=90858#

Last Day to Register:  Sept. 14, 2014 at 11pm ET

Participant Guide:   http://www.nps.gov/training/tel/participant_guides.htm

Livestream Broadcast Link:  NCTC on Live Stream

Interaction:  During the program, questions for instructors can be sent via the chat room built into the Livestream video player.  Or, e-mail questions to: broadcast@fws.gov

“Listen Only” phone line: 866-657-9049   Passcode:  7220998  (use this line only if you do not have online access)


September 16, 17, 18 -- Time: 12:00-4:30 p.m. EASTERN TIME each day (adjust for your time zone)

Retirement Planning for FERS Employees

This is a 3-day, 13.5-hour class to be broadcast online via the Livestream platform.

This class is designed for FERS employees within 5 years of retirement eligibility to help them better understand their federal benefits and make informed retirement and financial decisions.

Day 1: Tuesday, Sept. 16: FERS Retirement Planning Benefits, 12:00-4:30 p.m. ET

--Topics include FERS Overview & Retirement Eligibility, Credit for Service (Unused Sick Leave, Non deduction Service, Military Service), Annuity Computations/Retiree Annuity Supplement, Survivor Benefits, CSRS/FERS Transfer Benefits

Day 2: Wednesday, Sept. 17Financial Planning for Retirement, 12:00-4:30 p.m. ET

--See topics above (FERS & CSRS combined training)

Day 3: Thursday, Sept. 18: Other Federal Benefits, 12:00-4:30 p.m. ET

--See topics above (FERS & CSRS combined training)

DOI Learn Registration for FERS: https://gm2.geolearning.com/geonext/doi/coursesummary.CourseCatalog.geo?selectTab=Scheduled+Classes&id=91344#

Last Day to Register:  Sept. 15, 2014 at 11pm ET

Participant Guide:   http://www.nps.gov/training/tel/participant_guides.htm

Livestream Broadcast Link:  NCTC on Live Stream

Interaction:  During the program, questions for instructors can be sent via the chat room built into the Livestream video player. 

Or, e-mail questions to:  broadcast@fws.gov

“Listen Only” phone line: 866-657-9049   Passcode:  7220998  (use this line only if you do not have online access)


Additional Information for both CSRS & FERS Retirement Planning Broadcasts:

Each individual should register, including those who will request the time limited recorded sessions for Sept. 22-26. You will get an e-mail when the participant guide becomes available, get transcript credit, and will be informed (by e-mail) of any last minute changes to the agenda. The participant guide will be posted approximately one week prior to the broadcast. It will be 200+ pages, so we suggest pre-printing front/back. Pre-printing the participant guide is recommended as this will be a convenient way to take notes and jot down questions.


September 19 & 20, 2014 -- Time: 10:00am - 12:00 pm Eastern Time Each Day

Federal Duck Stamp Contest Broadcast

For more information, please visit: http://www.fws.gov/duckstamps

Support

Contacts

  • NCTC Studio Control Room: 304-876-7666
    Please Note: The studio control room is staffed only on scheduled broadcast days. If you need assistance, call one of the staff listed below.

  • Randy Robinson, Instructional Television / Studio Coordinator, randy_robinson@fws.gov; 304-876-7450
  • Mark Chesna, Video Support, mark_chesna@fws.gov; 304-876-7342
  • Rhonda Miller, Web Support, rhonda_miller@fws.gov; 304-876-7325
  • DOI Learn Registration Support; nctc_training@fws.gov; 304-876-7692

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