Professional Development Seminars

Ready, Set, Go: Navigating the Federal Hiring Process

Friday, November 17  8:00 am–Noon • Included with Full Registration
This seminar aids with the federal application process.  Participants will have access to agency human resources and field staff personnel who will provide advice regarding hiring practices, the Pathways program, the importance of summer internships, and the need to prepare for hiring as early as the sophomore and junior years of college.

Divided by a Common Language: What You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know about Male-Female Communications

Friday, November 17 • 1:30 pm–3:00 pm • Included with Full Registration
“Divided by a common language,” originally referred to the difference between England and America, but it could just as easily been used to describe the differences between men and women! Come discover the unintended everyday blunders that divide us, but can be used to unite us for good. 

Make Your Point: Boosting Your Presentation Skills

Saturday, November 18, 8:00 am–9:30 am • Included with Full Registration
Produce effective presentations that will get your point across with this workshop-format session. After a presentation that outlines the key points to remember, an exercise will enable participants to apply these points to editing a PowerPoint. Bring your own laptop.

Forestry in a Changing World: Today’s Forestry Students, Tomorrow’s Sustainability Leaders

Friday, November 17  4:00 pm–5:00 pm • Included with Full Registration
Today’s forestry students will become tomorrow’s sustainability leaders. This one-hour panel will impart six years of lessons learned from SFI’s Annual Conference Student Scholarship Program. It will explore sustainability and career perspectives from SFI student scholars and mentors, while investigating the support needed by students to grow into their forestry careers.

Women in Forestry: Paying It Forward II – A Facilitated Discussion

Saturday, November 18  12:30 pm–2:00 pm • Included with Full Registration
Women and men are encouraged to discuss challenges and solutions about how to make forestry an even better place to work! Not a gripe session, but rather an honest talk about solutions to specific problems that can be applied immediately in the workplace.

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Nonformal Environmental Education Programs – Guidelines for Excellence

Saturday, November 18  12:30 pm–4:00 pm • Included with Full Registration
The North American Association for Environmental Education’s (NAAEE) “Nonformal Environmental Education Programs – Guidelines for Excellence” offer a set of recommendations for developing and administering high-quality, non-classroom environmental education.  
Experience a series of hands-on exercises to become familiar with the guidelines.

The Esri ArcGIS Platform

Friday, November 17  1:30 pm–3:00 pm • Included with Full Registration
The ArcGIS platform is enabling improvements in forest management through the creation of valuable information products.  Hear real-world case studies and watch demos from industry leaders that showcase innovative geospatial solutions and best practices.


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