Communications Courses

These courses build the skills needed to effectively serve as the face and voice of the Service. Emphasis is placed on written, oral, and digital communication skills and tools.

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Target Audience:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other DOI employees who are responsible for writing technical, regulatory, or planning documents.

Summary and Objectives:

When asked about their writing process, the most common description people give is "it takes me a while to...

Target Audience

This course is intended for early and mid-career researchers and biologists.

Summary and Objectives:

Scientific writing and publishing are essential to advancing knowledge and practice in all fields, but prospective authors face substantial challenges. When...

Target Audience:

Biologists, project managers, or anyone who needs to communicate about science.

Summary and Objectives:

This interactive online class will help you share what you do, what you know, and most importantly, why it matters in clear, lively terms. Grounded in the...

Target Audience:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service External Affairs employees and others within the Service whose primary role is communications work.

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This course focuses on the multi-disciplinary work of public affairs, tribal relations, congressional...

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Supervisors in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or in other DOI agencies who are responsible for reviewing technical documents written by their staff.

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Supervisors in conservation agencies wear lots of different hats. While "writing...

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees who are actively involved in developing and delivering communications to the public via social media and creating and maintaining web pages.

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This course teaches participants how to create compelling...

Target Audience:

Department of the Interior employees with little to moderate experience in designing and delivering webinars.

Summary and Objective:

Providing effective webinars is more than just lecturing with PowerPoint slides. Effective webinars require a good design that...

Target Audience:

Those wanting to improve the customer experience at a refuge, hatchery, field station, or office. The activities in the class are to be done as a team and not individually. So before starting the course, you'll first need to gather a cross-functional team composed of...

Target Audience:

Individuals who are competent in basic writing skills but interested in strengthening their ability to communicate through their government writing and technical staff who want to construct more compelling, logical, and persuasive arguments and whose job it is to write or...

Target Audience:

Open only to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees. Recommended for ologists (e.g., archeologists, biologists, geologists, hydrologists, etc.), field supervisors, project leaders, and others who communicate the scientific work of the Service to a variety of audiences -...

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Open only to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees, specifically those who deal with Congressional offices and their staffs or those who, as part of their jobs, need to understand how Congress operates.

Summary and Objectives:

The Congressional Operations...

Target Audience:

Anyone within the Department of Interior who wants to improve their online meeting facilitation and writing skills.

Summary and Objectives:

This online instructor-led course focuses on two significant areas of business communication: online meeting facilitation...

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