Decision Analysis Courses

These courses build the knowledge and skills needed to make better decisions. Most courses are based on the Problem, Objectives, Alternatives, Consequences & Tradeoffs (PrOACT) model and the Structured Decision Making (SDM) process.

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Biologists, managers, and decision-makers with the responsibility to prepare, evaluate, or make decisions using scientifically based natural resources information. Workshop content is geared toward assisting biologists and managers working on complex problems involving...

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Only observers/mentees should register using this course code.

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The goal of these workshops is to develop applications of structured decision making for real, applied FWS problems that are local in scope and in the process increase capacity...

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Federal and state biologists and managers who work on natural resource issues and are interested in taking an experimental approach to project management. Participation is based on teams of two to three individuals that have conservation of the natural environment and/or...

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FWS biologists and partners who will be using the Open Standards process in decision-making.

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This course will equip project teams with the skills necessary for effective project cycle management in the conservation sector. The course will...

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Biologists, managers, and decision-makers with the responsibility to prepare, evaluate, or make decisions using scientifically based natural resources information. Workshop content is geared toward assisting biologists and managers working on complex problems involving...

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Geological Survey biologists (GS 9-11-12) and managers (GS 13-14) without background or experience in structured decision making who have a tie to decision making or have the responsibility to prepare materials for decision makers on...

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Biologists and natural resource managers without background or experience in structured decision making who want to learn more.

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Federal, State, Provincial, Tribal, and non-governmental organizations recognize that their management of...

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Decision analysts who want to improve their skills in facilitating group decision making processes and expert elicitation.

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This course is designed for structured decision-making practitioners who want to develop their skills as decision...

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Decision support staff who want to improve their quantitative skills in decision analysis.

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This course is designed for structured decision making practitioners who want to develop their analytical skills by gaining a greater practical...

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Conservation professionals or students who want to improve their quantitative skills in decision analysis.

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This course is intended for structured decision-making practitioners who want to develop their analytical skills by gaining a...

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Natural resource practitioners and conservation professionals who would like to obtain knowledge and tools in the field of decision analysis.

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The National Conservation Training Center's (NCTC) Decision Analysis for Natural Resources...

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Natural resource practitioners and conservation professionals who would like to obtain knowledge and tools in the field of decision analysis.

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The National Conservation Training Center's (NCTC) Decision Analysis for Natural Resources...

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Conservation professionals who want to develop expertise in structured decision making, who have completed the Introduction to SDM course, and can commit to an accelerated learning schedule.

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A knowledgeable and skilled workforce will be...

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Conservation professionals who want to develop expertise in decision analysis, who have completed the Introduction to SDM course, and can commit to an accelerated learning schedule.

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A knowledgeable and skilled workforce will be our...

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Conservation professionals who want to develop expertise in structured decision-making, who have completed the Introduction to SDM course, and can commit to an accelerated learning schedule.

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A knowledgeable...

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Natural resource managers and conservation professionals who engage in collaborative group decision processes.

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Natural resource professionals involved in multiparty collaborative decision processes face increasingly complex decisions where...

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Managers or those in a quasi-management role who have decision making authority either solely or as part of a larger decision making body. In the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, managers would include those in roles such as project leader, assistant regional director,...

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Active practitioners of structured decision making who have experience facilitating and analyzing decisions.

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This course builds on the fundamental principles taught in...

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