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Training Resources - Professional Development

Webinars

    2022
  • New PCoP Economist Training (8 December)
    Since 2015, Triple E (Economist Education and Engagement) has provided technical training, career development, and PCoP engagement to new USACE economists in. “EEE” is entering its 9th year of existence, with cohorts benefitting from a two-year program which includes two week-long in person sessions as well as regular calls. Speakers Evan Stewart (St. Paul District), Jesse Morrill-Winter (Flood Risk Management Planning Center for Expertise), Susan Durden (Institute for Water Resources), and special guests discussed this PCoP initiative and engaged in discussion with participants.
  • 2022 PCoP Virtual Summer Series – Session #6 – People Strengthen Our Connections With Each Other (18 August)
    The sixth PCoP Virtual Summer Series session focused on examples from the field of how our internal connections were strengthened to produce better results and featured opening remarks from Mr. Eric Bush, Headquarters Chief of Planning & Policy.
  • 2022 PCoP Virtual Summer Series - Session #5 - Partnering: Better Project Delivery Through Partnering and Tribal Engagement (11 August)
    The fifth PCoP Virtual Summer Series session focused on the importance of partnering with other federal agencies and Tribal engagement in Planning.
  • 2022 PCoP Virtual Summer Series - Session #4 - Workforce Development: People are our Greatest Asset (4 August)
    The fourth PCoP Virtual Summer Series session focused on professional development and increasing skills, experience, and capacity across Planning.
  • 2022 PCoP Virtual Summer Series - Session #3 - Innovation: Revolutionizing Our Project Delivery through Innovation (28 July)
    The third PCoP Virtual Summer Series session presented several case studies focused on how project delivery teams "revolutionized" the planning process to provide innovative features in project delivery. These case studies demonstrated innovation across various business lines.
  • 2022 PCoP Virtual Summer Series – Session #2 – Partnering: Engaging Disadvantage Communities in the Age of Smart Planning: Environmental Justice (21 July)
    The focus of the second PCoP Virtual Summer Series session was on how to provide meaningful engagement while implementing smart planning, discussion regarding implementation of ASA(CW) environmental justice (EJ) guidance, tools for identifying and engaging with disadvantaged communities, and EJ success stories.
  • 2022 PCoP Virtual Summer Series - Session #1 - Readiness: What’s New on the Planning Horizon? (14 July)
    The focus of the kickoff session of the 2022 PCoP Virtual Summer Series was trends in planning policy, Water Resources Development Act implementation guidance and other relevant guidance. The discussion informed planners on what to expect next in the planning and policy world and topics included scoping and the Vertical Team Alignment Memo (VTAM), evaluating and documenting benefits across accounts, conducting mega studies, and policy and guidance updates. Speakers included Mr. Al Lee (Director of Civil Works), Joe Redican (Deputy Chief, Headquarters Planning & Policy), Jason Norris (Headquarters Office of Water Project Review), Brian Harper and Saji Varghese (Southwestern Division/Regional Planning and Environment Center), and Amy Frantz (Headquarters Senior Policy Advisor).
  • Plan Formulation Career Roadmap and KSAs Update (10 March)
    This webinar provided an overview of the Plan Formulation Career Roadmap and the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) Crosswalk. The Career Roadmap provides an overview of the practice of Plan Formulation within USACE, and also provides guidance to Planning professionals, particularly plan formulators, regarding career development expectations throughout a person’s career within a Planning discipline. It is paired with the KSAs crosswalk that indicates the point in one’s Plan Formulation career at which each KSA will likely be acquired or significantly upgraded. The crosswalk also provides recommended sources of training and guidance to assist in acquiring each KSA. Presenter Ray Wimbrough (HQUSACE Senior Policy Advisor) discussed how KSAs can be used by planners on all levels to focus their development in specific areas as well as by supervisors to refine Individual Development Plans and help guide and mentor planners throughout their careers.

    2021
  • Tips for USACE Interview Success (12 August)
    This webinar presented tips for building a resume and delivering a strong interview for USACE employees. Presenters Susan Layton (Acting Chief of Planning & Policy, South Atlantic Division) and Rhiannon Kucharski (Chief of the Civil and Public Works Branch and Legislative Liaison, Honolulu District) covered all aspects of the interview process, including tips for a top-notch interview; what NOT to do during an interview; how to prepare for various types of interviews; and tips for developing an effective resume. Additional leadership perspectives were also provided by Joe Redican (Deputy Chief of Planning & Policy, HQUSACE) and Wes Coleman (Chief, HQUSACE Office of Water Project Review).
  • Water Resources Certified Planner Program (8 April)
    This webinar provided an overview of the USACE Water Resources Certified Planner Program in advance of the 2021 Call for Applications. The webinar was presented by Kim Townsend (HQUSACE Senior Water Resources Planner) and addressed the purpose of the program, qualifications required for certification, and the application and evaluation process.

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