- Planning Core Curriculum
The Planning Core Curriculum (PCC) is being streamlined and revised to provide
new and experienced Corps Planners with essential skills. Planners are
encouraged to take additional PROSPECT courses related to their field of interest
- USACE Civil Works Project Development Process - This
distributed learning online course introduces students to the life-cycle of Civil
Works projects and an understanding of the Corps of Engineers civil works
program. It is designed for Corps employees who are relatively new to Civil Works
or individuals who require an overall understanding of, and the procedural stages
involved in, the development of civil works projects. (This class replaces the
former Civil Works Orientation class.) Updated USACE Civil Works Project
Development Process (PCC1) presentations and class modules are provided as a
reference for Planners below. However, in order to received official credit and a
certificate for the course, Planners must register through the USACE Learning
Center and take the required test.
- Planning Essentials - This course enhances the students
knowledge and awareness of the planning process by providing training on the
USACE Six-Step Planning Process and how to integrate engineering analysis,
public involvement, and environmental and economic considerations into that
process during the development and evaluation of alternative plans for the
USACE water resources development missions. Review the Planning
Essentials Syllabus. View Lessons
(This class replaces the former Planning Principles and
- Plan Formulation and Evaluation Capstone - This is the third
course of the Planning Core Curriculum, providing the experienced planner an
opportunity to apply the critical thinking and decision making skills necessary to
be a successful planner. This course enhances the students planning knowledge,
critical thinking ability, communication skills, and capability to use planning
tools and techniques to successfully lead a study to a quality decision document.
Through case studies and participatory activities, the course provides the
opportunity for planners with some training and experience to apply the critical
thinking and decision making skills necessary to be a successful planner.
The USACE Learning Center provides
job-related training through technical and
professional courses to meet the unique needs of the Army Corps of Engineers,
including the Planning Core Curriculum and other planning-related courses.
Current and upcoming year course schedules and catalogs can be found on the
USACE Learning Center home page.
- Planning Training and Planner Database (6 July)
- Ms. Jodi Creswell, Environmental Planning Branch Chief, St. Paul District, provided an update on Planning Training, the Planning
Associates Program and the Planner Database. The webinar gave an overview of the three core planning PROSPECT courses that
all planners are required to take. Ms. Creswell encouraged planners to update their profile in the Planner Database and provided
information on the FY18 Planning Associates Program.
- Planner Training (9 June)
- Jodi Creswell (HQ PCOP) and Camie Knollenberg (Plan Formulation Branch Chief, MVD Regional Planning and Engineering
Division North) provided an update on Planner Training. For Corps Planners, the webinar provides information you should be
including in your individual development plan and how you should be planning your training and development opportunities over
the next couple of years. The webinar should also help supervisors understand planning requirements and inform the allocation
of limited training dollars.
- Planning Training Updates (17 September)
- The Planning Essentials and Plan Formulation and Evaluation Capstone Development/Instructor Teams, represented by Jodi
Creswell (HQ Planning CoP), Tim Fleeger (LRP), and Leigh Skaggs (HQ OWPR), provided an overview of the new Planning Core
Curriculum courses and shared details about the Planning Essentials and Plan Formulation and Evaluation Capstone Courses.
- Winning With People: Trained, Equipped and Capable of Solving Problems: Understanding Planning Modernization: People (16 October)
- An update from the Planning Community of Practice on Planning Modernization
- Winning with People: Trained, Equipped and Capable of Solving Problems (7 November)
- This webinar provided an update to the Planning Community of Practice Training Plan and expectations for training developments