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  • MGMT-250WR Webinar Recording 2016 | NWETC
    common process improvement tools and techniques will be reviewed Specific techniques include 5S process mapping kanban standard work the 5 Whys fishbone diagrams histograms common vs special cause variation error proofing control charts measurement studies and more After completing this course attendees will be able to begin to evaluate which tools may be right to help their organization improve processes and increase efficiency and sustainability Continuing Education Units 0 60 CEUs More Information Course Topics 5S Process Mapping Kanban Standard Work The Five Whys Fishbone Diagrams Histograms Common vs Special Cause Variation Error Proofing Control Charts Measurement Studies And more About the Instructor Brion Hurley Brion Hurley is a Principal Lean Consultant at Rockwell Collins in Wilsonville OR He is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt CSSBB from the American Society for Quality ASQ and Lean Master certified He has a bachelor s degree in Statistics and a master s degree in Quality Management and Productivity from the University of Iowa He obtained a Certificate of Sustainability from the University of Iowa What to Bring Attendees should have a reliable internet connection and if desired headphones headset Content download will be accessible after payment is received Billing Information In order to guarantee a space in a course the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC If You Need to Cancel Cancellations With 31 or more days notice we will offer a 100 refund or credit towards a future course The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course With 30 8 days

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  • MGMT-255WR Webinar Recording 2016 | NWETC
    movie studios are seeing benefits to learning and applying these techniques Environmental organizations are also getting on board to address their own inefficiencies and they are finding success reducing the environmental impact of the organizations they work with by speaking the same process improvement language Tools for Process Improvement course description This six hour webinar builds on concepts introduced in Course 1 Lean and Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals Introduction to Process Improvement In these sessions details about the most common process improvement tools and techniques will be reviewed Specific techniques include 5S process mapping kanban standard work the 5 Whys fishbone diagrams histograms common vs special cause variation error proofing control charts measurement studies and more After completing this course attendees will be able to begin to evaluate which tools may be right to help their organization improve processes and increase efficiency and sustainability Continuing Education Units 1 20 CEUs More Information Course Topics Introduction to Process Improvement An overview of the principles and mindset of Lean and Six Sigma Introduction to some ways to deal with inefficient error prone costly processes inside your organization Discussion of how to establish a common language with stakeholders clients to talk about improvements Tools for Process Improvement 5S Process Mapping Kanban Standard Work The Five Whys Fishbone Diagrams Histograms Common vs Special Cause Variation Error Proofing Control Charts Measurement Studies And more About the Instructor Brion Hurley Brion Hurley is a Principal Lean Consultant at Rockwell Collins in Wilsonville OR He is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt CSSBB from the American Society for Quality ASQ and Lean Master certified He has a bachelor s degree in Statistics and a master s degree in Quality Management and Productivity from the University of Iowa He obtained a Certificate of Sustainability from the University

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  • POL-302 Apr 19-20, 2016 | NWETC
    2013 Liked the major points on how to write purpose and need determining alternatives and cumulative impacts Also on determining significance and disclosing methods M Worah July 2013 Reduced tuition is available to employees of Native American tribes government agencies nonprofits students and NAEP members You may register online or by calling the Northwest Environmental Training Center at 425 270 3274 Please wait to receive a course confirmation email roughly one month prior to the class before making any travel arrangements Continuing Education Units 1 30 CEUs More Information Course Topics DAY 1 Writing the Perfect FONSI Ultimate conclusions Basic conclusions Evidence Reasons Timing the NEPA process to the decision making process Idea Proposal Recommendation or report Decision action Monitoring supplements Eight good reasons not to prepare an EIS Writing the perfect EA or EIS Eight plain language questions any EA or EIS should readily answer Writing the perfect ROD Double winnowing SCOPE Alternatives Proposal for action Need underlying the proposal Action alternatives Alternative places to go Alternative ways to get there No action alternative Mitigation not included in the proposal Decision factors Writing the perfect cumulative impacts analysis Actions Reasons to lump Reasons to split Impacts Direct indirect and cumulative Increments to past other present and reasonably foreseeable future actions Writing the perfect cumulative impacts analysis continued Administrative Record DAY 2 SCOPE Alternatives Proposal for action Need underlying the proposal Action alternatives Alternative places to go Alternative ways to get there No action alternative Mitigation not included in the proposal Decision factors Writing the perfect cumulative impacts analysis Actions Reasons to lump Reasons to split Impacts Direct indirect and cumulative Increments to past other present and reasonably foreseeable future actions Writing the perfect cumulative impacts analysis continued Administrative Record About the Instructor Owen Schmidt Owen L Schmidt BA MA JD has more than 32 years of service with the Federal Government He has served as Senior Counsel with the U S Department of Agriculture Office of the General Counsel in Portland Oregon where he advised the Forest Service Natural Resources Conservation Service and other USDA agencies in Washington and Oregon He was also a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Oregon Before joining USDA in 1991 he was an attorney for the Bonneville Power Administration where he joined the legal staff after several years as an Environmental Specialist Mr Schmidt received his J D from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis Clark College 1977 and a B A 1969 and M A 1973 in biology from St Cloud State University Minnesota Mr Schmidt is a frequent author and lecturer on the National Environmental Policy Act He served as a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association s Book Publication Committee for the Section of Environment Energy and Resources and as a Vice President for the Ninth Circuit The Federal Bar Association He was the Editor of Oregon Birds a quarterly journal of Oregon Field Ornithologists for 14 years 1985 99 and is a long time member

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  • NEG-350 Apr 19-20, 2016 | NWETC
    teams from the same organization When colleagues attend the program together the organization benefits not only from these employees gaining skills but also from shared knowledge they can use to team up and support one another or act as in house consultants able to give advice to other employees Attendees will learn how to Suspend judgment and diagnose what is causing conflict Facilitate quality respectful communications Engage disputants in a search for common values Analyze conflict styles and how to deal with anger Balance power differences Apply a simple but effective conflict resolution model Use the three features of durable agreements Prepare for a negotiation Identify the complex undercurrents in any negotiation and react to them Understand the interests that drive negotiating behaviors and therefore desired outcomes Apply questioning techniques to uncover each party s negotiating interests and use that information to create solutions Create solutions that preserve and enhance relationships that are essential for success in a team oriented environment or an outside provider client relationship Most people like myself prior to the class know the informal ways of negotiating with the course you learn formal ideas on the subject Sisay A November 2015 This was a great class the best part was the role playing and follow up after I really feel like I am walking away with new incredibly valuable skills A Childs May 2014 Reduced tuition is available for Native American tribes government employees nonprofits students and AFS NAEP NEBC TAEP members You may register online or by calling the Northwest Environmental Training Center at 425 270 3274 Online registration is strongly encouraged Please wait to receive a course confirmation email roughly one month prior to the class before making any travel arrangements Continuing Education Units 1 30 CEUs More Information Course Topics Collaborative Negotiations Situation Assessment Preparing to Negotiate Managing the Negotiation Conflict Management Diagnosing Conflict Creating Flexibility and Options Creating Durable Agreements About the Instructor Michael Fraidenburg Mike Fraidenburg designs and delivers facilitation services ranging in format from small technical and task oriented workgroups to large audience conferences He has extensive experience facilitating science intensive issues and as a certified mediator using interest based bargaining techniques to create consensus in his facilitations His facilitation experience includes international scientific review panels discovery and coordination meetings of regional groups e g data managers programmers statisticians and program evaluations and strategic planning Mike has been facilitating online meetings to collect citizen participation input create consensus opinions of advisory groups conduct strategic and operational planning and for training other facilitators in online facilitation techniques What to Bring Pen or pencil to take notes and paper if you do not want to write in your manual Lunch will be on your own but drinks and snacks will be provided each day Billing Information In order to guarantee a space in a course the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card State and government agencies paying

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  • POL-500 Apr 21, 2016 | NWETC
    participants real examples to compare discuss review B Campbell March 2013 I liked the enthusiasm and extensive knowledge that applied to a wide range of projects K Becker October 2013 If you have any trouble registering please call 425 270 3274 ext 103 Please wait to receive a course confirmation email roughly one month prior to the class before making any travel arrangements Continuing Education Units 0 70 CEUs More Information Course Topics Types of questions that will be asked and answered What is an extraordinary circumstance that would take an action normally excluded out of consideration for categorical exclusion Is a no action alternative absolutely necessary in an environmental assessment What is an environmental baseline What is an appropriate alternative for a proposal involving unresolved conflicts over alternative uses of available resources What is an adverse environmental effect that cannot be avoided When is an issue or matter relevant and when is it not What is the threshold for supplementing an EA Can a programmatic EIS on a long term plan of actions be supplemented with dozens scores or even hundreds of EAs FONSIs on the many actions that implement the plan of actions over time If the plan of actions has significant consequences at what point does the accumulation of implementing actions become significant About the Instructor Owen Schmidt Owen L Schmidt BA MA JD has more than 32 years of service with the Federal Government He has served as Senior Counsel with the U S Department of Agriculture Office of the General Counsel in Portland Oregon where he advised the Forest Service Natural Resources Conservation Service and other USDA agencies in Washington and Oregon He was also a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Oregon Before joining USDA in 1991 he was an attorney for the Bonneville Power Administration where he joined the legal staff after several years as an Environmental Specialist Mr Schmidt received his J D from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis Clark College 1977 and a B A 1969 and M A 1973 in biology from St Cloud State University Minnesota Mr Schmidt is a frequent author and lecturer on the National Environmental Policy Act He served as a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association s Book Publication Committee for the Section of Environment Energy and Resources and as a Vice President for the Ninth Circuit The Federal Bar Association He was the Editor of Oregon Birds a quarterly journal of Oregon Field Ornithologists for 14 years 1985 99 and is a long time member of the Oregon Bird Records Committee What to Bring Pen or pencil and paper to take notes if you don t want to write in the manual Drinks and snacks will be provided each day Lunch will be on your own Billing Information In order to guarantee a space in a course the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card

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  • CESCL-101 Apr 26-27, 2016 | NWETC
    viewpoints from across different occupations which helped me think about CESCL from other perspectives Sara P Dec 2015 Nate is my favorite stormwater resource He is very knowledgeable about the regulations Colleen M Nov 2015 If you manage any field project in the NW it would be good to have this knowledge Anonymous Nov 2015 Instructor Nathan Hardebeck is well versed and experienced can bring a lot of on the ground perspective Understands environmental values and is non judgmental about regulations I Sinks March 2013 NOTE This CESCL certification course is recognized as meeting the training and certification requirements of the General Permit and BMP C160 Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead CESCL in Washington State Department of Ecology s stormwater management manuals The Construction Stormwater General Permit requires that site inspections be conducted by personnel certified in CESCL Continuing Education Units 1 60 CEUs More Information Course Topics Erosion and Sedimentation Processes Definitions Types of Erosion Sedimentation 2 Factors Influencing Erosion Potential Soil Vegetation Topography Climate 3 Erosion and Sedimentation Impacts Water and wildlife Construction activity 4 Regulatory Requirements NPDES Construction Stormwater General Permit Local requirements and permits Other policy that influences construction site stormwater management 5 Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan SWPPP What it is and how to develop one 12 Elements of a SWPPP discuss suggested BMPs with examples 6 Monitoring Reporting Record keeping Site inspections visual monitoring Water quality sampling analysis Monitoring frequency Adaptive management Reporting 7 Best Management Practices Planning Operational Physical 1 Erosion Prevention 2 Conveyance 3 Treatment 8 Examples of erosion and Sediment Control Case Studies About the Instructor Nathan Hardebeck Nathan Hardebeck owner of CWT LLC has over 15 years of experience in business development in the environmental consulting field with an emphasis on best management practices BMPs and program management related to stormwater services His professional experience and responsibilities include providing technical expertise implementation of BMP programs treatment technologies and providing stormwater and environmental training for both public agencies and private businesses A gifted educator Nathan is in demand as a presenter at conferences seminars and symposiums He has the ability to communicate complex information using real life examples that hold the audiences attention while they learn the intricacies of topics including stormwater management BMPs and erosion control He has been asked to participate on many policy development committees and is active in many of the educational conferences as part of the development committee He has authored many articles on a variety of stormwater topics in both local and national publications What to Bring Please bring a pen or pencil and notepad if you would like to take notes you may also choose to take notes in your book On day one lunch will be on your own but drinks and snacks will be provided throughout the day On day two lunch will be provided before the field trip Please wear weather appropriate clothes and boots waterproof shoes on the field day as several hours will be spent outside Billing Information In

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  • REM-550 Apr 28-29, 2016 | NWETC
    as well as learn new ideas and approaches for sediment remediation R Baeten July 2013 Dr Knox was fantastic and a clear expert in the field yet was able to distill her knowledge into a forum easy to follow and understand She also presented a lof of great real world data and applications J McCorkle July 2013 CEC s 13 Technical CEC s Reduced tuition is available for Native American tribes government employees nonprofits students and AFS NAEP NEBC TAEP members You may register online or by calling the Northwest Environmental Training Center at 425 270 3274 Online registration is strongly encouraged Please wait to receive a course confirmation email roughly one month prior to the class before making any travel arrangements Continuing Education Units 1 30 CEUs More Information Course Topics After completing this course participants will be able to Distinguish sources and types of contaminants at sites Determine fate and transport of contaminants Understand current remediation strategies and new approaches Assess remediation effectiveness defining monitoring and demonstrating success Apply chemical toxicological biological measurements to characterize the site before after remediation Understand the selection of remedial technology Understand remedial technology deployment methods Apply novel improved tools and techniques for site specific assessment of contaminants before after remediation About the Instructor Dr Anna Sophia Knox Dr Anna Sophia Knox is a Principal Scientist at the Savannah River National Laboratory SRNL in Aiken SC where she conducts research on the remediation of contaminated sediments and soils and development of new materials for the stabilization of contaminants She has a Ph D 1993 in Agronomy and Soil Science and has been a certified Professional Soil Scientist by the Soil Science Society of America since 12 20 99 Dr Knox has 25 years of responsible experience in environmental science with emphasis on the biogeochemistry and geochemistry of metals and radionuclides in natural and contaminated soils sediments the transformation transport and bioavailability of contaminants and the remediation of contaminated soils sediments She has published more than 95 scientific papers book chapters and patents has presented numerous papers at scientific meetings and international conferences and has organized several sessions and special symposia on contaminants in soils and sediments for international conferences meetings such as the International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments International Conference of Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements 10th 11th and 13th ICOBTE International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment 15th and 16th ICHMET2012 and others Dr Knox is nationally and internationally recognized as one of the leading authorities in the area of active capping research She has received several awards including a DOE Women of Excellence in Science and Engineering award and several Key Contributor Awards due to crucial contributions to the strategic goals of the Savannah River National Laboratory Her participation in professional societies includes serving on the editorial boards for both the International Society of Environmental Forensic Journal and Journal of Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science What to Bring Pen or pencil to take notes and paper if you

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  • Dr. Anna Sophia Knox | NWETC
    received several awards including a DOE Women of Excellence in Science and Engineering award and several Key Contributor Awards due to crucial contributions to the strategic goals of the Savannah River National Laboratory Her participation in professional societies includes serving on the editorial boards for both the International Society of Environmental Forensic Journal and Journal of Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science Photo Browse NWETC Courses Biology Pacific Salmonids Ecology Pacific Salmonids Spawning Habitat Restoration Boat Electrofishing Principles and Practices Backpack Electrofishing Principles and Practices Habitat Site Restoration Control and Management of Non Native Invasive Fish Boat Backpack Electrofishing Principles and Practices Habitat Restoration Webinar Series 2015 Planning and Implementing a Successful Restoration Plan Chemistry Environmental Forensics Techniques Principles and Applications in Litigation and Site Remediation Collecting and Handling of Water Samples for Trace Metal Analysis Environmental Forensics in Water Resources Fundamental Contaminant Chemistry in Soil and Groundwater Emerging Contaminants Workshop Environmental Forensics Site Characterization and Remediation Leadership Management Facilitation Skills For Environmental Professionals Persuasive Communication and Presentation of Environmental Projects Collaborative Negotiation Skills for Environmental Professionals Conflict Resolution Skills for Environmental Professionals Collaborative Negotiations and Conflict Management for Environmental Professionals When the Heat is On Persuasive Speaking on Environmental Risk Controversies and High Stakes Topics Facilitating Remote and Online Meetings Essential Success Skills Effective Speaking When The Heat is On Lean and Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals Introduction to Process Improvement Webinar RECORDED Lean and Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals Tools for Process Improvement Course 2 RECORDED Lean and Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals Full Series Webinar Recording New Test of the Testiest Tests Public Relations and Collaboration Challenges Intensive Facilitating Online and Remote Meetings Webinar RECORDED Policy Regulations MTCA Spreadsheets Workshop Oregon Erosion and Sediment Control 1200 C Permit Workshop Writing Policies and Procedures Tribal Environmental Regulation and Jurisdiction Introduction to the California Environmental Quality Act CEQA Model Toxics Control Act An Introduction Model Toxics Control Act Establishing Soil Groundwater and Surface Water Cleanup New Approaches and Implementation Methods for Municipal Stormwater Management NEPA CEQA Integration National Environmental Policy Act NEPA Writing the Perfect EA FONSI or EIS Industrial Stormwater Management Workshop Advanced NEPA Taking the National Environmental Policy Act to the Next Level Natural Resource Damage Assessment Workshop Writing a Quality Assurance Project Plan QAPP NEPA Writing and Evaluating an EIS or EA FONSI Remediation Toxicology Principles of Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Environmental Field Programs Introduction to Aquatic Toxicology Planning and Preparing an Ecological Risk Assessment Management and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments Brownfield Site Restoration and Remediation Groundwater Contamination and Remediation Principles and Practices Ecological Risk Assessment An Introduction Webinar Ecological Risk Assessment Advanced Webinar Assessing Contaminants in Subsistence Resources Ecological Risk Assessment Series Introduction and Advanced RECORDED Technical Software ArcGIS 10 Geoprocessing Advanced Techniques for Environmental Applications ArcGIS 10 An Introduction to Environmental Applications Visualizing and Analyzing Environmental Data with R Advanced GIS Techniques for Fisheries Data Management and Analysis Video Production NWETC Computer Based Training Basic Statistics for Environmental Professionals Microsoft Access Part

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