Staff Development Programs
Technician Development Program for Conservation Employees
The Technician Development Program (TDP), introduced in February of 2003, provides consistent and detailed training/classification for newly hired SWCD & NRCS technicians. To date over 360 technicians have enrolled in a TDP class.
The TDP consists of 5 progressive levels of classes, beginning with fundamental subjects and moving towards detailed conservation practices, each being one to three days in length. Classes are highly participatory and will include field and sample exercises - not just classroom lectures. In addition to learning design and construction procedures, you will have an opportunity to find out how other districts are handling similar types of work. You will network and learn more about your role as a conservation technician and develop skills that will help strengthen your district's technical assistance program.
All newly hired, as well as veteran, SWCD and NRCS technicians are strongly encouraged to fully enroll in this training/classification program, however you may choose to attend any individual class offered.
For further information or questions you may have pertaining to this program, feel free to contact Justin Reinhart (614-265-6691) or email@example.com
Class Descriptions and Forms
List Last Updated 12/05/2012
Administrative Assistant Development Program
Module 1 - Communications
Module 2 - Ethics
Module 3 - Board Meetings
Module 4 - Record Keeping
Module 5 - Effective Public Meetings
Module 6 - Office Technology
Module 7 - Marketing
Educators Development Program
The Educators Development Program (EDP) is an intensive course designed to increase the knowledge and strengthen the skills of SWCD Educators. Participants in this program must attend all training sessions and complete all assignments in order to receive certification. The ODNR Division of Soil and Water Resources is pleased to collaborate with the OFSWCD to offer professional development training and resources for Soil and Water Conservation District Education Coordinators through the Educators Development Program. For more information, please contact Jeanne Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Module 1 - Agriculture Outside the Box
Module 2 - Northeast Ohio Natural History
Module 3 - Alternative Energy and Sustainability
Module 4 - Water Works!
Module 5 - Marketing & Promoting Your District and Programs
Source Water Environmental Education Teams – SWEET!
Teams consisting of local citizen and educators coordinated by SWCD staff provide Ohioans with source water education and guidance about protecting their sources of drinking water.
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