Fundamental Skill Building


Fundamental Skill Building training sessions are aimed at strengthening our Network by building skills that help us work more effectively towards our mission, and helping our partners understand and work with us more effectively. These sessions include a general introduction to our standards and methods, skills around negotiating and leadership, and sessions that help improve the use and interpretation of our data and data products.

Introduction to NatureServe Standards and Methodologies

Core Methodology Training, or CMT, is a hands-on introduction to standards, methods, tools, and collaborative culture that are "core" to the success of the NatureServe Network. The training supports an understanding of NatureServe data and the standards and methods that support its development. In addition, CMT facilitates skillful evaluation and application of species and ecosystem data to guide conservation decision-making.

2017 Core Methodology: May 23-25, 2017

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NatureServe Network Leadership Program

NatureServe would like to offer you and/or your staff the opportunity to participate in the evidence-based Network Leadership Program to enhance your personal capacity, the capacity of your organization and the capacity of the Network. The program encompasses four and one half days of distraction-free conceptual discussions, meaningful exercises and reflective journaling, with an opportunity for one-on-one consults.

2017 Dates To Be Determined.

Data Use Training

Data Use training is designed for NatureServe clients who have access to precise species location information from our National Species Dataset under the terms of an agreement. It ensures that you fully understand and can more effectively use the data you receive under your agreement.

The tutorial includes four separate segments that can be taken individually, but should be taken in order. Each session concludes with a brief quiz on the material covered.

Upon successful completion of all four segments and review of your organization-specific data license agreement, you will be registered as a Certified Data User.

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