"Now that I have been nominated and confirmed to attend a Leadership class at NCTC:"
When will I receive lodging information about the class?
Approximately 2 months before the class, you will receive an email from the Leadership Program with logistical information, an agenda, and a participants list. Once you have received the information, please follow the directions for confirming your room or making any necessary changes.
I be receiving any materials in the mail before the class begins?
If you are attending the Leadership 101 class, you will be receiving
the following information by surface mail:
- Book entitled, "Getting
to YesNegotiating Agreement Without Giving In" by Roger
Fisher and William Ury (will prepare you for the Interest-Based
- 2-articles entitled,
"Is There an Off Ramp To All This Change?" and "Mastering
Change: Why Organizational Change Fails" (will prepare you
for the Leadership and Change workshop).
- Participants Roster
- Map to the U. S. Fish
and Wildlife's National Conservation Training Center (NCTC).
What is the lodging and meal cost for NCTC?
To see the current rate for lodging at NCTC, Shepherdstown, WV, please click on the following link:
do I contact NCTC?
The Hotel Reservation
Office can be reached at 304-876-7900 (voice); 304-876-7910 (fax);
could someone reach me while I am attending the course?
If someone needs to reach
you, they can call 304-876-1600. An NCTC employee will answer and
either transfer the caller to your room (if you have reservations
there) to leave a message on voice mail, or a message can be taken
and put on a message board outside your classroom.
meals provided at NCTC?
All NCTC course participants
who stay onsite must participate in the NCTC meal plan. The meal
plan provides full service breakfast, lunch and dinner. The meal
plan begins with dinner on the scheduled arrival date and ends with
lunch on your scheduled departure date. All guests are expected
for dinner on the scheduled night of arrival. Dinner is served from
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. except Sundays, when dinner is available
until 9:00 p.m. Dinner will be held for all guests arriving on the
7:00 p.m. shuttle and is served in the Commons Lounge.
If you want to receive
a box dinner and will be arriving after 9:00 p.m., you must call
the Hotel Reservation Office at 304-876-7900. If, after reserving
a box dinner, you find you will not need it, you must cancel the
order or you will be charged for the meal.
If lodging was obtained
offsite from NCTC, you have the option of:
- Purchasing a daily
meal ticket at the NCTC gift shop (located on the lower level
of the Commons Area) for approximately $36.00 per day which would entitle you
to (all you can eat)
breakfast, lunch and dinner at NCTC.
- Purchase individual
(all you can eat) meal tickets daily for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
- Pay as you go . .
. ala carte breakfast, lunch and dinner at NCTC.
should I arrive and depart from NCTC if I'm flying?
The course begins promptly
at 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning. If flying in, you will probably
want to arrive on the Sunday before the class starts.
For departure, please
do not arrange for a flight home earlier than 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
When making flight arrangements,
please allow a minimum of one hour after and two hours prior to
your flight to provide adequate time to check-in/check-out at the
airport, handle baggage, etc. Travel time between Dulles Airport
and the NCTC is approximately two hours.
can I get from Dulles airport to NCTC?
Some options are renting
a car at the airport, or reserving a place on the NCTC
shuttle, or carpooling with other attendees.
can I use the shuttle from Dulles Airport to NCTC?
You must make a reservation
through the NCTC Hotel Reservations Office at 304-876-7900. Office
hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The one-time
fee of $70.00 is good for one way or round trip service and is payable
at the NCTC front desk upon checkout. (More shuttle information,
including the schedule, is listed on this website under "Attendee/Student
Information - Shuttle From Dulles Airport").
if I need to cancel my shuttle reservations?
Course participants must
cancel their shuttle reservations no later than 48 hours prior to
a course. If you decide not to take the shuttle, please call 304-876-7900
to cancel your reservation. If a reservation is not canceled prior
to this deadline, the credit card used by the guest to confirm their
reservation will be debited for the full amount of the shuttle cost.
much does the course cost?
There is no tuition or
training fee associated with this course. Each participant's cost
center will be responsible for covering the full cost of travel
and per diem.
that I have been nominated and chosen for this class, how do I sign
up for it in the Training Management System?
All USGS employees who
attend training courses must sign up for them through the DOI Learn to get credit for their attendance. More
detailed information and access to DOI Learn can be found on the
DOI Learn site: http://training.usgs.gov/doiLearn/index.html.
What is the attire for this course?
General attire for NCTC
training courses is casual dress. We ask that you please use good
judgment. The NCTC is a walking campus, so sturdy, comfortable shoes
are strongly recommended. Bring an umbrella or rain gear for inclement
there any recreational activities at NCTC?
There are walking trails
and a physical training center on-site. Suitable clothing should
be brought if you wish to participate in recreational activities.