Our early relationship focused on initiatives to develop and communicate the US Forest Service (USFS) Office of International Programs (IP) mission, to facilitate the creation and use of specific “values” that further define the way IP intends to operate, and to help strengthen internal operating systems for stronger performance.
Each year, we bring state of the art adult, experiential learning methodologies to help IP design and conduct six two-to-three week international seminars that connect natural resources specialists from developing countries with US-based expertise to study and learn how best to address natural resources management challenges:
- International Seminar on Mining
- International Seminar on Watershed Management
- International Seminar on Forest Landscape Restoration
- International Seminar on Climate Change and Natural Resources Management
- International Seminar on Rangeland Management
- International Seminar on Disaster Management
TRG organizational development specialists work closely with the scientists, environmentalists and other technical resources to ensure that sound principals of adult learning and experiential methodologies are used throughout the seminars and in post-seminar webinars. We have designed specific, customized courses in areas such as: leadership and management, personal communication, leading and participating on teams, building and sustaining partnerships with other stakeholders, managing conflicts, and multi-tasking. One-on-one coaching for participants who request help with specific challenges follows all learning activities.