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Professional Development

The College of Forestry and Conservation provides continuing education for professionals, helps students gain professional work experience through internships and field courses, and supports the professional development of our faculty and staff.

International Seminar on Protected Area Management
The International Seminar on Protected Area Management is an integrated, state-of-the art course that examines strategies to conserve the world's most special places. The seminar is designed for mid-career planners and managers of nationally significant protected areas worldwide, and focuses on evaluating the policies and institutional arrangements that sustain both people and natural resources.

Native American Natural Resource Program
The Native American Natural Resource Program at the College of Forestry and Conservation provides native students with services and resources for a successful academic experience at UM. Those services include: tutoring, mentoring, academic and financial aid advising, internship and seasonal job placement, and scholarship searches.

Natural Resource Leadership Development
USFS Middle Leader Program; Being a Leader in the Forest Service - This dynamic course is designed for mid-level US Forest Service employees with an interest in improving their leadership capacity and influence. Applicants need not be in formal leadership positions. The only pre-requisite for this course is a sincere desire to learn and practice leadership at work.

Advanced Seminar - This seminar is offered to all graduates of the USFS Middle Leader Program. The fundamental goal of this three day seminar is to facilitate the practice of strategic thinking that aligns both vision and mission throughout multiple levels within the US Forest Service. The primary intent of the seminar is the help build a bridge between the US Forest Service Middle Leader Program, Being a Leader in the Forest Service, and the USFS Senior Leader Program.