2018 NOPHNRCSE-NEDC Joint Leadership and Technical Training

When: June 5-9, 2018

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Antonio Downtown

502 W. Cesar E. Chavez San Antonio, Texas, 78207

TEL: 210-224-7155

Block of Rooms under NOPHNRCSE-NEDC

Government Rate: $124
Reservation Deadline: May 21, 2018

One daily breakfast buffet voucher per room included in rate

Complimentary Wi-Fi in meeting space and guest rooms

Complimentary Parking

Program at a Glance:

NEDC Trainings June 5-7 (No registration fee) Register for Course in AgLearn

  • Civil Rights Compliance in Program Delivery NRCS-NEDC-000002
  • Managing for Excellence NRCS-NEDC-000010
  • Working Effectively with Hispanic Producers NRCS-NEDC-000262
  • Improving Conservation Delivery for Women Landowners and Producers NRCS- NEDC-000378

NOPHNRCSE Trainings and Meetings June 8-9

Registration Form

Registration Fees:
NOPHNRCSE Members: $195; Non-members: $225; Retirees: Free; Saturday Banquet only: $75

Full registration fees covers three meals (Friday lunch & dinner and Saturday dinner)

Friday, June 8th

Morning: Opening Ceremony/Plenary Session

Mid-Morning: Concurrent Trainings Begin

Noon: Ray T. Margo Awards Luncheon

Afternoon: Concurrent Trainings

Late Afternoon:  NOPHNRCSE Business Meeting

Evening: Scholarship/Auction Night

Saturday, June 9th

Morning and Afternoon: Concurrent Trainings Continue

Evening: 25th Anniversary Banquet and Closing Ceremony

NOPHNRCSE Concurrent Trainings (June 8-9) (Register for Course in AgLearn):

  • Career Development and Networking/Outreach NRCS-NHQ-000052

    • Leadership and Management – Dr. Luciano Santini
    • Interviewing for Success- Breaking away from the pack – Juan Hernandez
    • Senior Executive Service: The right way to structure your career – Carlos Suarez
    • Effective Partnerships – Food Security and Food Justice- Kelly Carlisle
    • Effective Communication: 2HR Interactive Session – Dr. Kristina Ruiz-Mesa
    • Cooperation and Collaboration – Dr. Luciano Santini
    • Identifying Biases – Mobilizing Action & Anchoring Change – Heidi Harris
    • Think Tank with all Panelists and NRCS Leadership
  • Special Emphasis Program Manager Training NRCS-NHQ-000033

  • Soil Health Workshop NRCS-NHQ-000035

Conference information in PDF form can be found here: 2018 NOPHNRCSE-NEDC

Ray T. Margo Awards Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Eldonna Lewis Fernandez

Keynote Speaker Bio






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