Training Sessions

2016 Training Sessions

Please see the below training descriptions and registration information for these free opportunities.

To register for all trainings, except the Freon training, please visit: 2016 Training Registration Link

MONDAY: Capacity and Management trainings

1. Community Engagement | Trainer: Kristin Collins, Alaska Center | Organizing is leadership that enables people to turn the resources they have into the resource they want. There are five key leadership practices within the type of organizing this workshop presents. This workshop will walk through the foundation of successful organizing and explore the ways that organizing in the snowflake model can add capacity to organizing efforts and enable others to achieve a shared purpose. Location: Birch Room | Training Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm

2. Developing Tribal/Village Environmental Laws and Codes – Hosted by the ANTHC Brownfields Program | Trainer: Mickey Hartnett, Envirofields & Kansas State University |Tribes often need to develop their own environmental laws, codes and ordinances. This may be because: there are some environmental problems and issues that are not regulated by the U.S. EPA or the State on tribal lands; there are environmental areas where the tribe or village may want to implement more stringent standards or rules; or local compliance and enforcement may be more effective. This training session will address methods and options for development of tribal environmental codes by environmental staff and the process for the development of such codes to meet local needs. Location: Birch Room | Training Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm 3. Freon Removal Certification – Hosted by the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council | Trainer: Reilly Kosinski, Total Reclaim | Training will be composed of classroom and hands-on training for refrigerant recovery. Monday is an all-day training at the Hilton that includes information and testing for EPA Section 608 Type 1 certification for prospective refrigerant technicians. Friday is a half day hands-on refrigerant recovery training at the Total Reclaim facility. Limited transportation spots are available to and from the Hilton. Transportation logistics will be finalized on Monday for the hands on sessions on Friday. Class is limited to 20 individuals. Participants must participate both days to be eligible for certification. |Location: Iliamna Room | Training Times: Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm; Friday 1/2 day off site split between am/pm 4. Introduction to GAP Management | Trainer: Desirae Roehl, ANTHC | Gain tools and knowledge to more effectively build your IGAP Program. Participants will learn about what IGAP is; the pieces of an IGAP application; Managing the IGAP program and more. This is a great workshop for new Environmental Program staff and Tribal Administration.|Location: King Salmon Room | Training Time: Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm 5. Rural Alaska Landfill Administrator/Operator Refresher (RALA) | Trainers: Ted Jacobson, US EPA/SEE Program & Doug Huntman, AK Forum on the Environment Rural Alaska Landfill Administrator/operator refresher (RALA) training is focused on the operation of the Landfill Program for the Tribal Administrator. This training focuses on the role of administrator/tribal council in managing the operations of the solid waste program for the community and protecting human and environmental health. This includes approving trainings, arranging removal of harmful wastes and maintaining a facility and equipment maintenance program, keeping required paperwork, and public/worker safety program. This also covers an overview of how a landfill works and the different issues faced with proper operations practices. We will discuss different funding options and cost saving operations to make the program as self sustaining as possible. | Location: Aspen Room | Training Times: Monday 8:00am - 5:00 pm   FRIDAY: Technical trainings 1.Indoor Air Quality: Essential Principles and Practical Approaches | Aileen Gagney, Tribal Healthy Homes Network In this full-day workshop, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of indoor air quality hazards and discover the practical approaches to controlling those hazards. With a focus on the indoor air quality risks specific to many Alaskan homes, the workshop will cover: Track I – The Essential Principles: What Are the Indoor Air Quality Hazards and How Do They Impact Our Health? Track II – The Key Risks: 1) Moisture, Ventilation and Microbial Contamination, 2) Chemicals, VOCs and Gases (including Radon), and 3) Woodsmoke and Home Heating Fuels Track III – The Practical Approaches: 1) Evidence-Based Best Practices, 2) Sample IGAP Workplan Language, 3) Potential Grants and Funding Sources for Your IAQ Work Participants who attend all three tracks, and who participate in a post-workshop planning call with the instructors, will receive a Certificate of Workshop Completion.| Location: Lupine Room | Training Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm 2. Tools you can use: What’s new, Innovative and Useful in IAQ Instruments |Trainer: Aileen Gagney, Tribal Healthy Homes Network |Whether you are highly experienced or brand new to the field of indoor air quality, one thing is sure: you recognize the need for tools that will help you do your job. Yet instruments can be expensive, difficult to use, require special training, or use outdated technology. In this workshop, we will tackle these challenges by sharing the newest technologies in IAQ instruments and reviewing price, data quality and possible applications for these tools in your community. We will look at everything from the standard tools, such as moisture meters, handheld CO detectors, and home radon-detection kits, to the new and innovative tools. Included in this are the thermal imaging cameras that plug directly into your smartphone and translate thermal energy into a visible image on your phone. These devices can detect energy loss, missing insulation, show water damage and moisture or cold-air intrusion. Personal Environmental Monitors (PEMs) will also be covered, which are small, handheld, low-cost instruments that are increasingly used in measuring both indoor and ambient air quality and can measure fine particles and even volatile organic compounds |Location: Lupine Room | Training Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm 3. Building Community and Financial Sustainability through Rural Utilities |Trainer: Lynn Kenealy, Rural Utility Business Advisors (RUBA), DCRA, DCCED, SOA | This training will focus on building a sustainable and healthy utility in Rural Alaska. We will explore how sustainable utilities improve community health, employment, cohesion and so much more. We will focus on the financial cost of utilities, how to build enough revenue to cover those costs, and gathering community support for our utilities. Attendees will be given practical tools and resources for achieving best management practices and utility sustainability. | Location: Birch Room | Training Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm 4. Contaminated ANCSA Lands: Implications and Solutions – Hosted by the ANTHC Brownfields Program  |Trainer: Larry Lau, Tantikil Unlimited, Inc. |This training session will present unique situations of ANCSA Corporations as related to contaminated lands; identify practical solutions to this problem from attendees. Discussion will include how the ANCSA came to be; What the ANCSA means for the land; what are “tribal” lands; Cleanup issues related to "Tribal” land; what’s the reality and the changes on the horizon. | Location: Iliamna Room |Training Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm 5. US EPA Brownfield Tribal Response Program Coordinators |Trainer: Mary Goolie, US EPA |Current US EPA Brownfield Alaska Tribal Response Program Coordinators will meet with R10 EPA Brownfield Project Officers to review their FY17 STRP 128(a) Workplan/Fund Requests and best management practices for their programs. R10 EPA Brownfield Project officers: Susan Morales, Terri Griffith, Veronica Henzi, Robert Tan, Brandon Perkins and Mary Goolie. |Location: Iliamna Room |Training Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm 6. Water Quality Monitoring Workshop |Trainer: Edda Mutter, Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council |The water quality training will allow participants to learn and/or extend their knowledge in water quality and water sampling methods important to developing a community based monitoring program. The emphasis of this workshop focuses on the usage of water quality monitoring method development (i.e QAAP), on-hand training on how to use water quality instruments, simple step-by-step to measure physical, chemical, and biological parameters of water quality, and the interpretation of quality data water. No knowledge or skills in water quality testing methods is required for this training. | Location: King Salmon Room |Training Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm 8. Hazardous Materials Transportation Workshop: Get your questions answered |Trainer: Neal Suchak, DOT Transportation Regulatory Specialist |Come and learn what you are required to know about DOT’s regulations. DOT will go over how to properly navigate their regulations so you can figure out how to properly and safely handle, package, placard, and manifest your backhaul and recycling materials. If you have ever been puzzled by how to package something, how to correctly label it, or how to fill out a manifest for transportation via air, rail, water, or land, this is a great training opportunity for you. These one-day workshops provide a basic overview of how to use the HMR (Hazardous Materials Regulations; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) and a summary of many of the requirements found in the HMR – for shipping and transporting Hazardous Materials which can affect transportation safety to include: Training Requirements, Packaging, Hazard Communications, and Security. Anyone who fills, marks, labels, placards, creates shipping documents, offers, transports or manufactures packaging for hazardous materials in commerce. Persons that have a desire to learn more about US DOT's HMR are encouraged to attend. | Location: Fireweed Room  | Training Time: 8:00am – 2:00pm 9. A New and Easy Way to Make a Budget for your Solid Waste Program | Trainers: Zender Group | Come learn how to use the new "Alaska Tribal Solid Waste Costing tool"! The tool will guide you through an annual operation and maintenance budget. Learning to use the tool will help with solid waste planning and grant and loan applications. Do you want to know how many hours you should budget for your operator or waste collector? What about your solid waste time, and what about wages, fuel, and insurance? The answers are contained in this new easy to use guide and we will show you how to use it! The tool is in the form of a guide and everyone present will receive a copy. AND. We promise a fun session. |Location: Fireweed Room | Training Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm   Other Training Opportunities

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