Upcoming Live Trainings

Virtual ACPF Technical Training

The ACPF National Hub is pleased to announce a free cohort style ACPF Technical Training scheduled for Fall 2023.

Hosted by ACPF technical experts, this free course will teach participants how to download the ACPF toolbox and the core data and run the terrain analysis tools on a sample watershed. Learners will work through the online ACPF training independently, practice running the tools, and troubleshoot issues with peers and instructors. The course will also provide information on available ACPF support and customizing the ACPF tools for use in your watershed.

The course is 7 weeks in length and will run from September 21st to November 2nd. Each week participants will complete activities using the online self-paced ACPF training using a sample watershed and participate in a 1-hour virtual session with instructors on Thursday from 1-2pm CT to review their work, troubleshoot issues, and discuss next steps.

Please note this cohort-style training is limited to 50 individuals and the class is now full. You can sign-up for the waitlist below and should a spot become available we will be in touch. Also – individuals on the waitlist will be the first to be notified of future live trainings.

What to expect?

You and your peers will use a sample watershed to advance through the weekly lessons on the technical aspects of using the ACPF toolbox.  The first week you will attend an introductory class covering the ACPF history, data download and toolbox setup; there will be videos to watch prior to each session. For the remaining six weeks, participants are expected to complete assignments in ArcGIS prior to attending a 1-hour virtual session on Thursday afternoon.  After completing the course, participants should be comfortable running the toolbox on their own watersheds.

Who can take this class?

GIS users with intermediate to advanced knowledge of ArcGIS including experience navigating toolboxes, using tool dialogs, manipulating map characteristics, creating and editing data and joining tables. Attendees must have access to ArcGIS Pro 2.7 or newer or ArcGIS Desktop 10.7 or newer. The course will be taught at ArcGIS Pro 3.0+ using the latest version of the ACPF toolbox – version 5 – which is only available on ArcGIS Pro 3.0+ versions.

When is this training?

The course will be conducted from September 21, 2023 – November 2, 2023. Each week participants will complete an online training module independently and every Thursday a 1-hour virtual session will be held to discuss the week’s activities. Participants are expected to complete activities before attending the Thursday session.