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MAT continuously strives to respond to agency needs by offering relevant professional development training with focus areas including leadership, organizational effectiveness, individual effectiveness, communications, emotional intelligence, management, dealing with agency change and more. MAT currently offers three delivery options:

Online Courses

MAT’s 4-6 week online courses provide participants the opportunity to engage in an instructor-led, asynchronous, online learning experience via peer-to-peer discussion boards, assigned readings, and thought provoking assignments.


MAT’s 1-2 hour webinars offer a shorter, more condensed, yet effective learning opportunity through a live, instructor led presentation, group discussions, and Q & A.


MAT’s half day, 1 day, or 2 day face-to-face workshops are perfect for addressing topics that are of interest on an agency level. Workshops are conducted onsite for your organization by a MAT instructor.

National Conservation Leadership Institute

Staffed by the Management Assistance Team, the National Conservation Leadership Institute (NCLI) is one of the most far-reaching professional development initiatives ever undertaken within the natural resource conservation community. The Institute provides an unparalleled experience at the right moment in history for developing extraordinary leaders from natural resource organizations. Established in 2005, the Institute is an intensive, nine-month, world-class leadership development program offered annually to a select group of thirty-six professionals from natural resource-related organizations within state and federal government, tribes, NGOs, or industry. Learn more...

Other MAT Products and Services

In addition to offering leadership and professional development training and staffing the NCLI, MAT also offers a number of other services to state fish and wildlife agencies. MAT assists state fish and wildlife agencies in developing their internal leadership development programs and provides a lending library, as well as a variety of learning tools. MAT also produces whitepapers and provides keynote speaking.