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Awards and Presentations

Planning Associates Program: Growing as leaders, Serving with Integrity, Planning Solutions
Growing as leaders, Serving with Integrity,
Planning Solutions

The Planning Associates Program curriculum is rich in team building and team leadership training; experiential training in USACE Civil Works business programs; case studies, individual and group projects and activities; communications and presentation techniques; and networking opportunities with leaders.

A two-day Presentation and Awards Ceremony is held at the culmination of each year's Planning Associates Program. Team Critical Think Piece Presentations are made on the first day, followed by formal presentation of awards on the second day.

2013 Awards Program

Planning Associates team members attended an awards program on September 10, 2013. As part of the last week of the course, planning associates team members presented Critical Think Product presentations to a Mock Civil Works Review Board:

  • Team Delta presented on the inclusion of water quality in the USACE planning process
    executive summary (pdf, 18 KB)
  • Team Phoenix presented on incorporating qualitative and quantitative concepts of resilience into the planning process
    executive summary  (pdf, 93KB)
  • SM∆RT Team presented on an alternative model for cost-sharing operations and maintenance activities at the nation’s ports
    executive summary (pdf, 150 KB)

2012 Awards Program

Planning Associates team members attended an awards program on September 16-18. Planning Associates Team Members presented Critical Think Piece to a Mock Civil Works Review Board:

Team 1

Team 1.5

2011 Awards Program

The 2011 ceremony was held on September 12-13, 2011 and included team presentations to a Mock Civil Works Review Board. As those presentations were based on a real-time ongoing study, they are not available to review at this time.

2010 Awards Program

Planning Associates team members attended an awards program on September 13-14, 2010. On September 13, Planning Associates Team Members presented to a Mock Civil Works Review Board:

2009 Awards Program

On September 14-16, 2009, Planning Associates Team Members presented Critical Think Piece followed by an awards ceremony. Topics covered were “The Corps' Role in State Water Planning,” “Progressive Forecasting: Incorporating Climate Change Implications into the Plan Formulation Process” and “A Strategy for Adaptive Planning”.

2009 Critical Think Piece Presentations

Team Blue
“The Corps' Role in State Water Planning ”
Presentation (pdf, 1.36 MB)

Team NOAH
“Progressive Forecasting: Incorporating Climate Change Implications into the Plan Formulation Process”
Presentation (pdf, 1.23 MB)

Team Red, White and Blue
“A Strategy for Adaptive Planning”
Presentation (pdf, 1.33 MB)

2008 Awards Program

On September 15-16, 2008, Planning Associates Team Members presented Critical Think Piece followed by an awards ceremony. Topics covered were “A Partnership for Flood Risk Communication,” “Establishment of the Interagency Watershed Tiger Team” and “Short-term Actions for Aligning Projects with Broad-based Goals”.

2008 Critical Think Piece Presentations

Team Blue Eagles
"A Partnership for Flood Risk Communication"
Executive Summary (pdf, 17.43KB)
Paper (pdf, 37.07KB)
Presentation (pdf, 2.16MB)
Handout (pdf, 323.38KB)

Team Tiger
"Establishment of the Interagency Watershed Tiger Team"
Executive Summary (pdf, 22.53KB)
Paper (pdf, 50.67KB)
Presentation (pdf, 484.93KB)
Handout (pdf, 178.56KB)

Team Red
"Short-term Actions for Aligning Projects with Broad-based Goals"
Executive Summary (pdf, 22.16KB)
Paper (pdf, 79.80KB)
Presentation (pdf, 174.71KB)
Handout (pdf, 477.88KB)

2007 Awards Program

On September 16-17, 2007, Planning Associates Team Members presented Critical Think Piece presentations on the 16th, followed by an awards ceremony on the 17th. Topics covered were "Incentive-Based Cost Sharing," "Planning: Bridging the Gap," and "Ecosystem Restoration Business Line Budgeting: A systems Approach."

2007 Critical Think Piece Presentations

Team Four-Sight
"Incentive Based Cost-Sharing"
Executive Summary (pdf, 136 KB)
Paper (pdf, 258 KB)
Presentation (pdf, 3.16 MB)
Handouts (pdf, 3.44 MB)

Team Tenacious Goats
"Ecosystem Restoration Business Line Budgeting: A systems Approach"
Executive Summary (pdf, 13 KB)
Paper (pdf, 756 KB)
Presentation (pdf, 665 KB)

Team Triple-Play
"Planning: Bridging the Gap"
Paper (pdf, 103 KB)
Presentation (pdf, 867 KB)

2006 Awards Program

On September 18-19, 2006, Planning Associates Team Members presented Critical Think Piece presentations on the 18th, followed by an awards ceremony on the 19th. Topics covered were "Incorporating the Human Cost of Flooding in Corps Project Analyses," "Ideas to Improve Risk Communication," and "USACE Challenges and Opportunities (as seen from a Corps District and Planning Perspective)."

2006 Awards Ceremony Agenda (pdf, 16KB)

2006 Critical Think Piece Presentations

Team Neptune
"US Army Corps of Engineer Challenges and Opportunities"
Executive Summary (pdf, 15 KB)
Paper (pdf, 56 KB)
Presentation (pdf, 961 KB)

Team Pathfinder
"Considerations for Incorporating The Human Cost of Flooding in Corps Project Analysis"
Executive Summary (pdf, 14 KB)
Paper (pdf, 67 KB)
Presentation (pdf, 4.22 MB)

Team Quadriga
"Improving Risk Communication"
Executive Summary (pdf, 17 KB)
Paper (pdf, 50 KB)
Presentation (pdf, 1.26 MB)