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Find a series of quick reference guides to help you build new digital experiences for your visitors. The guides are easily downloadable as PDFs, or browsable right here on the CLP.
Content Team: Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields
Updated May 4, 2020

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Albright Training Center student residences offer comfortable accommodations just one mile from the rim of the Grand Canyon. Find out how to reserve rooms!
Published by: | Content Team: Horace Albright Training Center, Training Centers, NPS Fundamentals

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Social media can be an audience centered, resource driven experience – the resource is the battery and the visitor is the light that shines.
Published by: | Content Team: Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields

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The Career Academy for Natural Resources is an array of developmental opportunities that allow you to map your own path to professional growth.
Published by: | Content Team: Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, NPS Career Fields

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Wondering where you want to go in your professional career? Explore these career development resources to help you determine which ladder you want to climb!
Published by: | Content Team: NPS Fundamentals

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Learn how to transform your website into a thriving hub of a much larger creative community by just checking the fuel gauge and seeing how full of good, useful content your website is.
Published by: | Content Team: Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields

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Peer Coaching & feedback are the bedrock of making interpretation better. Feedback helps us see new ways interpretive experiences can grow and change.
Content Team: Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields

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Learn about the de-escalation model, S.L.O.W., and the ways you can implement the model in your interactions with park visitors.
Published by: | Content Team: Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields

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The Cultural Resources Training Catalog for 2020, offering both in-person classroom and online courses for National Park Service employees
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields

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What interests you? What do you love learning about? Building Audience Centered Experiences (ACE) is all about how curious we are
Published by: | Content Team: Audience Centered Interpretation, Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields, Foundations of Interpretation

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There are huge amounts of little tips to help you go through the corridor of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.
Published by: | Content Team: NPS Fundamentals

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Have you ever considered doing a detail? Explore these tips as you consider finding detail opportunities to develop your professional development.
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Looking to build your interpretive skills? There’s no need to pay for tuition or fees to get the latest and greatest interpretive learning. So much of it lives right here in the Common Learning Portal! From workbooks and activities you can explore, to books and blogs you should read, there’s so many resources to help
Content Team: Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields
Updated April 27, 2020

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Access online trainings, webinars, and learning resources to help you enhance your knowledge in the areas of Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields, Facility Management and Operations, Historic Preservation, Historic Structures

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In this learning activity, you will use the seven aspects of integrity to recognize how integrity can be affected by work performed at historic properties.
Content Team: Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields, Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program, Historic Preservation, Facility Management and Operations

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Use this template of questions to help write your Trades Alive script. Also, check out the full template at the bottom of this page. We’ve written examples for each step in italics. Topic What is your topic? This should be easily summarized in 3-5 words. Painting Historic Interiors. Audience Who are you making this video
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields, Historic Structures

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An IDP identifies an employee’s development goals in the context of NPS' Strategic Plan. The IDP Guide is an NPS-wide resource to help employees plan.
Published by: | Content Team: Service Wide Skills

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This course orients students to a natural resource management and science career path, covering natural resource roles, scientific integrity, and ethics.
Content Team: Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, NPS Career Fields
Delivery: Distance

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News You Can Use Landscape Culture is a quarterly newsletter publication for landscape stewards prepared by the NPS Park Cultural Landscapes Program. Please find past issues of the newsletter below. SUMMER: Read the Summer 2019 edition (PDF) Replanting John Muir’s Victorian Garden 1 Selecting Nursery Stock Part 2: Plant Inspection Employee Spotlight: Lanette King Pests
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Landscapes, Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields

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Using social media to engage and interact with your visitors? Use this resource as a reference guide to encourage and shape how you acknowledge and respond to them.
Published by: | Content Team: Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields

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This page is designed to empower you with resources curated by a diverse group of Employee Learning & Development staff members from across the service to support you in being either a mentor, mentee, or both!
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MWR New Employee Welcome Orientation is mandatory for all new employees; this training is conducted by the Human Resources Office, Equal Opportunity, Relevancy, Diversity, and Inclusion Office, Employee Relations Office, and Offices Services, Travel, Occupational Health and Safety, and Security. All MWR Employees who have been onboard a year or less are required to attend. Orientation Topics Welcome to
Content Team: Human Resources, Administration and Business Services, NPS Career Fields, Midwest Region
Updated May 20, 2020

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This Learning Activity provides guidance on good listening skills and how to apply them to job performance.
Content Team: Historic Preservation, Facility Management and Operations, NPS Career Fields, Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program

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This learning activity explains how to use and understand written materials, and it also provides techniques and guidelines that will help you to improve your reading skills.
Content Team: Historic Preservation, Facility Management and Operations, NPS Career Fields, Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program

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In this learning activity you will learn the speaking processes and their relationship to job performance.
Content Team: Historic Preservation, Facility Management and Operations, NPS Career Fields, Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program

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In this learning activity you will learn how to use good writing skills and apply their relationships to job performance.
Content Team: Historic Preservation, Facility Management and Operations, NPS Career Fields, Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program

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We are happy to announce the new dates for the Welcome New NPS Employees! webinar, a 1-hour, interactive session on on-boarding and new employee resources.
Content Team: NPS Fundamentals
Updated July 29, 2020

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Overview The core values of an organization are those values we hold which form the foundation on which we perform work and conduct ourselves. We have an entire universe of values, but some of them are so primary, so important to us that throughout changes in society, government, politics, and technology they are still the
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Learn the 5 NPS core values, understand why different values exist for different organizations, and recognize how core values are distinct drivers of organizational culture.
Published by: | Content Team: GOAL Academy, Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors

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The Incident Command System (ICS) was established to create a process and communication system to improve the response to emergencies and events.
Published by: | Content Team: Horace Albright Training Center, Training Centers, NPS Fundamentals

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Every park must ensure they have adequate fire suppression response; including trained structural staff and agreements w/ outside departments.
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The Wildland Fire Program protects the lives, property, & resources of the NPS in a manner which also allows for the natural role of fire on the landscape.
Published by: | Content Team: Horace Albright Training Center, Training Centers, NPS Fundamentals

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Known as “Essentials,” these topics provide insight into how the National Park Service manages the entire system of parks and programs to accomplish its mission.
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The Commercial Services Program administers concession contracts and commercial use authorizations (CUAs) in national parks.
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Whether private or public, all organizations and companies have their own unique culture, including the National Park Service.
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Culture is all about what we value and how we think, behave, and interact with one another as we work towards a common goal.
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The National Park Service (NPS) manages a variety of facilities that enable visitors to experience national parks in a safe and accessible environment.
Published by: | Content Team: Horace Albright Training Center, Training Centers, NPS Fundamentals

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An is a professional communicator who facilitates audience understanding and appreciation of park resources and our nation’s stories and treasures.
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The regulations and policies of the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service flow from public law.
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Networking is a way to build relationships, accomplish work and enhance your career. It’s a skill that can be learned and improved with practice.
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In the National Park Service, “partnership” refers to a working relationship between the NPS and a nonprofit organization or government agency.
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The National Park Service uses planning to bring logic, analysis, public involvement, and accountability into the decision-making process.
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The National Park Service manages a broad array of natural and cultural resources in over 400 units spread across the United States and its territories.
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This resource shares specific federal guidelines for healthy living and links to find ways to benefit your personal journey to safety and wellness.
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The word “steward” for the National Park Service (NPS) means a manager, administrator, or guardian who cares for the public parks, resources, values.
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The ability to work well with others is a skill needed by all NPS employees, no matter what their job is.
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Learn about the steps Albright Training Center is taking to ensure students' safety and wellbeing due to COVID-19. In this post, you will find FAQs and additional information about the program.
Content Team: Horace Albright Training Center, Training Centers, NPS Fundamentals
Updated August 6, 2020

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The NPS Fundamentals Residential program is designed for permanent employees who are within their first two years with the National Park Service.
Published by: | Content Team: NPS Fundamentals

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To meet the different demands of time and operations, the Albright Fundamentals Team has developed a 5 Day Fundamentals Residential Course.
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The Fundamentals Program is expanding its offerings and taking the program off-site three times in FY20 for employees who might not be able to travel to Grand Canyon.
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In this resource, new employees can find opportunities for personal and professional development opportunities.
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NPS Management Policies 2006 is the basic Service-wide policy document of the NPS. Learn more about how it informs management decisions.
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Learn about the NPS' mission statement and how it affects the work that NPS employees do.
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The NPS New Employee Toolkit is a one-stop-shop for new employees that provides important on-boarding resources.
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As we shift to sharing park resources and stories in a virtual sphere, use the best practices outlined in this guide to help you plan and execute an engaging virtual tour for your visitors.
Published by: | Content Team: Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields

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Learn about what is and isn't covered by copyright laws as a Government employee who creates content. Can it be remixed? Can others use it without permission? Learn here!
Published by: | Content Team: Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields

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More than one-third of all workday injuries are caused by poor ergonomics.  In this article, learn how to improve your work space and keep your body healthy.
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As you’re using the Trades Alive video kits, here are some good tips and tricks for operating the Osmo+. To start, check out the Osmo+ User Guide. Seven moves you can make use of while filming. Using slow motion. If you have a Lynda.com subscription, this may be a good course for you on the Osmo. If
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields, Historic Structures

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This document provides an overview of how National Park Service managers use Asset Priority Index, Facility Condition Index, and Optimizer Band information to make informed decisions.
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There is a great deal of confusion about poison ivy versus poison oak since there are two kinds of poison ivy and two kinds of poison oak. Learn more here!
Published by: | Content Team: Historic Preservation Training Center, Training Centers, Roads, Trails and Grounds, Facility Management and Operations, NPS Career Fields

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Learn how to leverage social media and questions to engage visitors and encourage them to join a virtual conversation.
Published by: | Content Team: Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields

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Learn advanced RBMS POS sales transactions including product upgrades and pass replacements.
Content Team: Recreation Fees, Administration and Business Services, NPS Career Fields

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Access a list of discussion guides designed to help you open lines of discussion with visitors, explore new perspectives, invite mutual learning, and potentially evolve collective meaning.
Published by: | Content Team: Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields

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Selecting nursery stock or creating specifications for planting can have a large impact on successful plant establishment in the cultural landscape.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Landscapes, Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields

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Are you new to working with the National Park Service? Join us as we cover some of the basic concepts needed by all employees to meet the NPS mission.
Content Team: NPS Fundamentals
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Learn how you can use ACE to develop programs and experiences for your younger audiences too!
Published by: | Content Team: Curriculum-based Education, Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields

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Watch Jason Church discuss a traditional Louisiana construction method called Bousillage, a Louisiana French term for walls made of mud. Watch the Video To learn more, visit Bousillage.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, Training Centers

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Watch the Video To learn more, visit Iron Fence Repair.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, Training Centers

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Watch the Video To learn more, visit Application and Preparation of Limewash.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, Training Centers

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Resetting a Stone Grave Marker To learn more, visit Resetting a Stone Grave Marker. Lifting and Hoisting Stone Grave Markers To learn more, visit Lifting and Hoisting Stone Grave Markers. Resetting Ground-Supported Headstones To learn more, visit Resetting Ground Supported Headstones. Cleaning a Stone Grave Marker To learn more, visit Cleaning a Stone Grave Marker.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, Training Centers

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Join Dominic as he discusses trowels, hammers, and chisel in this video for the Trades Alive Historic Preservation video series.
Published by: | Content Team: Historic Preservation, Facility Management and Operations, NPS Career Fields, Historic Structures, Cultural Resources Stewardship

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An introduction to creating videos for Trades Alive, an effort to generate a community approach to creating historic preservation trades tutorial videos.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields, Historic Preservation, Facility Management and Operations

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Are you new to the NPS? Use this resources to find a list of resources and opportunities specifically geared towards you!
Published by: | Content Team: Historic Preservation Training Center, Training Centers, Learning and Development, Workforce and Inclusion Directorate

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When tree removal is needed in NPS cultural landscapes, the preservation objective is generally to replace contributing trees in order to preserve the historic character. These considerations for planning, planting, and establishment will make your tree replacement project a success.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Landscapes, Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields

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Video Kits How to request a kit Tips and Tricks with the Osmo+ Other Tutorials What makes a good video How to write a script
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields, Historic Structures

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What is the Thrift Savings Plan? Where can you learn more? Read this article to learn more about your civilian Federal retirement plan.
Published by: | Content Team: NPS Fundamentals

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This 1-hour interactive webinar provides on-boarding resources new NPS employees need to be successful in their new NPS career.
Content Team: NPS Fundamentals
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As you’re preparing your Trades Alive video, here are some good tips and tricks to remember while filming. It’s easy to remember These videos are meant to be tutorials, and at the end, you want your audience to know and understand how to do the technique you’re using. So, make them easy to remember and
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields, Historic Preservation, Facility Management and Operations, Historic Structures

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As dedicated employees who love their work but struggle with good work-life balance, NPS employees might be prime candidates for work-related burnout.
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The Workplace Satisfaction Project shares a menu of diverse morale building resources that employees at any level can use to improve their workplace.
Published by: | Content Team: Service Wide Skills
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