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2020-2021 dates for the "On-boarding for Success: An NPS Supervisor's Primer" are open and available. Sign up for a webinar session now!
Read the article “Importance of Good Attitude at Work” by Julie Boehlke to learn how a positive work attitude can help your career growth.
Albright Training Center and its surrounding community provides our students with a wide variety of services and recreation options for all fitness levels.
The story of Albright Training Center - learn about our mission, our history and our dedication to training each new generation of NPS employees.
Interested in hosting a training, conference or meeting at Albright Training Center? Let us tell you about our onsite resources!
Want to know how to reserve classroom or lodging space? Let us walk you through the process and give you helpful tips for your visit!
Albright Training Center student residences offer comfortable accommodations just one mile from the rim of the Grand Canyon. Find out how to reserve rooms!
This downloadable PdF has self-assessment activities that will help you better understand and manage your emotions in the workplace.
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!
Be more productive at work and feel less stressed by using these simple tips to help you avoid the most common time management mistakes.
There are huge amounts of little tips to help you go through the corridor of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.
The health and well-being of employees has a direct correlation to the health and well-being of a Park or work unit; learn how you can incorporate wellness into your park or program.
An on-boarding buddy provides immediate support and guidance in order to help new employees become productive and engaged members of your work unit.
Have you ever considered doing a detail? Explore these tips as you consider finding detail opportunities to develop your professional development.
This article reminds us to get out of our comfort zone, and to live life with courage and vulnerability, so that we can be our best selves.
Take this short quiz to discover specific ways you can improve your work efficiency through enhancing your time management skills.
Learn the qualities of effective leaders and their ability to make meaning from their experiences. This reflective quality requires leaders to practice mindful working.
Transitioning back to work after parental leave is hard. So how can you make your first few weeks back in the office as smooth as possible?
This article from Harvard Business Review gives some practical insights and ideas on how to manage the demands of the workplace and raising our children.
Leaders can build trust, increase productivity, and increase the creativity of their workforce by strengthening their cultural fluency.
Albright Training Center is implementing an updated rate effective June 18, 2020 that will reflect GSA established per diem rates.
Interested in the NPS Fundamentals Program? Watch now and learn who is eligible to attend, how to apply, and what to expect.
Is reflection valued in your workplace? Studies show that learning new or improving on regular tasks takes not only practice, but also thought.
Learn about the MBTI assessment and how it can be used to identify your own and others' psychological types to better understand team and interpersonal dynamics.
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.
Albright Training Center is implementing a Special Use Permit policy for all non-NPS and non-profit use of its facilities.
Read the article "Is Motivation What You Think It Is" by Susan Fowler to reconsider the idea of motivation and how people motivate themselves.
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
The Incident Command System (ICS) was established to create a process and communication system to improve the response to emergencies and events.
Every park must ensure they have adequate fire suppression response; including trained structural staff and agreements w/ outside departments.
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.
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.
Administration, Business Practices, and Information Technology play a vital role in helping to accomplish the NPS mission. Learn more here!
The Commercial Services Program administers concession contracts and commercial use authorizations (CUAs) in national parks.
Whether private or public, all organizations and companies have their own unique culture, including the National Park Service.
Culture is all about what we value and how we think, behave, and interact with one another as we work towards a common goal.
The National Park Service (NPS) manages a variety of facilities that enable visitors to experience national parks in a safe and accessible environment.
An is a professional communicator who facilitates audience understanding and appreciation of park resources and our nation’s stories and treasures.
The regulations and policies of the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service flow from public law.
A network is a connection of people who can help you when you don’t have the answers—or who you can help if they don’t have the answers.
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.
The NPS national headquarters and support centers are collectively called the Washington Support Office (WASO).
Learn about the importance and most common types of NPS partnerships and explore examples of how individual sites have leveraged the talent and skills of effective partners to achieve their NPS mission.
In the National Park Service, “partnership” refers to a working relationship between the NPS and a nonprofit organization or government agency.
In this learning activity, you will learn how planning is essential to everything the NPS does; explore the planning framework; and have access to examples of different plans.
The National Park Service uses planning to bring logic, analysis, public involvement, and accountability into the decision-making process.
In order to remain relevant and sustainable in the 21st century, we must recognize and embrace the diversity of people and create a multicultural workforce.
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.
This resource shares specific federal guidelines for healthy living and links to find ways to benefit your personal journey to safety and wellness.
The word “steward” for the National Park Service (NPS) means a manager, administrator, or guardian who cares for the public parks, resources, values.
The ability to work well with others is a skill needed by all NPS employees, no matter what their job is.
In this learning activity, you’ll create your own personal team case study, discover how you like to work on a team, and learn what makes a team successful.
Visitor and Resource Protection is made up of many operations including: fire management, law enforcement, emergency services, special park uses, and fees.
Volunteering is an American tradition that has made an immeasurable contribution to communities, organizations, and individuals throughout the country.
The National Park Service has a long successful history of working with other Departments, agencies and bureaus.
Find information about the NPS Fundamentals Program and resources to help you plan your visit during the residential training.
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.
Characteristically an on-boarding program for new employees, the NPS Fundamentals program is now admitting mid-career employees to the program - learn why and how!
The NPS Fundamentals Residential program is designed for permanent employees who are within their first two years with the National Park Service.
To meet the different demands of time and operations, the Albright Fundamentals Team has developed a 5 Day Fundamentals Residential Course.
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.
In this resource, new employees can find opportunities for personal and professional development opportunities.
NPS Management Policies 2006 is the basic Service-wide policy document of the NPS. Learn more about how it informs management decisions.
Learn about the NPS' mission statement and how it affects the work that NPS employees do.
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.
Learn on-boarding information, tools, and resources to help enhance your new employee's performance, commitment, & job satisfaction.
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.
Learn more about the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and access resources to help you plan for retirement.
A lack of motivation touches us all and can be detrimental to our work and mission. What can we do about it? How can we stay motivated or motivate our employees? Learn more in this resource!
This resource is invaluable for people who create learning experiences from education programs to formal or informal training for employees or volunteers.
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.
This course includes information about the expanding mission of the Service to include preserving culture, history, and science.
Learn about six methods to use to communicate across generational differences in today's multi-generational workplace and thrive.
In this article you will learn about the 7 faces of distrust, the elements that make up a trustful team, and three ways to rebuild trust.
Emotional and social functioning make up our overall well-being. Understanding the fifteen emotional intelligence elements can increase well-being.
What is the Thrift Savings Plan? Where can you learn more? Read this article to learn more about your civilian Federal retirement plan.
How can I better sell my skills and abilities for that job I really want? Explore these USAjobs tips and tricks in building an effective government resume.
This 1-hour interactive webinar provides on-boarding resources new NPS employees need to be successful in their new NPS career.
As dedicated employees who love their work but struggle with good work-life balance, NPS employees might be prime candidates for work-related burnout.