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This page is designed for NPS employees who want to discover if coaching is right for them and to find instructions for how to secure one-on-one coaching services.
Published by: | Content Team: NPS Region 6, 7, and 8- Upper and Lower Colorado Basin, Texas, Arkansas, Service Wide Skills

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This recorded webinar examines Director's Order 32, which mandates parks take action to promote a sustainable business environment for cooperating associations.
Published by: | Content Team: NPS Cooperating Associations and Partnerships, Service Wide Skills

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FriYAY is a podcast and webinar series that covers a variety of topics spanning practical things like how to stay motivated, ways to expand your creativity, connect with others, and tips to keep you grounded!
Published by: | Content Team: Historic Preservation Training Center, Training Centers, Service Wide Skills

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This training series will help parks and partners build and strengthen their relationship through knowledge, awareness, and mutual understanding of their joint missions and initiatives.
Content Team: NPS Cooperating Associations and Partnerships, Service Wide Skills
Updated May 10, 2021

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Do you have questions about Cooperating Associations and Partnerships? Access a list of regional coordinators here.
Content Team: NPS Cooperating Associations and Partnerships, Service Wide Skills
Updated May 10, 2021

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Cooperating associations are official nonprofit education partners of the NPS. Working side-by-side with NPS staff, nearly 70 associations curate and manage park stores across the National Park System. Through NPS-approved products, programs, and events, they help people better understand and connect with the meanings and themes of a park. Effective interpretive programs ignite curiosity. Cooperating associations help satisfy that curiosity with engaging educational products that allow visitors to take a tangible piece of the experience home with them. An Association is defined as a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established under State law, with which the NPS has a signed standard Cooperating Association Agreement. Director's Order and Resource Manual 32 provide guidance for those activities performed under a signed standard Agreement. As part of their standard agreement with the NPS, Associations donate proceeds from their sales to support the park’s interpretation, education, and research activities.

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Find more information about the Common Learning Portal; you'll get an introduction to the site and resources to help you navigate and transition from working in the office to working at home. 
Content Team: Distance Learning, Service Wide Skills
Updated April 29, 2021

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Nominations for the James V. Murfin Award are being accepted April 1 - May 14, 2021. Learn more about the award and how to submit your nomination here!
Content Team: NPS Cooperating Associations and Partnerships, Service Wide Skills
Updated April 26, 2021

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Now that you’ve had the powerful conversations with the people who work in your program or park, it’s time to distill it all down to a vision. In this phase of the process, you’ll compile and edit the shared values and key actions that rose to the surface during the workshops. You’ll also begin the work of communicating these new commitments.
Published by: | Content Team: NPSNext, Service Wide Skills

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The National Park Service has many agreement templates available to facilitate various kinds of partnerships
Published by: | Content Team: NPS Cooperating Associations and Partnerships, Service Wide Skills

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Learn about what an Individual Development Plan (IDP) is and access resources to help you work with your supervisor to develop your own!
Published by: | Content Team: Service Wide Skills

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This webinar highlights the intent and purpose, key points, and challenging aspects of the Annual Aid-to-NPS, Scope of Sales, and the Annual Operating Plans and how they are key to a successful partnership.
Published by: | Content Team: NPS Cooperating Associations and Partnerships, Service Wide Skills

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This page is designed for National Park Service employees who want to explore funding options for external educational opportunities.
Published by: | Content Team: NPS Region 6, 7, and 8- Upper and Lower Colorado Basin, Texas, Arkansas, Service Wide Skills

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Complete this interactive learning activity to get started as a new CLP user or learn about advanced features to maximize your learning.
Content Team: Distance Learning, Service Wide Skills, Learning and Development, Workforce and Inclusion Directorate

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In this 4-part webinar series, attendees will learn about various characteristics associated with the autism spectrum and review practical examples and strategies for engaging with ASD visitors.
Content Team: Accessibility, Service Wide Skills, Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields, Relevancy, Diversity, and Inclusion (RDI), Workforce and Inclusion Directorate
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Led by people with disabilities who are directly impacted by the issues a post-pandemic world raises, learn how to provide an accessible and inclusive experience to your visitors and coworkers.
Published by: | Content Team: Accessibility, Service Wide Skills

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After you have completed this learning activity, you will be able to use relevant, site-specific, resource documents to obtain background information on property history, significance, integrity, and treatment objective.
Content Team: Historic Preservation, Facility Management and Operations, NPS Career Fields, Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program, ZZ Alpha-Beta Learning Activity Test Program, Distance Learning, Service Wide Skills

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Have you ever wondered where you could find the founding documents and legislation that authorized Cooperating Associations as our official interpretive and educational partners? Here you can find all of the founding legislation with our oldest and longest standing partners.
Published by: | Content Team: NPS Cooperating Associations and Partnerships, Service Wide Skills

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Visitor Center Futures is a workgroup whose members explore opportunities to reimagine visitor centers and challenge our assumptions to better meet visitor needs.
Published by: | Content Team: NPS Cooperating Associations and Partnerships, Service Wide Skills

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Watch the recorded webinar learn more about vital information we need to know to keep ourselves and others safe in these uncertain times.
Published by: | Content Team: NPS Cooperating Associations and Partnerships, Service Wide Skills
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