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DOI University is a department-wide training organization that offers courses covering a broad range of topics to increase the skills of all DOI employees & other federal, state, and tribal employees.
A selection of resources for anyone tasked with training and/or coaching interpreters, or anyone interested in beginning to develop those skills.
The Interpretive Development Program offers the following training opportunities to support your skill development with interpretive media.
Watch this video to learn about repointing mortar joints in historic structures.
Overview Simply designating a wilderness does not assure its preservation. An understanding of wilderness values is needed to guide all activities in wilderness. Wilderness management applies guidelines derived from social and natural sciences to preserve the qualities for which wilderness was established. Wilderness Stewardship Competency Levels Wilderness professionals can use these competencies to identify gaps
Competencies are a combination of knowledge & skills in a career field that allows employees to perform a task at a specific level of proficiency.
Welding school might be for you! Welding school offers the opportunity to further your career and perfect new skills, and a good one is much easier to find than you think.
Course announcement for Wilderness Stewardship Building Blocks course, also known as Preservation of Wilderness Character Training.
Park staff are likely to be the 1st responders to an EMS incident. All NPS staff are encouraged to have training in CPR, AED use, and basic first aid.
This guide contains useful tips and tactics for communicating up, down and across, as well as engaging your audience and effectively receiving feedback.
This lesson plan helps interpretive trainees examine the qualities of good audience centered questions, using sample questions they develop themselves.
This lesson plan helps trainees analyze an example of an audience centered experience to illustrate how ACE builds on a familiar foundation of skills.
This lesson plan guides interpretive trainees through activities and examples that investigate two types of audience centered questions.
This "The Why of ACE" lesson plan [PDF] helps learners explore why we do what we do, what value parks have for society, and new trends in interpretation.
Describes the knowledge, skills and abilities needed by NPS interpreters to plan and develop interpretive media.
This "Recognizing and Reducing Bias" lesson plan [PDF] explores our knowledge of self through the Johari's Window. It is targeted at a seasonal audience.
Guides trainees to identify good skills they already use, and consider how to build from there to include more audience centered strategies.
This lesson plan guides interpretive trainees through activities and examples that investigate two strategies for categorizing audience centered questions.
Designed to take learners - both new to audience centered experiences and those versed in the concept - through an investigation of the four truths.
Learn more about the General Services Administration (GSA) and how it can help you make your administrative role easier.
Download this infographic to remind you of the three essential components of your personal development - feedback, coaching and intrinsic motivation.
The Wheel of Life is a tool to help you find the imbalances in your life, help set goals, find out what is really important to you and regain balance.
Lynda.com, one of the leading online learning platforms, offers training and tutorials on a wide variety of topics to meet your learning needs.