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Volunteering is an American tradition that has made an immeasurable contribution to communities, organizations, and individuals throughout the country.
An is a professional communicator who facilitates audience understanding and appreciation of park resources and our nation’s stories and treasures.
Social psychologist Amy Cuddy explains the mind-body connection of non-verbal behavior & how body language can influence how your life unfolds.
The NPS New Employee Toolkit is a one-stop-shop for new employees that provides important on-boarding resources.
Learn about what an Individual Development Plan (IDP) is and access resources to help you work with your supervisor to develop your own!
The SESCDP is a 12-month program focused on developing Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) competencies to prepare candidates to lead at the executive level.
Superintendent discretion determines whether or not SPUs can occur (ie: weddings, concerts, commercial filming, & athletic events etc.).
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.
The Incident Command System (ICS) was established to create a process and communication system to improve the response to emergencies and events.
In this resource you will begin to think about your current education team and how you might be able to maximize the experience in it.
Offered on an as-needed basis, this course is designed for those charged with supporting day-to-day facility management operations in the NPS.
A guide to help natural resource professionals take charge of their career progress through reflection, self-assessment and collaboration.
Building relevant educational programs in our national parks requires skill. As the interpreter and educator there are many factors that one must consider.
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
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
In this TED Talk, musician Bobby McFerrin uses the pentatonic scale to exemplify human expectations in the context of neuroscience.
Interested in the NPS Fundamentals Program? Watch now and learn who is eligible to attend, how to apply, and what to expect.
Is fear stopping you from taking action? In this TED Talk, Tim Ferriss explains how this can be resolved with an activity he calls “fear-setting.”
Charlie Pepper is the Manager of the Preservation Maintenance and Education Program at the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation.
Albert LeBeau, Cultural Resources Manager at Effigy Mounds National Monument describes a typical day in his NPS job.
Elizabeth Pidgeon, Historical Architect at Grand Canyon National Park
Bill Doerrer, Facility Manager at Nicodemus National Historic Site
Betsy Dodson, former NPS Park Facility Management Program Training Manager
Jodi Morris, Park Ranger at Little Rock Central High School