Cultural Competency in Youth Work

Where: Online
Jun 22 - 24, 2021Jun 22 - 29, 2021


The Historic Preservation Training Center and WASO and Regional Youth Programs are co-sponsoring this three-session training by Health Resources in Action (HRiA) to help you explore the concept of cultural competency and how our values and experiences play a big role in how we operate in programs. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their own values and how those values affect how they perceive themselves and the world around them. This training will also provide participants with an opportunity to examine how they can check their assumptions to better support their programs and broader community.

Two classes (consisting of 3 sessions each) will be offered on the following dates/times:

  • Class 1: June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, from 5-8 pm ET / 2-6pm PT
  • Class 2: June 22nd, 24th, 29th, 1-4 PM ET / 10am-1pm PT

While this training is tailored to NPS employees who supervise or work closely with youth, all interested NPS employees are encouraged to register!

Sessions will be delivered on a virtual platform by the Health Resources in Action training team. Each training is designed to be interactive and encourages audience engagement. Tuition is free but you must have supervisor approval for registration. Seats are limited and on a first come-first served basis (we’ll keep a waiting list once filled). Registration will be conducted via Microsoft Forms, and you will receive a calendar invitation when your seat is confirmed.

Learning Objectives

By participating in this training, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Explore the concept of cultural competency and how your values and experiences play a role in how we operate in programs.
  • Reflect on your values and how they affect how you perceive yourself and the world around you.
  • Examine how you can check your own assumptions to better support youth, your programs, and your broader community.


If you do have a working webcam/microphone, we kindly ask you to please have it on during the training (turning it off when needed). If you do not have a working camera/microphone, please indicate that on the training registration so that we can make appropriate accommodations. Also, the slides/materials will be shared at the conclusion of the training so there is no need to take copious notes (unless that’s your learning style!).


Live relay captioning is scheduled for each training session. For accessibility accommodation requests, please email marcia_markley@nps.gov.

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