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NPS Fundamentals


“NPS Fundamentals is a genuine investment in our agency's most valuable resource - its employees! I strongly advocate every eligible [new] NPS employee attend this crucial, foundational training…”
Director Jon Jarvis


Welcome to NPS Fundamentals! The nation-wide training program is a foundation of a new NPS career, creating opportunities for agency orientation and understanding, workforce collaboration, and commitment to fulfill the agency’s mission. The program is based on the solid foundation of the NPS Mission and Core Values, strategic initiatives, such as a Call-to-Action, and most importantly the need of new employees to better navigate within their new agency.

The program blends online and residential courses with a focus on facilitated dialogue and interactive, relevant training that actively engages participants in their own learning process. The three part program includes 1) online “Essentials” that are reference material covering a wide-range of introductory agency information for all NPS employees, 2) interactive online modules, and 3) a two-week residential course in Grand Canyon, AZ.

Use the left-hand menu to find out more information on the program.