Resources

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Research & Assistance

The goal of the Resource Management Training for Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts was to improve Company understanding of the mission, functions, and resource management perspectives of various agencies, such as the National Park Service, where Delaware North Companies has concessions operations. The outcome of the training for key staff of DNC was to better align Parks and Resorts Management programs with agency management programs as shown in the graphic below.

A copy of the final Training Manual is found here.

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SWAP_coverIndiana’s SWAP is a habitat-based model that incorporates all fish and wildlife species in the state. It identifies the condition of Indiana’s wildlife species and habitats, the problems they face, and the actions needed to ensure the long-term viability of these species and habitats. Since conservation efforts occur at many levels (e.g., local, state, and federal), it is imperative to unite the entire Indiana conservation community by focusing on strengthening partnerships to accelerate conservation in the state. The input of all Indiana’s 600+ identified stakeholders is vital to the success of the 2015 SWAP. The Eppley Institute developed the following recommendation report to inform the 2015 SWAP process.

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SWAP_FinalPackage_Final_131218.pdf ( B)

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NPS_HR-Gap-Analysis_Final-ReportThe goal of the National Park Service Human Resources Career Field Competency Gap Analysis is to determine any gaps in general competencies and human resource technical competencies for employees who work in the NPS Human Resources career field. This study consisted of five stages: determination of the research methodology; development of the survey instrument; collection of data; analysis of data; and reporting of findings. This report documents the findings.

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NPS_HR Gap Analysis_Final Report_130603 ( B)

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hands-on-the-land-coverIn 2013, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), one of the participating agencies in the Hands on the Land (HOL) program, released a new National Strategy for Education, Interpretation, and Youth Engagement, which outlines several major goals, including expanding the BLM’s HOL program. The BLM’s Division of Education, Interpretation, and Partnerships, the HOL Working Group, and the Eppley Institute collaborated on the design, development, and production of a desk guide for HOL sites, which is intended to help BLM site coordinators expand and enhance their HOL programs and to establish HOL as the foundation for the BLM’s formal environmental and heritage education programs. The purpose of this training proposal and communication plan is to provide the BLM with recommendations for implementing the desk guide and expanding the HOL program.

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BLM_HOL_Training-Proposal-Communication-Plan_FINAL_130918.pdf ( B)

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Training & Education

The goal of the Resource Management Training for Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts was to improve Company understanding of the mission, functions, and resource management perspectives of various agencies, such as the National Park Service, where Delaware North Companies has concessions operations. The outcome of the training for key staff of DNC was to better align Parks and Resorts Management programs with agency management programs as shown in the graphic below.

A copy of the final Training Manual is found here.

Attached files
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hands-on-the-land-coverIn 2013, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), one of the participating agencies in the Hands on the Land (HOL) program, released a new National Strategy for Education, Interpretation, and Youth Engagement, which outlines several major goals, including expanding the BLM’s HOL program. The BLM’s Division of Education, Interpretation, and Partnerships, the HOL Working Group, and the Eppley Institute collaborated on the design, development, and production of a desk guide for HOL sites, which is intended to help BLM site coordinators expand and enhance their HOL programs and to establish HOL as the foundation for the BLM’s formal environmental and heritage education programs. The purpose of this training proposal and communication plan is to provide the BLM with recommendations for implementing the desk guide and expanding the HOL program.

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BLM_HOL_Training-Proposal-Communication-Plan_FINAL_130918.pdf ( B)

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competency-gap-analysis-studyThe National Park Service (NPS) Human Resources career field recently updated the competencies for the various levels of employees in the career. The HR Gap Analysis methodology will utilize a five-stage approach to determine gaps in these competencies. The Five stages include determination of the research methodology; development of survey instrument; collection of data; analysis of data; and reporting of findings. The results from the surveys will be used by the NPS to prioritize and design training events to meet the needs of the human resource professional in the NPS.

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NPS_HR Gap Analysis_Research Methodology_FINAL_130221.pdf ( B)

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asset-priority-index--courseBeginning in 2012, the National Park Service (NPS) and the Eppley Institute agreed to update the Asset Priority Index (API) e-course. As part of the update process, there was a need to revamp the API criteria and associated definitions. As the facility management industry continues to grow, it is imperative to continue updating the terminology and the standards used in the field. As a result of meeting facilitation with subject matter experts (SMEs), technical research, and a robust vetting process, the Eppley Institute was able to help finalize the API criteria and definitions. Ultimately, the Eppley Institute was able to create a user-friendly, highly interactive, and most up to date e-course to help advance facility managers’ understanding of how to use the API in the field.

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NPS API Ecourse API Criteria.pdf ( B)

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Planning & Design

A five-year master plan designed as a visioning document to set strategic directions for Hendricks County Parks and Recreation.

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REA_HendricksCo_MPU_Public Comment Draft_110211.pdf ( B) 

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A five-year master plan designed as a visioning document to set strategic directions for the City of Wabash Park Department.

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A five-year master plan designed as a visioning document to set strategic directions for Gary Parks and Recreation.

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Gary_Parks_Master_Plan_final_090427_at.doc ( B) 

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A five-year master plan designed as a visioning document to set strategic directions for the City of Kokomo Parks and Recreation.

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Kokomo Park MP 2009 01-07 version.pdf ( B) 

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