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Beyond Hands-On Instructor Training

June 10 - June 13



Start: June 10
End: June 13
Cost: $600
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Grand Teton National Park
3 Teton Park Road
Moose, WY 83012 United States
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Are you interested in passing on your craft or trades knowledge, but haven’t had the opportunity to develop your teaching skills? 

Course Overview

The Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) has partnered with Toponexus to develop a collateral-duty instructor training program based on the “Beyond Hands-On” model used in HPTC’s Brick Earth Stone Timber (BEST) Workshops.

Beyond Hands-On takes the traditional hands-on training approach while integrating it with problem-solving and appreciation for historic resources. During this interactive workshop, students will be challenged to expand their teaching capacity with new skills, knowledge, and inspiration. The Beyond Hands-On learning model is universal, digestible, and customizable.

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for trades-based instructors, supervisors, mentors, park leads and/or training coordinators. Students in Beyond Hands-On Instructor Training will take a closer look at their own teaching toolbox to reconsider what’s working and what’s not. Trainees will gain new insights and usable Beyond Hands-On tools to apply to their own practice, and in doing so, will be a part of the movement that takes historic trades training to the next level.


• $600 – General Participant
• $50 – Student


• June 10-13, 2024
• Grand TCourseeton National Park


• Katherine Wonson, Lead Historic Preservation Training Manager, HPTC
• Molly Baker, Owner, Toponexus

Course Testimonials

“Ground-breaking, unlike any training I’ve attended. Completely changed my approach to training for the better. This has been profoundly impactful.” – Lisa S.

“Powerful, interactive, informative, instructive, hands-on and very helpful.” -John Speweik, Historic Masonry Specialist

“An opportunity to level up your teaching methods to make learning more impactful to students.” -Laura Tomcek, Training Specialist


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Have questions? Contact best_preservation@nps.gov