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Sustain NPSNext Step 4: Act on commitments and establish ongoing updates A plan is only as good as its execution. Sustaining your NPSNext vision will mean building structures and processes that let your staff check in, keep each other honest, and celebrate success. How can you make change stick? Employees’ EPAPs are a perfect place
Commit to NPSNext Step 3. Commit – Finalize and share your NPSNext strategic plan Now that you’ve had the powerful conversations with the people who work in your program or park, it’s time to distill it all down to a vision. In this phase of the process, you’ll compile and edit the shared values and
Prepare for NPSNext Step 1: Set the Planning Process into Motion Strategic planning can offer renewed focus and hope for the future – a chance to chart a new path. During uncertain times it can feel hard to set aside the time to reflect and plan. It is precisely these times, though, when intentional action
Engage with NPSNext Step 2: Engage – Tap the wisdom of all staff to chart a path for the future NPSNext invites conversation and collaboration. To effectively solve problems and leverage opportunities you need all staff to contribute. Depending on the size of your park/unit you may need to reach out beyond the planning workshop
This resource and all of its content is the product of a service-wide initiative to collaboratively update the Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) training materials.
A suite of documents covering the assessment and investigation in ARPA cases.
This resource provides new employees with opportunities to build your professional and personal development in any place.
The National Wildland Fire Training website allows access to local, geographic area, national and other interagency wildland fire training information.
FriYAY is a podcast and webinar series that covers a variety of topics spanning practical things like how to stay motivated, ways to expand your creativity, connect with others, and tips to keep you grounded!
Use this toolkit to help host structured conversations with your team members; the conversation prompts and facilitation resources can help you create an environment of respect, inclusion, and safety.
Pulse surveys are intentionally designed to provide quick, actionable insights into the health of a park or program, hence the name ‘pulse.’
Take the 30-day CLEAR challenge, as an individual or park unit, to improve workforce engagement.
This page is designed to empower you with resources curated by a diverse group of Employee Learning & Development staff members from across the service to support you in being either a mentor, mentee, or both!
Use the ACE Wheel Model rubric to help you see what you're shining at and make your audience centered experiences even better.
This resource provides mentors/mentees with an agreement template. This agreement lays out the goals of a mentoring relationship and establishes boundaries.
A resource book for people looking to be mentored and to prepare for a mentor relationship. A menttee recieves the benefit of mentoring.
This resource book is for people looking to be a better mentor and to prepare for a mentorship relationship.
The Office of Personnel Management training wiki is an excellent resource on formal and informal mentoring programs.
Meeting your mentor can be an exciting event. Here are some tips to keep in mind, for both before and during your first meeting.
When becoming a mentor, it is important to understand your role and duties. Check out some ideas from the Facilities Management Leadership Program that can be helpful to any mentor.
Two of the most important parts of a mentor/mentee relationship is giving and receiving feedback. The Facility Manager Leader Program provides some good advice to keep in mind when doing both.
If you find a mentor relationship becoming stale or unfocused don't write it off immediately. Try asking some of the questions here to reinvigorate your relationship!
Use this worksheet to identify what you expect to gain from your mentor relationships; after completing the worksheet, you will be able to communicate more effectively with your mentors.
These two resources provide mentors and mentees with an opportunity to evaluate their relationship.
Are you ready to become a mentee? Check out these questions and access additional resources to find out!