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The National Park Service uses planning to bring logic, analysis, public involvement, and accountability into the decision-making process.
The Innovative Leadership Network connects dispersed employees and provides a forum for open communication, interaction, and equality of ideas.
The NPS national headquarters and support centers are collectively called the Washington Support Office (WASO).
News You Can Use Landscape Culture is a quarterly newsletter publication for landscape stewards prepared by the NPS Park Cultural Landscapes Program. Please find past issues of the newsletter below. SUMMER: Read the Summer 2019 edition (PDF) Replanting John Muir’s Victorian Garden 1 Selecting Nursery Stock Part 2: Plant Inspection Employee Spotlight: Lanette King Pests
Known as “Essentials,” these topics provide insight into how the National Park Service manages the entire system of parks and programs to accomplish its mission.
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 to gather ideas and actions.
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 key actions that rose to the surface during the workshops. You’ll also begin the work of communicating these new commitments.
Learn the 5 NPS core values, understand why different values exist for different organizations, and recognize how core values are distinct drivers of organizational culture.
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.
Strategic planning can offer renewed focus and 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 when intentional action is most needed to focus energy and effort.
The guide is a resource and a compliment to other material from La'Wana Harris, CDE, ACC a global Global Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Author and Executive Coach.
Creating a culture of inclusion is a continuous journey, and moving forward on this path requires ongoing evaluation, reflection, and courageous action.
The COMMIT Self-Assessment is designed to help you determine your strengths and weaknesses around Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.
A more holistic examination of our shared history can help us better integrate knowledge into a new way of being and interacting together. Use these resources to learn more.
The NPS Fundamentals Residential program is designed for permanent employees who are within their first two years with the National Park Service.
The National Park Service has many training centers as well as connections with partner training centers. Learn more about each one in this resource.
Do you have a personal CLP Success Story to share? This page is dedicated to providing you the resources you need to submit your story and inspire others.
Selecting nursery stock or creating specifications for planting can have a large impact on successful plant establishment in the cultural landscape.
Over several decades, NPS staff at National Capital Parks East (NACE) has been converting areas from mowed turf into grassy meadow. Learn their process in this resource!
The story of Albright Training Center - learn about our mission, our history and our dedication to training each new generation of NPS employees.
Learn about the importance of Section 106 and how the loss of Penn Station in New York helped lead to the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act.
Learn about the NPS' mission statement and how it affects the work that NPS employees do.
Discussing the balancing act that is the NPS desire to preserve the natural world with the desire to protect human life and limb.
Leaders can build trust, increase productivity, and increase the creativity of their workforce by strengthening their cultural fluency.
The Guide for Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) on Cultural Landscape Report Contracts provides technical information for NPS staff.