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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.
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.
Is your brainstorming effort tapped out? Watch this short video developed by Vertical Measures for six fun and creative ways to brainstorm ideas.
Watch the TED Talk - The Power of Yet - by Carol Dweck and grow your capacity to learn and solve problems with a "Growth Mindset."
The FMSS Desk Reference for FMSS Basic curriculum is a step-by-step guide for use with the FMSS for field personnel.
The Aspiring Leader Development Program (ALDP) serves as a foundational development program for aspiring leaders; learn about eligibility requirements and the enrollment process here.
Pulse surveys are intentionally designed to provide quick, actionable insights into the health of a park or program, hence the name ‘pulse.’
Use the ACE Wheel Model rubric to help you see what you're shining at and make your audience centered experiences even better.
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.
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.
Are you ready to become a mentee? Check out these questions and access additional resources to find out!
Learn how to ensure that your CLP profile indicates that you are interested in being a mentor or a mentee.
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.
Interested in the GOAL Academy? This article provides an overview of GOAL Academy eligibility requirements and enrollment procedures.
Check out NCPTT's collection of instructional videos on topics ranging from cleaning stone grave markers to replanting trees in historic landscapes.
Learn how HPTC developed portable hand-washing stations to meet the training center's needs to get back in the field, but keep its workers safe. Visit this page for detailed instructions!
The Audience Centered Experience (ACE) approach to interpretation allows parks to gain skills in critical thinking, problem solving, innovation, global awareness and scientific literacy.
Learn how COVID-19 persists on surfaces and how you can effectively deactivate the virus while preserving valuable cultural resources.
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