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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 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.’
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.
Use these resources to help carry the lessons covered in the Civil Treatment for Leaders course into your workplace and put what you learned into practice.
An IDP identifies an employee’s development goals in the context of NPS' Strategic Plan. The IDP Guide is an NPS-wide resource to help employees plan.
Learn more about the requirements and enrollment process to participate in the New Supervisor Development Program.
Real life examples and best practices that have proven successful at parks and offices across the Service.
The National Park Service has provided several training module series to help NPS staff work effectively with volunteers.
In this video, Arina Nikitina explores three little-known techniques to keep you focused and motivated on your goals.
In a world of information overload, learning with small content is the only way to cut through the noise and achieve real performance improvement.
Every day organizations are developing new models that apply emerging technologies to their unique needs. Despite the breadth of the field, here are a few general tips that any organization can use to make blended learning a bigger part of their training effort.
The Federal Executive Institute (FEI) helps senior government leaders improve the performance of their organizations.