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This is a six month program for National Park Service employees who want to become certified trainers.
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.
In this HBR article, Paul Zak explores the science behind trust and shares the remarkable and numerous benefits of employees in high-trust organizations.
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.
Is your brainstorming effort tapped out? Watch this short video developed by Vertical Measures for six fun and creative ways to brainstorm ideas.
Learn the top ten ways to rethink, redefine, and recreate solutions that empower the spirit of innovation.
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!
Watch the TED Talk - The Power of Yet - by Carol Dweck and grow your capacity to learn and solve problems with a "Growth Mindset."
Is fear stopping you from taking action? In this TED Talk, Tim Ferriss explains how this can be resolved with an activity he calls “fear-setting.”
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.
The Aspiring Leader Development Program (ALDP) serves as a foundational development program for aspiring leaders; learn about eligibility requirements and the enrollment process here.
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.’
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.
Interested in the GOAL Academy? This article provides an overview of GOAL Academy eligibility requirements and enrollment procedures.
Learn more about the enrollment criteria and how to apply to the GOAL Academy program.
The Workplace Satisfaction Project shares a menu of diverse morale building resources that employees at any level can use to improve their workplace.
Forging our Future presentation providing some clarity around informal learning and how to asses whether informal learning is right for your organization
Learn in this article that great leaders embody six critical behaviors that make their leadership remarkably effective and stand out among other leaders.
Workplace accountability is possible. But how? In this Freedom at Work Talks video, Garry Ridge, CEO of the WD-40 company, shares his secret.