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Learn how to develop a robust assessment program around enslavement and race, with ongoing training and support, to help maintain a competent, knowledgeable, and empathetic workforce.
An inclusive, equity-based reference for public history practioners. Includes hot topics and critical perspectives to make your work more accessible.
You will find instructions and a job aid to facilitate creating a lexicon associated with the legacies of enslavement and race.
Access research completed by or for the National Park Service, National Capital Area.
A derailer is a behavior or actions that limits our effectiveness, prohibits growth/change, and stymies success. Learn to recognize derailers and find a few examples of them.
Access a contact list for the Legacies of Enslavement and Race project here.
Overview As the Legacies Workgroup’s steering committee laid the groundwork for this assessment tool, they kept returning to a series of foundational principles that would create a framework for understanding the rubric’s content. The Four Truths, non-negotiables, and detailers all play a role in grounding the intentions of the assessment tool. Non-negotiables are the forensic/factual
The assessment rubric was created for NCA parks and programs to use in a baseline or ongoing evaluation of their current practices.
This page provides general information on the Legacies of Enslavement project, its purpose, and supporting resources.
On this page you will find training resources for community and stakeholder involvement.
In this resource, you will find a list of links to digital research on the history of enslavement in the National Capital Area.
This page provides the user with an orientation to the resources created to address the Legacies of Enslavement and Race in NCA parks that are available to employees and volunteers.
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!
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.
This resource will introduce you to the international component of the NPS mission and what you can do to help support the international goals of the NPS.
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.
Have you ever wondered where you could find the founding documents and legislation that authorized Cooperating Associations as our official interpretive and educational partners? Here you can find all of the founding legislation with our oldest and longest standing partners.
Struggling to process the events and actions of January 6th 2021? Find resources to help support you as you reflect, process, and evaluate the day's events.
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.
The word “steward” for the National Park Service (NPS) means a manager, administrator, or guardian who cares for the public parks, resources, values.
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).
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.
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.