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This article explores 10 communication secrets of great leaders (plus a bonus one!) and reveals why "the message" has nothing to do with the messenger.
Published by: | Content Team: GOAL Academy, Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors

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Learn 10 behaviors any supervisor should have to manage a successful workspace.
Published by: | Content Team: SER Future Leaders Program, For Supervisors, Southeast Region

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Take the 30-day CLEAR challenge, as an individual or park unit, to improve workforce engagement.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields, For Supervisors

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What is the secret to happiness? In this Ted Talk, Hailey Bartholomew, a mother, wife, and artist reveals the answer to this commonly asked question.
Published by: | Content Team: GOAL Academy, Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors

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This e-book outlines 4 components necessary for successful strategic planning, including setting a purpose, identifying goals and defining terms.
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In this Forbes article, author & serial entrepreneur Patrick Hull distills what he has learned about creating & maintaining partnerships into 5 key lessons.
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In this Forbes article, author, speaker, and founding partner of Proteus, Ericka Anderson, shares 5 core qualities that make great mentors great.
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These TED speakers have insights that shed some light on leading more effectively.
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This article explores how the most resilient individuals and teams are the ones that fail, learn, and thrive, and reveals five tips for boosting resilience.
Published by: | Content Team: GOAL Academy, Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors

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Are you losing the skills of listening? In this video, learn about 5 simple techniques to listen better, listen consciously, and live fully.
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This article reveals six capacities that effective strategic thinkers have and how strategic thinking can lead to windfall opportunities.
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Learn in this article that great leaders embody six critical behaviors that make their leadership remarkably effective and stand out among other leaders.
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Workplace accountability is possible. But how? In this Freedom at Work Talks video, Garry Ridge, CEO of the WD-40 company, shares his secret.
Published by: | Content Team: GOAL Academy, Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors

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Now accepting applications to the NPS Roger Kennedy Fellowship Contexts of Environmental Policy Graduate Certificate Program for 2018.
Content Team: Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors
Updated April 2, 2018

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The Albright-Wirth Grant Program (AWGP) is a developmental opportunity that annually awards funding for personal and career development projects to NPS employees. The application period is now open until January 10, 2020.
Content Team: Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors
Updated December 4, 2019

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The Aspiring Leader Development Program (ALDP) serves as a foundational development program for aspiring leaders; learn about eligibility requirements and the enrollment process here.
Published by: | Content Team: Aspiring Leadership Development Program, Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors

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The ALDP is a foundational development program for aspiring entry-level leaders (GS 5-7 and WG equivalents) that is currently in revision and anticipated to launch in FY20.
Content Team: Aspiring Leadership Development Program, Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors
Updated July 7, 2020

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Use this worksheet to identify what you expect to gain from your mentor relationships; after completing the worksheet, you will be able to communicate more effectively with your mentors.
Published by: | Content Team: For Supervisors, Service Wide Skills

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Feeling stuck finding a solution? Maybe the problem isn’t solving the problem but rather defining it. Learn how to reframe your problem in this article by author Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg.
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These two resources provide mentors and mentees with an opportunity to evaluate their relationship.
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This video discusses employee engagement, why it is important, how to measure it and how to increase it in ourselves and our employees.
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In this video, Dr. Melanie Cohen, IT Strategist with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, discusses building an engaged federal workforce.
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This video discusses the importance of trust and building a foundation of trust, i.e., the heart and muscle of your organization, to ensure team success.
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Management isn't easy - even with lots of available resources, stepping into a management role for the first time can feel a little like jumping out of a plane, even if you have a parachute.
Published by: | Content Team: SER Future Leaders Program, For Supervisors, Southeast Region

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Learn how to improve your charisma through tips from the book The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism.
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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.
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Real life examples and best practices that have proven successful at parks and offices across the Service.
Published by: | Content Team: GOAL Academy, Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors, Stewardship Institute, Service Wide Skills, Workforce and Inclusion Directorate

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In this Challenge, play the role of coach to an IT Systems Engineer who isn't on board with the need for coaching. Learn how to manage resistant coachees.
Content Team: For Supervisors, Volunteer Engagement, Service Wide Skills
Delivery: Distance

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This recorded webinar from the 2017 Virtual Conference for Supervisors covers conduct vs. performance-based issues in the workplace.
Published by: | Content Team: New Supervisor Development Program, Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors

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Listen and learn why traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think.
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Business and technology writer Daniel Pink discusses his book, "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us," presented by Harvard Book Store.
Published by: | Content Team: Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors, Learning and Development, Workforce and Inclusion Directorate

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In this TED Talk, Margaret Heffernan, a former CEO of five businesses, explores the advantages of provoking conflict to solve problems and lead change.
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Your core values influence your choices, decisions, and actions, and knowing them can help you more clearly move in the direction you want. Learn how to define your core values in this article.
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In this Harvard Business Review article, Amy Gallo debunks four common myths about mentoring so you can establish a productive mentoring relationship.
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Design Thinking can help the NPS create memorable experiences for park visitors that leave a lasting impression.
Published by: | Content Team: For Supervisors, Innovative Leadership Network, Relevancy, Diversity, and Inclusion (RDI), Workforce and Inclusion Directorate, Service Wide Skills

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This video discusses design thinking - a process using context, creativity and reason to analyze complex problems to find flexible and adaptable solutions.
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Developed in 2013 as an actionable resource for National Park Service managers
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When is training appropriate? Learn how a simple rhyme can help you decide.
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The purpose of Director's Order #7 is to provide direction for implementing the NPS VIP program locally, regionally and nationally and with partners.
Published by: | Content Team: New Supervisor Development Program, Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors, Volunteer Engagement, Service Wide Skills

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This article reveals the benefits of pairing diversity with inclusion and explores four reasons why many organizations lack inclusivity.
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This video discusses the how the way we talk about work affects the way we think, feel and act at work and how choosing positive images can lead to success.
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This video discusses the abundance of data and digital media available to us and how to improve how you use data to make more strategic decisions.
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OPM definitions and descriptions of leadership characteristics, behaviors, abilities, skills, and knowledge. A good resource for career advancement.
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In this video, Ed Muzio provides approaches to decision making and teaches his audience how to facilitate better group decisions to get better results.
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Understanding bias can improve your decision making.
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This video discusses emotional intelligence in the context of leadership, talent development and increasing individual and organizational performance.
Published by: | Content Team: For Supervisors, Human Resources, Administration and Business Services, NPS Career Fields, Service Wide Skills

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Learn more about the requirements and enrollment process to participate in the New Supervisor Development Program.
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This recorded webinar from the 2017 Virtual Conference for Supervisors provides an overview of ethics rules and regulations and common ethics questions.
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Watch a short video and respond to engaging reflection questions to improve your everyday leadership skills.
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This video discusses evidence-based management, definitions, common misconceptions and ways to make a workplace more efficient and effective.
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The Executive Leadership Program is strategically designed around three program components.
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This video examined why Generation Y workers are leaving the federal workforce and what we can do to get them to rejoin the federal public sector.
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The Federal Executive Institute (FEI) helps senior government leaders improve the performance of their organizations.
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The type of appointment dictates the permanence of the job and the types of benefits that you will receive.
Published by: | Content Team: For Supervisors, Human Resources, Administration and Business Services, NPS Career Fields

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Free facilitated workshop series to find new approaches and strategies for meeting difficult leadership challenges.
Published by: | Content Team: For Supervisors, NPS Region 6, 7, and 8- Upper and Lower Colorado Basin, Texas, Arkansas

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NPS Director, Jon Jarvis, discusses the importance of supervisors and how to hone your supervisory skills.
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Use the US Fish and Wildlife Service's online decision tree and toolkit to help you understand conduct and performance issues and how to make determinations. 
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How can we foster more creative thinking within the NPS? Quickly learn four simple ways to increase your own innovation and creativity in this video.
Published by: | Content Team: GOAL Academy, Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors, Innovative Leadership Network, Relevancy, Diversity, and Inclusion (RDI), Workforce and Inclusion Directorate

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Build your skill of Framing Decisions and work toward improved Decisiveness.
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Annual course successfully provided participants with a better understanding of legislative and congressional affairs
Content Team: Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors, Washington D.C. Area Support Office (WASO)
Updated April 24, 2017

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Enhancing a new Division Chief’s ability to be an effective member of a management team
Published by: | Content Team: New Division Chief Leadership Development Program, Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors

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This video discusses the importance of giving good instructions, why giving good instructions is so difficult and the components of good instruction.
Published by: | Content Team: For Supervisors, Learning and Development, Workforce and Inclusion Directorate

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Interested in the GOAL Academy? This article provides an overview of GOAL Academy eligibility requirements and enrollment procedures.
Published by: | Content Team: GOAL Academy, Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors

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Learn more about the enrollment criteria and how to apply to the GOAL Academy program.
Published by: | Content Team: GOAL Academy, Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors

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The GOAL Academy encompasses an impressive 16 of the 28 leadership competencies within 5 of the 6 Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ). Learn which 16 here.
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Interested in the GOAL Academy program? Read some of the feedback GOALies and their colleagues and supervisors are saying about the program.
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In this video, Arina Nikitina explores three little-known techniques to keep you focused and motivated on your goals.
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In this TED Talk, designer Tom Wujec Discover reveals unexpected truths about how we collaborate and make sense of things.
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This recorded webinar from the 2017 Virtual Conference for Supervisors covers various hiring flexibilities available to quickly fill available positions.
Published by: | Content Team: New Supervisor Development Program, Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors

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In this TED Talk, watch a real-life movement unfold while Derek Sivers dissects its significance in the context of leadership.
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This video discusses how our thoughts, positive and negative, shape our lives and determine the levels of our success and happiness in our lives.
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This recorded webinar from the 2017 Virtual Conference for Supervisors provides an overview of Individual Development Plans (IDPs).
Published by: | Content Team: New Supervisor Development Program, Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors

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This video discusses the importance of framing as a tool for successful communication, effective leadership and relationship building.
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The Roger Kennedy Fellowship Program is a graduate-level certificate program to help prepare current and future NPS leaders.
Published by: | Content Team: Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors

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In this video you'll learn about 3 characteristics that will enhance your leadership abilities and create a foundation of trust.
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This video discusses the current crisis in government leadership and how to develop leadership competencies to become effective transformational leaders.
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This series features influential figures in business, politics, science and the arts speaking about what leadership means to them.
Published by: | Content Team: Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors, National Capital Area- NPS Region 1

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The following reading list provides book titles to help both new and seasoned leaders gain new perspectives and develop their skills in leadership and personnel management. 
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Learn about the 6 types of leaders and how great leaders leverage multiple styles for maximum effectiveness.
Published by: | Content Team: GOAL Academy, Leadership Development Group, For Supervisors

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This simulation course provides a tool to practice your leadership skills by leading an organization through a significant transition.
Content Team: For Supervisors
Delivery: Distance
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