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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.
Learn 10 behaviors any supervisor should have to manage a successful workspace.
Have you recently secured a mentor and want to know how to make the most out of this powerful relationship? Learn 12 ways you can stay energized throughout this important partnership.
Take the 30-day CLEAR challenge, as an individual or park unit, to improve workforce engagement.
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.
This e-book outlines 4 components necessary for successful strategic planning, including setting a purpose, identifying goals and defining terms.
In this Forbes article, author & serial entrepreneur Patrick Hull distills what he has learned about creating & maintaining partnerships into 5 key lessons.
In this Forbes article, author, speaker, and founding partner of Proteus, Ericka Anderson, shares 5 core qualities that make great mentors great.
These TED speakers have insights that shed some light on leading more effectively.
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.
Are you losing the skills of listening? In this video, learn about 5 simple techniques to listen better, listen consciously, and live fully.
This article reveals six capacities that effective strategic thinkers have and how strategic thinking can lead to windfall opportunities.
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.
Now accepting applications to the NPS Roger Kennedy Fellowship Contexts of Environmental Policy Graduate Certificate Program for 2018.
A series of three webinars will use the Results-Based Accountability (RBA) Framework to address challenges related to workplace environment, supervision, and employee and visitor engagement.
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.
The Aspiring Leader Development Program (ALDP) serves as a foundational development program for aspiring leaders; learn about eligibility requirements and the enrollment process here.
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.
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.
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.
Interested in the Aspiring Leader Development Program? Learn more about the program in one of the many upcoming informational webinars!
Aspiring Leadership Development Program
These two resources provide mentors and mentees with an opportunity to evaluate their relationship.
As a BEE Executive Fellow you will attend five cohort courses that ground you in BEE’s research based, award winning paradigm for executive success.
This video discusses employee engagement, why it is important, how to measure it and how to increase it in ourselves and our employees.
In this video, Dr. Melanie Cohen, IT Strategist with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, discusses building an engaged federal workforce.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Real life examples and best practices that have proven successful at parks and offices across the Service.
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.
This recorded webinar from the 2017 Virtual Conference for Supervisors covers conduct vs. performance-based issues in the workplace.
A 2005 TEDGlobal talk about decision making, by Dan Gilbert.
Listen and learn why traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think.
Business and technology writer Daniel Pink discusses his book, "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us," presented by Harvard Book Store.
In this TED Talk, Margaret Heffernan, a former CEO of five businesses, explores the advantages of provoking conflict to solve problems and lead change.
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.
In this Harvard Business Review article, Amy Gallo debunks four common myths about mentoring so you can establish a productive mentoring relationship.
Design Thinking can help the NPS create memorable experiences for park visitors that leave a lasting impression.
This video discusses design thinking - a process using context, creativity and reason to analyze complex problems to find flexible and adaptable solutions.
This video discusses using the new methodology of Design Thinking for organizational planning, strategy creation and "redesigning the future."
Developed in 2013 as an actionable resource for National Park Service managers
This guide provides solutions for NPS managers and supervisors in increasing organizational performance and employee engagement and development.
When is training appropriate? Learn how a simple rhyme can help you decide.
The purpose of Director's Order #7 is to provide direction for implementing the NPS VIP program locally, regionally and nationally and with partners.
This article reveals the benefits of pairing diversity with inclusion and explores four reasons why many organizations lack inclusivity.
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.
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.
OPM definitions and descriptions of leadership characteristics, behaviors, abilities, skills, and knowledge. A good resource for career advancement.
In this video, Ed Muzio provides approaches to decision making and teaches his audience how to facilitate better group decisions to get better results.
How to use meetings for the right reasons in order to avoid frustration and time wasting.
Understanding bias can improve your decision making.
This video discusses emotional intelligence in the context of leadership, talent development and increasing individual and organizational performance.
This video discusses models of leadership and practical guidelines and methods for enhancing leadership effectiveness in public organizations.
Learn more about the requirements and enrollment process to participate in the New Supervisor Development Program.
Open periods are announced on the Common Learning Portal (CLP), InsideNPS and via e-mail from the regional Employee Development Officers (EDOs).
This recorded webinar from the 2017 Virtual Conference for Supervisors provides an overview of ethics rules and regulations and common ethics questions.
Watch a short video and respond to engaging reflection questions to improve your everyday leadership skills.
This video discusses evidence-based management, definitions, common misconceptions and ways to make a workplace more efficient and effective.
The Executive Leadership Program is strategically designed around three program components.
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.
The Federal Executive Institute (FEI) helps senior government leaders improve the performance of their organizations.
The type of appointment dictates the permanence of the job and the types of benefits that you will receive.
Free facilitated workshop series to find new approaches and strategies for meeting difficult leadership challenges.
NPS Director, Jon Jarvis, discusses the importance of supervisors and how to hone your supervisory skills.
Requirements, resources, and support for supervisors curated and faceted to provide what you need, when you need it.
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.
Check out this poster for succinct definitions of federal employee and supervisor expectations.
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.
Build your skill of Framing Decisions and work toward improved Decisiveness.
Annual course successfully provided participants with a better understanding of legislative and congressional affairs
Enhancing a new Division Chief’s ability to be an effective member of a management team
Announcing: Registration for the FY21 GOAL Academy is open May 20 - June 10, 2020. Learn more about the program and how to apply here!
This video discusses ways we can generate and foster energy, creativity and performance in our organizations, particularly during difficult times.
This video discusses the importance of giving good instructions, why giving good instructions is so difficult and the components of good instruction.
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 GOAL Academy encompasses an impressive 16 of the 28 leadership competencies within 5 of the 6 Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ). Learn which 16 here.
Interested in the GOAL Academy program? Read some of the feedback GOALies and their colleagues and supervisors are saying about the program.
In this video, Arina Nikitina explores three little-known techniques to keep you focused and motivated on your goals.
In this TED Talk, designer Tom Wujec Discover reveals unexpected truths about how we collaborate and make sense of things.
This recorded webinar from the 2017 Virtual Conference for Supervisors covers various hiring flexibilities available to quickly fill available positions.
In this TED Talk, watch a real-life movement unfold while Derek Sivers dissects its significance in the context of leadership.
Watch an HR-What You Need to Know micro lesson on the Public Land Corps (PLC) Hiring Authority and access other micro lessons in the series from NPS HR Staffing.
This video discusses how our thoughts, positive and negative, shape our lives and determine the levels of our success and happiness in our lives.
This recorded webinar from the 2017 Virtual Conference for Supervisors provides an overview of Individual Development Plans (IDPs).
This video discusses the importance of framing as a tool for successful communication, effective leadership and relationship building.
This primer for supervisors and managers provides guidance on understanding, interpreting and acting on their park, office or program EVS report.
IDP planning resources specific to the Northeast region
The Roger Kennedy Fellowship Program is a graduate-level certificate program to help prepare current and future NPS leaders.
In this video you'll learn about 3 characteristics that will enhance your leadership abilities and create a foundation of trust.
This video discusses the current crisis in government leadership and how to develop leadership competencies to become effective transformational leaders.
This course provides you with an understanding of why emotional intelligence abilities are important as a leader.
This series features influential figures in business, politics, science and the arts speaking about what leadership means to them.
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.
Learn about the 6 types of leaders and how great leaders leverage multiple styles for maximum effectiveness.
This simulation course provides a tool to practice your leadership skills by leading an organization through a significant transition.