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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
In this video, Dr. Melanie Cohen, IT Strategist with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, discusses building an engaged federal workforce.
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.
Real life examples and best practices that have proven successful at parks and offices across the Service.
This recorded webinar from the 2017 Virtual Conference for Supervisors covers conduct vs. performance-based issues in the workplace.
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.
Developed in 2013 as an actionable resource for National Park Service managers
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.
OPM definitions and descriptions of leadership characteristics, behaviors, abilities, skills, and knowledge. A good resource for career advancement.
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.
The Executive Leadership Program is strategically designed around three program components.
The Federal Executive Institute (FEI) helps senior government leaders improve the performance of their organizations.
NPS Director, Jon Jarvis, discusses the importance of supervisors and how to hone your supervisory skills.
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.
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!
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.
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).
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 series features influential figures in business, politics, science and the arts speaking about what leadership means to them.
Learn about the 6 types of leaders and how great leaders leverage multiple styles for maximum effectiveness.
The purpose of this brief guide is to help staff understand the compliance process and why it produces better projects and decisions.
The FY 2017 participants will participate in the program to enhance a new chief’s ability to be an effective member of a park or office management team.
New Supervisor Development Program
Applications are being accepted for the 2017 Roger Kennedy National Parks Fellowship Program. Applications due June 1, 2017.
The 2019 Albright-Wirth Grant application period is open now through December 14, 2018. Learn how to apply here!
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.
OPM Academic Alliance is offering Federal employees, their spouses and domestic partners reduced tuition rates to pursue post-secondary education.
These frameworks and guidance assist agencies in evaluating the effectiveness of their supervisory and managerial development programs.
This recorded Workforce Planning webinar from the 2017 Virtual Conference for Supervisors provides an overview of pay and leave issues.
This recorded webinar from the 2017 Virtual Conference for Supervisors provides an overview of Job Analysis, PDs and the Assessment Questionnaire.
How does your team function? In this HBR article, explore 4 workplace styles to help leaders and teams find a common language for knowing how people work.
This recorded webinar from the 2017 Virtual Conference for Supervisors provides an overview of position descriptions (PDs) for both GS and WG employees.
This recorded webinar from the 2017 Virtual Conference for Supervisors provides an overview of position management, including benefits, tools and processes.
This video discusses positivity is an underutilized, powerful resource and distinguishes the difference between rational and irrational optimism
This recorded webinar from the 2017 Virtual Conference for Supervisors provides an overview of reasonable accommodations (RA) and RA procedures.
Seeking interested employees to serve as part of the 2019 Albright-Wirth Grant panel reviewers. Reviewers will assist in reviewing, rating, and selecting the 2019 recipients.
Learn more about the GOAL Academy and this year's action learning class projects.
This recorded webinar from the 2017 Virtual Conference for Supervisors covers how to recognize, prevent and respond to sexual harassment in the workplace.
In this TED Talk, Eric Berlow distills extremely complex situations into meaningful and manageable elements by identifying the “sphere of influence.”
Is your brainstorming effort tapped out? Watch this short video developed by Vertical Measures for six fun and creative ways to brainstorm ideas.
In this easy-to-read article by MindTools, discover how using the SMART tool can help provide focus, direction and motivation to accomplish your goals.
This TED Talk explains why achievement can be just as disorienting as failure and how to restore your drive after experiencing either of these extremes.
The Supervision, Management, and Leadership Program offers training and development opportunities for supervisors and managers throughout the NPS.
In this TED Talk, musician Bobby McFerrin uses the pentatonic scale to exemplify human expectations in the context of neuroscience.
Cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott explores the science of laughter including its importance in maintaining social bonds and boosting mood.
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 recorded webinar from the 2017 Virtual Conference for Supervisors provides an overview of telework policies, including benefits and procedures.
Learn about the qualities leaders must have to become great problem solvers and four techniques you can use to effectively solve problems.
Learn the top ten ways to rethink, redefine, and recreate solutions that empower the spirit of innovation.
Are you comfortable? If yes, then you're not learning! Explore ways to step into your discomfort zone and find your personal greatness.
Want to live a happier life? Try these 5 actions to improve your happiness.
In this Ted Talk, Shawn Achor explores the benefits of positive psychology and shares 5 ways you can train your brain for greater happiness.
In this HBR article, Paul Zak explores the science behind trust and shares the remarkable and numerous benefits of employees in high-trust organizations.
Watch the TED Talk - The Power of Yet - by Carol Dweck and grow your capacity to learn and solve problems with a "Growth Mindset."
This recorded webinar from the 2017 Virtual Conference for Supervisors covers veteran appointment and Schedule A hiring flexibilities and authorities.
This recorded webinar from the 2017 Virtual Conference for Supervisors covers violence in the workplace, agency policies and supervisory responsibilities.
Virtual Conference for Supervisors is a week-long annual conference offering supervisors the opportunity to improve their supervisory skills and knowledge.
Learn how you can become an entrepreneur and recognize and encourage entrepreneurship in your workplace.
In this resource, learn four ways you can help your mentee become a better version of who they are.
Simon Sinek, a management theorist, explores what makes a great leader in the context of trust. What are the benefits of creating a circle of safety?
Learn how the typical workplace is not the best place to work and how three forward-thinking tactics can help achieve more, deeper and better work.
This recorded webinar from the 2017 Virtual Conference for Supervisors provides an overview of the Office of Workers' Compensation Program (OWCP).
This recorded webinar from the 2017 Virtual Conference for Supervisors covers workforce planning and using the Workforce and Budget Planning Toolkit.
Social psychologist Amy Cuddy explains the mind-body connection of non-verbal behavior & how body language can influence how your life unfolds.