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The Innovative Leadership Network connects dispersed employees and provides a forum for open communication, interaction, and equality of ideas.
The National Park Service is sitting on a knowledge capital goldmine. Its employees have countless decades of knowledge form which to draw.
Design Thinking can help the NPS create memorable experiences for park visitors that leave a lasting impression.
Employee-led groups advancing relevancy, diversity, and inclusion throughout the NPS. Find and join a group!
The Employees for the Advancement of People with Disabilities ERG serves to provide an environment that is inclusive of all people and abilities.
This collection of facilitated dialogue brown bag resources can help you create your own conversations that lead the way to a more inclusive, diverse NPS.
The following toolkit is intended to support parks/programs/teams in having the conversations necessary to make progress on difficult subjects such as racism, sexism, ableism, as well as other forms of oppression and privilege with staff. In our second century, The National Park Service must reckon with the ways our internal organization, systems, and cultures may
Is the "pecking order" the best way to build an organization? Is building your organization's social capital a better option?
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.
This video covers how retain Generation Y employees in the federal workforce and creating an organizational culture that appeals to Generation Y values.
How can you create movement groundswell?. It requires the courage to take the lead and perhaps even perhaps even to be a follower instead.
ILN sincerely hopes this document serves to represent the voices of employees and helps leadership explore solutions to this systemic crisis.
Learn more about this effort and how ILN members may participate
Having a strong network is essential to carrying out the mission of the NPS. By building strong network leadership, the NPS can effect social change.
Allies groups foster a more open, inclusive, and innovative NPS culture.
ILN is an employee resource group with a mission to enhance the working culture of the National Park Service and empower NPS employees at all levels.
There are over 400 units in the National Park Service. Having strong network leadership is critical to carrying the mission of the NPS.
How can the National Park Service create leadership development programs to lead it into a second century of stewardship of America's national parks?
The Pathways Program provides ways for current students and recent graduates to internships and jobs within the Federal government.
Pulse surveys are intentionally designed to provide quick, actionable insights into the health of a park or program, hence the name ‘pulse.’
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.
Workforce and Inclusion’s Office of Learning and Development is employing a holistic approach to our agency’s response to sexual harassment.
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.
How can we scale the flexibility and adaptability of small teams to a large, hierarchical organization? By building a team of teams.
This video explores the team dynamics of today's multi-generational workforce and how to make teams work despite each generation's cultural differences.
This project, created in partnership with MTV and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, aims to help people overcome implicit biases.
In her research for Harvard Business Review, Dr. Sunnie Giles has discovered five major themes of effective leadership. How many apply to you?
The art of questioning is becoming an important skill to sharpen. More managers and supervisors are seeing the value of curiosity.
Most organizations make decisions from the top-down. Louis Rosenburg believes Collective Intelligence is an option for boosting organizational performance.
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?
Innovative thinking is difficult and not everyone can readily think that way. Thinking out of the box can be scary but aren't our parks worth it?
Organizations have trouble committing resources to developing ideas out of a risk-aversion mindset. However, mistakes often lead to greater innovation.
Learning to be a collaborator is an important skill. It’s far easier to achieve your goals if you can easily call upon the expertise of partners.