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Employee-led groups advancing relevancy, diversity, and inclusion throughout the NPS. Find and join a group!
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.
The Employees for the Advancement of People with Disabilities ERG serves to provide an environment that is inclusive of all people and abilities.
Learn more about the virtual program Tadaima! and how it can be used as a case study for park units to connect people to their parks.
On this page, you will find a series of articles featuring successful virtual Interpretation and Education programs that align with the Foundation of Interpretation, Competencies for 21st Century Interpretation.
This new Employee Resource Group, initiated in December 2020 by a handful of innovative Asian American NPS staff, is in its beginning stages. While our original intention was to launch the group publicly to the NPS community at the beginning of May for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the recent rise in anti-Asian incidents
In this 4-part webinar series, attendees will learn about various characteristics associated with the autism spectrum and review practical examples and strategies for engaging with ASD visitors.
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.
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.
ILN sincerely hopes this document serves to represent the voices of employees and helps leadership explore solutions to this systemic crisis.
The Innovative Leadership Network connects dispersed employees and provides a forum for open communication, interaction, and equality of ideas.
Learn more about this effort and how ILN members may participate
Pulse surveys are intentionally designed to provide quick, actionable insights into the health of a park or program, hence the name ‘pulse.’
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
Workforce and Inclusion’s Office of Learning and Development is employing a holistic approach to our agency’s response to sexual harassment.
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?
Allies groups foster a more open, inclusive, and innovative NPS culture.
There are over 400 units in the National Park Service. Having strong network leadership is critical to carrying the mission of the NPS.
The Pathways Program provides ways for current students and recent graduates to internships and jobs within the Federal government.
This video explores the team dynamics of today's multi-generational workforce and how to make teams work despite each generation's cultural differences.
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 collection of facilitated dialogue brown bag resources can help you create your own conversations that lead the way to a more inclusive, diverse NPS.
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.
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.
Design Thinking can help the NPS create memorable experiences for park visitors that leave a lasting impression.