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The Trainer Toolbox Summary provides training tools and resources that any trainer or presenter can use to create and/or improve their course content.
This article covers some of the 18 most common work e-mail mistakes we make and easy ways to avoid them and use e-mail more efectively.
This innovative 10-month leadership program provides NER, NCR & SER staff with the opportunity to network and develop leadership knowledge and skills.
Watch this fun 6 minute talk that gives 3 rules to spark imagination and learning and get students excited about how the world works.
This article from DigitalGov addresses five common myths about social media accessibility as well as why accessible content is so important.
Have you ever experienced a conference call or virtual session that didn't quite meet the mark? Here are 5 tips on how to improve.
Learn what Section 508 requirements apply to the Common Learning Portal (CLP) and how to implement these requirements in your content creation workflow.
This resource provides guidance and outlines the processes content contributors must follow if they want to share media content on the CLP.
Learn eight habits of highly productive people that can help you save time, streamline your workload, limit distractions and become more productive.
This online, self paced course outlines the key Section 508 requirements that federal agencies must follow to be considered compliant.
Find training and resources to help you make recreation facilities and programs accessible to people with all levels of ability.
Using the ADA Planning Guide as a reference, learn how to plan an event or program with accessibility in mind.
This article addresses some of the most common mistakes the CLP team have encountered when addressing document accessibility in both Word and Google Docs.
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 following steps will assist Course Owners and Bureau Training Managers in adding User Defined Tasks and Online Training courses to DOILearn.
Learn what agile instructional design is, and access tools and resources to help you implement the process in your own work on the CLP and elsewhere!
Science and Learning Centers facilitate and support research and science education programs.
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.
This series of videos demonstrates how to take a bock of text and use it to create a clear and compelling visual sequence Images and Formatting.
These two resources provide mentors and mentees with an opportunity to evaluate their relationship.
This full-length video walks you through the basic functionality available to you in PowerPoint and demonstrates how to use each effectively.
Learn five ways to be the most productive person in the office while getting out the door on time and having a healthy work-life balance.
Select the right blend of distance and face-to-face instructional activities for your training proram
The Bevinetto Fellow Program is a two-year leadership training and development program that provides an opportunity to be a part of the legislative process.
In this video, Dr. Melanie Cohen, IT Strategist with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, discusses building an engaged federal workforce.
In this class, participants will learn how to build and manage upward relationships, both with their boss and those higher.
This course provides an overview of legislation, regulation, authorization, directive and policy that form the basis for the Volunteer-In-Parks program.
In this podcast, you'll learn what about career portfolios, why you should have one, where to find information and how to use it as a tool for your career.
This video discusses how leaders can learn to listen to their own organizational stories to feed change and possibility and explore their own organizations.
This video discusses different communication mediums and how to choose the best method to send your message to ensure you are heard and understood.
The revised Section 508 Standards & Section 255 Guidelines address many changes to technology that have occurred since 2000. Learn more about these changes!
In this advanced session, the presenters discuss the provisions of Chapter 5 Software in the revised Section 508 Standards and Section 255 Guidelines.
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.
This article provides tips for the perfect desk configuration for your teaching style, your students, and your classroom space.
Real life examples and best practices that have proven successful at parks and offices across the Service.
Complete this interactive learning activity to get started as a new CLP user or learn about advanced features to maximize your learning.
Developed by the CLP team, the CLP Help Video Series is a resource for users to consult if they need help navigating the site.
Learn how to use experiential learning theory in CLP Knowledge Park resources in order to improve learning outcomes for the people who use those resources.
The CLP is FINALLY available outside of the firewall. Join us for a day of celebration including live video all day!
Find more information about the Common Learning Portal; you'll get an introduction to the site and resources to help you navigate and transition from working in the office to working at home.
The beginning of a new partnership: NPS L&D envoys visit the Foreign Service Institute to demo the CLP site and share current successes and challenges.
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.
Now that you’ve had the powerful conversations with the people who work in your program or park, it’s time to distill it all down to a vision. In this phase of the process, you’ll compile and edit the shared values and key actions that rose to the surface during the workshops. You’ll also begin the work of communicating these new commitments.
You've invested a lot of time and energy into carefully developing and curating your CLP resources. Now learn how to develop a communication strategy!
In March, the Institute invited 30 individuals to the Communities of Practice Workshop.
Many employees experience career stagnation. This course examines strategies to overcome it.
Looking to add content to the CLP? How do you get started creating educational CLP materials? Description | Plan | Design | Develop | Maintain The Content Authoring Training Series has been specifically designed for rapid content publishing on the CLP yet ensures your content is educationally sound. Through the training series, you will learn how
Learn ways to more actively and effectively manage content on the CLP to ensure that users are accessing the latest training opportunities and resources.
List of several free online courses in different specializations given by different universities
The purpose of this document is to provide instructions for NPS users who want to create a group in the Commons on the Common Learning Portal (CLP) website.
Successful Commons groups require planning and attention. In this learning activity we'll walk you through the planning process. Completion earns you the Group Moderator badge!
Instructions for content teams who are creating or editing Knowledge Park Library Objects on the Common Learning Portal (CLP) website
CLP Learning Activities are informal educational resources to help learners engage with interactive information right on the CLP. Use this guide to learn how to create and publish them.
Instructions for content teams who are creating or editing News Articles on the Common Learning Portal (CLP) website
Instructions for content teams who are creating or editing Training Courses on the Common Learning Portal (CLP) website.
Use these job aids, created by the STMA 508 Workgroup, to help you make your documents 508 compliant.
Tips to help you create better visual elements in your presentations - PowerPoint and otherwise.
Class materials for the course Creating Section 508 Compliant Electronic Documents are now available.
The NPS Information & Technology Management Division is offering Creating Section 508-Compliant Electronic Documents classes. Learn more here.
Curb Free with Corey Lee is a travel blog from the perspective of a wheelchair user. It is a great accessibility resource.
Paired Comparison Analysis, Grid Analysis and Decision Tree Analysis are three decision making tools that can help you make sense of options and outcomes.
Design Thinking can help the NPS create memorable experiences for park visitors that leave a lasting impression.
Learn how you can integrate job aids into your learning strategy to promote learning comprehension.
This course covers how to create a clear and persuasive message in PowerPoint 2016 and how to use sound, images, color and styles to optimize visual impact.
A worksheet to help you develop a good goal statement for strategic planning.
In this class participants will inventory of their values, interests, skills, and needs and learn how to develop and implement an action plan to further their career.
This video discusses the importance of developing a professional online presence to better market yourself to current and future employers and peers.
This online module explores methods of planning and executing an effective career development path.
Hear from experts at the CDC and State Department on how best to use digital tools like social media to communicate with the public during a crisis.
The purpose of Director's Order #7 is to provide direction for implementing the NPS VIP program locally, regionally and nationally and with partners.
Led by people with disabilities who are directly impacted by the issues a post-pandemic world raises, learn how to provide an accessible & inclusive experience to your visitors and coworkers.
What's the difference between the CLP and DOI Talent? Use this “cheat sheet” to distinguish how they’re different – and how they work together to improve your learning experience.
What is the CLP anyway? How is it different than DOI Talent? Find out here!
This resource provides important information about DOI Talent, the Department of Interior's new learning management system.
This video highlights the ways we need to change our thinking about what we put on our slides and how we do it.
Learn how to decide on and prioritize tasks by urgency and importance, sorting out less urgent and important tasks which you should either delegate or not do at all.
This video discusses emotional intelligence in the context of leadership, talent development and increasing individual and organizational performance.
Results from the 2012 Employee Viewpoint Surveyprovided an opportunity to study what is working well in NPS units with high satisfaction and engagement.
NPSNext invites conversation and collaboration. To effectively solve problems and leverage opportunities you need all staff to contribute. Depending on the size of your park/unit you may need to reach out beyond the planning workshop to gather ideas and actions.
This project helped develop strategies for engaging young adults through collaboration with national parks, their partners and communities.
In this resource you will find a recorded presentation that examines the community of users, core principles & video production considerations of audio description.
In celebration of the Centennial of the NPS, ProValens will offer short 10-minute courses each month to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the NPS.
This document provides guidance for Department of the Interior employees in good ethical behavior, applicable laws and bureau and office contacts.
The DLG is helping the interpretive community extend physical training events into the digital space via distributed learning technologies.
This class exercise explores the many critical factors to take into account when planning how to focus self-development efforts.
The Federal Social Media Accessibility Toolkit provides best practices and tips on ensuring that all social media content is accessible to everyone.
The Eppley Institute for Parks & Public Lands is offering an online certificate program aimed at helping professionals establish a strong foundation in the physical and programmatic components of accessibility compliance. During the four-unit course, participants will explore various components of disability and accessibility, access, and standards and guidelines for accessible design. Each of the
The Federal Acquisitions Institute offers free online classes for Contracting Officers, Contracting Office Representatives, and Project Managers
This recorded webinar provides helpful tips and tricks to ensure that the content of your agency's social media is accessible to those with disabilities.
The top 5 things every new CLP user should do.
This course discusses the options available when you're trying to get your career on the right track, from in-house job changes & lateral moves to promotion planning.
GovLoop is a site for people in and around government that provides articles, discussions, online trainings, and research guides.
Graduate School USA offers virtual instructor-led and self-paced online courses that deliver high-quality training experiences, mapped to OPM proficiency levels and designed to prepare you to succeed.
This fact sheet provides considerations for making transportation systems accessible for persons with disabilities as well as offering additional links.
This guide contains useful tips and tactics for communicating up, down and across, as well as engaging your audience and effectively receiving feedback.
Guidelines include resources, available training opportunities, and a strategy for remediation and future document creation processes.
Participate in collaborative conversations and share educational resources. How you can help grow our learning community!
This video discusses common myths about what what makes a presentation succeed or fail and offers practical tips on improving your next presentation.
Formal training is not enough to support the learning and development. But how do we curate the right list of informal learning opportunities?