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This e-book from Allen Interactions covers 10 commonly-held practices that can quickly ruin your e-Learning presentations, as well as how to fix them.
10 current trends affecting human learning and performance to consider as you work with your colleaguesas you meet the challenges of the 21st Century
This short e-book provides 5 easy writing tips for creating interesting and engaging content that will catch and hold your audience's attention.
This video discusses the importance of action learning as a development and management tool for achieving learning opportunities, innovation and success.
The Innovative Leadership Network connects dispersed employees and provides a forum for open communication, interaction, and equality of ideas.
What if assessment was more than tests, exams, and quizzes? What if assessment could become a park educator’s best friend?
Examine learning theories and their implications for the design of training and human performance ecosystems.
This short e-book presents lessons about e-Learning design and development by comparing common mistakes to the bane of the season: Holiday Sweaters.
Promising practices for engaging diverse youth and their families in national parks.
The world is changing around us at a record pace. We must be able to learn on demand. This is possible within a learning and performance ecosystem.
Gain ideas, tools, and techniques to help you provide training that impacts the success of your organization.
Blended learning (or flipped learning) is quickly gaining popularity among RTOs in Australia. There are many reasons for an organization to choose blended delivery.
As more school districts move towards a blended learning model, it is important to know the advantages and challenges such an approach presents.
This video highlights the value of intercultural competence and ways individuals and organizations can achieve greater intercultural competence.
The National Park Service is sitting on a knowledge capital goldmine. Its employees have countless decades of knowledge form which to draw.
This video discusses different communication mediums and how to choose the best method to send your message to ensure you are heard and understood.
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.
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.
Downloadable, printable, and sharable "Connecting Youth to Parks" guidebook to "help youth organizations find information to plan a visit"
Tips to help you create better visual elements in your presentations - PowerPoint and otherwise.
Business and technology writer Daniel Pink discusses his book, "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us," presented by Harvard Book Store.
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.
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.
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.
How can park educators, interpreters, and educators can utilize techniques of historical studies to enhance student learning on visits to national parks?
This study investigated the immediate impacts of the EVER day (Shark Valley and Royal Palm) and residential/camping (Loop Road and Hidden Lake) programs.
Learn about a 2016 program bringing high school students to Cape Cod and Indiana Dunes to learn about and spread the science of climate change effects.
Discover the direction learning and development in the National Park Service is moving towards and how change is being championed and implemented.
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.
A program designed to help staff understand the Girl Scouts organization in order to support successful coordination of scouting experiences in parks.
The NPS is partnering with the Girl Scouts of the USA to share a new patch program that honors the legacy and spirit of the women’s suffrage movement. Learn more about participation here!
The NPS has renewed its partnership with the Girl Scouts of America to help spark awareness of the national parks and protect cultural & natural resources.
This video discusses the importance of giving good instructions, why giving good instructions is so difficult and the components of good instruction.
In a world of information overload, learning with small content is the only way to cut through the noise and achieve real performance improvement.
In this eBook, we’ll provide eight easy steps that you can take to get started with video! You’ll learn what topic areas to target first and the skills and tools you need to build great custom video for your employees.
How can you create movement groundswell?. It requires the courage to take the lead and perhaps even perhaps even to be a follower instead.
Every day organizations are developing new models that apply emerging technologies to their unique needs. Despite the breadth of the field, here are a few general tips that any organization can use to make blended learning a bigger part of their training effort.
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
Forging our Future presentation providing some clarity around informal learning and how to asses whether informal learning is right for your organization
A short introduction to program evaluation for NPS professionals who work with internship programs
This article is a good primer for those who are thinking about creating a video, including some basic tools and tips for budget filming.
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.
This handout examines the research about learning from more passive content in order to help make decisions about how to make that content valuable
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.
Knowing what job aids and when to use them is critical to finding the balance between performance support and learning
The National Park Service has many training centers as well as connections with partner training centers. Learn more about each one in this resource.
NER Individual Development Plan information, forms and additional resources
There are over 400 units in the National Park Service. Having strong network leadership is critical to carrying the mission of the NPS.
L&D leadership formed a new project team, the LEAP team, to assess the current state of learning and performance in 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 2008 Learning & Development report describes learning development needs & challenges based on a 2006 all-employee survey.
This whitepaper lays a foundation for further innovation into new ways to leverage all that we know about learning to improve workforce performance.
The Pathways Program provides ways for current students and recent graduates to internships and jobs within the Federal government.
This free video will help you create better online presentations and webinars, and covers topics such as challenges, using scripts and audience engagement.
Pulse surveys are intentionally designed to provide quick, actionable insights into the health of a park or program, hence the name ‘pulse.’
DOI Talent does not automatically track the learning you do in the Common Learning Portal. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get credit for the experiences you’ve had here! Learn how to get credit here.
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.
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Workforce and Inclusion’s Office of Learning and Development is employing a holistic approach to our agency’s response to sexual harassment.
The Common Learning Portal (CLP) as a powerful tool for informal and social learning. This presentation gives an overview of the best social learning tools.
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.
Learn more about the Lean Approach and how to eliminate waste in your work processes.
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.
This e-Book offers guidance on creating and establishing your visual style and how to use your images and spread your message across multiple platforms.
In her research for Harvard Business Review, Dr. Sunnie Giles has discovered five major themes of effective leadership. How many apply to you?
This video explores the open learning ecosystem and the many paths available for lifelong learning and professional development.
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.
Thrive in a world of extroverts when you're an introvert. As an L&D professional, maximize learning outcomes for your introverted students.
Are you looking for training opportunities that are accessible outside the firewall now that you're home teleworking? Get started here!
Are you looking for trainings in Administration and Business Services? You’re in the right place. Below are some of the available trainings. Be sure to also check out our main page for Training Opportunities Accessible Anytime, Anywhere. Note: The trainings listed on this page are from federal agencies, non-profits, or official partners. Commercial trainings are
Are you looking for trainings on facilities management? Seek and ye shall find! Use this resource as a jumping off point to start your search.
Are you looking for general training resources? Check out the list of opportunities here!
Are you new to the NPS? Use this resources to find a list of resources and opportunities specifically geared towards you!
Figuring out how to include quantifiable results in your design process can be a challenging and confusing process. This session offers a better way to deliver those results; a way to connect learning solutions with strategic business goals.
This article from DigitalGov describes the difference between user experience and customer experience and how they affect each other and overall success.
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells how she found her authentic cultural voice.
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.