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The Advanced Training Program at the National Park Service Law Enforcement Training Center is responsible for law enforcement training.
The Innovative Leadership Network connects dispersed employees and provides a forum for open communication, interaction, and equality of ideas.
Award winning curriculum which develops the knowledge and competencies of selected employees through a year-long education and training program; learn how to become a mentor here!
Building relevant educational programs in our national parks requires skill. As the interpreter and educator there are many factors that one must consider.
The Career Academy for Natural Resources is an array of developmental opportunities that allow you to map your own path to professional growth.
Wondering where you want to go in your professional career? Explore these career development resources to help you determine which ladder you want to climb!
Provides experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students while introducing NPS career opportunities in cultural resources
A 2005 TEDGlobal talk about decision making, by Dan Gilbert.
Listen and learn why traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think.
Developed in 2013 as an actionable resource for National Park Service managers
When is training appropriate? Learn how a simple rhyme can help you decide.
OPM definitions and descriptions of leadership characteristics, behaviors, abilities, skills, and knowledge. A good resource for career advancement.
How to use meetings for the right reasons in order to avoid frustration and time wasting.
Understanding bias can improve your decision making.
The FM Workforce Development Guide outlines a self-initiated improvement program in which individuals have control over their own professional development.
The 2016-2021 Facility Management Competencies represent the full range of knowledge and performance levels needed to fulfill a facility manager’s job.
Offered on an as-needed basis, this course is designed for those charged with supporting day-to-day facility management operations in the NPS.
FMLP's award winning curriculum develops the knowledge and competencies of selected NPS employees through a year-long education and training program.
Do you have questions about the Park Ranger (Interpretation) Standard Position Description? Find answers here!
The type of appointment dictates the permanence of the job and the types of benefits that you will receive.
Build your skill of Framing Decisions and work toward improved Decisiveness.
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.
The HPTC library is located at the Gambrill House and houses periodicals, manuals, reports, and books related to historic preservation.
Review this step-by-step guide to learn more about NPS-LETC and how to become an NPS Law Enforcement Park Ranger.
This handbook helps enable Chiefs of I&E to navigate a variety of work elements, tasks, initiatives, personalities, systems, procedures, & organizations.
These training plans cover the requirements for becoming a Public Information Officer, whether you are working at the local, regional or national level.
IDP planning resources specific to the Northeast region
This video describes the why, what, and how of creating an Individual Development Plans (IDP). This overview also covers concepts and practical tools.
Interested in the NPS Fundamentals Program? Watch now and learn who is eligible to attend, how to apply, and what to expect.
The Roger Kennedy Fellowship Program is a graduate-level certificate program to help prepare current and future NPS leaders.
What is a learning organization and how do leaders create them and sustain them?
In this resource you will begin to think about your current education team and how you might be able to maximize the experience in it.
This page is designed to empower you with resources curated by a diverse group of Employee Learning & Development staff members from across the service to support you in being either a mentor, mentee, or both!
Are you interested in finding a mentor to help you in your career? There are many resources available for those interested in mentoring and networking.
Create a "toolbox" of options when you learn various methods or processes for decisions.
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.
Learn about the MBTI assessment and how it can be used to identify your own and others' psychological types to better understand team and interpersonal dynamics.
This is a six month program for National Park Service employees who want to become certified trainers.
Gain insight into the essential competencies for Natural Resource Stewardship and the more finite discipline specialist and program manager competencies.
The five Executive Core Qualifications in building a federal corporate culture.
Overview The core values of an organization are those values we hold which form the foundation on which we perform work and conduct ourselves. We have an entire universe of values, but some of them are so primary, so important to us that throughout changes in society, government, politics, and technology they are still the
The NPS Education Professional Competencies were updated in 2013 based on function (manager, developer, and facilitator) and organized by task.
The NPS Aviation Program is unique, challenging and the one of most diverse and complex of any aviation programs within the Department of the Interior.
The Incident Command System (ICS) was established to create a process and communication system to improve the response to emergencies and events.
Discusses the Call-to-Action Goal #32, Play It Safe initiative as announced by former Director Jarvis as a measure to encourage employee safety on the job.
Superintendent discretion determines whether or not SPUs can occur (ie: weddings, concerts, commercial filming, & athletic events etc.).
Every park must ensure they have adequate fire suppression response; including trained structural staff and agreements w/ outside departments.
The Wildland Fire Program protects the lives, property, & resources of the NPS in a manner which also allows for the natural role of fire on the landscape.
The Mentorship Pilot Program was created by a team of FLP 2019 grads and is being piloted to the Future Leader class of 2019 cohort.
Administration, Business Practices, and Information Technology play a vital role in helping to accomplish the NPS mission. Learn more here!
The Commercial Services Program administers concession contracts and commercial use authorizations (CUAs) in national parks.
Whether private or public, all organizations and companies have their own unique culture, including the National Park Service.
The National Park Service (NPS) manages a variety of facilities that enable visitors to experience national parks in a safe and accessible environment.
An is a professional communicator who facilitates audience understanding and appreciation of park resources and our nation’s stories and treasures.
The regulations and policies of the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service flow from public law.
Networking is a way to build relationships, accomplish work and enhance your career. It’s a skill that can be learned and improved with practice.
The NPS national headquarters and support centers are collectively called the Washington Support Office (WASO).
In the National Park Service, “partnership” refers to a working relationship between the NPS and a nonprofit organization or government agency.
The National Park Service uses planning to bring logic, analysis, public involvement, and accountability into the decision-making process.
In order to remain relevant and sustainable in the 21st century, we must recognize and embrace the diversity of people and create a multicultural workforce.
The National Park Service manages a broad array of natural and cultural resources in over 400 units spread across the United States and its territories.
This resource shares specific federal guidelines for healthy living and links to find ways to benefit your personal journey to safety and wellness.
The word “steward” for the National Park Service (NPS) means a manager, administrator, or guardian who cares for the public parks, resources, values.
The ability to work well with others is a skill needed by all NPS employees, no matter what their job is.
Visitor and Resource Protection is made up of many operations including: fire management, law enforcement, emergency services, special park uses, and fees.
Volunteering is an American tradition that has made an immeasurable contribution to communities, organizations, and individuals throughout the country.
The National Park Service has a long successful history of working with other Departments, agencies and bureaus.
Find information about the NPS Fundamentals Program and resources to help you plan your visit during the residential training.
The NPS New Employee Toolkit is a one-stop-shop for new employees that provides important on-boarding resources.
Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation offers internships & apprenticeships for students & young adults interested in cultural landscape preservation.
The Pathways Program provides ways for current students and recent graduates to internships and jobs within the Federal government.
The PAST program is a two-year, hands-on training program designed to teach WG 3-7 maintenance employees historic preservation skills.
A guide to help natural resource professionals take charge of their career progress through reflection, self-assessment and collaboration.
This series of tests from Project Implicit measures implicit biases and preferences regarding race, abilities, gender, age, appearance and other factors.
In this interactive TED talk, Ruth Chang offers up a powerful new framework for shaping who we truly are.
The SESCDP is a 12-month program focused on developing Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) competencies to prepare candidates to lead at the executive level.
How do leaders inspire cooperation, trust and change? It all starts with the "Golden Circle."
Make your EPAPs reflect the work you and your staff are really doing and become more marketable with NPS standardized EPAP language.
Learn how to deploy decision strategies to help sort and structure your decisions.
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.”
Four simple steps to learning how to acquire a totally new skill.
Giving feedback is a skill but a much neglected skill is how to receive feedback.
Learn about what an Individual Development Plan (IDP) is and access resources to help you work with your supervisor to develop your own!
Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner.
Albert LeBeau, Cultural Resources Manager at Effigy Mounds National Monument describes a typical day in his NPS job.
Bill Doerrer, Facility Manager at Nicodemus National Historic Site
Elizabeth Pidgeon, Historical Architect at Grand Canyon National Park
Jodi Morris, Park Ranger at Little Rock Central High School
Charlie Pepper is the Manager of the Preservation Maintenance and Education Program at the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation.
Betsy Dodson, former NPS Park Facility Management Program Training Manager
Virtual Conference for Supervisors is a week-long annual conference offering supervisors the opportunity to improve their supervisory skills and knowledge.
Learn more about KSAs - what they are and how they relate to the hiring process.
Competencies correlate with job performance, can be measured against well-accepted performance standards, and can be improved through training
Overview Simply designating a wilderness does not assure its preservation. An understanding of wilderness values is needed to guide all activities in wilderness. Wilderness management applies guidelines derived from social and natural sciences to preserve the qualities for which wilderness was established. Wilderness Stewardship Competency Levels Wilderness professionals can use these competencies to identify gaps
Social psychologist Amy Cuddy explains the mind-body connection of non-verbal behavior & how body language can influence how your life unfolds.