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This course provides supervisors with the tools to implement the principles of operational leadership and implement the program in their workplaces.
NER Individual Development Plan information, forms and additional resources
The Innovative Leadership Network connects dispersed employees and provides a forum for open communication, interaction, and equality of ideas.
Interested in the Aspiring Leader Development Program? Learn more about the program in one of the many upcoming informational webinars!
This is a six month program for National Park Service employees who want to become certified trainers.
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.
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.
In this HBR article, Paul Zak explores the science behind trust and shares the remarkable and numerous benefits of employees in high-trust organizations.
A plan is only as good as its execution. Sustaining your NPSNext vision will mean building structures and processes that let your staff check in, keep each other honest, and celebrate success.
Strategic planning can offer renewed focus and a chance to chart a new path. During uncertain times it can feel hard to set aside the time to reflect and plan. It is precisely these times when intentional action is most needed to focus energy and effort.
Is your brainstorming effort tapped out? Watch this short video developed by Vertical Measures for six fun and creative ways to brainstorm ideas.
Learn the top ten ways to rethink, redefine, and recreate solutions that empower the spirit of innovation.
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!
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.
Watch the TED Talk - The Power of Yet - by Carol Dweck and grow your capacity to learn and solve problems with a "Growth Mindset."
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.”
This resource and all of its content is the product of a service-wide initiative to collaboratively update the Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) training materials.
The Aspiring Leader Development Program (ALDP) serves as a foundational development program for aspiring leaders; learn about eligibility requirements and the enrollment process here.
Learn on-boarding information, tools, and resources to help enhance your new employee's performance, commitment, & job satisfaction.
2020-2021 dates for the "On-boarding for Success: An NPS Supervisor's Primer" are open and available. Sign up for a webinar session now!
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.
Pulse surveys are intentionally designed to provide quick, actionable insights into the health of a park or program, hence the name ‘pulse.’
The ALDP is a foundational development program for aspiring entry-level leaders (GS 5-7 and WG equivalents) that is currently in revision and anticipated to launch in FY20.
The guide is a resource and a compliment to other material from La'Wana Harris, CDE, ACC a global Global Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Author and Executive Coach.
Creating a culture of inclusion is a continuous journey, and moving forward on this path requires ongoing evaluation, reflection, and courageous action.