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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.
Whether private or public, all organizations and companies have their own unique culture, including the National Park Service.
Overview LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History was created in 2016 as a starting point for telling LGBTQ histories in the National Park Service. Part of the NPS Heritage Initiative for Telling All Americans’ Stories, it reveals the humanity of one group of U.S. citizens who were historically
The Pride Guide provides discussion questions and activities related to the NPS LGBTQ+ Theme Study, along with summaries of each chapter.
NPS Fundamentals: Introductory Concepts for New Employees lays the foundation for a number of the topics that will be covered in the NPS Residential program.
This resource provides guidance and outlines the processes content contributors must follow if they want to share media content on the CLP.
Learn the 5 NPS core values, understand why different values exist for different organizations, and recognize how core values are distinct drivers of organizational culture.
This resource will introduce you to the international component of the NPS mission and what you can do to help support the international goals of the NPS.
Selecting nursery stock or creating specifications for planting can have a large impact on successful plant establishment in the cultural landscape.
This annotated list contains some of the many important laws that apply directly and indirectly to the daily operations of the National Park Service.
Learn how to gain access to the collection of Cultural Landscape Guidance Documents on the Integrated Resource Management Applications (IRMA).
The word “steward” for the National Park Service (NPS) means a manager, administrator, or guardian who cares for the public parks, resources, values.
The National Park Service uses planning to bring logic, analysis, public involvement, and accountability into the decision-making process.
The NPS national headquarters and support centers are collectively called the Washington Support Office (WASO).
Learn the history behind Mission 66 and how the era greatly enlarged the park system and expanded entire categories of parks.
Known as “Essentials,” these topics provide insight into how the National Park Service manages the entire system of parks and programs to accomplish its mission.
An inclusive, equity-based reference for public history practioners. Includes hot topics and critical perspectives to make your work more accessible.
Over several decades, NPS staff at National Capital Parks East (NACE) has been converting areas from mowed turf into grassy meadow. Learn their process in this resource!
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.
Have you ever wondered where you could find the founding documents and legislation that authorized Cooperating Associations as our official interpretive and educational partners? Here you can find all of the founding legislation with our oldest and longest standing partners.
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.
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.
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.
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.