Each year, GOAL Academy participants engage in action learning class projects as a way to apply what they learn in the program to real-world problems. The primary goal of the class projects is to apply leadership skills in the context of organizational growth, improvement, and advancement.
The participants choose their class project topics which can fall into any of these broad categories: Social, Economic, Policy, Resources, or Legal. From goats and wellness to peace walls and protection, it’s impressive to see the variety of project topics that the participants choose to immerse themselves in.
Participants are encouraged to think outside the box and outside their comfort zone to really challenge the limits of conventionality. In doing so, participants simultaneously generate learning opportunities and make an organizational impact. GOAL Academy participants work in teams on class projects throughout the program, dedicating considerable time and energy to their visions.
Class Project Presentations
Everyone is invited to experience the National Park Service GOAL Academy class project presentations which occur each May. Presentations are delivered virtually.
Explore the class projects and resources by clicking on the links below: