The CLP – Getting Started and Getting the Most Out of It

Dale Carpenter & Rebecca Wyatt

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The NPS Learning & Development community gathered from August 23 – 25, 2016 at the Forging our Future:  The Next Century of L&D training. At this three day training, Dale Carpenter and Rebecca Wyatt delivered this session about how to most effectively use The Common Learning Portal (CLP) to maximize your own learning.

Session Abstract

The Common Learning Portal (CLP) is a new website which will be the gateway to the Learning & Performance Ecosystem of the National Park Service. What does this mean for you and how will this new tool help you do your job more effectively? Get a tour of the Common Learning Portal, log in, create your profile, and get a jump start to get the most out of the CLP.

Watch the Presentations

In the first video, Dale Carpenter introduces the Common Learning Portal, distinguishes the differences between NPS.gov, Inside NPS, and the CLP, and explains why the CLP is such a useful tool to the NPS workforce. In the second video, Rebecca Wyatt gives a tour of the CLP, highlights the website’s notable features, and demonstrates the ways in which the CLP can support NPS employees’ learning and development goals.

Reflection Questions

After you view the slides, consider the following reflection questions:

  1. What features of the Common Learning Portal do you think will most help you to improve your personal learning and performance?
  2. Are there any communities of practice in The Commons which you think will help you improve your NPS job performance?

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