Program Overview

The Leadership Revolution (L-REV) is a profound personal and professional development experience devoted to growing your essential skills in a variety of leadership competency areas while maximizing “serendipitous people collisions” across the agency. Hosted by the Intermountain Region, this program is open to all NPS employees. Will you be part of the revolution?

Objectives | Participant Eligibility | Program Structure | Multiple Experiences | Registration


After participating in the immersive L-REV experience, you will be able to:

  • Investigate and grow your leadership abilities

Explore your essential skill “baseline” or where you are at now. Appreciate your strengths. Comprehend the power of your talents and influence.

  • Cultivate meaningful relationships

Expand your professional network. Accomplish meaningful work with a vast mix of colleagues. Maximize serendipitous social collisions.

  • Sharpen your knowledge and skills in 6 leadership competency areas

Dive deep into 6 essential life skills with a variety of learner-driven activities aimed at moving the needle on your own personal success in these areas.

  • Advance organizational happiness and success

Achieve consequential project work. Inspire others through your own self-development. Influence the culture. Be part of the revolution!

Participant Eligibility

Who can participate in L-REV? The Leadership Revolution is open to all NPS employees! This means any grade. Any park unit. Any discipline. Supervisors and non-supervisors. Any status (permanent, full –time, seasonal, temporary, subject to furlough, career conditional, you-name-it). Really and truly, this is one of the most inclusive leadership development programs offered by the NPS.

Who is best suited for L-REV? NPS employees who are:

  • Passionate about learning and self-improvement
  • Enthusiastic about connecting with others
  • Committed and available to complete the required work
  • Surrounded by a conducive learning environment inclusive of supervisory approval
  • Eager to make a positive organizational impact

If this sounds like you, then you are a great candidate for this program!

Selection is based on a lottery style system. All “complete and thorough” applications are entered into the lottery and participants are selected using a number randomizer. A “complete and thorough” application is one that explains the importance of this program to your personal and professional life and makes the connection to how your participation benefits the NPS organization.


Program Basics

  • Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week for 40 weeks
  • Dates: roughly August through May each year
  • Format: All virtual
  • Technology Requirements: government computer, reliable internet, NPS email, OneDrive, MS Teams (video and microphone), VPN, access to Common Learning Portal
  • Blended Learning: self-paced assignments, small group work, large group video calls, class project work, assessments
  • Number of Seats: 50 NPS employees
  • Cost: Free


  • Module 1 – Welcome + Introduction (2 weeks)
  • Module 2 – Leadership Competency 1 + Project Work (6 weeks)
  • Module 3 – Leadership Competency 2 + Project Work (6 weeks)
  • Module 4 – Leadership Competency 3 + Project Work (6 weeks)
  • Module 5 – Leadership Competency 4 + Project Work (6 weeks)
  • Module 6 – Leadership Competency 5 + Project Work (6 weeks)
  • Module 7 – Leadership Competency 6 + Project Work (6 weeks)
  • Module 8 – Final Projects + Closeout (2 weeks)

Formula for Each 6-Week Module

  • Week 1 – Consume (absorb concepts, ideas, theories, and practices)
  • Week 2 – Experiment (use, practice, employ, and demonstrate your learnings)
  • Week 3 – Discover (identify, locate, and explore new material)
  • Week 4 – Teach (share, explain, instruct, and coach someone else)
  • Week 5 – Assess +  (examine, review, quiz yourself, and reflect)
  • Week 6 – Project Work (immerse yourself in collaborative, meaningful, constructive projects)

Multiple Experiences

Meet the L-REV Family! There are 4 different L-REV experiences – one per year – each with its own set of 6 leadership competencies and unique project work. You are invited to participate in one of these or as many as you like. Each one results in its own completion certificate.

L-REV: Sagacity “Perceptive Consciousness”

This experience will begin in FY23 (Fall 2022 – Spring 2023). Registration opens May 2022. Competencies covered will include:

  • Resilience
  • Developing Others
  • Decisiveness
  • Partnering
  • Integrity/Honesty
  • Written Communication

Project Work: Broaden Your Network

L-REV: Tenacity “Constructive Agitation”

This experience will begin in FY24 (Fall 2023 – Spring 2024). Registration opens May 2023. Competencies covered will include:

  • External Awareness
  • Vision
  • Team Building
  • Problem Solving
  • Political Savvy
  • Continual Learning

Project Work: Shift the Culture

L-REV: Veracity “Habitual Authenticity”

This experience will begin in FY25 (Fall 2024 – Spring 2025). Registration opens May 2024. Competencies covered will include:

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Leveraging Diversity
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Influence/Negotiating
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Public Service Motivation

Project Work: Empower Your Leadership Presence

L-REV: Audacity “Calculated Boldness”

This experience will begin in FY26 (Fall 2025 – Spring 2026). Registration opens May 2025. Competencies covered will include:

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Flexibility
  • Conflict Management
  • Accountability
  • Customer Service
  • Oral Communication

Project Work: Architect a Consequential Moment

Note: The pilot year for this program happened in FY22. This experience will cycle again starting FY26.


Registration Overview

The L-REV online open enrollment process occurs once a year in May during which applications are accepted within a 4-week window.

Registration period for FY23 L-REV-Sagacity “Perceptive Consciousness”:

  • Registration Opens: Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. Mountain Time
  • Registration Closes: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time

Application Instructions

  1. Review the FY23 Leadership Revolution Handbook (links to a pdf) to understand the participant expectations, group agreements, schedule and more. You must be on VPN to access.
  2. Open the FY23 LREV Application Preview (links to a pdf) and prepare your responses in advance of submitting them online in the next step. You must be on VPN to access.
  3. Submit your responses at FY23 Leadership Revolution Application (links to a MS Form).

What Happens Next?

After the open enrollment period closes, the L-REV program manager compiles the applications and identifies participants based on a lottery-style system using a number randomizer. Final participant selections are announced via email by the end of June.

Thank you for your interest in the Leadership Revolution!

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  1. This sounds like a great opportunity to build the necessary skills and understanding to advance with the agency. I will look forward to learning more about the content and opportunities that connect us to the various NPS 21st Century essential skills.

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