Aspiring Leadership Development Program

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The Aspiring Leader Development Program (ALDP) serves as a foundational development program for aspiring leaders by providing participants with skills and tools supporting their pursuit and ownership of their own leader development.

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The online Aspiring Leader Development Program (ALDP) is designed to serve as a foundational development program for entry level NPS employees who aspire to lead in their career by providing participants with knowledge, skills and tools, supporting the pursuit and ownership of their own professional development. ALDP addresses an identified developmental gap for a foundational non-position specific leadership course within the NPS. ALDP:

  • Builds on the National Park Service Universal Competencies
  • Aligns with the Office of Personnel Management’s initial tier of leadership development
  • Compliments current NPS leadership development programming

Learning outcomes are for participants to

  • establish their self-awareness
  • develop their leader identity
  • analyze their leadership styles and leader competencies for future professional growth
  • implement a personal leader development strategy

The program participants are full-time, permanent or term NPS employees at the GS 5-7 levels and equivalent Wage Grades, who will be in pay status for the duration of the program.

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