The Career Academy for Natural Resources is being designed to provide developmental opportunities and learning resources for natural resource professionals to acquire and refine skills in meeting job requirements, position competencies, the National Park Service (NPS) mission, and personal development goals. The NPS Director’s “A Call to Action” specifically identifies the academy program as a process to enhance professional and organizational excellence. Employees at any stage in their career can utilize the academy to assist in career planning and professional development. New employees will see the logical progression from NPS Fundamentals to the academy as they advance through entry/developmental, journey and advanced performance level opportunities.