IPRA Skills Development Webinar Series

This new webinar series provides NDRPA members access to monthly professional development opportunities.

What You Get The webinars feature nationally-known speakers and leaders in the field of parks and recreation. When you sign up for the series, you will be getting 11 webinars 60 minutes in length. This includes one live webinar per month from February through December and access to the previously recorded webinars for that year. When registering, you have the choice between having your live broadcast on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:15 a.m. CT or the 3rd Thursday of the month at 12 p.m. CT. Be sure to choose a time that works best with your group. A schedule and monthly sign-in sheet will be emailed to participants within 24 hours of registration. Presentations and hand-outs (if any) will be made available at the time of each webinar.

How to Use To use the subscription, participates must use the Zoom platform. You may log in on one computer at a time, but group participation and interaction are highly encouraged.

Registration Registration is open until Oct. 31, 2020. The cost is $250 for NDRPA members and $350 for non-members. NDRPA members can email the office for the discount code. Register through NDRPA’s partner and host of this webinar series, the Illinois Park and Recreation Association.


2020 Topics and Speakers


FebConstructing the Innovation Equation (No Math Required)Maureen “Dr. Mo” Dougherty
MarSocial Media Strategies and Fixes – Contagious ContentAamir Munshi / Jodi Rudick
AprLet’s Be Honest About DiversityTracey Crawford
MayInnovations in Integrating Quality of Life ElementsTeresa Penbrooke
JuneEthics in Parks & Recreation – Creating Professional ConscienceDebbie Trueblood
JulyHow to Build Culture of Guest Service Excellence – Part IINeelay Bhatt / Nicole “Nikki” Ginger
AugDetours on the Leadership Path – Setbacks into SuccessAndré Pichly
SeptBusy Doesn’t Mean ProductiveDean Heffta
OctSuccession Planning – If You Fail to Plan, Everyone Fails!Marie Knight
NovSpecial Event Administration – Behind the Scenes PlanningSteve Schapiro
DecBuilding Your Professional BrandDirk Richwine

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