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. Learn more.

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.

CEUs: The series is approved for a total of 1.1 CEUs, or 0.1 per month (Continuing Education Units are for CPRE and CPRP Certification). CEU form(s) will be provided after watching the recording and upon completion of a subscriber CEU application.

Registration: Registration is open until Oct. 31, 2020. The cost is $250 for NDRPA members and $350 for non-members. NDRPA members can email Katherine at the NDRPA 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


Feb. 12, 20Constructing the Innovation Equation (No Math Required)Maureen “Dr. Mo” Dougherty
Mar. 11, 19Social Media Strategies and Fixes – Contagious ContentAamir Munshi / Jodi Rudick
Apr. 8, 16Let’s Be Honest About DiversityTracey Crawford
May 13, 21Innovations in Integrating Quality of Life ElementsTeresa Penbrooke
June 10, 18Ethics in Parks & Recreation – Creating Professional ConscienceDebbie Trueblood
July 8, 16How to Build Culture of Guest Service Excellence – Part IINeelay Bhatt / Nicole “Nikki” Ginger
Aug. 12, 20Detours on the Leadership Path – Setbacks into SuccessAndré Pichly
Sept. 9, 17Busy Doesn’t Mean ProductiveDean Heffta
Oct. 14, 15Succession Planning – If You Fail to Plan, Everyone Fails!Marie Knight
Nov. 11, 19Special Event Administration – Behind the Scenes PlanningSteve Schapiro
Dec. 9, 17Building Your Professional BrandDirk Richwine

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