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  • 2018 Premier Webinar Subscription

    Contains 11 Product(s) 1 new product(s) added recently

    Subscribe to the 2017 Premier Webinar Series and be instantly registered for any premier discounted webinar that we offer for all of 2017 with continued access to the archived recordings and materials.

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    Subscribe to the 2018 Premier Webinar Series and be instantly registered for any premier discounted webinar that we offer for all of 2018 with continued access to the archived recordings and materials. NRPA's free Premier webinar series addresses timely and relevant topics within the park and recreation field. The webinars are free to our premier members. The Premier Webinar series occurs on the second Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. ET.

    2018 Schedule

    The Importance of Collecting Medical & Emergency Information for Your Customers* January 11, 2018 2:00pm ET Dynamic Partnerships: Creating a New Vision for Atlanta's Parks July 12, 2018 2:00pm ET
    What's on Tap for 2018: Legislative and Advocacy Preview February 8, 2018 2:00pm ETTackling the Opioid Crisis August 9, 2018 2:00pm ET
    Economic Impact Study and Agency-Level Analysis March 8, 2018 2:00pm ETInnovation Lab- Seattle, WA- Winning: The Art of Getting Voters to Open their Wallets for Parks* September 13, 2018 2:00pm ET
    Building Healthy Communities through Parks and Recreation* April 12, 2018 2:00pm ET NRPA Research's Key Findings in 2018* October 11, 2018 2:00pm ET 
    Innovative Trends in Dog Park Design and Management May 10, 2018 2:00pm ETAccomplishing Park Equity through Land Trust Partnerships: CANCELLED
    Innovation Lab: Oklahoma City, OK - How Communities Can Attract Businesses: Parks Making the Case for Quality of Life* June 14, 2018 2:00pm ETMarketing, Communications, and PR December 13, 2018 2:00pm ET

    These sessions contain 0.1 CEU 


  • Branding Parks & Rec: How to Get Your Entire Staff to Be Brand Ambassadors

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 12/13/2018 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    It can’t just be the marketing department’s job to make sure your parks department’s brand, identity and vision are portrayed consistently. Everyone on staff has to represent what you stand for in a consistent way.

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    It can’t just be the marketing department’s job to make sure your parks department’s brand, identity and vision are portrayed consistently. Everyone on staff has to represent what you stand for in a consistent way. Using Apex Park and Recreation District as a successful case study, we will explore why and how they updated their agency’s identity, brand messaging and website, and how they got the whole staff to buy-in. You will walk away from this webinar with the knowledge and confidence you need to get your entire department on the same page when it comes to verbally and visually representing your agency to your community, press and public officials.

  • Commit to Health and Healthy Out-of-School Time Initiatives

    Contains 14 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 12/06/2018 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This free product registers you for access to all past and future Commit to Health and Healthy Out-of-School time initiative virtual training, webinars, and other resources.

    imageThis Commit to Health and Healthy Out-of-School time subscription provides you access to all content related to NRPA's Commit to Health Initiative. This product includes the archive of all past webinar recordings, links to handouts and other resources, and you will be automatically enrolled and notified of any future webinars or training related to this initiative.

    *Note: please email onlinelearning@nrpa.org if you wish to unsubscribe to this series.

    Upcoming Webinars

    Inspiring Staff and Building Capacity to Improve Health Outcomes
    November 14, 2018 @ 2:00 PM (EST)

    How can you successfully share health and wellness programming with your students if your staff isn’t on board? Join us to learn how creating a successful out-of-school time program starts with inspiring staff to be their best selves. We’ll hear from a local park and recreation agency who created a sustainable culture shift encouraging staff to be healthy, inspired, and ready to teach and lead students successfully through their healthy out-of-school time program. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation will also share policy guidance and advice on creating an internal movement key to improving the health outcomes of your whole agency. 

    Partnership and Coalition Building to Address Barriers to Access and Engagement
    December 12, 2018 @ 2:00 PM (EST)

    Allison Colman

    Program Manager, National Recreation and Park Association

    Allison Colman is a Program Manager for the National Recreation and Park Association on the Health and Wellness team.  Allison joined NRPA in 2015 and oversees the out-of-school time portfolio, including NRPA’s Commit to Health campaign and efforts to reduce childhood hunger through the USDA Child Nutrition programs. Allison also manages NRPA Parks for Inclusion initiative. Prior to joining NRPA, Allison worked in the recreation field facilitating health and wellness programs across all populations.  Combined with her work in other non-profits and organizations, Allison has extensive experience in public health and wellness program management and preventative health initiatives.   

    Maureen Acquino

    National Recreation and Park Association

    Maureen Acquino is a program specialist for the National Recreation and Park Association. As a part of the Health and Wellness team, she focuses on healthy out-of-school time programming and inclusive practices in parks and recreation. 

    Ava DeBovis

    National Network Manager

    Ava DeBovis serves as National Network Manager for the Healthy Out-of-School Time Initiative at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Ava is responsible for supporting the Alliance's national partnerships with the National Recreation and Parks Association and Boys and Girls Clubs of America, as well as providing technical assistance and resources for out-of-school time sites as they work to achieve the National Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards. She has a degree in Political Science from the College of Charleston and is a proud AmeriCorps VISTA alumnae. Ava enjoys long walks through Maryland parks with her dog Penny and exploring Virginia farmers markets for new varieties of fruits and vegetables.

    Daniel Hatcher

    National Out-of-School Time Advisor

    Daniel W. Hatcher serves as National Out-of-School Time Advisor for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. At the Alliance, Daniel is responsible for managing and delivering technical assistance services and resources for out-of-school time sites as they work to achieve National Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards. Daniel has a BA in International Relations and a Masters of Public Health, both from Western Kentucky University. Daniel regularly blogs on topics relevant to healthy afterschool at https://host.healthiergeneration.org/new__notable/.

    Lane Gram

    Mesa Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities

    Lane Gram is a Recreation Supervisor of adaptive programs, youth programs, and volunteers for the City of Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities. She has over 15 years of professional experience encouraging people of all abilities to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. Lane is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Therapy from the University of Iowa.

    Anne Marie Kuchera

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

    Anne Marie Kuchera, MS, MA, RD, LPC, currently serves as Director of Community Health for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC where her responsibilities include identifying health needs of the community and integrating services between community-based and hospital systems that address these needs, with particular attention to the social, behavioral, and environmental factors that influence health – factors such as access to care, preventive health, food and nutrition, family supports, and active living.  

    Amy Jewett

    San Jose Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services

    Amy Jewett has worked in the recreation field for six years and has been a part of the City of San Jose's Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services department for the last four years. Amy has her B.S. in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology, where she focused her education on healthy recreation throughout the lifespan. Although Amy began her career working with older adults, she recently moved to youth programming, helping to manage the out-of-school time programs at a citywide level. Amy is also certified in multiple evidence-based fitness programs and is a Master Trainer for Enhance Fitness. In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time outdoors and reading. 

    Stacey McDaniel

    Anti-Hunger Initiatives Specialist and National Spokesperson, YMCA of the USA

    Stacey McDaniel is the Anti-Hunger Initiatives Specialist and National Spokesperson at the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA).  Since 2013, she has worked to grow and enhance the national efforts of the Y in ending child hunger, offering assistance and guidance to local Ys to strengthen child nutrition programs across the country. McDaniel collaborates with national partners to better address childhood food insecurity, and implements innovative meal program ideas/models across the Y national movement to help better address youth hunger in local communities. During her tenure, the Y has expanded its anti-hunger work, piloting a national peer mentor system and increasing number of youth served per year by 131% and number of meals served per year by 165%. In 2016, nearly 487,000 youth received over 19 million healthy meals and snacks at more than 3,500 sites through the Y’s Year Round Food Program.

    Amy Rauworth

    Physical Activity and Disability, Lakeshore Foundation and National Centers on Health

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    Art Hendricks

    Equity & Inclusion Manager | Equity & Inclusion Office Portland Parks & Recreation

    Mr. Hendricks serves as the Equity and Inclusion Manager for Portland Parks & Recreation and has over twenty-five years of experience working in the field of diversity development, equity and/or inclusion that spans the private, non-profit and public sectors. His experience includes developing marketing and public participation processes designed to increase the involvement of communities of color in city programs and decision making process and working with key stakeholders to develop policy and culturally specific programs that increase access and improve outcomes for youth and families of color.
    Currently, Mr. Hendricks is responsible for the Equity and Inclusion Office for Portland Park & Recreation which is responsible for assisting the organization develop culturally responsive programs and activities for communities of color and immigrant and refugee communities that include outreach and engagement of underrepresented communities including people of color and people living with disabilities

    Elyse Rylander

    Executive Director, OUT There Adventures

    Elyse holds a B.A. in Communication Arts, Gender Studies, and LGBT Studies from the University of Wisconsin.  She is also a Master of Arts in Adventure Education candidate at Prescott College.  She is the founder and Executive Director of OUT There Adventures and the co-organizer of the first ever LGBTQ Outdoor Summit. Elyse has been an outdoor educator and guide since 2006, is an American Canoe Association Sea Kayaking Instructor, Wilderness First Responder, and has training in motivational interviewing, trauma informed care, behavior management and de-escalation, and positive youth development. Elyse is also known for her unwavering work ethic and passionate defenses of the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin cheddar. 

    Stephanie Joyce

    National Nutrition Advisor at Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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    Lauren Marciszyn

    Specialist, Healthy Living for Early Childhood & Afterschool Programs at YMCA

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    Liz Rich

    Associate Director, Division of Youth and Family Services, Salt Lake City Corporation

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    John Lyman

    Community Program Manager, Salt Lake City Corporation

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    Dave Hobbs

    Parks, Recreation, and Community Services, Kent, Washington

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    Brian Steward

    City of Kent, Washington

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    Valerie Vaughn

    Liberty Park Market

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    Annette Shade-Accarrino

    Liberty Park Market

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  • Commit to Health: Partnership and Coalition Building to Address Barriers to Access and Engagement

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 12/06/2018 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This webinar will focus on building and strengthening relationships within your community to ensure that everyone has access to the benefits of parks and recreation, and is achieving health equity.

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    Healthy habits are important in out-of-school time programs, but creating an environment in which the community as a whole is benefitting and supporting the success of our youth is key. This webinar will focus on building and strengthening relationships within your community to ensure that everyone has access to the benefits of parks and recreation, and is achieving health equity. Our speakers will look at barriers to access and solutions to these issues, as well as successful partnership models that can be replicated in your own community. Communities have the power to take steps toward health equity – learn how with us!

  • 10-Minute Walk Learning Series

    Contains 6 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 12/05/2018 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Subscribe for free today to this learning series dedicated to the 10-Minute Walk initiative. This subscription will automatically enroll you in upcoming webinars, micro-learning, shared resources, and discussions focused on this important NRPA project.

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    Parks are essential to the physical, social, environmental, and economic health of a community—and cities nationwide. That’s why the National Recreation and Park Association, The Trust for Public Land, and the Urban Land Institute are leading a nationwide movement to ensure there’s a great park within a 10-minute walk of every person, in every neighborhood, in every city across America. Through a collective national voice, Mayoral endorsement, and local action, the 10-Minute Walk Campaign aims to increase park access, quality, and funding within a 10-minute walk of home.

    Subscribe for free today to this learning series dedicated to the 10-Minute Walk initiative. This subscription will automatically enroll you in upcoming webinars, micro-learning, shared resources, and discussions focused on this important NRPA project. 

    Next Webinar

    Community Engagement

    December 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT

    Are you looking to engage under-served neighborhoods in a park project? Are standard community meetings not getting you the results you need?

    Join us for a webinar and interactive panel discussion on innovative community engagement. We'll be joined by guest speakers from the field who are implementing community engagement strategies and getting results. Bring your questions and ideas for a robust discussion around best practices you can use in your city.

    Rachel Banner

    Senior Program Manager at National Recreation and Park Association

    As a public health professional its my goal to combine my skills and experience to ensure that everyone has an environment around them that encourages inspiration, well being, health, physical activity and a connection to the community. I am dedicated to reducing health disparities in low-income communities by learning from and helping others make a change in their community environment.

    With successful experience building strong partnerships with community based organizations, organizing and managing large volunteer groups, developing communications materials, and conducting research, I have the foundations to help your community or organization advocate for and promote changes in built environments, policies, and systems that encourage healthy behaviors.

    I would love to learn about how your organization is contributing to or would like to create a better environment for health!

    Jared Mummert

    Program Specialist, National Recreation and Park Association

    Jared Mummert is a Program Specialist at NRPA, working on the 10-Minute Walk campaign. As a graduate in Environmental Law and Policy from Unity College, he is dedicated to environmental justice issues. Prior to his time at NRPA, Jared worked as a political and community outreach organizer on multiple campaigns, including organizing farmers in Maryland to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act, engaging Colorado voters in the 2014 midterm election, and connecting low-income families to national parks. He has also served in the Student Conservation Association, AmeriCorps, and the National Park Service as park ranger for multiple sites, including Grand Teton National Park. As an avid outdoorsman and public lands advocate, Jared is passionate about ensuring everyone has access to quality open spaces.

    Harris Solomon

    Campaign Lead, The Trust for Public Land

    Harris Solomon serves as The Trust for Public Land’s campaign lead, overseeing campaign communications strategy, city outreach, and the development of new program areas, ensuring effective implementation and day-to-day operations for the 10-Minute Walk Campaign. He previously served as the 10-Minute Walk Campaign Manager, and has held prior positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Mayor’s Office of the City of New York.

  • 10-Minute Walk: Community Engagement

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 12/05/2018 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Are you looking to engage under-served neighborhoods in a park project? Are standard community meetings not getting you the results you need? Join us for a webinar and interactive panel discussion on innovative community engagement.

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    Are you looking to engage under-served neighborhoods in a park project? Are standard community meetings not getting you the results you need?

    Join us for a webinar and interactive panel discussion on innovative community engagement. We'll be joined by guest speakers from the field who are implementing community engagement strategies and getting results. Bring your questions and ideas for a robust discussion around best practices you can use in your city.

    This webinar is a part of the 10-Minute Walk Learning Series. By signing up for this webinar, you will be enrolled in this subscription. To be removed, please notify onlinelearning@nrpa.org

  • Marketing and Communications: Strategic Planning

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.30 credits offered

    The goal of this course will to work through the development of a communications plan that aligns strategically through measurable outcomes aligned with assessed need and the mission, vision, and values of the agency and industry.

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    Part of NRPA's Marketing and Communications Certificate, This course will discuss the nature of strategic planning when marketing in parks and recreation. The goal of this course will to work through the development of a communications plan that aligns strategically through measurable outcomes aligned with assessed need and the mission, vision, and values of the agency and industry. Case studies will be discussed throughout to demonstrate how these concepts have been applied successfully. 

  • Inspiring Staff and Building Capacity to Improve Health Outcomes

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Join us to learn how creating a successful out-of-school time program starts with inspiring staff to be their best selves.

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    How can you successfully share health and wellness programming with your students if your staff isn’t on board? Join us to learn how creating a successful out-of-school time program starts with inspiring staff to be their best selves. We’ll hear from a local park and recreation agency who created a sustainable culture shift encouraging staff to be healthy, inspired, and ready to teach and lead students successfully through their healthy out-of-school time program. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation will also share policy guidance and advice on creating an internal movement key to improving the health outcomes of your whole agency. 

    Note: By registering for this product, you will be enrolled in the Commit to Health Learning Series. To unsubscribe, please email OnlineLearning@nrpa.org.

    Maureen Acquino

    National Recreation and Park Association

    Maureen Acquino is a program specialist for the National Recreation and Park Association. As a part of the Health and Wellness team, she focuses on healthy out-of-school time programming and inclusive practices in parks and recreation. 

    Ava DeBovis

    National Network Manager

    Ava DeBovis serves as National Network Manager for the Healthy Out-of-School Time Initiative at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Ava is responsible for supporting the Alliance's national partnerships with the National Recreation and Parks Association and Boys and Girls Clubs of America, as well as providing technical assistance and resources for out-of-school time sites as they work to achieve the National Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards. She has a degree in Political Science from the College of Charleston and is a proud AmeriCorps VISTA alumnae. Ava enjoys long walks through Maryland parks with her dog Penny and exploring Virginia farmers markets for new varieties of fruits and vegetables.

    Daniel Hatcher

    National Out-of-School Time Advisor

    Daniel W. Hatcher serves as National Out-of-School Time Advisor for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. At the Alliance, Daniel is responsible for managing and delivering technical assistance services and resources for out-of-school time sites as they work to achieve National Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards. Daniel has a BA in International Relations and a Masters of Public Health, both from Western Kentucky University. Daniel regularly blogs on topics relevant to healthy afterschool at https://host.healthiergeneration.org/new__notable/.

    Melissa Lindamood-Foltz

    KidzRec

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  • Instructor Training Grants for Physical Activity Programs

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/23/2018

    NRPA, with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is offering local park and recreation agencies across the country, Instructor Training Grants for Physical Activity Programs. Join us to learn more about this grant opportunity!

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    Bring evidence-based physical activity programs to your agency. These programs are sure to get your community members, especially older adults, active and healthy. NRPA, with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is offering local park and recreation agencies across the country, Instructor Training Grants for Physical Activity Programs. Three evidence-based physical activity programs, Walk With Ease, Active Living Every Day and Fit & Strong! are beneficial for people with or without chronic conditions, and are especially popular among older adults of all abilities.  Join us to learn more about this grant opportunity!

    Lesha Spencer-Brown

    Program Manager, National Recreation and Park Association

    Lesha Spencer-Brown is a Health and Wellness Program Manager at the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), working to improve the health and wellness of older adults through parks and recreation for the past year. She currently manages NRPA's Health Aging in Parks initiative that aims to increase physical activity opportunities for older adults, primarily through dissemination of evidence-based programs, community and social engagement opportunities and built environment enhancements that support active lifestyles among older adults. Lesha received her Master of Public Health (MPH) in Community and Family Health- Socio-Health Sciences from the University of South Florida, and has over 8 years of experience in the field of public health, specifically in health promotion, disease prevention and social determinants of health. 

    Colleen Pittard

    Program Manager, National Recreation and Park Association

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  • Time Out! Let’s Talk About Sports Safety

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/15/2018

    Join ePACT as we uncover the impact your day-to-day processes have on the well-being of your participants, and share common challenges that can impact safety in the event of an emergency.

    imageAny recreation department managing sports programs understands the importance of making sure that participants are safe while they’re having fun. Whether you’re on the pitch, the ice, or the field, safety is always top of mind. As the end of the year approaches, recreation organizations everywhere prepare for, and host, Fall and Winter sports programming. Besides the obvious tasks, you and your staff are responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for participants of all ages. Join ePACT as we uncover the impact your day-to-day processes have on the well-being of your participants, and share common challenges that can impact safety in the event of an emergency. 

    Wagner Veneziano

    Account Executive, ePACT Network

    Wagner Veneziano, Account Executive, ePACT Network – Wagner is an Account Executive and a core member of the ePACT Sales Team since 2015. Wagner works closely with recreation organizations, like Parks & Recreation Departments, YMCAs, and camps, across the United States and Canada. He’s a keen sports enthusiast both on and off the field, with a love of soccer, football, and baseball, to name a few, and, combined with his sales and marketing background, he helps recreation organizations enhance safety for program participants throughout the year.