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  • Inclusive Outreach for Equitable Results: Using a Logic Model for the Get Moving Initiative

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/26/2017

    This session is a fusion of equity and results-based accountability, with two key themes: (1) inclusive outreach strategies to effectively reach underserved communities, and (2) using performance measurement tools for equitable results. We will profile Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Get Moving Initiative, which used equity goals and a logic model as tools to guide and track inclusive outreach strategies for its community fitness-grant program.

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    This session is a fusion of equity and results-based accountability, with two key themes: (1) inclusive outreach strategies to effectively reach underserved communities, and (2) using performance measurement tools for equitable results. We will profile Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Get Moving Initiative, which used equity goals and a logic model as tools to guide and track inclusive outreach strategies for its community fitness-grant program. 

    As our country grows increasingly diverse, parks and recreation professionals must enhance their toolkits for inclusive outreach and equitable programming. Additionally, public agencies are under increasing pressure to be effective in their work, and to add analytical rigor to their efforts, in the form of results-based accountability. This workshop will provide an example of using one tool for performance measurement (the logic model) to effectively guide inclusive outreach strategies.

    Competencies:

    • Participants will be able to use community-level data to set equity goals;
    • Participants will be able to understand and apply innovative inclusive outreach strategies; and
    • Participants will be able to develop and use a logic model to track performance of outreach strategies.
  • Diversity and Cultural Awareness

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Diversity and cultural awareness explores the importance of developing a diverse, equitable, and ethical workplace. To instill an innovative and progressive workplace, it is important that leaders consider how to instill diversity into the organizational culture.

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    Diversity and cultural awareness explores the importance of developing a diverse, equitable, and ethical workplace. To instill an innovative and progressive workplace, it is important that leaders consider how to instill diversity into the organizational culture. This course will cover the following four areas:

    • Defining culture, diversity, and inclusion; 
    • Designing an inclusive environment for your organization both internally and externally;
    • Managing community outreach; and
    • Creating an ethical organization.

    This product is one component of NRPA's Leadership Certificate Program.

  • CPRP Preparation: Communications

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The Communications  Module provides instruction to professionals on many of the communications aspects of park and recreation including: Internal and external communications, and strategic planning for communications.

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    The Communications  Module provides instruction to professionals on many of the communications aspects of park and recreation including: Internal and external communications, and strategic planning for communications. 

    To receive credit for this course you must view the course in its entirety, pass the lesson quiz questions and complete the final exam. CPRP Communications Module access is valid for 6 months from date of purchase. Access is granted to the consumer only as a limited license and grants that user a non-transferable personal license to access and use the online learning center for the CPRP Communications Module and its content for personal, non-commercial use only.

  • CPRP Preparation: Programming

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The Programming Module provides instruction to professionals on many of the programming aspects of parks and recreation including: creating and supervising programs, facilitating programs, marketing programs, evaluating participant satisfaction, performing participant assessments, maintaining relationships, developing league schedules, and reporting requirements.

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    The Programming Module provides instruction to professionals on many of the programming aspects of parks and recreation including: creating and supervising programs, facilitating programs, marketing programs, evaluating participant satisfaction, performing participant assessments, maintaining relationships, developing league schedules, and reporting requirements. 

    To receive credit for this course you must view the course in its entirety, pass the lesson quiz questions and complete the final exam. CPRP Programming Module access is valid for 6 months from date of purchase. Access is granted to the consumer only as a limited license and grants that user a non-transferable personal license to access and use the online learning center for the CPRP Programming Module and its content for personal, non-commercial use only.

  • CPRP Preparation: Human Resources

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The Human Resource Module provides instruction to professionals on many of the human resource aspects of parks and recreation including: recruiting, reviewing applications, interviewing, supervising, schedule development , and final recommendations

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    The Human Resource Module provides instruction to professionals on many of the human resource aspects of parks and recreation including: recruiting, reviewing applications, interviewing, supervising, schedule development , and final recommendations. 

    To receive credit for this course you must view the course in its entirety, pass the lesson quiz questions and complete the final exam. CPRP Human Resource Module access is valid for 6 months from date of purchase. Access is granted to the consumer only as a limited license and grants that user a non-transferable personal license to access and use the online learning center for the CPRP Human Resource Module and its content for personal, non-commercial use only.

  • CPRP Preparation: Finance

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The Finance Module provides instruction to professionals on many of the financial aspects of parks and recreation including: purchasing, budgeting, alternative funding, cash handling practices, together with the collection of financial and operating data.

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    The Finance Module provides instruction to professionals on many of the financial aspects of parks and recreation including: purchasing, budgeting, alternative funding, cash handling practices, together with the collection of financial and operating data. 

    To receive credit for this course you must view the course in its entirety, pass the lesson quiz questions and complete the final exam. CPRP Finance Module access is valid for 6 months from date of purchase. Access is granted to the consumer only as a limited license and grants that user a non-transferable personal license to access and use the online learning center for the CPRP Finance Module and its content for personal, non-commercial use only.

  • CPRP Preparation: Operations

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The Operations Module provides instruction to professionals on many of the operational aspects of park and recreation including: planning, policies and procedures, maintenance standards, information systems, facility/area supervision, customer service, partnerships and monitoring contractors and concessionaires.

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    The Operations Module provides instruction to professionals on many of the operational aspects of park and recreation including: planning, policies and procedures, maintenance standards, information systems, facility/area supervision, customer service, partnerships and monitoring contractors and concessionaires. 

    To receive credit for this course you must view the course in its entirety, pass the lesson quiz questions and complete the final exam. CPRP Operations Module access is valid for 6 months from date of purchase. Access is granted to the consumer only as a limited license and grants that user a non-transferable personal license to access and use the online learning center for the CPRP Operations Module and its content for personal, non-commercial use only. 

  • Operational Leadership

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Operational Leadership represents best practices in creating effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability in operations from recreation and parks to park and facility planning and administrative support

    imageOperational Leadership is part of NRPA's Leadership Certificate, and for best value it is suggested that you purchase the entire certificate package if you intend to complete the program. 

    Operational Leadership represents best practices in creating effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability in operations from recreation and parks to park and facility planning and administrative support. Course outcomes:

    How to lead a successful organization;
    How to instill operational efficiency and effectiveness;
    Measuring organizational performance; and
    The public service motivation.


  • Human Capital Management

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course explores the characteristics of Human Capital Management. Most park and recreation agencies spend half of their budget or more on labor costs. As a result, it is imperative to receive a good return on investment in employees as they are an organization’s most important asset.

    imageHuman Capital Management is part of NRPA's Leadership Certificate, and for best value it is suggested that you purchase the entire certificate package if you intend to complete the program. 

    This course explores the characteristics of Human Capital Management.  Most park and recreation agencies spend half of their budget or more on labor costs.  As a result, it is imperative to receive a good return on investment in employees as they are an organization’s most important asset. Course outcomes:

    • Creating an effective organizational culture;
    • Developing effective teams;
    • Leadership skills necessary for excellence in human capital management; and
    • Creating a performance focused organization.
  • Leadership Certificate Package

    Contains 4 Product(s)

    The NRPA Leadership Certificate is designed to provide leaders practical and applicable methods for transforming themselves and their agency. This new certificate offers a robust online learning opportunity for maximum flexibility. The program navigates through the latest in leadership principles that will take you and your agency to the next level.

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    The NRPA Leadership Certificate is designed to provide leaders practical and applicable methods for transforming themselves and their agency. This new certificate offers a robust online learning opportunity for maximum flexibility. The program navigates through the latest in leadership principles that will take you and your agency to the next level. Whether you come from a large or small agency the NRPA Leadership Certificate will prepare you to handle any decision that comes your way.

    Program Overview

    The online certificate is delivered in four courses that will expand upon the leadership foundation you have developed as a current senior leader within your organization or help to build a foundation for those who are aspiring to leadership roles within park and recreation. Each course is 2-3 contact hours in length and engages learners with thought provoking exercises. The online courses have been designed with the working professional in mind, and we respect your time. Whether you have ten minutes or an hour, you can take advantage of the online program at your leisure. 

    Who Should Enroll?

    Current and aspiring senior managers or professionals who are working in or aspiring toward leadership roles.

    Program Details

    Four online courses will provide you with a deep dive into the concepts that make good leaders great. Each course will provide Continuing Education Units (CEU) for participants. In order to receive your NRPA Leadership Certificate you must complete each of the four courses. You may register for each course individually, but for the best deal purchase them here, as a package. The four courses are as follows:

    • Strategic Thinking is a process that defines how you think about, assess, view, and create the future. Leaders have the responsibility to include strategic thinking for themselves, their employees and the organization as a whole by applying these strategies for the part of the organization that they are responsible for. Topic areas:

      • Strategy and Leadership, or Creating a strategy-focused organization;
      • There are two sections devoted to developing strategy; and
      • The final section discusses how strategies are implemented.
    • Human capital management explores the characteristics of Human Capital Management.  Most park and recreation agencies spend half of their budget or more on labor costs.  As a result, it is imperative to receive a good return on investment in employees as they are an organization’s most important asset. Course outcomes:

      • Creating an effective organizational culture;
      • Developing effective teams;
      • Leadership skills necessary for excellence in human capital management; and
      • Creating a performance focused organization.
    • Operational leadership represents best practices in creating effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability in operations from recreation and parks to park and facility planning and administrative support. Course outcomes:

      • How to lead a successful organization;
      • How to instill operational efficiency and effectiveness;
      • Measuring organizational performance; and
      • The public service motivation.
    • Diversity and cultural awareness explores the importance of developing a diverse, equitable, and ethical workplace. To instill an innovative and progressive workplace, it is important that leaders consider how to instill diversity into the organizational culture. This course will cover the following four areas:

      • Defining culture, diversity, and inclusion; 
      • Designing an inclusive environment for your organization both internally and externally;
      • Managing community outreach; and
      • Creating an ethical organization.

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    On April 27, 2017, NRPA held an introductory webinar that provides a broad overview of the content contained within this program. This webinar is not for credit and free to view.

    Leading to Create Organizational Excellence

    This webinar  provides an overview of four key areas of leadership: strategic thinking, human capital management, operational leadership and diversity and cultural awareness. Organizational excellence is largely accomplished from the development of these competencies throughout the organization. The session is intended for all levels of leadership from agency directors and department heads to front line leaders and those aspiring to lead. Strategic thinking is characterized by various forms of strategic direction such as master and strategic plans. Human capital management discusses how to create an environment in which employees can do their best. Operational leadership represents best practices in creating effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability. Diversity and cultural awareness includes discussion of creating an inclusive work environment and providing services to the community that is welcoming to all. Weaved throughout all of these areas is an emphasis on developing cultural competence and well defined organizational values.