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Aquatic Facility Maintenance ManagementContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
This course provides a detailed dive into aquatic facility maintenance and provides guidance toward developing a management plan. AFO Renewal (Group B).
This course provides a detailed dive into aquatic facility maintenance and provides guidance toward developing a management plan. It is divided into two parts:Part I: Understanding the key components of a Planned Maintenance System and how to use the plan to conduct daily and preventative maintenance of an aquatic facility.
Part II: Understanding advanced maintenance planning methods, resources, and how current events shape the maintenance solutions of tomorrow.
0.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course can be applied to Group B of an AFO renewal.
Advancing Racial Equity in Parks and RecreationContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
This is an interactive and engaging learning experience with a focus on specific tools that provide a common foundation for our work to advance racial equity.
Across the country, public servants grapple to redefine government. Park and recreation agencies are uniquely positioned to lead the development of a more inclusive democracy, transform government, and advance racial equity. To do so effectively, we need a common understanding of terminology, including equity, implicit and explicit bias and individual, institutional and structural racism, and we need to be able to develop and implement effective strategies. This will be an interactive and engaging learning experience with a focus on specific tools that will provide a common foundation for our work to advance racial equity.
Director of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity, Alliance on Race and Equity, Seattle, WA
Julie Nelson is the Senior Vice-President at the Center for Social Inclusion and Director of the Government Alliance for Race and Equity (GARE). She is also a Senior Fellow at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley. GARE is a national network of government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. Nelson is the former Director of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights where she provided vision and hands-on leadership for Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative. She has 25 years of experience working for local, regional and federal government, including with Seattle’s Human Services Department, Administrative Services and the utilities; Housing and Urban Development; and Pima County Community Services in Tucson, Arizona. She has a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Washington, and has served on the boards of many non-profits and is involved with groups working for racial equity.
Community Outreach and Access Manager, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Minneapolis, MN
Professor of Practice, College of Natural Resources, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Innovation Labs: How Parks and Recreation can Save the WorldContains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/14/2015
In this webinar learn how NRPA Innovation Lab examined how Chicago Park Districts special events, signature spaces, and neighborhood parks and recreation assets created tax revenue, increased property values, and benefited people in all parts of the city.
The NRPA Innovation Labs are a new approach to bringing together some of the sharpest minds both in and outside the field of parks and recreation to explore how innovative thinking can meet emerging challenges, reduce costs, and better serve the public. In this webinar learn how NRPA Innovation Lab will examine how Chicago Park Districts special events, signature spaces, and neighborhood parks and recreation assets create tax revenue, increases property values, and benefit people in all parts of the city.
Former Vice President of Urban and Government Affairs, National Recreation and Park Association
Kevin oversaw NRPA's Federal Advocacy efforts and leads NRPA's engagement with urban directors and agencies. Previously, O'Hara was Manager of Government Affairs for the American Society of Landscape Architects where he oversaw advocacy efforts on urban parks, green infrastructure, children's access to nature and more. O'Hara also worked for a non-profit in the higher education finance sector where he led advocacy and college access initiatives. O'Hara earned a B.A. Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
Former Director, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces
Jack Kardys has recently retired as the Director of the nationally accredited and Gold Medal Award winning Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Department (MDPROS), one of the largest and most diverse park systems in the country with 270 parks on 13,000 acres of land. Built on a foundation of organizational excellence and the pillars of Health, Placemaking and Conservation, MDPROS serves 2.7 million residents and 25 million visitors annually. Jack has served the profession for more than 38 years and earned dozens of awards that recognize his extraordinary leadership and achievements. Jack is currently the Chairman of the Board for N and the Past-President of the FRPA. With Jack’s guidance, the Miami-Dade County Parks and Open Space System Master Plan established the blueprint for improving the quality of life in Miami through a system of great parks, public spaces, natural and cultural areas connected by great greenways, blueways, trails and complete streets. Through collaboration with dozens of community partners, this Master Plan is a national model for enhancing Miami-Dade’s health, happiness and economic prosperity. Jack is currently an associate with PROS Consulting and the President of J Kardys Strategies, LLC, working with progressive park agencies developing and implementing innovative park and public realm strategies for building healthy and sustainable communities.
Director, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces
Maria Nardi was appointed Director for Miami Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department (PROS) effective August 1, 2017. Ms. Nardi is responsible for one the most diverse and largest park systems in the country. She oversees Planning and Development, Park Stewardship Operations and Administration of a system that includes over 270 park properties, over 13,000 acres of park land comprised of active and passive parks, as well as protected, environmentally sensitive properties, serving 2.7 million residents and approximately 1.4 million residents for the unincorporated area. They include the Deering Estate at Cutler, Zoo Miami, managing over 26,000 acres of Natural Areas Conservation and Management (NAM), Golf Enterprise, 14 miles of Beaches, Agriculture Extension, Causeways, 260 miles of roadways, Disabilities Services, Marina Enterprise, and multiple Operating Regions.
Ms. Nardi is committed to public service and the enhancement of the community’s health, happiness and prosperity through the implementation of the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department’s Planning and Design Excellence, Health and Fitness and Conservation Pillars. She has worked in the public sector 20 years where her vision for a sustainable and resilient community focuses on the premise that every great community has a great park system.
Ms. Nardi oversees the implementation of the Parks and Public Space Masterplan to transform Miami Dade into a more economically, socially, and environmentally vibrant community through a system of parks, public spaces, natural and historic areas connected by greenways/blueways and complete streets designed as linear parks. Her vision includes the role of parks and public spaces in shaping cities; the emerging evidence-based science of health and the built environment; and the creation of equitable, resilient communities through parks and public space.
Ms. Nardi is a sought-out speaker on issues related to the role of parks and public space in the development of cities. The Parks Masterplan and Recreation Program has been recognized by the White House and the National Park and Recreation Association as a national model for transforming communities. Among other accolades, she holds invited membership on the highly selective International Women’s Forum and is an appointed member of the Board of Directors of City Parks Alliance, the only independent, nationwide membership organization solely dedicated to urban parks. She has been recognized for her work with the International Progressive Architecture Urban Design Award, the University of Miami Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Architecture Profession, the Harvard Honor Award for Excellence in the Study of Landscape Architecture, The Mayor’s Woman Pioneer Award, and the Miami AIA Leadership in Government Award.
The Science of Influence: How small became the new BIGContains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/25/2015
When it comes to influencing and persuading others, it is often the smallest changes in our approach that can yield the biggest differences.
When it comes to influencing and persuading others, it is often the smallest changes in our approach that can yield the biggest differences. This recorded webinar focuses on the 'rules of persuasion', how subtle changes in how we communicate can impact other's behavior, and how this can boost others' involvement in events, programs, and community initiatives. The university research and 'real world' applications are both compelling and overwhelming - subtle changes in how we communicate and market our programs and services can yield huge dividends, both to our customers and our bottom line.
Business Manager, Everett Parks & Recreation
Jeff Price has presented on these topics, and related business and leadership development topics, at more than 20 parks and recreation conferences including the keynote this year at California Recreation and Parks Conference, and around the U.S. and Canada. I have presented sessions at the annual conferences for Michigan Recreation & Parks Association, Washington, California (twice), British Columbia, Colorado, Texas (twice), Florida, as examples. I serve with the NRPA Pacific Northwest Region Leadership Network. I have an MBA and have served as an adjunct professor for a university. I have written and have had published 2 articles relating to the subject matter in 2012. One article I wrote for the 2012 WRPA magazine summer edition and another article for the national Parks & Recreation Magazine 2012 July issue (Innovation – The Youngest Master Planners. pg 49).
CPRP Practice ExamContains 2 Component(s)
Prepare yourself to sit for the CPRP certification exam by taking the CPRP practice exam!
Prepare yourself to sit for the CPRP certification exam by taking the CPRP practice exam! The Practice exam questions are currently based on the previous CPRP exam content outline, but are still relevant and are comparable in style and design to the current CPRP certification exam. Once you first access the practice exam you have 60 days to complete it and unlimited opportunities to pass it. You will receive both the correct and incorrect answers to the questions you answer so that you will be informed as to what areas you may need to concentrate on when preparing for the CPRP exam.
CPSI Practice ExamContains 2 Component(s)
For help with studying for your upcoming CPSI Exam, this practice exam is a proven aid to help you become more familiar with what to expect from the official exam.
Assessments and EvaluationsContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
How do you determine whether a completed program produced desired outcomes? This course will describe ways to assess the effectiveness of community policy, systems, and environmental change.
This two-hour course is designed for all learners and focuses on determining whether a completed program produced desired outcomes. Learners will cover basic outcome, assessment, and evaluation principals used to measure the effectiveness of community policy, systems, and environmental change strategies that impact health, wellness, and livability. Upon course completion, learners will be able to: Define terminology and concepts related to assessment, Identify assessment methods, Retrieve ready-made data sets, and Use other mastered skills to complete program assessments and identify ways to interpret results.