We know that today's park and recreation professionals want to reach their professional goals through education that fits their lifestyles, whether through classroom training, conference education events or fully online. NRPA supports the membership by providing an array of online learning opportunities. Tailored educational courses are offered in the following areas:
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2019 NRPA Live Complete Conference PackageContains 28 Product(s)
The 2019 NRPA Live complete package (1.8 CEUs) includes all three days of live streaming with a total of nine full education sessions and five speed sessions. This package also includes access to recordings of an additional nine full education sessions and five speed sessions. These recorded sessions will be available following the live streamed event.
NRPA Splash Pad Certificate: PlanningContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
As a part of NRPA's Splash Pad Certificate, Planning helps you to define your community needs and expected benefits, assess proposed sites to ensure proper placement, outline a site plan and create a budget plan for design and ongoing maintenance costs for splash pad features.
NRPA Splash Pad Certificate: DesignContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
As part of NRPA's Splash Pad Certificate, the Design course will help you to demonstrate knowledge of current safety standards, select appropriate elements based on site plans, and identify other site considerations for splash pad features.
NRPA Splash Pad Certificate: OperationsContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
As part of NRPA's Splash Pad Certificate, the Operations course will help you identify liabilities, create a risk management plan, implement management and safety practices and identify potential programming and rental opportunities for splash pad features.
NRPA Splash Pad Certificate: MaintenanceContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
As part of NRPA's Splash Pad Certificate, the Maintenance course will help you to form knowledge of maintenance techniques and identify and implement appropriate repairs for splash pad features.
NRPA Splash Pad CertificateContains 4 Product(s)
NRPA’s Splash Pad Certificate Program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to create and implement a water play recreation area for your agency and community. By completing this online certificate program, you will gain the expertise necessary to plan, design, operate and maintain a splash pad facility.
Water Wisdom: Planning, Designing and Maintaining Water Play DestinationsContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/28/2017
Water is a powerful medium that naturally inspires us to play and interact together, while offering a variety of choices for how users enjoy and engage. Celebrate the many research-based health benefits of water play, and empower communities to effectively champion water play initiatives. Discover design strategies that thoughtfully address child development and key considerations in the planning, design and maintenance phases of your project to create a beloved community destination.
NRPA 2017 Conference Planning BundleContains 3 Product(s)
This is as bundle of 3 sessions recorded from the NRPA 2017 Annual Conference on the topic of "Planning." Included in this package are the following sessions: Water Wisdom: Planning, Designing and Maintaining Water Play Destinations, City of New Orleans: Strategic Urban Water Management and Recreation Opportunities, and How to Portray the Value of Trails in Your Community
Budgeting and Finance for Aquatic ManagementContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
This course provides an understanding of the fundamentals for budgeting and finances as they relate to aquatic management. Candidates will be introduced the essential topics for AFO Renewal (Group B)