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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Current Courses - Health and Wellness
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NRPA Live 2018 Thursday PackageContains 5 Product(s)
This package contains all of the Thursday sessions streamed live from the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference including: - Speed Sessions: Parks and Recreation: The New Status Symbol; WE GOT Engaged! Tips for Communicating Effectively with your Part-Time Workforce; and If You Don't Feed the Supervisors, They Eat the Staff - Grantmaking Success: A Conversation with Funders - Keepin' it REAL in Parks and Recreation - Revealing the Secrets of Successful Career Development - Conducting a Successful Grant Search to Fund Your Project
NRPA Live 2018 Complete Conference PackageContains 10 Product(s)
This is the complete package for the 2018 NRPA Annual Conferences streamed live from Indianapolis. This package includes all days with a total of 9 full education sessions and 3 speed sessions. This package also includes an extended conference experience by including an additional 9 full education sessions and 3 speed sessions recorded at conference added following the end of the live streamed event.
Shaping Space for Civic Life: The pivotal role of parksContains 4 Component(s), 0.10 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 09/26/2018 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
This session will introduce the Assembly initiative and its evidence-based approach to shaping community design, with an emphasis on parks and open space. Panelists will reflect on historic and emerging research that points to the connection between the built environment and civic participation, and share a range of project examples that seek to enhance civic life through design interventions.
NRPA Live 2018 Wednesday PackageContains 2 Product(s)
This package contains all of the Wednesday sessions streamed life from the NRPA 2018 Annual Conference including: - Shaping Space for Civic Life: The pivotal role of parks; and - Lessons from the Legends:Shattering Stereotypes and Glass Ceilings Alike
"What's Past is Prologue": The Déjà Vu Health Case for Urban Parks in the US and the UKContains 4 Component(s), 0.10 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 09/25/2018 at 4:10 PM (EDT)
Parks are an integral part of city infrastructure. This session explains six strategies that are relevant to positioning parks for improving health and wellness while securing influential champions.
NRPA Live 2018 Tuesday PackageContains 3 Product(s)
This package contains all of the Tuesday sessions streamed live from the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference including: - Welcome to Recreation & Parks / NRPA's Three Pillars; - Keeping up with Capital Replacements; Crawl, Walk Run; and - "What's Past is Prologue": The Déjà Vu Health Case for Urban Parks in the US and the UK
NRPA 2017 Conference Advocacy BundleContains 4 Product(s)
This is as bundle of 4 sessions recorded from the NRPA 2017 Annual Conference on the topic of "advocacy." Included in this package are the following sessions: How to Handle a Parks & Recreation PR Communications Crisis, VOTE! How to Plan a Successful Bond Program, A Value Proposition: What's My Park Worth?, and Using Health Data to Power Results.
Designing and Implementing Evidence-Based, Family-Based Programming for HealthContains 4 Component(s), 0.10 credits offered Recorded On: 09/27/2017
Come experience the future of supporting health in communities through parks and recreation. We will demonstrate an evidence- and family-based program that has been proven to reduce childhood obesity. We will discuss strategies to advance health in your community by addressing program design, implementation, assessment, sustainability, and how to work with partners. This is an innovative approach that creates programming for parents and preschool children at the same time.
NRPA 2017 Conference Programming BundleContains 4 Product(s)
This is as bundle of 4 sessions recorded from the NRPA 2017 Annual Conference on the topic of "Programming." Included in this package are the following sessions: Get Your Play On! Speed Sessions from the 2017 conference, Making Creativity a Part of Your DNA, Creating Meaningful Arts Programs Designed to Engage the Community, and Designing and Implementing Evidence-Based, Family-Based Programming for Health.
Using Health Data to Power ResultsContains 5 Component(s), 0.10 credits offered Recorded On: 09/26/2017
In the mighty age of data, using health data can be a powerful tool to fuel your funding requests, report program results, and demonstrate how your facilities and programs play a vital role in the health of the community. In this session, you will be introduced to how and where to mine data sources to leverage support of your programs.
Zika: Get the buzz on protecting yourself and your communities.Contains 3 Component(s), 0.10 credits offered
In February 2016, the WHO declared the Zika virus a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). That same month, the CDC elevated its response efforts to a Level 1 activation – the highest response level it has. As an international public health emergency, Zika has the potential to dramatically affect park agencies.
Safe Route to Parks: Growing the Walking MovementContains 3 Component(s), 0.10 credits offered
When people have the resources to safely walk to parks, every trip taken by foot is an opportunity to engage in physical activity. You will understand the obstacles limiting walkability to parks and learn about the essential elements of a safe route to a park.