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.
Parks and Recreation Supporting Mental Health ChallengesContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
The session will provide an overview of mental health issues facing us as a society, increase awareness of the myriad of disorders that exist, and how the park and recreation industry can play a role in providing support to mental health agencies, mental health professionals, and individuals who suffer from mental illness, as well as those who want to maintain good mental health.
"What's Past is Prologue": The Déjà Vu Health Case for Urban Parks in the US and the UKContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
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.
Shaping Space for Civic Life: The pivotal role of parksContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
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 Speed Sessions Volume 2Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits
This product includes 3 speed sessions recorded from the NRPA 2018 Annual Conference: Fantastic Female Recreation Leaders and Where to Find Them; The Public's Health Agency: Parks and Recreation's Critical Role in Communities; and Unlock your Fundraising Future: 10 Rules for Attracting - and Sustaining - Donors to your Mission
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health(iness): All parks are NOT created equalContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Parks are such good medicine that doctors are now prescribing visits to them as treatment for a variety of ailments. But not all parks are the same, so how do we know how good the medicine is for a particular park? This session will show how the “medicinal value” of one park can be measured and compared to another.
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), Includes Credits 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), Includes Credits 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), Includes Credits
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), Includes Credits
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.