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:
If you wish to view and search a full listing of our online learning offerings, please check out the online learning catalog.
Current Courses - Professional Development
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CPRP Basic Learning PackContains 8 Product(s)
The Basic CPRP Learning Pack includes: - CPRP Preparation Courses: Operations Finance Human Resources Programming Communications - CPRP Practice Examination
Marketing and Communications: EvaluationContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
Through this course you will form an understanding of methods for evaluating, reporting, and improving marketing and communication at your agency.
Marketing and Communications: ImplementationContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
Through this course you will form an understanding of the various development and distribution channels and an overview of creative strategy that are available to meet your marketing and agency needs.
Marketing and Communications: Strategic PlanningContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
The goal of this course will to work through the development of a communications plan that aligns strategically through measurable outcomes aligned with assessed need and the mission, vision, and values of the agency and industry.
Revealing the Secrets of Successful Career DevelopmentContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
One of the most common questions we get on a regular basis as we mentor your professionals is how they can develop their career and what are the best ways to do that. This panel will discuss what are secrets to developing your career, expanding your education, how to develop your professional network and how to actively engaged in professional activities.
Welcome to Recreation & Parks / NRPA's Three PillarsContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
We’ll explore NRPA’s “The Three Pillars” and dig into the importance that each of those initiatives has on us and our neighbors, plus how you can promote and honor those aspects of Recreation & Parks through your actions as a new professional.
From Orientation to Onboarding: Making the Most of the First 90 DaysContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
In today’s fast-paced world, getting new talent started in their job as quickly as possible is important for the health of your business. However, a new job can be overwhelming, and by creating a welcoming environment, building cultural buy-in, and sharing tribal knowledge, you not only improve the chances of new hire success but create loyalty and have a little fun!
Intentional Mentoring - Learning and Connecting for Professional EvolutionContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Moving forward professionally requires evolving in your knowledge, skills, competencies, and connections. Having good mentors in your life helps support and target your growth. Learning how to best be a mentor later in life helps you give back and leave a strong legacy. This session covers what you need to know to do all of this.
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