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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2020 NRPA Virtual Comprehensive BundleContains 65 Product(s)
The 2020 NRPA Virtual education sessions provide an inspirational approach to professional development for Park and Recreation professionals. Register for this comprehensive package of the 2020 education sessions and join the discussions on innovation, social equity, and the essential roles you serve to positively impact communities.
2020 Engagement: Staff BundleContains 4 Product(s)
Register for this 2020 virtual bundle to hear methods for increasing impact with staff during meetings and professional development activities.
2020 Prepping Parks and Recreation for the Future BundleContains 4 Product(s)
This bundle is a collection of 2020 Virtual sessions with a focus on Leadership and Career Development.
‘7 Habits’ to Achieve YOUR Parks and Rec ‘Super’ StatusContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join this 2020 Virtual session where we take Covey's 7 Habits and apply them to current events/trends we are facing in the parks and recreation field.
Recreation Employee Conversations (REC): One-on-One Check-InsContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join this 2020 Virtual session and develop a five-question "listening" system that will allow you to effectively check in with your staff and volunteers in 10 minutes or less. Use a series of questions to learn from part-time staff and volunteers about workplace wins, challenges, and suggestions for leadership.
Hiring to Reflect the Community You Serve: How to Overcome Employment BarriersContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join this 2020 Virtual speed session to quickly learn about the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation project-based approach to overcome inherent barriers in hiring practices and learn how to implement a similar process to ensure a representative workforce.
WE GOT ENGAGED!: Tips for Communicating Effectively with Your Part-Time WorkforceContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join this 2020 Virtual session for a deep dive into tackling the challenges of effectively communicating with large numbers of part-time employees in an efficient way and in a manner that encourages collaboration, mentorship, cross-training, and employee development.
Emerging Leaders: Put the Pow! in PowerhouseContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join this Virtual 2020 conference panel discussion and learn invaluable tricks of the profession and how to put the "Pow" in your career from veteran professionals.
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.
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