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 STEAM / Design Thinking BundleContains 3 Product(s)
Look no further to learn ways to add variety into your programming! These NRPA 2019 Annual Conference topics discuss how to incorporate technology, STEAM, partnerships and climate change into your programs.
Living STEAM Laboratories, Mitigating/Adapting to Climate ChangeContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Recording NRPA Live Stream Event! Join us for an interactive discussion for Parks & Recreation professionals designed to jumpstart “Living Laboratory” programs within their agencies. These programs showcase the innovative ways parks and their partners can adapt to the world’s environmental issues and raise conservation awareness.
Innovative, Inexpensive, and Interactive Aquatic Programs: Improving and Developing Programs for Success!Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Recording of NRPA Live Stream Event! This session provides participants with a plethora of programming ideas that range from simple to complex in order to generate and maintain participants’ interest in their aquatic facility. Ideas are shared that meet the needs of aquatic operators from a wide variety of facilities.
Building Resilient Youth: Responding to Trauma, Substance Use and Mental Health Challenges in Out-of-School Time ProgramsContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Recorded NRPA Live Stream Event! Join NRPA, the Afterschool Alliance and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation in a workshop to explore how out-of-school time (OST) providers can better identify risk factors, apply a trauma-informed care lens to their work, and build social and emotional supports into their existing programs that improves health outcomes. 0.1 CEU
NRPA Aquatic Management Professional: Programming and Event PlanningContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
This course provides the fundamentals of Program & Event planning for the Aquatic Management Professional. Credit: 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course can be applied to Group B of an AFO renewal.
How to Raise Prices without Making Users MadContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
The session will apply behavioral economic principles to the pricing of park and recreation services. The essential concepts of adaptation level theory, assimilation-contrast theory, reference price theory, and prospect theory which provide the framework for these principles will be explained.
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.
"Get Your Play On" NRPA 2017 Conference Speed SessionsContains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/27/2017
This product includes three of the education speed sessions from the NRPA 2017 Annual Conference. Included in this bundle are: "Learning to Create 60,480 New Games in Minutes, "The Universal Language of Play," and "Joyful Play the Results Driven Way"
Making Creativity Part of Your DNAContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/27/2017
You’ve been asked to lead an upcoming event that's been taking place for 10 years. You're directed to make sure it is fresh and creative. Where do you begin? This session will leave you inspired with new strategies, approaches and examples that help ensure your work stands out from the pack. The techniques included can help in any situation from event planning, to making a presentation, to inspiring your team. We all have a creative streak – this session will help you uncover or grow yours!
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.
Inclusive Outreach for Equitable Results: Using a Logic Model for the Get Moving InitiativeContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/26/2017
This session is a fusion of equity and results-based accountability, with two key themes: (1) inclusive outreach strategies to effectively reach underserved communities, and (2) using performance measurement tools for equitable results. We will profile Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Get Moving Initiative, which used equity goals and a logic model as tools to guide and track inclusive outreach strategies for its community fitness-grant program.
NRPA 2017 Conference Social Equity BundleContains 4 Product(s)
This is as bundle of 4 sessions recorded from the NRPA 2017 Annual Conference on the topic of "Social Equity." Included in this package are the following sessions: Build a 21st Century Diverse Workforce and Inclusive Work Environment at Your Agency Today, Inclusive Outreach for Equitable Results: Using a Logic Model for the Get Moving Initiative, Public-Private Park Partnerships to Achieve Healthy Equity, and Innovative Strategies to Connect Communities to Nature.
CPRP Preparation: ProgrammingContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
The Programming Module provides instruction to professionals on many of the programming aspects of parks and recreation including: creating and supervising programs, facilitating programs, marketing programs, evaluating participant satisfaction, performing participant assessments, maintaining relationships, developing league schedules, and reporting requirements.