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 - Revenue and Customer Service
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In Pursuit of Resiliency: Positioning your Agency for Long-term Financial SuccessContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Recording of NRPA Live Stream Event! Join us to hear the strategies used to build a more resilient agency, in all areas from administration and programming to maintenance and environmental stewardship, will be shared.
2019 Alternative Revenue Streams BundleContains 3 Product(s)
Explore avenues to generate revenue in this NRPA 2019 Annual Conference bundle. Topics discussed include how to increase sponsorships, self-sufficiency plus the components of successful local Park Foundations.
Responding to Disaster; The Role of Parks and RecreationContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join us to hear the goals of the Operation Recreation Response initiative include helping agencies proactively develop capacity to natural disasters through better management practices.
2019 Climate Resiliency BundleContains 3 Product(s)
This bundle provides valuable steps and tools to increase your community's resilience. Hear from NRPA 2019 Annual Conference speakers how they have (and you can too!), demonstrated that their role in community resilience is critical.
Prospecting to Profits: Generating Revenue for your Park with SponsorshipContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
This presentation is designed to be applicable for the smallest parks to the largest and includes a step by step process to help park districts generate additional revenue.
NRPA Aquatic Management Professional: Budget and FinanceContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
This course provides an understanding of the fundamentals for budgeting and finances as they relate to aquatic management. 0.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course can be applied to Group B of an AFO renewal.
Conducting a Successful Grant Search to Fund Your ProjectContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
This overview will help take the mystery out of grant searches, highlighting several online tools, searches, and techniques you can use to help locate grants, plus share a few tips from funders on key metrics that can either elevate or kill your chances!
Grantmaking Success: A Conversation with FundersContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
This panel of various funders will discuss application processes, evaluation criteria, the importance of measurable outcomes, and strategies to ensure project success throughout the project period. This session will help identify the keys to your fundraising success!
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
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.
Marketing and Communication for Parks and Recreation CertificateContains 4 Product(s)
NRPA's Marketing and Communications Certificate was developed to develop basic skills for the park and recreation professional tasked with delivering messaging for their agency. The courses included in this certificate take you on a path toward developing your own strategic marketing and communications plan, applying material through an interactive worksheet that allows you to investigate case studies while also applying the concepts to your own context.
CPRP Preparation: CommunicationsContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
The Communications Module provides instruction to professionals on many of the communications aspects of park and recreation including: Internal and external communications, and strategic planning for communications.
CPRP Preparation: Human ResourcesContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
The Human Resource Module provides instruction to professionals on many of the human resource aspects of parks and recreation including: recruiting, reviewing applications, interviewing, supervising, schedule development , and final recommendations
CPRP Preparation: FinanceContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
The Finance Module provides instruction to professionals on many of the financial aspects of parks and recreation including: purchasing, budgeting, alternative funding, cash handling practices, together with the collection of financial and operating data.