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2019 Premier Webinar Subscription

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Subscribe to the 2019 Premier Webinar Series and be instantly registered for any premier discounted webinar that we offer for all of 2018 with continued access to the archived recordings and materials. NRPA's free Premier webinar series addresses timely and relevant topics within the park and recreation field. The webinars are free to our premier members. The Premier Webinar series occurs on the second Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. ET.


2019 Schedule

The ADA is 27 Years Old in 2019... Are you Celebrating Yet?
January 10, 2019 2:00pm ET 
Why and How you Should Conduct Evaluation Surveys
July 11, 2019 2:00pm ET
Congressional Preview: What to Expect from this Congress for Parks and Recreation 
February 14, 2019 2:00pm ET
Parks and Recreation Hot Topics
August 8, 2019 2:00pm ET
Innovation Lab: Resilient Parks * 
March 14, 2019 2:00pm ET
Aquatics - Preparing for 2020 Summer Staff * 
September 12, 2019 2:00pm ET
Park Champions: Bring Capitol Hill to a Park Near You
April 11, 2019 2:00pm ET 
Imagine Your Park Without Water - Protecting and Conserving Water Resources
October 10, 2019 2:00pm ET 
Marketing and Public Relations Trends
May 9, 2019 2:00pm ET
Annual Review of Research Findings
November 14, 2019 2:00pm ET
LGBTQ/Parks for Inclusion *
June 13, 2019 2:00pm ET
Playgrounds - From Planning to Opening Day and Beyond *
December 12, 2019 2:00pm ET

These sessions contain 0.1 CEU


  • The ADA is 27 Years Old in 2019… Are You Celebrating Yet?

    Contains 4 Component(s), 0.10 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 01/10/2019 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    In this ever-changing federal environment, parks and recreation staffs wonder how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has changed. This webinar will answer questions about accessibility that remain and how decisions are made regarding the trends in accessibility.

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    In this ever-changing federal environment, parks and recreation staffs wonder how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has changed. What is the perspective of the US Attorney General regarding the ADA? Are new regulations being issued? Has enforcement ground to a halt? What plans exist, if any, for addressing fitness machine access and single-rider golf cars? What is the status of rulemaking on trails, campsites, beaches, and picnic areas? Are website standards ever going to be issued? What enforcement trends apply to making recreation programs accessible? These and other topics will be reviewed in this webinar.

    John McGovern

    President, Recreation Accessibility Consultants LLC

    McGovern has spoken about access and inclusion at training events in 43 states. He is recognized nationally as the leading expert on the application of the ADA to public parks and recreation. McGovern is the President of Recreation Accessibility Consultants LLC (RAC), established in 2008. RAC is one of the companies under the umbrella of W-T Engineering, one of the premier engineering firms in Illinois. RAC advises local parks and recreation agencies, cities, counties, states, and private entities regarding compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act with regard to existing buildings and sites, new buildings and sites, and inclusive recreation support.