CAPRA Series, #5: CAPRA Standards: Sections 6, 7, 8 and 10


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Join us for this 60-minute webinar, in which our presenters will explore the CAPRA Standards provided in Sections 6.0 – Programs and Services Management; 7.0 – Facility and Land Use Management; 8.0 – Public Safety, Law Enforcement and Security; and 10.0 – Evaluation, Assessment and Research. The overview of each section will include the number of fundamental, non-fundamental and any additional standards; examples of self-assessment and visit report responses. This is the final of three sessions that review the standards by section.


Learning Objectives

Following this session, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand Sections 6, 7, 8 and 10 of the CAPRA National Standards. 
  2. Understand how to prepare standard responses and gather evidence for these standards.
  3. Identify the fundamental standards for each of these sections.
  4. Determine the operational plans needed to meet these standards.




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Julie Parascondola

Director of Parks, Recreation and Human Services | City of Kent, Washington

Julie is the Director of Parks, Recreation and Human Services for the City of Kent, Washington. Prior to that, she spent 20 years in the Department of Parks and Natural Resources at Metro Parks Tacoma, Washington. Julie has been actively involved with CAPRA since 2011. She spent six years on the CAPRA Commission and has either mentored agencies, been a visitor, a visit chair, Commission lead or second in over 49 agency accreditations, helped re-write the 2014 CAPRA standards and has held several training sessions on accreditation. In 2014, Julie lead Metro Parks Tacoma through their first national accreditation with 100% of standards met and is now preparing her current agency through the process – giving her a unique external and internal perspective on the accreditation process. Julie has also completed NRPA’s Marketing and Revenue School, Executive Development School and Director’s School and is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional and Executive. She has a degree in Public Administration from North Carolina State University.

​Jennifer G. Schleining

CAPRA Accreditation Manager, National Recreation and Park Association

National Recreation and Park Association

Jennifer G. Schleining, CAPRA Accreditation Manager for the National Recreation and Park Association, oversees the strategic direction and day to day operations for the CAPRA Accreditation Program including management of the accreditation process for agencies and related educational programming.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History with a minor in Classical Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master of Arts degree in Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture from Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies and a Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Continuing Education Department. Prior to NRPA Jennifer served for 5 years as a Credentialing Services Specialist for the American Society of Appraisers.  Prior to that she held various fundraising and development positions for organizations including The Corcoran Gallery of Art, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Give a Note Foundation, Tudor Place Historic Home and Garden and The Madeira School. 

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