CAPRA Series, Part 3: CAPRA Standards: Sections 1-3 and 9

The first of three sessions that will review the CAPRA Standards by section. This webinar explores CAPRA Standards provided in Sections 1.0 – Agency Authority, Role, and Responsibility; 2.0 – Planning; 3.0 – Organization and Administration; and 9.0 – Risk Management. The overview of each section will identify the number of standards included, outline which standards are fundamental and non-fundamental, provide examples of self-assessment and supply visit report responses.


Learning Objectives

Following this session, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand Sections 1-3 and 9 of the CAPRA National Standards.
  2. Identify the fundamental standards in each of these sections.
  3. Determine the operational plans needed to meet these standards.




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Michael Klitzing, CPRE

Director, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation

Michael W. Klitzing, CPRE, the 2018 NRPA National Distinguished Professional, has been instrumental in expanding and enhancing parks and recreation in each of the communities he has served. A visionary leader, Michael transformed Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation into a national trailblazer in sustainability and inclusion. He brings the unique experience of an appointed and elected board member.

​Jennifer G. Schleining

CAPRA Accreditation Manager, 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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