Insider Tips: Becoming a CPRP!
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Looking to advance in your career? This free webinar will show you how easy it is to become a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP), explain the career benefits of continuing education and provide insider tips from the CPRP/CPRE Committee Chair on the benefits of this certification. You will also learn how to get the CPRP Prep Course for free ($250 value) by applying by February 28, 2019. You will leave this webinar feeling confident and ready to achieve the CPRP certification.
Certification Manager, National Recreation and Park Association
Molly Sullivan, is the Certification Manager for the National Recreation and Park Association. In this role Molly provides assistance to professionals who are currently maintaining their professional certification, or seeking to obtain certification. Molly received her Bachelors of Arts in Communications from George Mason University. She has been working for and volunteering with historical and agricultural parks in Northern Virginia for most of her life. Molly currently volunteers as an adult leader for the Hoofers and Heifers 4-H Club, out of Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, Virginia, furthering her passion for educating youth and the public about agricultural traditions.
Jill Geller, CPRE
Executive Director, Johnson County Park & Recreation District
Jill Geller has been employed by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District (JCPRD) in Johnson County, Kansas for more than 30 years. She currently serves as the agency’s Executive Director.
Jill attended the University of Kansas where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education. Prior to her role as Executive Director, Jill served in numerous capacities at JCPRD. Always dedicated to the promotion of health and wellness, she previously led the agency’s wellness department, served as the Executive Director of the Kansas City Corporate Challenge and was JCPRD’s Superintendent of Recreation.
Jill served as the recreation branch chair, treasurer, and president of the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) and, in 2017, was recognized as KRPA’s Distinguished Fellow. She is a member of the Kansas Governor’s Council on Fitness and is active at the national level as the Chair of the National Recreation and Park Association’s Certification Committee and as a member of the National Certification Board. Jill is a Certified Park and Recreation Executive.
As JCPRD’s Executive Director, Jill leads an agency serving a community of nearly 600,000. JCPRD employs more than 200 full-time and 1,500 part-time employees, manages approximately 10,000 acres, welcomes more than 7.8 million visitors to its parks each year, and hosts more than 2.5 million recreation program participations. In 2017, JCPRD was the recipient of the prestigious National Gold Medal Award.
In her spare time, Jill loves long-distance walking, short-distance running J, visiting area parks and trails, and spending time with her husband and three sons.