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Stay current on the latest trends and best practices in the park and recreation field through NRPA webinars. NRPA offers a broad range of programming to help members stay up-to-date on conservation, health and wellness, and social equity. Brought to you by NRPA and subject matter experts in the field, get high-quality education and training without leaving your home or office.

Upcoming Webinars

Professional Development as Premier Agency

Inspire and motivate your team members through professional development. Learn how two Park and Recreation executives encourage professionals in their departments to continue expanding their knowledge, and impacting their community through continuing their personal development. Professional Development topics will include conference education programming and professional certification. Join Michael Klitzing, COO, Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation, Indiana, and Peter Lamont, Director of Community Services from City of Brady, Texas, as they share their secrets for team development.


Date: Thursday, August 11th
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
CEUs available: 0.0
Registration: Free to Premier, $25 non-premier member, $30 non-member


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Commit to Health at your Out-of-School Time Site this Year

Join presenters from NRPA, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Healthy Networks Design and Research to learn about ways to create a healthier out-of-school time program this year! This in-depth training will cover implementation of the Healthy Eating Physical Activity (HEPA) standards through NRPA’s Commit to Health initiative; provide detailed instructions on how to use NRPA’s new nutrition literacy curriculum in your out-of-school time programs; and discuss the federal nutrition programs and food waste at park and recreation sites. You’ll hear from park and recreation professionals who have been implementing these programs at their sites.


Date: Tuesday, August 16th
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
CEUs available: 0.0
Registration: FREE


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Gotta Catch Em' All: Pokemon Go and the Rise of Location Based Mobile Gaming

Pokémon Go is just the latest in a growing trend of location based mobile games(LBMGs) taking advantage of mobile technology. This game’s success has brought flash mobs of participants to parks. This sudden surge has had both positive and negative impacts on the parks and recreation community. This webinar will discuss the current trends in mobile gaming and how parks and recreation agencies may take advantage of and adjust to this and other possible technological trends.

Linda Oakleaf is an Assistant Professor at Missouri Western State in the Recreation Sport Management program. Her research interests include augmented reality games and player motivation. Linda also really likes Pidgeys.

Chris Wren is an instructor for basic game design and studio courses at George Mason University. Chris has 12 years of experience as an artist and producer in the video game industry. His expertise in the field establishes his knowledge of the theory and process of creating video game designs and working with game design tools. Chris has just completed a cross country road trip while playing Pokémon Go and is already past a level 20 trainer.


Date: Wednesday, August 17th
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
CEUs available: 0.0
Registration: Free to members, $25 non-member


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Mobilizing Your Volunteer Networks for Advocacy

Most parks and recreation agencies have a huge advocacy resource that is being seriously underutilized – volunteer networks! Your volunteers are already passionate about parks and recreation, and most are just waiting for an opportunity to share their stories and take action. Join the NRPA Public Policy team and a special guest speaker to learn how to mobilize your volunteer networks to advocate for parks and recreation.


Date: Thursday, August 18th
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
CEUs available: 0.0
Registration: FREE


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