Just like Thanksgiving seconds, we thought we would “pile on” another Thanksgiving related post this week. We couldn’t help ourselves; our thankfulness is overflowing!
The staff here at NRPA headquarters took a few moments to reflect and think about the amazing members we have. Here’s why we are thankful for you, NRPA members...
Despite the commercialization and shopping frenzy of recent years, this time of the year is all about gratitude, reflecting on why we are thankful and giving back. For many of us at Thanksgiving, it is tradition to talk with our families, friends and neighbors about for what it is we are thankful.
Family, health, good fortune, a hot meal, jobs, friendships, the ability to spend quality time with one another and the list can go on and on.
Well, what about adding one thing to the list – community parks and recreation. Here is our list of 10 reasons to be thankful for parks and recreation.
UPDATE: The session proposal deadline has been extended to 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, November 22. We know the idea of getting up in front of your peers to share your knowledge and insight can be intimidating. Luckily, you are part of an organization where your Great Ideas are valued and want to be heard! Welcome back to the first vlog from the Young Professional Network’s Professional Development series after Congress in Houston. In this vlog, Atuya O. Cornwell, CPRP, Facility Manager, Wheaton Ice Arena, MD facilitates a discussion with Timia D. Thompson, Assistant Professor of Recreation and Leisure Services, Benedict College, SC and Sheema Hai, Adjunct Faculty Member, Community College of Baltimore County, MD about why you should submit an education session proposal for the 2014 Congress and Exposition in Charlotte, North Carolina.
I love lists. I am one of those people that make a list and then I create a list for my list. No really, I have done this – just ask anyone on the Marketing, Communications and Magazine team here at NRPA Headquarters! With a list, I feel like I have everything I need in one place. Lists help keep things organized and simplified.
Well, true to my list-making passion, I’ve created a list of all the 2013 NRPA Congress and Exposition resources that any attendee and non-attendee alike can benefit from. Right here in this list are all the resources you might be looking for in one place! (Cue happy dance!)
By now, chances are good that you’ve heard of NRPA’s PRORAGIS™. Readers of Parks & Recreation Magazine have probably noticed numerous features about PRORAGIS through the past few years, and attendees of the NRPA Congress and Exposition may have attended a PRORAGIS educational session or noticed the Community Center PRORAGIS display and demonstration. But how do you actually get started entering your data? And what is the first step in using this powerful tool to help improve your agency and service to your community?
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