What Happens On Facebook Stays Well It Goes Everywhere

July 30, 2012

Believe it or not, social media is here to stay and more than ever, it has influence well beyond the online world. In fact, when thinking about your career and profession, it is important to understand the affect that your social media profiles and presence can have. This Guest Blog post from the NRPA Young Professionals Network has some important tips and reminders for ensuring your social media presence or those of the young professionals on your staff is accurate and professional.

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Tennis in the Parks Goes to London

July 27, 2012

Well, sort of… You might recall that we have been working closely with Citi on a program called Every Step of the Way.   The whole idea of this program is to benefit the next generation of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls and athletes of all ages in communities across America. Olympian tennis stars Mike and Bob Bryan have chosen to support the NRPA’s Tennis in the Parks (TIP) initiative through this partnership. Find out how you can support them while they go for the GOLD.

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Build Human and Social Capital at Directors School

July 25, 2012

Ever wonder what NRPA’s Directors School is really all about? In this guest blog post from James D. Worsley, Parks and Recreation Director of Columbus Parks and Recreation Department in GA, you'll read his key takeaways from his first-year experience and learn why you should attend this school to further your career. And what’s more, he offers great tips for a first-time Directors School student! Take a read and get your application in FAST – deadline is August 3!  

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Unsung Heroes in California State Parks

July 3, 2012

For the past 18 months, the media has counted down the days to the planned closure of up to 70 of California’s state parks on July 1, 2012.  Well, Doomsday has arrived, but in a somewhat surprising turn of events,virtually all of the parks slated to close remain open. Almost unnoticed in stories about the unfolding crisis of the California State Park system are the employees of the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Rich Dolesh provides insight on these unsung heroes.   

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