8 Life Hacks for 2013 NRPA Congress and Exposition

October 2, 2013

NRPA’s Congress and Exposition is just one week away—all the final plans are coming together and last minute prep is being made. Soon thousands of park and recreation professionals will fill downtown Houston and the hot Texas air will be filled with Great Ideas.  These life hacks may not be the ones made popular by the Internet and BuzzFeed, but they will definitely make navigating this year’s Congress and Exposition just a little bit easier!  

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NRPA Congress from the Eyes of a Newbie

July 12, 2013

After last year’s NRPA Congress and Exposition in Anaheim, first-time Congress attendee Gerry Logan shared his account of the event with the Young Professional’s Network. As we gear up for 2013, he wanted to share his experience with the new class of first timers who are coming to Houston and highlights three key aspects of Congress: Networking opportunities, the exhibit hall and the Opening General Session...  

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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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Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

October 11, 2011

November 2011 marks the 20th year of Supervisors’ Management School (SMS). Taking a moment to reflect on a program that has provided 20 years of continuing education to professionals in the parks, recreation, and leisure service field I look back

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Make Way for the Millennials

September 9, 2011

Guest contributor Shane Mize is the Recreation Superintendent for Missouri City Texas. Has a B.B.S. in Sports, Fitness and Leisure Management from Hardin Simmons University and a M.S. in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration from Western Illinois University. He is

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The Hottest Topic in Parks and Recreation

June 17, 2011

And just what has suddenly become “the hottest topic in parks and recreation,” you ask?   It’s fees and charges. No question about it—fees and charges.   The subject is on everyone’s mind as budget woes for parks and recreation

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