The Wednesday Keynote for the NRPA Annual Conference in New Orleans, Jessica Pettitt, shares how we can start having conversations that matter by (re)claiming our responsibility for who and how we show up in our relationships.
Michael J. Kalvort, CPRE, Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Virginia Beach, shares how staying on top of park and recreation trends allows him and his department to best serve their community.
2016 conference newbie, Sheila Runnels, shares her advice for those attending the NRPA Annual Conference for the first time.
Alvin Galang, MPH explains how the NRPA Annual Conference helps him "Build Community Through Fun."
As a member of the NRPA Conference Program Committee, the team of NRPA members who review the conference education session proposals, I invite you for a behind the scenes look at the remarkable process that results in an amazing product.
Whether you are a repeat NRPA Annual Conference attendee or a newbie, you probably want to know a little more about the event before (or after) you register. Here is a preview to help you plan.
Receiving an NRPA Fellowship proved to be one of the highlights of Anthony's career. In addition to being recognized for his work, the fellowship expanded Anthony's network and introduced him to new ideas.
Your park and recreation agency needs to be doing really great work to win a national award. That’s how it should be to be named one of the Best of the Best.
Awards season has arrived at NRPA! This year, NRPA is offering 11 National Awards and seven Gold Medal Awards. Here are some tips for a stellar submission.
Speaking has offered me an opportunity to attend conferences that might otherwise not have received budget approval, and it has given me an opportunity to meet some amazing people who have become mentors and lifelong friends. What I didn’t anticipate was how the process of writing a session proposal, preparing to present and connecting with my peers would truly impact me as a professional.
Kirk W. Kincannon, CPRP, AAPRA, Executive Director of the Fairfax County Park Authority, reflects on his time spent at the 2016 NRPA Annual Conference and how the lessons learned can be brought home to make a positive transformation in our communities.
Since receiving the Robert W. Crawford Young Professional Award, I have been able to share my story as a park and recreation professional with a larger audience.
Awards season is here and it’s time to get busy on that Gold Medal Award application!unity.
More than 1,200 people evaluated, ranked and commented on their experience at the NRPA Annual Conference in an online survey. Here are some of the highlights.
Here are seven things that helped attendees navigate the NRPA Annual Conference like a pro.
One powerful educational tool that can be used to start conversations about poverty is the Community Action Poverty Simulation.
The Young Professional Network organized a virtual “road trip” out West, making “stops” at COAPRT accredited schools. The final stop was at Arizona State University.
The NRPA Annual Conference is quickly approaching and the Young Professional Network (YPN) is very excited to bring you another blog to help you get ready for the event.