Stay current on the latest trends and best practices in the park and recreation field thorough NRPA webinars and virtual seminars. 

The Evolution of the Community Conversation

Wed, Nov 19, 2014     11:30 am EST
Cost: FREE                    CEUs: 0.0

Connecting with community members isn’t the same as it used to be. Public meetings are no longer the place to host forums on improving community mobility, sustainability or parks. Cities and towns across the country have taken a cue from their tech-savvy audiences to take those conversations online, connecting with more passionate community members in a more convenient and interactive way. We’ll look at their use of digital conversations to build better community parks and pull out best practices for starting and sustaining meaningful dialogue with residents online.
 For registration call 1-800-626-NRPA 


Aligning Efforts with Identified Needs

Wed, Nov 19, 2014      2:00 pm EST
Cost: FREE                    CEUs: 0.0

Steve Jobs was quoted as saying "YOU have to put your A-team on every product. You can’t put your A-team on every product when you have 300 products." This same principle can be used in parks and recreation. You cannot be all things to all people, you have to know your core services and offerings and then allocate resources to get the best results. Leaders who can identify core services and allocate their resources are the most effective. Join this webinar and learn how to use existing resources to get results. 

Presented by Neelay Bhatt, Vice President at PROS Consulting and a national recognized speaker and trainer in the field of master planning, strategic planning, sports facility development, marketing, and branding projects. 
For registration call 1-800-626-NRPA   



How to Use GIS Data in Park and Recreation Agencies

Thurs, Dec 4, 2014      2:00 pm EST
Cost: FREE                    CEUs: 0.0

Learn how GIS data can be used in your park and recreation agency. This webinar presented by Virginia's Fairfax County Park Authority will show the value of GIS data. Learn how to use GIS data in developing your park’s master plan, facilitating long-range planning, building you park and facility maintenance programs and much more. The webinar is hosted by NRPA’s GIS team and presented by Alan Crofford, Park Management Specialist, Justin Roberson, Natural Resources Specialist, and Jay Rauschenbach, AICP, Former Park Planner from the Fairfax County Park Authority. Now! 


Commit to Health: Take the Next Step

Tues, Dec 2, 2014        2:00 pm EST
Cost: FREE                    CEUs: 0.0

Join this webinar to hear about tools available to help you assess your site and complete an action plan template. NRPA partner, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation will provide guidance on next steps to help move your site towards implementation of the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards and will provide resources to help motivate your staff, engage youth and empower families to eat healthier and move more. 
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