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Adverse Childhood Experiences

By Lauren Kiefert | Posted on July 2, 2019

Out-of-School Time programs provide a variety of protective factors that lower a child’s chance of experiencing Adverse Childhood Experiences.

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Trauma-Informed Care

By Lauren Kiefert | Posted on June 26, 2019

From an organizational perspective, Trauma-Informed Care emphasizes respecting and appropriately responding to the effects of trauma at all levels.

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Find Your Park and Recreation Unicorn

By Hayley Herzing | Posted on May 21, 2019

We know finding the right fit for your job openings can difficult, but what if I told you that you can find the perfect employee with all the qualities that you are looking for?

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Answering Your Marketing and Communications Questions (And Whether or Not YOU Should Have a Podcast) — Episode 039

By Roxanne Sutton and Cort Jones | Posted on May 20, 2019

We're taking a deeper dive into some of the questions we received during a recent webinar alongside our friend, colleague and NRPA’s Senior Manager of Public Relations, Heather Williams.

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The 2019 NRPA Annual Conference Preview

By National Recreation and Park Association | Posted on May 13, 2019

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.

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Let NRPA Digital Badges Help You Stand Out

By Julie A. Boland, CPRE, CAE | Posted on April 24, 2019

Accredited Agencies, Certified professionals, Directors School Graduates and Spotlight Award-winners have already put in the time and effort to accomplish great things, but now they can add to that recognition with NRPA Digital Badges.

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4 Vital Reasons You Should Be Screening Everyone, Even If They Don’t Work with Kids

By Background Investigation Bureau (BIB) | Posted on April 23, 2019

Background checks do more than protect people, they help protect other vulnerabilities in your organization, such as your resources and your reputation.

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Turn Your Passion into a Presentation

By Ben Johnson, CPRP | Posted on March 22, 2019

Presenting a Speed Session at the NRPA Annual Conference is a great professional development tool for the novice and experienced speaker alike.

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Five New Features to Celebrate NRPA Connect’s 5th Birthday

By Hayley Herzing | Posted on March 1, 2019

There are a lot of reasons to celebrate NRPA Connect's 5th birthday, but here are five new features that will help make it easier and more fun to network with fellow park and recreation professionals around the country.

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CPRP — It’s All About Mindset and Attitude!

By Kris Ammerman, CPRP | Posted on February 14, 2019

if you prepare for the CPRP exam like it’s an awesome opportunity to learn, grow, develop and gain a broader understanding of your profession and how to become a leader, you will probably enjoy studying for the exam as much as Kris Ammerman did.

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Five Ways to Improve Your Hiring Process

By Hayley Herzing | Posted on February 5, 2019

The hiring process isn't always an easy one, but following these five tips will ensure that it goes as smoothly as possible!

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Sharing, Learning and Playing at the NRPA Annual Conference

By Stacey Hammond, M.Ed | Posted on November 16, 2018

A presenter from the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference shares their experience and encourages you to submit your education session ideas for the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference in Baltimore!

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Position Yourself as a "Go-To" Resource

By Tom Crosley | Posted on October 22, 2018

Becoming a speaker is a wonderful way to give back to the profession. Submit your session proposals by Friday, November 30, 2018 for a chance to win a free full-package registration to the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference.

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Four Secrets to Help You Pass Your CPRP Exam

By Kate Connell, CPRP | Posted on October 19, 2018

If you've been considering becoming a CPRP, check out these tips to assist you in your studies (hint: they're from someone who recently took the exam!).

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Small Town Department, Big Time Marketing

By Andrew Lance | Posted on October 17, 2018

Awareness in your city or town can be a big problem, especially if you are a smaller department, but here are some tips and tricks to help you improve your social media presence.

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Reflecting on My First Year as a Newbie in the World of Parks and Recreation

By Susan Mong | Posted on July 17, 2018

Susan Mong, Finance Analyst for Johnson County Park and Recreation District, on the things that stood out in her first year working in parks and recreation.

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NRPA Annual Conference — Don’t Just Attend — Experience ALL It Has to Offer!

By Dawn Thompson, CPRP, RA | Posted on June 25, 2018

Here are some tips on making the most of your time at the NRPA Annual Conference.

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The 2018 NRPA Annual Conference Preview

By National Recreation and Park Association | Posted on May 11, 2018

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.

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