Kelli Beavers, CPRP, director of recreation, parks, and tourism for Charles County Government (Maryland), shares why obtaining her Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification has given her the credit she deserves for serving as a park and recreation professional for the last 24 years.
Carrie A. Fullerton, CPRE, the executive director of Arlington Heights Park District in Illinois, shares her experience of going from a Certified Park and Recreation Professional to a Certified Park and Recreation Executive.
Tara Eggleston Stewart, chief of aquatics and athletic facilities for The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s (M-NCPPC) Department of Parks and Recreation, shares her journey to becoming a Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE).
On the latest episode of Open Space Radio, we're revisiting a previous episode featuring the founders of Women in Parks and Recreation, which began as a Facebook group and has grown into a into a 501(C)3 nonprofit charitable organization with a goal of strengthening women in the field through networking, collaboration and learning.
Amber Moore, CPRP, the aquatics supervisor for Brigham City Corporation (Utah), shares why becoming a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) was worth it for her — and why it's worth it for you!
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're talking all things Morale, Welfare and Recreation, also known as Armed Forces Recreation, with NRPA's incoming Armed Forces Recreation Network chair, John Prue, as well as Caité Kendrick and Kiersten Warren.
Myla Neal, CPRE, the assistant director for Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services in Virginia, shares her experience with taking the Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) exam, as well as some helpful tips.
On the February bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we’re having a conversation with two of this year's 30 Under 30, Rosie Santos and Hashim Taylor, as well as NRPA Volunteer and Awards Manager Michael Biedenstein.
On the final episode of Open Space Radio for the year, our host Cort Jones reflects on the 13 most-downloaded episodes from 2021 and shares inspiring messages from guests of each episode.
We’re rolling out an exciting new approach to online education at NRPA in 2022, with a jam-packed schedule of insightful Talks, engaging Clinics and interactive Sandboxes to keep you learning with your peers throughout the year.
If you run a well-organized program and you are a great communicator, parent complaints will be at a minimum. However, sometimes things will happen that are out of your control causing a parent to complain. Here are seven steps to handle a complaint effectively.
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we’re replaying one of our Coffee Talks from the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference with Luis Romahn, president, CEO and founder of Parques de México and the National Association of Parks and Recreation Mexico.
NRPA partnered with Justice Outside to create a resource that provides a process, resources, as well as case studies, to help professionals thoughtfully explore how to engage in community building work around natural resources and conservation efforts.
On this bonus episode of Open Space Radio, you get a sneak peek at the guests who will be joining us for this year's Coffee Talks at the NRPA Annual Conference.
NRPA recently developed two resources to help you explore what workforce development is, what it can be for the field of parks and recreation, and how we can reflect on developing or renovating equitable community-based workforce development programs. Learn about and access the resources here.
Background Investigation Bureau, the exclusive background screening provider of NRPA, provides what you need to know to be efficient in your on-boarding practices and keep your community safe.
On the latest episode of Open Space Radio, we're discussing how the Climate for Health Ambassador Training, taking place this June in partnership with Climate for Health, will benefit park and recreation professionals at all experience levels.
On the latest episode of Open Space Radio, we’re joined by Dr. Samose Mays, the director of Bryan County Parks and Recreation and the Georgia Recreation and Park Association district two commissioner, to learn more about his story of adversity, resilience and how parks and recreation saved his life.