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Virtual Interviewing and Onboarding Best Practices

By Hayley Herzing | Posted on May 18, 2020

If you have never hired an employee virtually, interviewing and onboarding may be a new challenge to tackle - here are some helpful tips.

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Introducing the Greener Parks for Health Webinar Series

By Jenny Cox | Posted on May 18, 2020

NRPA is equipping park and recreation professionals with the tools and knowledge to advocate for and institutionalize green infrastructure in park systems to address climate impacts, improve community well-being and advance equitable outcomes for all.

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Finding Your Unicorns

By Jason Elissalde | Posted on May 12, 2020

Your “perfect” employee is not as mythical as you might believe. Here are five easy tricks to find them.

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Parks and Recreation’s Next Generation — Episode 065

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on May 5, 2020

On today’s episode of Open Space Radio, we’re joined by Mary Elise Conzelmann and Sean Fitzpatrick, two inspiring students who are pursuing their degrees in fields related to parks and recreation and will be graduating this year.

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Be a 2020 NRPA Annual Conference Speaker — Why Not?

By Marhonda Williams, CPRP | Posted on April 9, 2020

If you know you have the gift of connecting with people and have a passion you are willing to share, Marhonda Williams, CPRP, encourages you to give Speed Sessions at the 2020 NRPA Annual Conference a try!

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This Is Going to Leave a Mark

By Tim Herd, CPRE | Posted on March 19, 2020

With the disruptive shift in our society from the COVID-19 pandemic comes a series of thought-provoking considerations to re-establishing our community values and our professional accountability.

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My Journey to Becoming a CPRE

By Nicole Ginger, MAEA, CPRE | Posted on March 9, 2020

As someone who has been teaching the Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) prep course since 2009, Nicole Ginger's journey to becoming a Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) came as a surprise - even to her.

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Choose to Be Great — Become a CPRE

By Doug Guild, CPRE | Posted on February 26, 2020

Becoming a Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) is the highest level of certification a park and recreation professional can reach - here's why Doug Guild, Parks Superintendent for the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department, decided to get this certification.

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Cultivating a New Generation of Diverse Environmental Leaders — Episode 060

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on February 25, 2020

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we chat with Angelou Ezeilo, founder and CEO of Greening Youth Foundation, about her lifelong pursuit of inclusion and equity in conservation and environmental stewardship, and the need to cultivate the next generation of diverse environmental leaders.

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CPRP Certification: Find Your Why

By Luke Bolinger, CPRP | Posted on February 12, 2020

Why become a Certified Park and Recreation Professional? For Luke Bolinger, CPRP, it is to provide people with experiences like he had as a kid and young adult right in the community he serves — and learn to do it better.

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How Earning Your CPRP Helps You Step Up Your Professional Game

By Lauren Eck, CPRP | Posted on January 28, 2020

Obtaining this invaluable credential in the park and recreation field is a great way to refine your knowledge, further your career and stay committed to the profession.

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Turning Impossible Situations Into Opportunities — Episode 058

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on January 28, 2020

What started as a way for Jessica to cope with her mother’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s has turned into multiple programs and cross-department partnerships that are enriching an entire community and making it safer.

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What Does It Take to Be a Courageous Leader? — February Bonus Episode

By Roxanne Sutton and Cort Jones | Posted on January 23, 2020

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we chat with Jamie Sabbach, president and CEO of 110% Inc. and Amilia Consulting USA, about true courageous leadership and why it is so important to park and recreation professionals.

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Becoming a Certified Park and Recreation Professional

By Anthony Iracki, CPRP | Posted on January 16, 2020

For Anthony Iracki, becoming a CPRP is a personal commitment to the field and to serving his community at large.

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A Message to First-Time Speakers

By Attiyya Atkins | Posted on November 22, 2019

From never speaking in public to believing they can change the world, this first-time presenter shares their experience speaking at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference and why you should submit a proposal to speak in 2020 in Orlando!

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Facilitate, Collaborate and Listen at the 2020 #NRPAConference

By Daniel W. Hatcher, MPH | Posted on November 20, 2019

The deadline to submit an education session proposal for the 2020 NRPA Annual Conference is coming up and it’s easy to get caught up in self-doubt. Here are some tips for if you're wondering what you’d present or letting the fear of public speaking hold you back.

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Don’t Wait! Take the Jump in Your Career Now! — Episode 052

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on November 5, 2019

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we talk with Sue Yerkes, Director of Grandview Parks & Recreation, about how some insightful kids in her family motivated her to advance in her career, as well as inspire others to do the same.

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Training the Field to Implement Green Infrastructure

By Cort Jones | Posted on November 1, 2019

Determining how to implement and maintain a green infrastructure project in your park may seem a little daunting, but with the right network, resources and education, anything is possible.

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