NRPA schools bring the park and recreation community together to exchange skills, ideas and useful perspectives from the field. NRPA schools offer relevant and diverse professional development opportunities covering many aspects of parks and recreation. Whether you are just starting your career, are a seasoned veteran, or are an engaged advocate, our schools will give you the education and networking opportunities you need to be successful.

 

NRPA Directors School

Location: Oak Brook, IL
This school prepares new and aspiring directors of park and recreation agencies for the challenges of leading and managing effectively. Learn more.


Event Management School

Location: Wheeling, WV
This training program is designed for event management staff at all levels—whether new to events or staff with years of experience. 
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Park and Recreation Maintenance Management School

Location: Wheeling, WV
This comprehensive instructional program is designed for park, recreation and conservation personnel who manage maintenance programs. 
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Revenue Development and Management School

Location: Wheeling, WV
This program is targeted toward agencies that must rely wholly or in part on generating revenues. It is focused on proven revenue management and development techniques. 
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Supervisors' Management School 

Location: Wheeling, WV
This program provides participants with the necessary tools to improve their ability to impact the day-to-day activities of their organization. It focuses on building a strong understanding of management principles as well as how to support co-workers and colleagues.
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Sustainability Institute

Location: Wheeling, WV
This program is designed for park, recreation and conservation personnel who are responsible for improving organizational sustainability.
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