Workshops and Summits

Get the most out of your trip to Indianapolis by attending a workshop or summit before the conference kicks off or on the last day. Covering topics such as leadership, accreditation, certification, marketing and more, these workshops provide hands-on instruction and in-depth information. Workshops and Summits are not included with conference registration. Separate registration is required.

Monday, September 24

Agency Accreditation and CAPRA Visitor Training: A Mark of Excellence! (0.4 CEUs)            
8:00 AM – 12:15PM | Convention Center

Park Foundations: What Are They? How Do You Work With Them? (0.3 CEUs)
8:30 AM - 11:45 AM | Convention Center

Marketing Certificate Program: Engage Your Community, Get More People in Your Parks (0.6 CEUs)
8:30 AM - 3:45 PM | Convention Center

Leadership Certificate Program: Leading to Create Organizational Excellence (0.6 CEUs)
8:30 AM - 3.45PM | Convention Center

NRPA’s Playground Maintenance Course (0.6 CEUs)   
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM | Convention Center

Re-positioning Public Parks & Recreation – Joining the Smart Revolution (0.3 CEUs)          
9:00 AM – 12:15PM | Convention Center

Choose the Path to Certification – CPRP (0.8 CEUs total, 0.3 on-site)     
12:30 PM – 4:45PM | Convention Center

Academic Accreditation and COAPRT Program Visitor Training: A Symbol of Academic Excellence (0.4 CEUs)
12:30 PM – 4:45PM | Convention Center

Get LEAN!  #MoreValueLessResources (0.3 CEUs)
1:00 PM – 4:15PM | Convention Center

Unraveling the Grant Writing Puzzle: Connecting Dreams with Resources (0.3 CEUs)
1:00 PM – 4:15PM | Convention Center

Thursday, September 27

Building Community Resilience in the Face of Disaster – The Extreme Event Game: Session 1 (0.2 CEUs)
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM | Convention Center

Park Champion Advocacy Summit (0.2 CEUs)
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Convention Center

Building Community Resilience in the Face of Disaster – The Extreme Event Game: Session 2 (0.2 CEUs)              
1:45 PM - 4:00 PM | Convention Center

To sign up for these special sessions, please login to the conference registration site here.
 

Mobile Workshops

Based on popular demand, the conference will feature more mobile workshops than ever before. This is your chance to get on the move and follow the speaker on an educational journey. Mobile Workshops are not included with conference registration. Separate registration is required.

Monday, September 24

Cafecito Adventures: A fun idea generating, problem solving creativity tool for customer experiences (0.3 CEUs)
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM | Off-Site

Tuesday, September 25

Connecting People to the White River through the Riverside Park Master Plan (0.3 CEUs)
1:00 PM- 5:00 PM | Off-Site

Cross-Disciplinary Partnerships to Create Healthy, Equitable, Safe and Connected Communities (0.3 CEUs)
1:00 PM- 4:15 PM | Off-Site

Wednesday, September 26

Trail Planning for Inclusion (0.2 CEUs)
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM | Off-Site

 

To sign up for these special sessions, please login to the conference registration site here.

 

Off-Site Institutes and Training

Sign up for an Off-Site Institute and join the Indianapolis Local Host for an inspiring tour of the unique cultural attractions, stand-out parks and more in Indianapolis. Training opportunities include certification courses and exams. Off-Site Institutes and Trainings are not included with conference registration. Separate registration is required.

Saturday, September 22

Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Certification Course Day 1 (1.5 CEUs)
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Off-Site | Registration is Open**

Sunday, September 23

Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certification Course Day 1 (1.5 CEUs)
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Off-Site | Registration is Open**

Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Certification Course Day 2
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Off-Site | Registration is Open**

Monday, September 24

Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certification Course Day 2 and Exam
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Off-Site | Registration is Open**

What Does $34 Million Buy: Bloomington's Park and Trail Transformation (0.6 CEUs)
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM | Switchyard Park & B-Line Trail (Bloomington)

Close to Home Nature and Outdoor Recreation: Lessons learned Over 100 Years (0.7 CEUs)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM | McCormick's Creek State Park & Paynetown State Recreation Area/Monroe Lake (Spencer & Bloomington)

Carmel's Central Park: A Destination Park Success Story (0.7 CEUs)
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM | Central Park (Carmel)

Leading Accessibility, Inclusion and Outdoor Programs for People with Disabilities (0.7 CEUs)
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM | Bradford Woods (Martinsville)

Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Certification Exam
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Off-Site | Registration is Open**

Garfield Park: Transforming the City's Oldest Park (0.3 CEUs)
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Garfield Park (Indianapolis)

Food Deserts, Parks, Partners and Community Gardens (0.3 CEUs)
1:30 PM - 4:45 PM | Watkins Park/Glanner House & Indy Urban Garden (Indianapolis)

Tuesday, September 25

Friends Groups and Foundations - A Key to Leveraging Resources for Your Park (0.4 CEUs)
1:00 PM - 5:15 PM - Holiday Park, Garfield Park and Eagle Creek Park

How Development of a World Class Cultural Trail Has Affected Indianapolis (0.4 CEUs)
1:00 PM - 5:15 PM - Downtown Indianapolis

Thursday, September 27

Trails, Health and Indiana's Plan (0.4 CEUs)
8:00 AM - 1:15 PM | Monon Trail, Fall Creek Trail, Eskanazi Hospital & Central Canal (Carmel & Indianapolis)

World Class Events: Planning with the Best (0.7 CEUs)
8:00 AM - 4:45 PM | Georgia Street, 500 Festival, White River State Park & Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Indianapolis)

Innovative Playgrounds: More Than Just Child's Play (0.6 CEUs)
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM | Central Canal, Tarkington Park, Lawrence W. Inlow Park, Central Park West Commons (Indianapolis & Carmel)

Indy's Pro Sports Facilities: In a League of Their Own (0.7 CEUs)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Lucas Oil Stadium & Victory Field (Indianapolis)

Field of (Economic) Dreams: Developing, Programming and Maintaining a World Class Sports Facility (0.3 CEUs)
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM | Grand Park (Westfield)

Successful Funding Strategies: (Re)developing Recreational Space at Minimal Cost to Taxpayers (0.3 CEUs)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Tarkington Park & Holliday Park (Indianapolis)

To sign up for these special sessions, please login to the conference registration site here.

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How to Sign-Up for a Workshop, Off-Site Institute or Summit

These special sessions are not included with your conference registration. To sign-up for a workshop, Off-Site Institute or summit, please select it during the conference registration process. Once you have registered, you can also go back and add on one of these special sessions by logging into the registration site. 

*NRPA Annual Conference Registration is not required to attend a PCW or OSI.

**Course registration is separate from NRPA Annual Conference Registration.