Pre-Conference Workshops

Get the most out of your trip to Orlando by attending a workshop before the conference kicks off. Covering topics such as leadership, accreditation, certification, marketing and more, these workshops provide hands-on instruction and in-depth information. Training opportunities include certification courses and exams. Workshops are not included with conference registration. Separate registration is required.

Get Certified

CPSI Course and Exam
September 21-23 | Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel

AFO Course and Exam
September 22-23 | Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel

Trainings and Workshops

Monday, September 23

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

Health Planning for Park and Recreation Agencies (0.3 CEUs)
8:30 AM - 11:45 AM | Convention Center

Your Data and You: What You DON’T Know About Local Parks and Playgrounds (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 - 3:45 PM | Convention Center 

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

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

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

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

  

Off-Site Institutes

Sign up for an Off-Site Institute and join the Orlando Local Host for an inspiring tour of the unique cultural attractions, stand-out parks and more in Orlando and beyond. Off-Site Institutes are not included with conference registration. Separate registration is required.

Sunday, September 22

The Road to the Star-Spangled Banner (0.6 CEUs)
8:00 AM - 4:15 PM

Art Transforms the City of Brotherly Love (0.6 CEUs)
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday, September 23

Public/Private Partnerships: Do They Last? (0.5 CEUs)
8:00 AM - 3:15 PM

Conservation in Action: Boat, Birds, Band and Paddle at Jug Bay (0.5 CEUs)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Towson University Campus Recreation Tour: Trendsetters in Facilities, Programming and Technology (0.3 CEUs)
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Hidden Gems - Baltimore's Public Gardens (0.6 CEUs)
9:00 AM - 4:20 PM

Baltimore City Stadium Tours (0.2 CEUs)
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Tuesday, September 24

Carroll Creek Linear Park - Flood Control & More to Maximize Functionality and Usage (0.2 CEUs)    
1:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Reactivating Urban Waterfronts through Partnerships and Recreation: Kayak Tour (0.3 CEUs)
1:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Thursday, September 26

Green Matters! Brookside Gardens (0.4 CEUs)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Reimagining Recreational Amenities for the 21st Century: A Planned Community (0.4 CEUs)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

Local Host Leisure Tours and Activities

Get active and explore Orlando with the Local Host's leisure tours and activities. Local host tours and activities are not included with conference registration. Separate registration is required.

Sunday, September 22

Inner Harbor Kayak Tours (multiple time/date options)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, or 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Baltimore Inner Harbor

Gwynns Falls Trail Bike Tours
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM | Gwynns Falls Trail, Baltimore

Monday, September 23

A Day in Annapolis
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM | Annapolis, MD

Gwynns Falls Trail Bike Tours
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Gwynns Falls Trail, Baltimore

Golf Tournament
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Pine Ridge Golf Course, Lutherville-Timonium, MD

Inner Harbor Kayak Tours
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, or 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Baltimore Inner Harbor

Wednesday, September 25

D.C. Monuments by Moonlight Tour (two date options)
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM | Washington, D.C.

Thursday, September 26

Sunrise Yoga & 5k Fun Run/Walk
6:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Baltimore Inner Harbor
Check-in begins at 6:00 AM. Yoga starts at 6:30 AM. 5k starts at 7:30 AM. 

Fishing on the Chesapeake Bay
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Baltimore Inner Harbor

D.C. Monuments by Moonlight Tour
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM | Washington, D.C.

Friday, September 27

Discover D.C. in a Day
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM | Washington, D.C.

Inner Harbor Kayak Tours
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, or 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Baltimore Inner Harbor

Jones Falls Trail/Maryland Cycle Track Bike (two time options)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, or 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Jones Falls Trail , Baltimore

 

How to Sign-Up

These special sessions are not included with your conference registration. To sign up, please select the sessions 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 ,OSI ,or Local Host Leisure Tours and Activities.

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