NRPA conferences and schools are forums where the park and recreation community comes together to exchange ideas and information. NRPA educational events offer the most relevant and diverse professional development programs that cover all aspects of parks and recreation. Whether you are just starting your career, are a seasoned veteran, or are an engaged citizen leader our conferences and schools will give you the education and networking opportunities you need to be successful.
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The annual NRPA Congress and Exposition brings together thousands of parks and recreation professionals for three days of learning, sharing and networking. This event is also a great time to earn CEUs.
The annual Legislative Forum provides citizens and professionals the opportunity to meet with decisionmakers in Congress and the Administration to discuss the importance of parks and recreation to local communities and the nation.
This school is designed to prepare new and aspiring directors of parks and recreation agencies for the challenges of leading and managing effectively.
This training program is designed for event management staff at all levels; whether new to events or event staff with years of experience.
This program is designed to educate park and recreation professionals to be environmentally responsible in their operations, teach the community environmental stewardship, and position themselves as green advocates in the communities.
This intensive program is designed to equip prospective and current owners and managers with the tools needed to develop a thriving campground business.
This comprehensive instructional program is designed for park, recreation and conservation personnel who manage park and recreation maintenance programs.
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.
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 influence co-workers and colleagues.