NRPA Professional Development

August 1, 2018, Department, by National Recreation and Park Association

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Management Skills

Managing people is difficult. Our Supervisors’ Management School (SMS), designed to develop your management and supervisory skills, can help make that aspect of your job easier. SMS will not only give you a strong understanding of the principles of managing people and influencing co-workers and supervisors, but the program will also provide you with the necessary tools to improve your ability to impact the day-to-day activities of your organization.

Registration in now open for the 2018 Supervisors’ Management School, which will be hosted at the Oglebay National Training Center in Wheeling, West Virgina, November 4-8.

Schools and Conferences 

NRPA Directors School
August 26-31, 2018
Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook, Illinois

2018 NRPA Annual Conference
September 25-27, 2018
Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

Supervisors' Management School
November 4-8, 2018
Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, Wheeling, West Virginia

Event Management School
January 13-18, 2019
Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, Wheeling, West Virginia

CPSI Program 

7-9  Irvine, California
21-23  Livermore, California
27-29  Wheat Ridge, Colorado

12-14  Roanoke, Virginia
12-14  Novi, Michigan
12-14  Syracuse, New York
17-19  Griffin, Georgia
19-21  Dublin, Ohio
22-24  Indianapolis, Indiana

AFO Program 

9-10  Fort Meyers, Florida
23-24  Bellingham, Washington

10-11  Gainesville, Florida
12-13  Orefield, Pennsylvania
23-24  Indianapolis, Indiana
27-28  Ceres, California

11-12  Denver, Colorado
16-17  Elmhurst, Illinois
23-24  Sacramento, California

AFOI Workshop

The Aquatic Facility Operator Instructor Workshop is an exclusive professional development opportunity designed to prepare new instructors to teach the AFO certification course. October 21-22 in Las Vegas, Nevada.