The principles of Zen leadership are deeply rooted in balance, mindfulness and a deep understanding of one’s self.
Five techniques managers can use to create a dedicated and fulfilled workforce.
A future park professional shares his passion for the profession in a speech about recreation’s ability to reconnect people with their youthful sense of wonder.
When it comes to social equity, we realize that facilities and programs need to be made accessible regardless of income, race and ability. But, what about age?
Creating a network of community relations and community engagement will promote and develop positive benefits.
How do you cultivate a culture of honesty within the workplace?
Mentorship it is a relationship in which a professional inspires a mentee to explore new ideas, take risks and never stop learning.
Today’s young professionals are unique, in that we were fortunate enough to experience play — and more importantly, free play. We need to promote the value of play to our communities.
Kevin Witte, CPRP, last year's Young Professional Fellow, shares about the benefits of applying for this award...
You also don’t need to try to conquer the world in a few years. Relax and enjoy the journey while gleaning all you can from each situation.
You work crazy hours and handle crazy situations. Here’s how NRPA can help you prepare to handle those challenges.
Taking over a new department or an underachieving one can be challenging for young professionals. However, following these tips will at least help better prepare you to embark on your journey as a future leader in our industry.
The Germantown neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia combines a diverse population with historic homes and easy access to lush green space.
The answer to this question is complicated and only appropriate for each individual to personally answer.
Students in Baltimore participate in Branches, a summer and afterschool internship program of the Parks & People Foundation, which employs youth to tend to the city’s green spaces and learn about opportunities available to them after high school.
Young professionals sometimes learn to lead by doing.
Navigating the park and recreation career ladder
It's a fun way for participants to learn to respect nature and can help drive interest in parks and promote partnerships with local organizations.
Some tips to help young park and recreation professionals navigate their first NRPA Conference.
Camp Best Friends, one of the largest summer camp programs in the country, helped make me the person I am and inspires me to strive for better.
NRPA’s Young Professional Network provides career support at Conference and throughout the year through networking, mentoring, idea exchanges and other avenues.
It's about making a difference in people’s lives.
Easy ways young professionals can build fitness into their non-traditional schedules.
Young professionals are uniquely positioned to give back.
The online versus on-campus approach to career development.
A few basic rules to avoid career-ending activism.
Tiffany Johnson, CPRP, MPA, lays out the path she took on the road to a leadership position within parks and recreation.
Three park and recreations professionals offer insights on how to make the transition from school to real-life career.
Lindsay Labas, marketing director for Carmel Clay, Indiana, Parks and Recreation, sat down for a Q&A to share some insights into the value of involving young park and recreation professionals in crowdfunding campaigns.
Young park and recreation professionals seeking a well-rounded, hands-on experience in the field should consider beginning a career with Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
P&R magazine hears from three of NRPA’s talented young professionals who share how they engage with underserved communities.
Direct experience with nature can unlock a child’s inherent desire to explore and see connections in the world around them.
Changing times do not erase the importance of preserving and promoting America’s special natural places to our children.
Joining NRPA as a student opens up a world of professional connections and networking opportunities.
Thinking ahead when developing youth sport programming can lead to more successful endeavors and ease of measurability when analyzing results.
Consider integrating technology into children's nature experiences for a modern, layered approach to education and conservation.
Young professionals are excited to contribute their skills, ingenuity and innovation to assist with the transition toward a more intentional form of recreation.
Tips for students to improve skills and use knowledge beyond the classroom.
Membership in your state association has a number of benefits, including professional development and networking.
Investing in ongoing professional development keeps you up-to-date and relevant in the field of parks and recreation.
The park and recreation field is unique in its members' enthusiasm for sharing their ideas with each other, which benefits the field as a whole and every community it serves.
Getting involved with community organizations is a great way for young professionals to learn valuable skills.
Setting goals helps you get organized and sets a scene for success in achieving daily, monthly, yearly and even lifetime objectives.
Park and recreation agencies could better serve their communities with family-focused programming.
NRPA’s Annual Conference is packed full of opportunities for young professionals in the field of parks and recreation.
Trails are critical recreation outlets for young adults, so it’s important that park professionals and legislators alike continue to provide support for keeping these significant pathways open for all.
Camp employment has the potential to benefit campers and counselors alike.
Recreation undergraduate student clubs are invaluable to future professionals in the field of parks and recreation. Here are some proven ways to successfully recruit participants.
A great mentor will teach you to harness your strengths, overcome your weaknesses and move you to become more than either of you ever thought possible.
Graduate students need to watch out for potential publishing scams.