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WE ARE PARKS AND RECREATION
The Value of Continuing Education for
Today's Park and Recreation Professional
By Michael A. Kanters, Ph.D., and Taylor Jeromos
I
n today's highly competitive job market, it's more important than
ever to stay up to date with the latest knowledge and skills. Most park
and recreation professionals are familiar with learning opportunities
offered by NRPA and state associations through conferences, online
learning, and in-person workshops and seminars. However, some of the
most impactful continuing education experiences occur at professional
development schools. These intensive onsite multiday learning experiences
- taught by park and recreation practitioners and professionals - give
participants the opportunity to learn the latest methods for effective park
and recreation management to address today's challenges.
NRPA partners with the Oglebay
National Training Center
and North Carolina State University
to offer Park and Recreation
Maintenance Management
School (PRMMS) (sponsored by
The Toro Company), Supervisors'
Management School, and
Revenue Development and Management
School. NRPA also offers
Event Management School
(EMS), operated in partnership
with the International Festivals &
Events Association (IFEA), and
Directors School (sponsored by
The Toro Company), operated
independently by NRPA. Each
provides unique opportunities
for professional development and
continued learning.
Park and Recreation
Maintenance
Management School
City of Kettering (Ohio) Parks,
Recreation and Cultural Arts
Parks Service Worker III Antony
Brown, CPRP, completed
PRMMS and reaped myriad
benefits. He shares:
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" Attending PRMMS was a
wonderful opportunity and has
forever left a mark on me. I have
worked in the parks industry for
[more than] 20 years and have
spent the entirety of that time
working in the field. Recently, I
developed a strong desire to seek
a management role. Attending
PRMMS allowed me to get one
step closer to achieving this goal.
" Years 1 and 2 of the program
focused on developing quality
maintenance standards and techniques
related to park planning,
development and operations.
Year 3 of the program allowed
us to explore who we are as individual
leaders and the positive
impact we can make on colleagues
and within our respective
organizations. "
Supervisors' Management
School
City of Douglasville (Georgia)
Director of Parks and Recreation
Chris Bass, CPRP, values the positive
impact Supervisors' Management
School had on his career:
" Supervisors'
Management
School has been a tremendous
value to my professional career.
The instructors were knowledgeable
and engaging, giving us the
opportunity to learn more about
what it truly means to serve in a
supervisory capacity. The staff
at Oglebay - where the school
was hosted - were collaborative,
helpful and enthusiastic.
" One of the biggest benefits of
attending an in-person school is
networking. Because you spend
several days learning and gathering
with your fellow attendees, you
are given the chance to get to know
people from a variety of places
and life experiences.
I attended
Supervisors' Management School
[more than] eight years ago, and I
still reach out to colleagues [who]
I met during my time there. Hands
down, attending this professional
development school was one of the
best decisions I made for my career
in parks and recreation. "
Event Management
School
Indian Trail (North
Carolina)
Parks and Recreation Director
Hayden P. Kramer explains how
EMS enhanced his career:
" The IFEA/NRPA EMS is
an amazing opportunity! Festivals
and events are an essential
part of the fabric of our communities.
EMS provides both a
solid events-focused foundation
for new event professionals and

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