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To change your primary email address, log in here. On the “About Me” tab, Click on the pencil to the right of “My Addresses”.  Add a personal l secondary email address at the top of the screen. Your IPRA member account user name will NOT change. For assistance, contact us here
 

COVID-19 Response News

NRPA Parks Snapshot: May 20-22 Survey Results
Latest national data on how park and recreation leaders across the country confront COVID-19. 

IPRA COVID-19 Resources
For parks & rec news and information related to COVID-19

Virtual Events & Networking

COVID-19 Day Camp Guidelines Webinar

Join us as PDRMA Risk Management staff Jesse Kinsland, Mary Pedersen, and Sara Yager highlight the Day Camp Guidelines issued on May 24th by the State of Illinois, discuss risk management best practices, and respond to day camp risk management questions.
Registeration information here - 6/5/20

Workplace Wellness with NAMI Chicago

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Chicago), IPRA, and IAPD are partnering to bring you a free Workplace Wellness workshop.
Register here - 6/6/20

Managing Public Anxiety Related to COVID-19

Dr. Scott Mitchell of SamaraCare will share information about mental health issues that may be encountered in our parks due to COVID-19 and how to address it for the well-being of patrons.
This is a FREE event for IPRA members only.
Register here - 6/11/20

Meetings & Events Updates

CLICK HERE TO VIEW CHANGES TO PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED IN-PERSON EVENTS. 
Visit our upcoming events page or calendar for a complete listing.


View Upcoming Events


Join the IPRA Virtual Community 

IPRA offers an online community, IPRAConnect, where you can share information and resources, post questions, and use email to communicate directly with people who share your professional interests. Visit connect.ilipra.org and use your IPRA log in to explore IPRAConnect today!  

COVID-19 Online Community

IPRAConnect now includes a COVID-19 Community where you can share information and resources about the park & recreation response to COVID-19. Visit here, log in at the top of the screen with your IPRA user name and password, and join the community. For assistance contact us here


Skills Development Webinar Series
Register Today!

The Skills Development Webinar Series provides park district professionals with access to monthly professional development opportunities. Participants can earn up to 1.1 CEUs.

Learn more and register


Join a Section & Network Virtually with Others in Your Field


Are you interested in networking with IPRA members who share your work interests and responsibilities?
 IPRA’s seven special interest groups, called Sections, provide our members with a way to connect with other professionals in their field.
Learn more about Sections

To participate in a Section, log in to your IPRA account, click on the My Participation tab, select your Section(s), and click the save button at the bottom of the screen. IPRA members are automatically subscribed to the IPRAConnect community associated with your Section. If you need any assistance contact us here.

Past Program Resources

COVID-19 Virtual Community Talks

IPRA is hosted a series of COVID-19 virtual community talks. 

Access past talks (members only):

 March 26    May 7
 April 2    May 14
 April 9   May 28 Recording I Chat
 April 16  

COVID-19 Safety & Mitigation Strategies Series

Tom Grey (Grey and Associates), Bill Hooker (PDRMA), and Tim Lenac (PDRMA) discussed identification of workplace exposure, creating a plan to mitigate COVID-19 workplace hazards, and exposure controls.

Access recordings of webinar (Members Only)
May 5: View recording here l Download Webinar Documents
May 19: View recording here  Download Webinar Documents


COVID-19 Employer Questions & Answers


Access to past event resources (members only):
PowerPoint from COVID-19 Employer Questions and Answers  - 5/27/20


Call to Action

Members-only free events

View materials from the Call to Action interview series with Jamie Sabbach. 
Access to past event resources (members only):
Poll Results and PowerPoint from Understand Fiscal Reality - 4/14/20
Poll Results and PowerPoint from Don’t Wait to Collaborate - 4/21/20
Poll Results and PowerPoint from Understand Fiscal Reality - 4/23/20
Poll Results and PowerPoint from Reductionism and Revenue - 4/28/20



IPRA is Here for You

Click here to read a letter from  Our Executive Director, Debbie Trueblood


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