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This is ONLY for staff to process Lifeguard Games team registrations for 2019. This is offline and not visible on the website. Register the team, then identify the quantity of early-bird (thru July 1st) or regular (after July 1st) registrations below. Proceed to shopping cart for payment and check-out.

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Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) is a national certification program through the National Park and Recreation Association, and it establishes a national standard for managerial, administrative, and executive park and recreation professionals. CPRE certification places you in the company of an elite group of park and recreation managers and executives, and connect you to the latest trends and information. This program consists of two classes in October that will train... Details
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CPRP is a national certification program through the National Recreation and Park Association, and it is designed for park and recreation professionals that wish to put their career on the path to success. Achieving and maintaining this nationally-recognized certification illustrates a commitment to professional growth as well as an intricate understanding of key concepts within the field of parks and recreation. This program consists of four classes that will train and prepare... Details
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The Skills Development Webinar Series provides park district professionals with access to monthly professional development opportunities from the comfort of their home or office. By registering, you gain access to 11 total webinars, February thru December, that consist of nationally known speakers or Illinois leaders in the field of parks and recreation. Using the Zoom platform, you can attend sessions live or access recordings on-demand. Either way, you get quality education at... Details
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This month's webinar, Public Speaking Like a Pro, is presented by Debbie Trueblood of the Illinois Park & Recreation Association, and she will cover tips for public speaking like a pro to help you prepare, engage your audience, make a persuasive argument, and educate your attendees. If you want to learn more about this topic or you're simply looking for more professional growth opportunities, you are encouraged to register for the Skills Development Webinar... Details
When: June 12, 2019
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IPRA's Parks & Natural Resource Management (PNRM) Section consists of park district professionals that either specialize or work in and around parks and natural resources. This is a joint event with the Midwest Institute of Park Executives (MIPE), and affiliate of IPRA. The PNRM section meeting will be immediately followed by a presentation on Natural Areas Management provided by Jim Kleinwachter from Conservation Foundation, Bill Bedrossian from Bedrock Earthscapes, and a... Details
When: June 13, 2019
Where: Carol Stream, IL
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Located within IPRA's Recreation (REC) Section, the Athletic Committee consists of a group of park district professionals that either specialize or work in and around adult and youth athletic leagues, programs, and camps. The meeting will consist of a roundtable discussion of several different hot topics and committee inquiries. If you are interested in joining the committee or simply wish to attend for educational and networking purposes, you are encouraged to register. This is a... Details
When: June 13, 2019
Where: West Chicago, IL
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The Illinois Park and Recreation Foundation (IPRF) is the philanthropic and support organization of IPRA and its members, committed to the investment in today's students and professionals in the field of parks and recreation.  Its goals are to promote and support continuing education and professional development of IPRA members and develop future leaders within the Association. This meeting is for IPRF board members... Details
When: June 14, 2019
Where: La Grange, IL
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Located within IPRA's Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Section, the New Professionals Committee consists of new professionals that have been in the field of therapeutic recreation for five (5) years or less.  If you are interested in joining the committee or simply wish to attend for educational and networking purposes, you are encouraged to register. This Zoom meeting will cover current trends, barriers for New Professionals and an open forum.  This is a members-only event, but guests... Details
When: June 20, 2019
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This month's webinar, Public Speaking Like a Pro, is presented by Debbie Trueblood of the Illinois Park & Recreation Association, and she will cover tips for public speaking like a pro to help you prepare, engage your audience, make a persuasive argument, and educate your attendees. If you want to learn more about this topic or you're simply looking for more professional growth opportunities, you are encouraged to register for the Skills Development Webinar... Details
When: June 20, 2019
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Located within IPRA's Recreation (REC) Section, the Teen Committee consists of a group of park district professionals that either specialize or work in and around early-to-late teenagers. The meeting will consist of a round-table discussion that will allow professionals to share and discuss different ideas about Teen programs and events. If you are interested in joining the committee or simply wish to attend for educational and networking purposes, you are encouraged to register.... Details
When: June 20, 2019
Where: Westmont, IL
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Sponsored by the Illinois Park and Recreation Foundation (IPRF), this event is for groups or individuals interested in catching a ball game and supporting IPRF and the Chicago Dogs Baseball Club. Organize a group trip for your agency, offer the event in your seasonal brochure for community members to purchase individually, or simply bring your family! The Chicago Dogs will make a financial donation to IPRF for any tickets purchased through the registration link provided below, and... Details
When: June 30, 2019
Where: Rosemont, IL
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THE SIX COUNTY SENIOR GAMES celebrates its 38th year this summer!  Join us for fifteen great days of friendly competition and excellence!

When: July 8–31, 2019
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This month's webinar, Building a Culture of Guest Service Excellence, is presented by Neelay Bhatt (PROS Consulting) and Nicole Ginger (Chicago Park District), and they will discuss how Chicago Park District is partnering with PROS Consulting's team of industry experts and former Disney cast members to build their Disney-like culture of leadership and guest service excellence. If you want to learn more about this topic or you're simply looking for more professional growth... Details
When: July 10, 2019