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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. We've partnered with the National Recreation and Park Association to offer aspiring IPRA members a unique opportunity to register for the Certified Park and Recreation Executive exam at a discounted rate. Individuals seeking CPRE... Details
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Certified Park and Recreation Professional, or 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. The exam prep program... Details
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Certified Park and Recreation Professional, or 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. The exam prep program... Details
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Certified Park and Recreation Professional, or 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. The exam prep program... Details
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The Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification is the national standard for all parks and recreation professionals who want to be at the forefront of their profession. Attaining the CPRP designation shows that you have met education and experience qualifications, and illustrates your commitment to the profession as well as your knowledge and understanding of key concepts within parks and recreation. We've partnered with the National Recreation and Park... 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 webinars, one per month February thru December, that consist of nationally known speakers and leaders in the field of parks and recreation. Utilizing the Zoom platform, registrants can participate in live webinars or access recordings on-demand. Space is limited, and... Details
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Parks are essential to creating healthier, happier societies across generations!  Be inspired by the leadership case examples created through the IPRA Healthy Play & Recreation Statewide Initiative which has deployed 50+ high-quality outdoor destinations across the state of Illinois.  Evidence-based design best practices for promoting physical activity across generations, addressing physical and social inclusion, and integrating nature into the everyday spaces of childhood, and... Details
When: March 3–6, 2020
Where: IL
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Circumstances around COVID-19 are substantial and are likely to affect Illinois communities for weeks ahead. IPRA has put together a series of COVID-19 Community Talks to give members the opportunity to ask questions and share strategies that will help them navigate through these challenging times. Information continues to develop rapidly, so these virtual discussions will be offered once a week over the next four weeks. Agencies should designate one representative to participate in... Details
When: April 2, 2020
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Located within IPRA's Facility Management (FM) Section, the Aquatic Committee consists of a group of park district professionals that either specialize or work in and around Aquatic Facilities. The virtual meeting is designed for attendees to discuss and share ideas for the re-opening and sustainability of Aquatic Facilities due to circumstances from COVID-19. If you are interested in joining the committee or simply wish to attend for educational and networking purposes, you are... Details
When: April 2, 2020
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When: April 2, 2020
Where: Oak Brook, IL
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This is the third of four in a series of classes designed to prepare individuals for the National Recreation and Park Association's Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) exam. All four classes will be presented at the Chicago Park District's Fosco Park, and they will provide attendees with an intensive review of parks and recreation in the content areas of Programming, Human Resources, Communications, Finance, and Operations. It is highly recommended that participants... Details
When: April 3, 2020
Where: Chicago, IL
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IPRA's Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Section consists of special recreation professionals that either specialize or work in and around special recreation agencies. This section meeting will be held virtually and mainly consist of sharing ideas, resources, and support while dealing with the effects of COVID-19. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions as well as learn what others are offering their families and communities during this time. If you are interested in joining the... Details
When: April 6, 2020
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Located within IPRA's Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Section, the Day Camp Committee consists of a group of park district professionals that either specialize or work in and around camps at special recreation agencies.  At this meeting we will be securing workshop details and speakers.  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 members-only event, but guests interested in... Details
When: April 7, 2020
Where: IL
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Located within IPRA's Facility Management (FM) Section, the Fitness Center Committee consists of a group of park district professionals that either specialize or work in and around fitness and fitness centers. The virtual meeting is designed for attendees to discuss and share ideas for the re-opening and sustainability of fitness centers due to circumstances from COVID-19. If you are interested in joining the committee or simply wish to attend for educational and networking purposes, ... Details
When: April 7, 2020
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This month's webinar, Let's Be Honest About Diversity, is presented by Tracey Crawford, Executive Director of Northwest Suburban Special Recreation Association, and she will discuss how successful organizations are creating programs and policies which respect, honor, and even celebrate diversity of age, gender identification, physical and emotional abilities, religion, immigration status, and so much more. If you want to learn more about this topic and participate in the webinar... Details
When: April 8, 2020