The Illinois Park & Recreation Association's continuing education offers something for all levels of experience within a broad range of roles in the field of parks and recreation. The platforms provided for continuing education range from webinars at your desk to multi-day schools throughout the state.
Professional Development School (PDS) is a three-day retreat committed to providing professionals with the skills, knowledge, and networking opportunities needed for personal development and career advancement.
This award-winning program is designed to create an innovative partnership between three people based on their commitment to the mentoring process, common goals/expectations, mutual trust, and respect.
A Safe Zone Conversations (SZC) is defined as dialogue among a group of people purposely engineered to discuss human topics that can be deemed sensitive, uncomfortable, or complex in nature. Topics include racism, LGBTQ+, Latinx, and Disability.
iLearn is a student-centered development program in which teams of undergraduate and graduate students work together to complete a project on a topic related to parks, recreation, and conservation.