NRPA is dedicated to providing learning opportunities to advance the development of best practices and resources that make parks and recreation indispensable elements of American communities. Here are some of your best opportunities to learn in person or online from some of the profession's best instructors and speakers:

NRPA Schools 

Supervisor Management School November 5-9, 2017
This school provides participants with the necessary tools to improve their ability to impact day-to-day activities and effectively manage staff.

Event Management School January 14-19, 2018
This two-year training program is designed for event management staff at all levels-whether new to events or event staff with years of experience.

Maintenance Management School January 28-February 1, 2018
This two-year training program is tailored to the needs of park, recreation and conservation personnel managing maintenance programs.

Revenue Development and Management School March 11-16, 2018
The Revenue Development and Management School is the most comprehensive and unique professional development program focusing on proven revenue management and development techniques.

Directors School August 26-31, 2018
The NRPA Directors School is an exclusive professional development opportunity designed to prepare new and potential directors of park and recreation agencies for the challenges of leading and managing effectively.


Online Learning Opportunities

NRPA Leadership Certificate
The NRPA Leadership Certificate provides leaders practical and applicable methods for transforming themselves and their agency. This new certificate offers a robust online learning opportunity for maximum flexibility and navigates through the latest in leadership principles that will take you and your agency to the next level.

During the conference, 13 sessions will be recorded and streamed live online. These sessions can be watched live or viewed after the conference with CEUs available.

Online Courses
NRPA offers dozens of online courses covering an array of tailored subject matters. These courses are a great way to earn CEUs and continue to grow your professional skill set.

Stay current on the latest trends and best practices in the park and recreation field through NRPA webinars.