PA Recreation & Park Society
2020 Events
that you don't want to miss!
Don’t miss these great opportunities for the new year! Grow your professional development by attending new webinars and trainings and stay connected with those in the industry. Save your seat and register today!
CPRP with Me - Study Group
Deadline: January 24
Join us for this 6-week on-line, interactive course designed to assist Recreation and Park Professionals prepare for the Certified Park and Recreation Professional Examination (CPRP). The CPRP is a widely recognized certification that is based on peer identified skills and responsibilities and indicates professional competency.

Winter Wednesday Webinar Series
We have three brand new webinars scheduled on the following topics:
  • Effective Communication Strategies: Communicating with those living with Alzheimer's or Dementia
  • Mental Health Matters
  • Exploring Cultural Competency for Personal, Community and Organizational Change

Mentor Program
Application Deadline: January 31
The PRPS Mentor Program is designed to enhance the skills and abilities of park and recreation professionals through engaging relationships with experienced professionals, increased opportunities to network, and educational opportunities designed especially for program participants.

Swimming Pool 101 & Recert.
Pool Management 101 is an in-depth pool management course for individuals not currently certified. The Pool Recertification is for individuals who currently hold a pesticide applicators license, and seek renewal credits. 6 Core and 4 Category 24 pesticide applicator credits available.

Therapeutic Recreation Institute
The annual Pennsylvania Therapeutic Recreation Institute (TRI) offers educational programs for attendees who are therapeutic recreation specialists and activity coordinators. 

Registration opening soon!
Conference & Expo
Early Registration Deadline ends January 31
For the first time, PRPS is collaborating with the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators (PAEE) to expand the training and networking between our parallel professions in a joint conference.

Leadership Development Academy
Deadline: January 31 for Spring Session
The academy is geared towards up and coming leaders in recreation and parks or related fields who want to increase their personal capacity for leadership and efficacy. This training, while focusing on developing emerging leaders, will also benefit current leaders who wish to improve their skills and effectiveness.

Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)
The CPSI Course trains individuals to identify hazards on public playgrounds and playground equipment, how to rank hazards according to injury potential, and how to apply that knowledge and establish a playground safety program. 

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