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Please update your IPRA member account with a current email address to stay current on park & rec news and events. You can also add a personal / secondary email address to your account. 
To change your primary email address, log in here. On the “About Me” tab, Click on the pencil to the right of “My Addresses”.  Add a personal l secondary email address at the top of the screen. Your IPRA member account user name will NOT change. For assistance, contact us here
 

Safe Zone Conversations

The IPRA Diversity Leadership Task Force is accepting applications to host Safe Zone Conversations (SZC) on the topic of racism and (soon to include) LGBTQ+. Click here to learn more and submit an application to host an event for your agency or group today!


COVID-19 Response News

NRPA Parks Snapshot: August 19-21 Survey Results
Latest national data on how park and recreation leaders across the country confront COVID-19. 

IPRA COVID-19 Resources
For parks & rec news and information related to COVID-19

Virtual Events & Networking

Therapeutic Recreation Leadership Summit 2020

10-2: More information / Register here


Facility Management Workshop 2020

10-9: More information / Register here


CPRE Virtual Exam Prep Course

More information / Register here


Safe Zone Conversation: Racism

10-13: More information / Register here

IPRA upcoming events
IPRA Calendar
 
View changes to previously cancelled in-person events & programs HERE 


Join the IPRA Virtual Community 

IPRA offers an online community, IPRAConnect, where you can share information and resources, post questions, and use email to communicate directly with people who share your professional interests. Visit connect.ilipra.org and use your IPRA log in to explore IPRAConnect today!  

COVID-19 Online Community

IPRAConnect now includes a COVID-19 Community where you can share information and resources about the park & recreation response to COVID-19. Visit here, log in at the top of the screen with your IPRA user name and password, and join the community. For assistance contact us here


Skills Development Webinar Series
Register Today!

The Skills Development Webinar Series provides park district professionals with access to monthly professional development opportunities. Participants can earn up to 1.1 CEUs.

Learn more and register


Join a Section & Network Virtually with Others in Your Field


Are you interested in networking with IPRA members who share your work interests and responsibilities?
 IPRA’s seven special interest groups, called Sections, provide our members with a way to connect with other professionals in their field.
Learn more about Sections

To participate in a Section, log in to your IPRA account, click on the My Participation tab, select your Section(s), and click the save button at the bottom of the screen. IPRA members are automatically subscribed to the IPRAConnect community associated with your Section. If you need any assistance contact us here.

Past Event: Conversation Circle - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

LaTonya Wilkins, expert on change management, led a two-part panel interview about diversity, social inequity, and inclusion.
View recording from Part 1: 7/21/20
View recording from Part 2: 7/28/20

Looking for access to recordings of recent virtual programming events? Visit here
Special Offers For New and Renewing IPRA Members! 
Join now for 2021 and receive FREE membership this October - December! Learn more and Join

Renew or join IPRA by October 31, 2020 and you will be automatically invited to a free, members-only webinar with customer service expert, Laurie Guest. Learn more
Renewal season begins October 1.

IPRA is Here to Support You

If you are an IPRA Professional member and you lost your job in 2020, you qualify to renew your IPRA membership in 2021 as an Advocate member for $97. To take advantage of this membership option, contact us at membership@ilipra.org. IPRA is also offering a limited number of grants for IPRA Professional and Advocate members who lost their job due to COVID-19 to cover the full cost of their 2021 dues. Learn more .

Student members who graduate in 2020 and have not found a park & recreation position will automatically have their membership extended through the end of 2021.  

Our Sponsors

2021 Park and Recreation Compensation Survey

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