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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
 

COVID-19 Response News

NRPA Parks Snapshot: June 10-12 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

Restore Illinois Phase 4: Reopening Q&A with PDRMA

Bring your questions to this virtual discussion with PDRMA Risk Management staff on Phase 4. 
More information/Registration - 7/9/20

Administration & Finance Virtual Roundtable

Phase 3 & 4 Discussion: July 8
Learn more and register


Conversation Circle: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

LaTonya Wilkins, expert on change management, leads a two-part panel interview about diversity, social inequity, and inclusion.
More information/Registration - 7/21/20
More information/Registration - 7/28/20

Meetings & Events Updates

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


View Upcoming Events


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 Programs & Resources

Managing Public Anxiety Related to COVID-19

Dr. Scott Mitchell of SamaraCare shared information about mental health issues that may be encountered in our parks due to COVID-19 and how to address it for the well-being of patrons.
This was a FREE event for IPRA members only.

COVID-19 Virtual Community Talks

IPRA is hosted a series of COVID-19 virtual community talks. 

Access past talks (members only):

 March 26    May 7
 April 2    May 14
 April 9   May 21
 April 16  May 28 Recording I Chat

COVID-19 Safety & Mitigation Strategies Series

Tom Grey (Grey and Associates), Bill Hooker (PDRMA), and Tim Lenac (PDRMA) discussed identification of workplace exposure, creating a plan to mitigate COVID-19 workplace hazards, and exposure controls.

Access recordings of webinar (Members Only)
May 5: View recording here l Download Webinar Documents
May 19: View recording here Download Webinar Documents

COVID-19 Day Camp Guidelines Webinar

Jesse Kinsland, Mary Pedersen, and Sara Yager (PDRMA) highlight the Day Camp Guidelines issued on May 24th by the State of Illinois, discuss risk management best practices, and respond to day camp risk management questions.
June 5: View presentation here


COVID-19 Employer Questions & Answers


Access to past event resources (members only):
PowerPoint from COVID-19 Employer Questions and Answers  - 5/27/20


Call to Action

Members-only free events

View materials from the Call to Action interview series with Jamie Sabbach. 
Access to past event resources (members only):
Poll Results and PowerPoint from Understand Fiscal Reality - 4/14/20
Poll Results and PowerPoint from Don’t Wait to Collaborate - 4/21/20
Poll Results and PowerPoint from Understand Fiscal Reality - 4/23/20
Poll Results and PowerPoint from Reductionism and Revenue - 4/28/20



IPRA is Here for You

Click here to read a letter from  Our Executive Director, Debbie Trueblood


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