The Skills Development Webinar Series provides park district professionals with access to monthly professional development opportunities from the comfort of their home or office. By registering, you gain access to 11 webinars, one per month February thru December, that consist of nationally known speakers and leaders in the field of parks and recreation. Utilizing the Zoom platform, registrants can participate in live webinars or access recordings on-demand. Subscribers may login from one computer, but group participation and interaction is highly encouraged. Space is limited, and participants must designate Wednesday (10:15 a.m. CST) or Thursday (12:00 p.m. CST) at the time of registration. Each webinar is 60 minutes in length and worth 0.1 CEUs for a series total of 1.1 CEUs. Team up with your colleagues and come join us for some high-quality and interactive learning!

Registration for the 2020 program is now open and available until October 31, 2020. CLICK HERE to be directed to the registration page or contact IPRA Education Director Duane Smith at duane@ilipra.org with questions. 

CLICK HERE for access to the full brochure. * ALL TIMES LISTED AT CENTRAL STANDARD TIME; SUBSCRIBERS MUST ADJUST TO THEIR TIME ZONE!

Recordings
Paid webinar subscribers have access (password protected) to previously-recorded 2020 webinars through January 31, 2021. CLICK HERE to be directed to the recordings page.   

Continuing Education Units
Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, IPRA is changing the process for obtaining CEUs for the 2020 Skills Development Webinar Series. Starting with the April webinar, subscribers and their respective group participants must each complete the webinar CEU application after completing a live or recorded webinar. At the end of the month, IPRA will run a report to confirm each applicant's affiliation with a subscriber, then we'll email CEU forms directly to approved applicants. Subscribers will not have to share CEU forms with group participants.

2020 Curriculum

Feb

Constructing the Innovation Equation (No Math Required)
Speaker: Maureen "Dr. Mo" Dougherty 

Mar

Social Media Strategies and Fixes - Contagious Content  
Speaker: Aamir Munshi / Jodi Rudick

Apr  

Let's Be Honest About Diversity  
Speaker: Tracey Crawford

May

Innovations in Integrating Quality of Life Elements  
Speaker: Teresa Penbrooke

June

Ethics in Parks & Recreation - Creating Professional Conscience  
Speaker: Debbie Trueblood

July

How to Build Culture of Guest Service Excellence - Part II  
Speakers: Neelay Bhatt / Nicole "Nikki" Ginger          

 
Aug

Detours on the Leadership Path - Setbacks into Success  
Speaker: André Pichly

Sept

Busy Doesn't Mean Productive  
Speaker: Dean Heffta

Oct  

Succession Planning - If You Fail to Plan, Everyone Fails!  
Speaker: Marie Knight
 

Nov  

Special Event Administration - Behind the Scenes Planning  
Speaker: Steve Schapiro

Dec  

Building Your Professional Brand  
Speaker: Dirk Richwine