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 with questions. 

The 2020 Webinar Series is packed with talented faculty and amazing topics that are sure to please. See below for the schedule or CLICK HERE for access to the full brochure. * ALL TIMES LISTED AT CENTRAL STANDARD TIME; SUBSCRIBERS MUST ADJUST TO THEIR TIME ZONE!

 2020           Topic  Speaker(s)
 Feb  Constructing the Innovation Equation (No Math Required)  Maureen "Dr. Mo" Dougherty 
 Mar  Social Media Strategies and Fixes - Contagious Content   Aamir Munshi / Jodi Rudick
 Apr  Let's Be Honest About Diversity  Tracey Crawford
 May  Innovations in Integrating Quality of Life Elements   Teresa Penbrooke
 June  Ethics in Parks & Recreation - Creating Professional Conscience   Debbie Trueblood
 July  How to Build Culture of Guest Service Excellence - Part II  Neelay Bhatt / Nicole "Nikki" Ginger          
 Aug  Detours on the Leadership Path - Setbacks into Success  Andr√© Pichly
 Sept   Busy Doesn't Mean Productive  Dean Heffta
 Oct  Succession Planning - If You Fail to Plan, Everyone Fails!  Marie Knight
 Nov  Special Event Administration - Behind the Scenes Planning  Steve Schapiro
 Dec  Building Your Professional Brand  Dirk Richwine

Paid webinar subscribers to the 2020 program have access (password protected) to previously-recorded webinars through January 31, 2021. Previously recorded webinars only include those from the 2020 calendar year.

2020 Webinar Recordings