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, subscribers can participate in live webinars or on-demand recordings. Subscribers can login from one computer or facilitate agency participation across multiple devices. 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! Download the brochure and subscribe to the 2021 program!

* ALL TIMES LISTED AT CENTRAL STANDARD TIME; SUBSCRIBERS MUST ADJUST TO THEIR TIME ZONE!

Subscriber Recordings and Continuing Education Units
Paid webinar subscribers and their group have access (password protected) to previously-recorded 2020 webinars here through January 31, 2021. To obtain CEUs, subscribers and their respective group participants must each complete the subscriber CEU application after completing a live or recorded webinar. At the end of the month, IPRA will email CEU forms directly to approved applications.

Non-Subscriber Recordings and Continuing Education Units
Non-subscribers are individuals that purchased a recording and are not affiliated with a webinar series subscriber. Non-subscribers can access (password protected) webinar recordings monthly by purchasing for a small fee - click here. Webinar recording purchases will be available until January 31, 2021. To obtain CEUs, non-subscribers must complete the non-subscriber CEU application after completing the webinar. At the end of the month, IPRA will email CEU forms directly to approved applications.  


2021 Curriculum 

Feb

Just BREATHE: Learning from the Past to Prepare 4 the Future
Speaker: Maureen "Dr. Mo" Dougherty 

Mar

Marketing and Branding Lessons from the Pandemic  
Speakers: Aamir Munshi / Jodi Rudick

Apr  

Equity and Inclusion - Beyond the Talk and Into Action  
Speaker: Tracey Crawford

May

Shifts in Parks and Recreation   
Speaker: Teresa Penbrooke

June

Breaking Barriers - The History and Future of the Glass Ceiling  
Speaker: Debbie Trueblood

July

Customer Service Transformation - A Case History in Action   
Speakers: Neelay Bhatt / Nicole "Nikki" Ginger          

 
Aug

Connecting Your Core Values to Your Career in Parks and Recreation  
Speaker: André Pichly

Sept

Stop the Drama! Start Team Success  
Speaker: Dean Heffta

Oct  

Poking the Bear Within  
Speaker: Marie Knight
 

Nov  

Special Event By Design  
Speaker: Annie Frisoli

Dec  

Top Trends in Parks and Recreation for 2022  
Speakers: Rich Dolesh / Brendan Daley