Through IPRA's section groups specific education and workshops are offered throughout the year.  Listed below are our current scheduled programs:

Supervisor Symposium celebrates its 21st year in providing students and professionals in the recreation field a curriculum that builds a strong foundation of basic skills needed to succeed in a supervisory position. Sessions create opportunities to increase knowledge, which can be implemented immediately and expose participants to emerging trends, which can help advance their career in the recreation field. Those who attend, strive to be successful leaders in the field of recreation. Come build your network and join other professionals aspiring to be a more effective supervisor and leader in the field of Parks and Recreation.

The TR Leadership Summit, sponsored by IPRA's Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Section, offers a full day of continuing education for professionals that work in and around special recreation. The day will consist of three 1.25-hour concurrent breakout sessions presented by highly-recognizable professionals in the field. Attendees can pick and choose the TR topic that best fits their personal and professional development needs.


The Facility Management Workshop is a learning experience unique to new and seasoned facility managers of diverse background such as community centers, fitness centers, athletic centers, rental centers, and specialty centers (like golf, ice and preschools).  Attendees will receive quality presentations from experts that work at leading Illinois agencies, learn how to create a facility portfolio, and walk away with resources that will help them enhance operational efficiencies.