iLearn is a multi-faceted program which selected applicants are placed into small groups. Participants will do a literature review and research a hot topic, discuss the topic’s implications to the field of parks & recreation. They will  present their findings at the Annual IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights conference at the conclusion of the program.

 Program Objectives

  • Increase the opportunity for professional development through research and presentation of findings
  • Learn trend analysis on current issues and ongoing challenges in the field of parks and recreation
  • Create a team experience and various leadership roles through networking, data collection and public speaking process


"The outcome was great, I really enjoyed the presentations.... I did enjoy meeting new people and working with the group...."