Testimonials from 2019-2020 (Sponsorships and Grants)
“I would do it again! iLearn was well worth the effort. Through the processes of research and presenting at the IPRA conference, I’ve developed career-long connections with professionals from many other Illinois park districts. It also gave me the confidence to know I could present at conference solo in the future. Thank you for this opportunity!”
“iLearn was a tremendous opportunity to not only grow and expand my professional skillset, but also be able to network with others in the industry. I would highly recommend!”
“iLearn allowed me to grow my network in the field of Parks and Recreation all while working towards professional goals. Teamwork, research, and public speaking are all valuable skills that I was able to enhance while working with people with similar interests and goals. I would highly recommend the iLearn program for anyone looking to grow their skills and knowledge and connect with others in the Parks and Rec field.”
“iLearn was a great experience that helped me gain knowledge of a new subject area - one that I probably wouldn’t have further looked into on my own. I made new relationships with a group of people that I will continue to keep in touch with on a personal and professional level.”
"iLearn was such a great experience! It provided an opportunity to work with colleagues from different IPRA sections and from different agencies. We worked together to research and develop a presentation for conference and supported each other each step of the way. Thanks to iLearn, I have found colleagues I will keep in touch with throughout my career."
“iLearn was a great opportunity for me to meet and interact with people in other organizations in ways that I wouldn't have been able to without it. It gave me the opportunity to expand my horizons by learning about a topic that I wouldn't have interacted with organically and allowed us to provide important information to others in the industry. If I had the opportunity to redo iLearn, I would in a heartbeat.”
"Participating in the iLearn experience, during Leadership Academy, was a challenging but rewarding experience. Not only did I have an opportunity to expand my knowledge on Grants and Sponsorship's, but I expanded my parks and recreation network. Through a great display of teamwork and dedication to our goal we successfully presented at the IPRA conference, and had fun getting there!"