Professional Development School

Professional Development School
IPRA's longest-standing educational and networking opportunity will take place this November at the majestic Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in Galena, Illinois. Professional Development School, or PDS, provides park and recreation professionals with the opportunity to gain practical application education in a small, student-focused atmosphere. Whether you are a new or seasoned professional, this is the place to develop critical skills, increase your knowledge base, and expand your networking opportunities needed for personal development and career advancement. Come be a part of this IPRA tradition and join the thousands of professionals that have graduated from PDS and learned how to advance their career.

To Register:
 
Login to your IPRA account, then select "Register Myself". If you are not an IPRA member, create an account as a Basic Contact, then register for the event. Select one of three different lodging types, designate yourself as a Year One, Year Two, or Graduate participant, identify any special food allergies and/or ADA requests, and list your roommate request (if applicable). Upon your selection of lodging, the corresponding program items will automatically be assigned to your registration.

Fee:
Includes room and board (except No Lodging), Sunday dinner, Monday and Tuesday breakfast/lunch/dinner, Wednesday breakfast, participation in educational sessions and social events, and CEUs. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the resort, as well as any food / beverages outside regular meal times.   
                                                                        
                 Room Type  Member Rate      Non-Member Rate  
                 Single Occupancy  $785.00               $885.00
                 Double Occupancy           $710.00                              $810.00
                 No Lodging  $485.00              $585.00
     
CEUs: Event approved for 1.5 CEUs, and tickets will be made available to attendees during the event (Continuing Education Units are for CPRE, CTRS, and CPRP certification).

What To Bring: 
Casual business attire and comfortable clothing are recommended. Lodging is located adjacent to the main building, so participants will have to walk outside briefly several times throughout the day. Snacks and beverages are ideal for personal time. Coffee shop available during posted business hours.

Check-In: 
We ask that you arrive at the resort between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. so you have time to get acclimated in your room, eat dinner (5:00 - 6:00 p.m.), and prepare for the opening event (6:00 p.m.). Upon arrival, check-in at the main reception desk before meeting the PDS Board of Regents in the Main Lobby.

Questions: 
CLICK HERE to visit IPRA's Education page, or contact the PDS Board of Regents Chair Kim Laper at klaper@elkgroveparks.org


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When
11/11/2018 6:00 PM - 11/14/2018 11:00 AM
Where
Eagle Ridge Resort And Spa 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Galena, IL 60136 UNITED STATES

Program

   

Sunday, 11 November 2018

 
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5:00 PM

Year 1, Year 2, Graduate
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:00 PM

Monday, 12 November 2018

 
Time
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
7:30 AM

Year 1 - Elevating Ordinary to Extraordinary; Year 2 - Mission Focus and Leadership; Graduate - Managing Change at Park Districts
Time
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
8:30 AM

Lunch Break
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

Year 1 - Managing Change at Park Districts; Year 2 - Mission Focus and Leadership; Graduate - Snapshots to Success
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM

Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
5:30 PM

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

 
Time
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
7:30 AM

Year 1 - Succession Planning, Networking & Partnerships, Work/Life Balance; Year 2 - Mission Focus and Leadership; Graduate - Financial Roulette
Time
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
8:30 AM

Lunch Break
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

Year 1 - Asking the Hard Questions; Year 2 - Mission Focus and Leadership; Graduate - Director's Roundtable
Time
1:00 PM - 3:10 PM
1:00 PM

Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
5:30 PM

Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
6:30 PM

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

 
Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy breakfast and reflect with fellow professionals before leaving the resort.
Time
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
7:00 AM

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