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Online Resources and Webinars
Below you will find helpful resources and webinars offered by ARPA, NRPA, our sponsors, and other organizations. Know of something cool you would like to add to the list? Please email Lauren.
Weekly ARPA Roundtable Recordings
Parks & Rec Done Right
Women in Parks and Recreation
Mentoring Professional Recreators (MPR)
NRPA Young Professional Network
NRPA Aquatics Network
FREE Online Learning & Podcasts
NRPA Education offers professionals a variety of free learning opportunities to help fast track your career development. Find recorded webinars on a variety of topics, take a course from NRPA Certificate Offerings, earn CEUs at no cost, and more! Updated monthly.
Good News: In Parks! is a show for parks and recreation professionals by parks and recreation professionals. Tune in to hear local leaders discuss wins and challenges and creative ways they have overcome these challenges. They are here to share their learned best practices with you, so bring your coffee, your questions for the Q&A, and enjoy this live broadcast full of only Good News! Thursdays 1-2 times per month, register in advance.
Open Space Radio is a podcast that covers the latest trends and news in the field of parks and recreation and aims to cover unique and interesting stories. Offered bi-weekly online, or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.
Join PlayCore’s Center for Outreach, Research, & Education for our live and on-demand learning opportunities. Our credentialed instructors provide evidence-based educational materials and interactive learning experiences to effectively equip attendees with the knowledge and resources to share with their communities. 1-3 webinars offered monthly, register in advance.
Let's Talk Parks is a podcast created to inspire professionals to make a positive difference in their organizations & communities. Sharing the stories of purpose-driven Parks and Recreation professionals. We believe every professional has the potential to make a difference in their organization and in their communities. These are the stories of the future leaders who are navigating their career and finding their purpose through Parks and Recreation. Offered weekly online, or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.
City Parks Alliance features experts in the urban parks space to share their stories of successful park partnerships, projects and programs, funding tools, and innovative approaches. Their goal is to foster practical knowledge-sharing and build a connected urban parks community. Webinars focus on funding and equity and how they are used to build resilient urban park systems. Offered monthly, register in advance.