annual conference Education Sessions

One of the many opportunities that motivate you to attend conference each year is back! These sessions allow you to explore a variety of topics and subjects related to your field and expertise. They also provide educational opportunities that leave people encouraged and eager to get back to work.

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Administration Track

  • A Mile Wide & An Inch Deep
  • An ADA Overview for the Parks & Recreation Professional
  • Counting What Counts: Using Data to Drive Real Change
  • Get Your Community Working With You: The Power of Advocacy
  • Is Your Local Park Foundation Successful?
  • Preparing for the CPRP Exam: Strategies, Tips, & Practice
  • Project Planning 101
  • Staff Communication: Control, Filters, & Perception
  • The Power of Placemaking: Increasing Economic Development, Social Capital, & Community Resiliency Through the Design Process
  • The 13% Club

Marketing and Health & Wellness Track

  • Being the Change: Parks & Recreation and Community Health & Wellness
  • I Caught My Staff on Facebook...and I Thanked Them!
  • Inside the Newsroom: Getting Better Media Coverage
  • Living the Brand Promise Through Customer Service
  • Move More, Sit Less, Be Well!
  • Victims, Research, & Revenue: How Experiential Education Can Combat Bullying in a Parks Program

Natural Resources Track

  • Blue is the New Green: A Park's Perspective on Stormwater
  • Busting Nature Myths!
  • Invasive Species Management
  • Nature Play at Any Park: Tools for Success
  • Nature Programs For Your Park
  • Successes & Challenges in Managing White-Tailed Deer in Natural Areas in Urban & State Parks

Operations Track

  • Capital Asset Management
  • Drones in Parks: Sinister or Amazing?
  • Graffiti: Maintenance Tips & Tactics
  • Jury Pool, A Success Story: How to Replace Your Aging Pool
  • Telling Your Story: Operations & Maintenance Planning
  • The Business of Maintenance Management
  • 2016 Technology: On Your Wrist or in the Air Above You!

Programming Track

  • Budget Friendly Programming
  • Festivals: Impact Quality of Life & Community Partnerships
  • Indiana State Parks Centennial Celebration & Curriculum
  • Managing Special Events: Permitting, Monitoring, & Cost Recovery
  • Organize Your Race
  • Safety Measures for Special Events
  • Youth Sport Agreements

2016 IPRA Education Session Committee Members

Bill Ream, Bloomington Parks & Recreation –

Mark Miller, Bloomington Parks & Recreation –

Nichole Haberlin, Noblesville Parks & Recreation –

Amber Mink, Fishers Parks & Recreation –

Lorna Steele, Fishers Parks & Recreation –

Austin Hochstetler, ProsConsulting –

Jeremy Hackerd, Eppley Institute –