Financial Sustainability Certification Program

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2023
  • Thursday, April 27, 2023
  • 3 sessions
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (MST)
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (MST)
  • Thursday, April 27, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MST)
  • Gilbert’s Southeast Regional Library - 775 N. Greenfield Rd
  • 63



WHAT is the Financial Sustainability Certification Program?

The Financial Sustainability Certification Program is designed to enhance and accelerate career growth for park and recreation professionals. This intensive program will address complex issues, including the pressing need to practice financial discipline and acknowledge the responsibility park and recreation professionals have as stewards of taxpayer dollars.

This next generation of the Master Class in Financial Sustainability series in which more than 1000 park and recreation professionals participated between 2019-2022 (with virtual classes in 2020-2022 due to COVID), this robust new program will combine targeted and relevant content, and an interactive learning environment.

All content has been developed by 110% Inc. and offered in small bites via many professional development programs at state, regional, national, and international conferences and schools. Content elements have also been used as part of the Financial Management course in Indiana University’s School of Public Health for master’s level students in the Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Studies Program.

Approximately 15 hours of course content will be provided to participating professionals affording them the opportunity to acquire 1.5 continuing education units (CEUs).

Financial Sustainability Certification Program FORMAT

Program Format = 18 contact hours, including 15 hours of content 


  • Day one: 9 am – 4 pm (includes lunch) check-in begins at 8:30 am
  • Day two: 9 am – 4 pm (includes lunch)
  • Day three: 9 am – noon

Program content includes but will not be limited to:

  • Terms and definitions creating a common language and understanding of finance-centric terminology.
  • Review and discussion of current economic, social, and environmental conditions and realities and their influence on decision making.
  • Economic principles and how they align with operations and service delivery.
  • Accounting practices commonly used and how they affect understanding an organization’s financial conditions.
  • Understanding that budgeting is not an end game.
  • Tools and methods for designing relevant and effective financial sustainability strategy for today’s organizations.
  • Pricing strategies and considerations.
  • Inherent conflicts between ethics and investment/spending choices.
  • Economic, social, and environmental theories and how they have and continue to affect today’s investment/spending choices.
  • Short-term decision making and long-term consequences.
  • Case study review and analysis.

Course facilitated by

Jamie Sabbach and her staff from 110%




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