APRA Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

    • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • 73
    Register


    Create more engaging virtual meetings, workshops, trainings and/or programs with the practical strategies presented in this one-hour, interactive hands-on experience.



    Annie Frisoli is the Founder & CEO of CREATING COMMUNITY, LLC.  Her mission is to serve those who serve others and upholds this mission by developing content focused on leadership, innovation, teamwork, and community. 


    The Zoom link for this session is automatically sent in the email confirming your registration. Copy and past this into your calendar for easy access or your web browser on the day of the event. 


    • Thursday, January 28, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • Zoom Video Conference
    • 92
    Register

    Suffice it to say that Arizona trails were inundated during the pandemic, when little else was open. Visitations skyrocketed, creating a variety of significant challenges for many cities and towns, but the increase also gave way to awareness and innovative solutions.

    Join the focused problem/solution conversation and learn what others are doing to support trails moving forward. 

    The Zoom link to access this forum will be included in the confirmation email sent immediately after your  registration is completed. 

    APRA members have free access to forums; be sure to log into your APRA account, so the system recognizes you. 

    Save on APRA education, build your professional network, and more by

    becoming an APRA member.

    • Thursday, January 28, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • 98
    Registration is closed

    Education presented in partnership with the Florida Recreation & Park Association


    Communities are feeling the pressure to ensure spaces are usable for a wide age range of users and our parks are our strategic asset to increase livability, engage and enrich all ages. By 2050- 2 billion people will be over the age of 60. Research indicates that Americans desire resources dedication to park sites that serve both youth and older adults to experience vitality, combat ageist beliefs and foster healthy age integration. Through proven best practice design elements, we can strategically use our parks and playgrounds to make our communities more livable and invest in our future selves. 

    Jill Moore and Jim Isaacs, Landscape Structures

    About Jill Moore: Jill Moore works with the LSI team to aid in adding user voice within product development and deliver accredited educational courses across the country. Jill has a specific focus on best design practices for multi-generational spaces, inclusive play environments, and universal design principals. During her lifetime, she has represented Team USA in wheelchair racing, swimming, and basketball on multiple occasions. Through her own lived experience, Jill shares how truly formative play is for all.

    • Thursday, January 28, 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Zoom
    • 95
    Register


    Ready for a professional growth deep dive? It's MORE than just a Book Club! 


    Join the newest APRA community and focus on building your skills, network, self-awareness and passion for the parks and recreation industry.

    Please obtain a copy of The Cure for Stupidity by Eric M. Bailey and pre-read the first 16 pages (chapter 1) to be ready for our first discussion. 



    Join us to: 

    • Team read a variety of on-trend professional development text
    • Watch relevant videos - (Tedx, TedTalks and YouTube Gurus)
    • Discover your personal learning, leadership, and communication styles
    • Spin the prize wheel for books and other free goodies!

    Registration closes 24 hours prior to each session

    Each forum has a limited number of "seats" so please register ASAP. You will receive the Zoom link and required password in your confirmation email. 

    The Book Club | Agenda
    • Icebreaker
    • Chapter Review - Orid Discussion Method
    • Open Discussion
    • Prize Wheel (as available)

    The Book Club | Facilitator

    Jeneea Jervay-Bush | Program Manager | At Any Age (A3) Fitness & Rec

    This course if FREE for members, $10 for non-members.

    Save on APRA education, build your professional network, and more by

    becoming an APRA member.

    • Tuesday, February 02, 2021
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 18
    Register

    Annie Frisoli is back with another interactive experience! The L.I.T. Workshop is an interactive workshop series with a solid foundation of research, a framework of energy and engagement, and constructed with practical strategies to add to your professional toolkit. 


    What to Expect:

    • Four 90-minute small group workshops

    • Guided toolkit with 20 practical strategies to implement at agency

    • Interactive sessions with other epic professionals in the field

    • Lead trainer with over 10,000 hours of course facilitation


    Benefits:  

    • Insights around leadership strategies
    • Innovation techniques to implement around experience design
    • Functional assessments for teams with practical application
    • New network of professional contacts
    • Certificate of completion
    • LinkedIn profile certifications add-on

      Requirements for Participation:

      • Attend all four workshops

      • Zoom capabilities with both video and audio (computer is best)

      • Positive and open attitude

      • Interest in implementing toolkit strategies 1 -2 hours outside of scheduled workshop each week


      The Zoom link for the L.I.T. Workshop Zoom is automatically sent in the email confirming your registration. The same link will be used for each session. Copy and past this into your calendar and/or browser for each session. 
      • Tuesday, February 09, 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
      • 99
      Register

      Education presented in partnership with the Florida Recreation & Park Association


      Do you dread the thought of writing a performance appraisal? Do you start with a blank form and try to remember what happened the last 12 months? If you answered yes, it is time for a change. Performance evaluations don’t have to be a burden once you learn the secrets to justifying your ratings and managing challenging review meetings.

      Ronnie Glotzbach, President/Owner, Bach Training & Development Corp.

      About Ronnie Glotzbach: With an undergraduate degree in Leisure Services and Studies and a master's degree in Human Resource Development, Ronnie Glotzbach has been involved in all facets of human resource development and training.   She has over 30 years of progressive experience in design, development, and delivery of training programs.  She has an innate talent for interacting with individuals that work in diverse functions, including: enforcement agency officers, utility workers, park rangers, librarians, para-military personnel, city clerks, county administration staff, and executive leadership all employed at government locations.  Her dynamic presentation style and superb speaking skills enable her to provide meaningful and inspiring seminars.  Ronnie has been presenting at regional, state, and national conferences since 2001.  Working primarily with government agencies, Ronnie’s consulting skills have helped her clients accomplish long-range and short-range goals.

      This course is eligible for .1 CEUs

      Submit here electronically for CEU approval

      • Thursday, February 11, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC-07:00)
      • Virtual via Zoom
      • 37
      Register

      Join the growing Arizona roster of Certified Youth Sports Administrators! 

      The Academy for Youth Sports Administrators is a comprehensive certification program that offers cutting-edge information on critical topics for professional youth sports administrators today. 


      Take part in the LIVE 3-hour Webinar, followed by completion of the Online Academy to earn the distinction of Certified Youth Sports Administrator. 

      The sports academy workshop is approved for .5 CEU's 

      Important Information: 

      Registration deadline is 30th day prior to course start date: January 11, 2021

      Refund Requests: deadline is 45th day prior to course start date: December 25, 2020 

      Registration Transfer Requests: deadline is 45th day prior to the course start date:  December 25, 2020 - Requests must be submitted in writing to admin@azpra.org

      Cancelation Requests: deadine is 90th day prior to course start date:  

      • Refunds will not be processed after the date indicated above.
      • Registration changes/transfers cannot be made after the date indicated above.
      • No shows and last minute cancellations are responsible for full payment of registraion, as APRA is required to provide a guaranteed number of participants in advance.
      • The Force Majeure Clause shall apply to all APRA event registrations.  No-show attendees who fail to attend scheduled course forfeit all paid registrations.
      • Wednesday, February 17, 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
      • 98
      Register

      Education presented in partnership with the Florida Recreation & Park Association


      In a world where customized, on-demand, Instagrammable services are quickly becoming the norm, how are park and recreation organization supposed to compete? We’ll have you stepping into your customers' shoes in order to re-evaluate the way you think about your programs, facilities, and services and show you the moments that really matter to keep your customers coming back.

      Bobbi Nance, President, Recreation Results 

      About Bobbi Nance: With over 10 years of experience working as a facilitator, trainer, and consultant, Bobbi Nance is the founder and President of Recreation Results LLC. Recognized as an industry leader in data and performance measurement, she partners with organizations across the country to use data, trends, and strategy to drive real change within teams whose mission it is to change the world. Before starting Recreation Results, Bobbi spent 15 years working in the field of parks and recreation in the areas of recreation programming, facility management, project management, data & analytics, and innovation.  It was there that she had the opportunity to build data-driven systems and innovation initiatives from the ground up, which were featured in national publications, resulted in the Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government, and contributed to her organization's National Gold Medal Award.  Bobbi decided to put her unique strengths to work on a broader scale and is about to celebrate 3 years as a consultant, speaker, and most importantly for today’s topic - remote worker.

      This course is eligible for .1 CEUs

      Submit here electronically for CEU approval

      • Thursday, February 18, 2021
      • 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
      • Zoom
      • 97
      Register


      Join the first APRA Forum dedicated to supporting the wellness and wellbeing of our amazing community elders. Come together to share your challenges, snag new innovative ideas and help support those who spent their lives supporting others.  


      The Zoom link will be included in the email confirmation once you are registered. 

      Forum Agenda:

      • Vaccines
      • Programming | virtual and in-person
      • ReOpening Plans

      Senior Programming Forum Facilitator

      Philip Yabes | Community Center Manager | City of Buckeye

      Patty Contreras | Senior Services Program Coordinator | City of Phoenix

      This course if FREE for members, $10 for non-members.

      You can save on APRA education, build your professional network, and more by

      becoming an APRA member.

      • Thursday, February 18, 2021
      • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
      • Zoom
      • 98
      Register


      Ready for a professional growth deep dive? It's MORE than just a Book Club! 


      Join the newest APRA community and focus on building your skills, network, self-awareness and passion for the parks and recreation industry.

      Join us to: 

      • Team read a variety of on-trend professional development text
      • Watch relevant videos - (Tedx, TedTalks and YouTube Gurus)
      • Discover your personal learning, leadership, and communication styles
      • Spin the prize wheel for books and other free goodies!

      Registration closes 24 hours prior to each session

      Each forum has a limited number of "seats" so please register ASAP. You will receive the Zoom link and required password in your confirmation email. 

      The Book Club | Agenda
      • Icebreaker
      • Chapter Review - Orid Discussion Method
      • Open Discussion
      • Prize Wheel (as available)

      The Book Club | Facilitator

      Jeneea Jervay-Bush | Program Manager | At Any Age (A3) Fitness & Rec

      This course if FREE for members, $10 for non-members.

      Save on APRA education, build your professional network, and more by

      becoming an APRA member.

      • Wednesday, February 24, 2021
      • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
      • 99
      Register

      Education presented in partnership with the Florida Recreation & Park Association


      Do you ever have to deal with giant egos, or blamers, or people who find drama in every little thing? Do you have to work with anyone who always sees the negative in any situation? Or someone who is hyper-sensitive and always gets their feelings hurt? Sadly, not every person in an organization is nice, pleasant, and easy-going. So you’ve got to know how to manage and understand difficult personalities. In this session, we’ll identify how to deal with giant egos, blamers, finger-pointers, drama queens and kings, as well as negative and overly sensitive people.

      Jim Barnes, Assistant Village Manager, Village of Wellington

      About Jim Barnes: Jim Barnes is Assistant Village Manager for the Village of Wellington. Jim first joined Wellington as Assistant Director of Community Services and since then has served as Deputy Director of Environmental & Engineering Services, Parks & Recreation Director, Deputy Director of Operations, and Director of Operations. He is a credentialed manager by International City/County Managers Association, a certified planner with an advanced specialty certification in environmental planning by the American Institute of Certified Planners, and a certified parks and recreation professional by the National Recreation and Parks Association. He has over thirty years of experience in the public and private sectors in planning and local government administration.

      This course is eligible for .1 CEUs

      Submit here electronically for CEU approval

      • Wednesday, March 10, 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
      • 100
      Register

      Education presented in partnership with the Florida Recreation & Park Association


      In this session, we will examine playground trends that create kid magnets; that facilitate multi-generational interaction, support physical activity or creative place-making environments that tell a community story and return economic impact to their communities. This session provides participants an understanding of the key components influencing the needs and desires of designers, planners and users in creating innovative play environments.  Participants will be able to utilize this knowledge to vision, plan and budget for implementing successful playground environments that best serve their communities well into the future. 

      Jill Moore and Jim Isaacs, Landscape Structures

      About Jill Moore: Jill Moore works with the LSI team to aid in adding user voice within product development and deliver accredited educational courses across the country. Jill has a specific focus on best design practices for multi-generational spaces, inclusive play environments, and universal design principals. During her lifetime, she has represented Team USA in wheelchair racing, swimming, and basketball on multiple occasions. Through her own lived experience, Jill shares how truly formative play is for all.

      This course is eligible for .1 CEUs

      Submit here electronically for CEU approval

      • Tuesday, March 16, 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
      • 99
      Register

      Education presented in partnership with the Florida Recreation & Park Association


      As someone needing to make changes within your organization, the challenge is to help and support people through these individual transitions, which can sometimes be intensely traumatic, and involve loss of power and prestige and even employment. The easier you can make this journey for people, the sooner your organization will benefit and the more likely you are to be successful.

      Gabriel Castillo, CPRP, Founder/CEO of RecStar Consulting 

      About Gabriel Castillo: A high energy, national speaker who combines education and entertainment to provide a memorable learning experience. Gabriel has spent twenty years coordinating operations, logistics and marketing for recreation programs, special events and sports leagues. He is active at the Regional, State and National levels with his leadership roles. Gabriel is a past graduate and extern for the NRPA Revenue Development School in Oglebay, West Virginia. He holds a B.S. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Sciences from Texas A&M University and a M.S. in Recreation Administration from Aurora University. Gabriel is currently a Marketing Research Associate for the Tri-Town YMCA.

      This course is eligible for .1 CEUs

      Submit here electronically for CEU approval

      • Thursday, March 18, 2021
      • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
      • Zoom
      • 99
      Register


      Ready for a professional growth deep dive? It's MORE than just a Book Club! 


      Join the newest APRA community and focus on building your skills, network, self-awareness and passion for the parks and recreation industry.

      Join us to: 

      • Team read a variety of on-trend professional development text
      • Watch relevant videos - (Tedx, TedTalks and YouTube Gurus)
      • Discover your personal learning, leadership, and communication styles
      • Spin the prize wheel for books and other free goodies!

      Registration closes 24 hours prior to each session

      Each forum has a limited number of "seats" so please register ASAP. You will receive the Zoom link and required password in your confirmation email. 

      The Book Club | Agenda
      • Icebreaker
      • Chapter Review - Orid Discussion Method
      • Open Discussion
      • Prize Wheel (as available)

      The Book Club | Facilitator

      Jeneea Jervay-Bush | Program Manager | At Any Age (A3) Fitness & Rec

      This course if FREE for members, $10 for non-members.

      Save on APRA education, build your professional network, and more by

      becoming an APRA member.

      • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
      • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
      • Blended | Online & Virtual
      • 18
      Register


      The CPSI blended format combines self-paced online learning with 4 hours of live virtual instruction to prepare you for the CPSI examination.

      STEP 1: CPSI Online Prep Course

      • 12+ hours | self-paced | NRPA Online Learning Center 
      • 1.2 CEUs earned with completion
      • Access for 180 days

      STEP 2: Live Virtual Instruction

      • March 24, 2021 8:00am - 12:00pm
      • Via Zoom
      • 1.2 CEUs earned with completion of Prep Course and Virtual Instruction

      STEP 3: CPSI Exam

      • Schedule exam (both have strict requirements to follow)
        • Testing Facility: on-site | computer based
        • Remote: home or office | computer based - camera/mic required 
      • Access to schedule expires within 90 days

      Participants will receive seperate emails from NRPA for each step indicated above; therefore, 

      • To safeguard privacy and ensure all information is communicated directly to the registered candidate, each email address provided must be specific to each registered candidate. Please do not use an info, general or admin email address.  
      • Details about accessing the virtual study and testing links via the virtual platform will be sent to the e-mail address used to register for the event.
      • Only one registration per email address is permitted.
      • Beginning August 2020 all event registrations must be paid in full with a credit card at the time of registration. Any registration without a valid method of payment at time of registration is considered incomplete and will be automatically removed from the event.

      COURSE 
      • 12 hours | interactive online learning with CPSI Prep Course 
      • 24/7 access to your Prep Course for 180 days after account set up
      • 4 hours | live virtual instruction with Q&A (February 10, 2021)

      RESOURCES

      • Course materials are mailed 6 weeks prior to course
      • CPSI Course Handbook will be linked in email update when materials are mailed 
      • 10 hours of prereading highly suggested
      • Exam Content Outline will be included in course material mailings to guide study

      EXAM OPTIONS

      Candidates now have two options for taking the exam

      1. Computer-Based exam at a PSI testing facility
      2. Computer-Based exam from your home/office, proctored remotely by PSI staff 
      • In either setting, exam results are presented on screen upon completion of the exam
      • Detailed information regarding testing will be provided via email

      Important Information: 

      • Registration deadline is 30th day prior to course start date
      • Refund Requests: deadline is 45th day prior to course start date
      • Registration Transfer Requests: deadline is 45th day prior to the course start date. Requests must be submitted in writing to admin@azpra.org
      • Cancelation Requests: deadine is 90th day prior to course start date
      • Refunds will not be processed after the deadlines indicated above
      • Registration changes/transfers cannot be made after the date indicated above
      • No shows and last minute cancellations are responsible for full payment of registraion, as APRA is required to provide a guaranteed number of participants in advance.
      Review: APRA's Cancellation and Refund Policy
        • Thursday, March 25, 2021
        • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
        • 99
        Register

        Education presented in partnership with the Florida Recreation & Park Association


        Parks and recreation professionals are frequently tasked to develop innovative solutions to big community challenges. How do we as leaders develop and promote innovative behaviors among our employees and peers? This session will define the progression of innovative behaviors and offer tips on how you can inspire innovation among your team.

        Ryan Murphy, MA, MPS, CPRE, Emergency Management Officer (Training Specialist), Sarasota County Emergency Management

        About Ryan: Ryan Murphy serves as Policy and Strategic Initiatives Coordinator for Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources. He has held multiple roles at Sarasota County since 2013 beginning as the county archaeologist then joining Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources in 2015 as a Parks Specialist. Prior to joining Sarasota County Ryan worked as an archaeologist performing cultural resource assessment surveys and as a museum curator for nearly ten years.  Ryan holds two master’s degrees; one in Humanities with a concentration in History and another in Organizational Leadership. He also holds two graduate certificates; one in Cognitive Archaeology and the other in Human Resource Management. In 2019 Ryan graduated from the FRPA Abrahams Academy and holds the Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) designation from the National Recreation and Parks Association. In his free time Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children. They especially enjoy visiting parks and exploring with his family. He is also an avid sporting clays shooter and frequently participates in charity tournaments.

        This course is eligible for .1 CEUs

        Submit here electronically for CEU approval

        • Tuesday, April 13, 2021
        • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
        • 98
        Register

        Education presented in partnership with the Florida Recreation & Park Association


        Explore the current trends and techniques in digital marketing, social media, SEO, content and mobile trends. Learn how digital marketing can matter the most to you and your organization.

        Gabriel Castillo, CPRP, Founder/CEO of RecStar Consulting 

        About Gabriel Castillo: A high energy, national speaker who combines education and entertainment to provide a memorable learning experience. Gabriel has spent twenty years coordinating operations, logistics and marketing for recreation programs, special events and sports leagues. He is active at the Regional, State and National levels with his leadership roles. Gabriel is a past graduate and extern for the NRPA Revenue Development School in Oglebay, West Virginia. He holds a B.S. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Sciences from Texas A&M University and a M.S. in Recreation Administration from Aurora University. Gabriel is currently a Marketing Research Associate for the Tri-Town YMCA.

        This course is eligible for .1 CEUs

        Submit here electronically for CEU approval

        • Wednesday, April 14, 2021
        • 8:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
        • Thursday, April 15, 2021
        • 5:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
        • Zoom
        • 19
        Register


        Information Security: 

        AFO candidates must register with a work or personal email address belonging to only them.  A generic "info@" or similar email address will not be supported. All communications, course links, and course exam results will be sent to the approved email addresss.  

        Our citizens depend on aquatic facilities to improve quality of life, promote community and encourage wellness. National certification is a mark of distinction and trust and signifies to the public that you are a serious professional in the field of aquatics and committed to providing the community with the highest level of service and professional excellence.

        BECOMING AN AFO

        The Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) program is designed for pool operators and management staff in aquatic facility operation and management. Certification can be achieved by passing the AFO Certification examination. The examination is fifty questions AFO examination, with a score of seventy-eight percent (78%) or better.


        Course Materials will be mailed to participants 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the course and will include: course manual, slide rule and handouts

        Important Information: 

        • Registration deadline is 30th day prior to course start date: March 15, 2021
        • Refund Requests: deadline is 45th day prior to course start date: February 28, 2021
        • Registration Transfer Requests: deadline is 45th day prior to the course start date: February 28, 2021 - requests must be submitted in writing to admin@azpra.org
        • Cancelation Requests: deadine is 90th day prior to course start date: January 14, 2021 
        • Refunds will not be processed after the date indicated.
        • Registration changes/transfers cannot be made after the date indicated.
        • No shows and last minute cancellations are responsible for full payment of registration, as APRA is required to provide a guaranteed number of participants in advance.
        • The Force Majeure Clause shall apply to all APRA event registrations.  No-show attendees who fail to attend scheduled course forfeit all paid tuition.
        • Thursday, April 15, 2021
        • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
        • Zoom
        • 99
        Register


        Ready for a professional growth deep dive? It's MORE than just a Book Club! 


        Join the newest APRA community and focus on building your skills, network, self-awareness and passion for the parks and recreation industry.

        Join us to: 

        • Team read a variety of on-trend professional development text
        • Watch relevant videos - (Tedx, TedTalks and YouTube Gurus)
        • Discover your personal learning, leadership, and communication styles
        • Spin the prize wheel for books and other free goodies!

        Registration closes 24 hours prior to each session

        Each forum has a limited number of "seats" so please register ASAP. You will receive the Zoom link and required password in your confirmation email. 

        The Book Club | Agenda
        • Icebreaker
        • Chapter Review - Orid Discussion Method
        • Open Discussion
        • Prize Wheel (as available)

        The Book Club | Facilitator

        Jeneea Jervay-Bush | Program Manager | At Any Age (A3) Fitness & Rec

        This course if FREE for members, $10 for non-members.

        Save on APRA education, build your professional network, and more by

        becoming an APRA member.

        • Thursday, April 29, 2021
        • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
        • 99
        Register

        Education presented in partnership with the Florida Recreation & Park Association


        No matter whether it’s a new project, policy, park, or program you’re working on, getting people on board and working together is a key challenge that every professional must overcome in order to get things done. Learn how to proactively weave tactics that create consensus into your projects in order to avoid many of these challenges in the first place, as well as how to respond to resistance and conflict when it inevitably happens.

        Bobbi Nance, President, Recreation Results

        About Bobbi Nance: With over 10 years of experience working as a facilitator, trainer, and consultant, Bobbi Nance is the founder and President of Recreation Results LLC. Recognized as an industry leader in data and performance measurement, she partners with organizations across the country to use data, trends, and strategy to drive real change within teams whose mission it is to change the world. Before starting Recreation Results, Bobbi spent 15 years working in the field of parks and recreation in the areas of recreation programming, facility management, project management, data & analytics, and innovation.  It was there that she had the opportunity to build data-driven systems and innovation initiatives from the ground up, which were featured in national publications, resulted in the Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government, and contributed to her organization's National Gold Medal Award.  Bobbi decided to put her unique strengths to work on a broader scale and is about to celebrate 3 years as a consultant, speaker, and most importantly for today’s topic - remote worker.

        This course is eligible for .1 CEUs

        Submit here electronically for CEU approval

        • Thursday, May 20, 2021
        • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
        • Zoom
        • 99
        Register


        Ready for a professional growth deep dive? It's MORE than just a Book Club! 


        Join the newest APRA community and focus on building your skills, network, self-awareness and passion for the parks and recreation industry.

        Join us to: 

        • Team read a variety of on-trend professional development text
        • Watch relevant videos - (Tedx, TedTalks and YouTube Gurus)
        • Discover your personal learning, leadership, and communication styles
        • Spin the prize wheel for books and other free goodies!

        Registration closes 24 hours prior to each session

        Each forum has a limited number of "seats" so please register ASAP. You will receive the Zoom link and required password in your confirmation email. 

        The Book Club | Agenda
        • Icebreaker
        • Chapter Review - Orid Discussion Method
        • Open Discussion
        • Prize Wheel (as available)

        The Book Club | Facilitator

        Jeneea Jervay-Bush | Program Manager | At Any Age (A3) Fitness & Rec

        This course if FREE for members, $10 for non-members.

        Save on APRA education, build your professional network, and more by

        becoming an APRA member.

        • Thursday, May 27, 2021
        • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
        • 100
        Register

        Education presented in partnership with the Florida Recreation & Park Association


        Are you a respected or a feared leader, it can be easy for your team to feel intimidated by you and want to go with your ideas? Want to be more positive and make sure you have time to invest in your team? When you’re ready to be more positive and give more praise to your team, there’s quite a few ways you can do so. These tactics give you a variety of good places to start whether you’re just starting to learn how to be more positive at work, or just want to tune up your approaches. In order to carry a positive action, we must develop here a positive vision. Dalai Lama

        Gabriel Castillo, CPRP, Founder/CEO of RecStar Consulting

        About Gabriel Castillo: A high energy, national speaker who combines education and entertainment to provide a memorable learning experience. Gabriel has spent twenty years coordinating operations, logistics and marketing for recreation programs, special events and sports leagues. He is active at the Regional, State and National levels with his leadership roles. Gabriel is a past graduate and extern for the NRPA Revenue Development School in Oglebay, West Virginia. He holds a B.S. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Sciences from Texas A&M University and a M.S. in Recreation Administration from Aurora University. Gabriel is currently a Marketing Research Associate for the Tri-Town YMCA.

        This course is eligible for .1 CEUs

        Submit here electronically for CEU approval

        • Wednesday, June 16, 2021
        • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
        • Blended Online & Virtual
        • 19
        Register


        The National Recreation and Park Association offers the industry-leading certification program in playground safety, the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) certification program. The CPSI certification program provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date training on playground safety issues including hazard identification, equipment specifications, surfacing requirements and risk management methods.

        STEP 1: CPSI Online Prep Course

        • 12+ hours | self-paced | NRPA Online Learning Center
        • 1.2 CEUs earned with completion
        • Access for 180 days

        STEP 2: Live Virtual Instruction

        • March 24, 2021 8:00am - 12:00pm
        • Via Zoom
        • 1.2 CEUs earned with completion of Prep Course and Virtual Instruction

        STEP 3: CPSI Exam

        • Schedule exam (both have strict requirements to follow)
          • Testing Facility: on-site | computer based
          • Remote: home or office | computer based - camera/mic required 
        • Access to schedule expires within 90 days
        Participants will receive seperate emails from NRPA for each step indicated above; therefore, 


        • To safeguard privacy and ensure all information is communicated directly to the registered candidate, each email address provided must be specific to each registered candidate. Please do not use an info, general or admin email address.  
        • Details about accessing the virtual study and testing links via the virtual platform will be sent to the e-mail address used to register for the event.
        • Only one registration per email address is permitted.
        • Beginning August 2020 all event registrations must be paid in full with a credit card at the time of registration. Any registration without a valid method of payment at time of registration is considered incomplete and will be automatically removed from the event. 

        COURSE DETAILS
        • 12 hours | interactive online learning with CPSI Prep Course 
        • 24/7 access to your Prep Course for 180 days after account set up
        • 4 hours | live virtual instruction with Q&A 

        STUDY RESOURCES

        • Course materials are mailed 6 weeks prior to course
        • CPSI Course Handbook will be linked in email update when materials are mailed 
        • Exam Content Outline will be included in course material mailings to guide study

        EXAM OPTIONS

        Candidates now have two options for taking the exam

        1. Computer-Based exam at a PSI testing facility
        2. Computer-Based exam from your home/office, proctored remotely by PSI staff 
        • In either setting, exam results are presented on screen upon completion of the exam
        • Detailed information regarding testing will be provided via email

        Important Information: 

          Important Information: 

          • Registration deadline is 30th day prior to course start date
          • Refund Requests: deadline is 45th day prior to course start date
          • Registration Transfer Requests: deadline is 45th day prior to the course start date. Requests must be submitted in writing to admin@azpra.org
          • Cancelation Requests: deadine is 90th day prior to course start date; submit in writing to admin@azpra.org
          • Refunds will not be processed after the deadline indicated above
          • Registration changes/transfers cannot be made after the date indicated above
          • No shows and last minute cancellations are responsible for full payment of registraion, as APRA is required to provide a guaranteed number of participants in advance.
          • The Force Majeure Clause shall apply to all APRA event registrations.  No-show attendees who fail to attend scheduled course forfeit all paid registration.
          • Review: APRA's Cancellation and Refund Policy
            • Thursday, June 17, 2021
            • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
            • Zoom
            • 99
            Register


            Ready for a professional growth deep dive? It's MORE than just a Book Club! 


            Join the newest APRA community and focus on building your skills, network, self-awareness and passion for the parks and recreation industry.

            Join us to: 

            • Team read a variety of on-trend professional development text
            • Watch relevant videos - (Tedx, TedTalks and YouTube Gurus)
            • Discover your personal learning, leadership, and communication styles
            • Spin the prize wheel for books and other free goodies!

            Registration closes 24 hours prior to each session

            Each forum has a limited number of "seats" so please register ASAP. You will receive the Zoom link and required password in your confirmation email. 

            The Book Club | Agenda
            • Icebreaker
            • Chapter Review - Orid Discussion Method
            • Open Discussion
            • Prize Wheel (as available)

            The Book Club | Facilitator

            Jeneea Jervay-Bush | Program Manager | At Any Age (A3) Fitness & Rec

            This course if FREE for members, $10 for non-members.

            Save on APRA education, build your professional network, and more by

            becoming an APRA member.

            • Thursday, July 15, 2021
            • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
            • Zoom
            • 99
            Register


            Ready for a professional growth deep dive? It's MORE than just a Book Club! 


            Join the newest APRA community and focus on building your skills, network, self-awareness and passion for the parks and recreation industry.

            Join us to: 

            • Team read a variety of on-trend professional development text
            • Watch relevant videos - (Tedx, TedTalks and YouTube Gurus)
            • Discover your personal learning, leadership, and communication styles
            • Spin the prize wheel for books and other free goodies!

            Registration closes 24 hours prior to each session

            Each forum has a limited number of "seats" so please register ASAP. You will receive the Zoom link and required password in your confirmation email. 

            The Book Club | Agenda
            • Icebreaker
            • Chapter Review - Orid Discussion Method
            • Open Discussion
            • Prize Wheel (as available)

            The Book Club | Facilitator

            Jeneea Jervay-Bush | Program Manager | At Any Age (A3) Fitness & Rec

            This course if FREE for members, $10 for non-members.

            Save on APRA education, build your professional network, and more by

            becoming an APRA member.

            • Tuesday, August 10, 2021
            • 7:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
            • Thursday, August 12, 2021
            • 4:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
            • We-Ko-Pa Resort & Spa | 10438 WeKoPa Way | Fort McDowell Az 85264

            save the date!!

            • Wednesday, August 18, 2021
            • 8:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
            • Thursday, August 19, 2021
            • 5:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
            • Zoom
            • 20
            Register


            Information Security: 

            AFO candidates must register with a work or personal email address belonging to only them.  A generic "info@" or similar email address will not be supported. All communications, course links, and course exam results will be sent to the approved email addresss.  

            Our citizens depend on aquatic facilities to improve quality of life, promote community and encourage wellness. National certification is a mark of distinction and trust and signifies to the public that you are a serious professional in the field of aquatics and committed to providing the community with the highest level of service and professional excellence.

            BECOMING AN AFO

            The Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) program is designed for pool operators and management staff in aquatic facility operation and management. Certification can be achieved by passing the AFO Certification examination. The examination is fifty questions AFO examination, with a score of seventy-eight percent (78%) or better.


            Course Materials will be mailed to participants 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the course and will include: course manual, slide rule and handouts

            Important Information: 

            • Registration deadline is 30th day prior to course start date: July 12, 2021
            • Refund Requests: deadline is 45th day prior to course start date: June 28, 2021 
            • Registration Transfer Requests: deadline is 45th day prior to the course start date:  June 28, 2021  - requests must be submitted in writing to admin@azpra.org
            • Cancelation Requests: deadine is 90th day prior to course start date: May 14, 2021 
            • Registration changes/transfers cannot be made after the date indicated.
            • No shows and last minute cancellations are responsible for full payment of registration, as APRA is required to provide a guaranteed number of participants in advance. Refunds will not be processed after the date indicated.
            • The Force Majeure Clause shall apply to all APRA event registrations.  No-show attendees who fail to attend scheduled course forfeit all paid registration.
            • Thursday, August 19, 2021
            • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
            • Zoom
            • 99
            Register


            Ready for a professional growth deep dive? It's MORE than just a Book Club! 


            Join the newest APRA community and focus on building your skills, network, self-awareness and passion for the parks and recreation industry.

            Join us to: 

            • Team read a variety of on-trend professional development text
            • Watch relevant videos - (Tedx, TedTalks and YouTube Gurus)
            • Discover your personal learning, leadership, and communication styles
            • Spin the prize wheel for books and other free goodies!

            Registration closes 24 hours prior to each session

            Each forum has a limited number of "seats" so please register ASAP. You will receive the Zoom link and required password in your confirmation email. 

            The Book Club | Agenda
            • Icebreaker
            • Chapter Review - Orid Discussion Method
            • Open Discussion
            • Prize Wheel (as available)

            The Book Club | Facilitator

            Jeneea Jervay-Bush | Program Manager | At Any Age (A3) Fitness & Rec

            This course if FREE for members, $10 for non-members.

            Save on APRA education, build your professional network, and more by

            becoming an APRA member.

            • Thursday, September 16, 2021
            • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
            • Zoom
            • 99
            Register


            Ready for a professional growth deep dive? It's MORE than just a Book Club! 


            Join the newest APRA community and focus on building your skills, network, self-awareness and passion for the parks and recreation industry.

            Join us to: 

            • Team read a variety of on-trend professional development text
            • Watch relevant videos - (Tedx, TedTalks and YouTube Gurus)
            • Discover your personal learning, leadership, and communication styles
            • Spin the prize wheel for books and other free goodies!

            Registration closes 24 hours prior to each session

            Each forum has a limited number of "seats" so please register ASAP. You will receive the Zoom link and required password in your confirmation email. 

            The Book Club | Agenda
            • Icebreaker
            • Chapter Review - Orid Discussion Method
            • Open Discussion
            • Prize Wheel (as available)

            The Book Club | Facilitator

            Jeneea Jervay-Bush | Program Manager | At Any Age (A3) Fitness & Rec

            This course if FREE for members, $10 for non-members.

            Save on APRA education, build your professional network, and more by

            becoming an APRA member.

            • Tuesday, September 21, 2021
            • (UTC-07:00)
            • Friday, September 24, 2021
            • (UTC-07:00)
            • Nashville Convention Center - Nashville, TN


            • Thursday, September 23, 2021
            • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC-07:00)
            • Virtual via Zoom
            • 40
            Register

            Join the growing Arizona roster of Certified Youth Sports Administrators! 

            The Academy for Youth Sports Administrators is a comprehensive certification program that offers cutting-edge information on critical topics for professional youth sports administrators today. 


            Take part in the LIVE 3-hour Webinar, followed by completion of the Online Academy to earn the distinction of Certified Youth Sports Administrator. 

            The sports academy workshop is approved for .5 CEU's 

            Important Information: 

            Registration deadline is 30th day prior to course start date: August 23, 2021

            Refund Requests: deadline is 45th day prior to course start date: August 9, 2021 

            Registration Transfer Requests: deadline is 45th day prior to the course start date:  August 9, 2021 - Requests must be submitted in writing to admin@azpra.org

            Cancelation Requests: deadine is 90th day prior to course start date: June 25, 2021 

            • Refunds will not be processed after the date indicated above.
            • Registration changes/transfers cannot be made after the date indicated above.
            • No shows and last minute cancellations are responsible for full payment of registraion, as APRA is required to provide a guaranteed number of participants in advance.
            • The Force Majeure Clause shall apply to all APRA event registrations.  No-show attendees who fail to attend scheduled course forfeit all paid registrations.
            • Thursday, October 21, 2021
            • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
            • Zoom
            • 99
            Register