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THU
June
20
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Cultural competence is crucial for effective communication across diverse backgrounds. It involves recognizing and respecting beliefs and behaviors of clients and employees and integrating them into policies and practices. Cultivating these ...

THU
June
20
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Located within IPRA's Recreation (TR) Section, the Inter-Agency Sports Committee consists of a group of professionals that specialize or work in and around Therapeutic Recreation Athletic programs.  This meeting we will discuss flag football ...

FRI
June
21
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Located within IPRA's Administration & Finance Section, the IT Networking Committee consists of park, recreation, and forest preserve professionals that either specialize or work in and around information technology. This event will feature two ...

FRI
June
21
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Hitchcock Design Group as we take a “big picture” look at general funding pursuit categories.

FRI
June
21
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sponsored by IPRA's Communications & Marketing (C&M) Section, Sponsorship Huddles cover all the current topics and trends regarding sponsorship and partnership in the parks and recreation field.  At this huddle, you be able to connect with your ...

THU
June
27
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Transitioning at the workplace is an opportunity and a challenge. There’s the opportunity for one to live openly as their authentic self and build confidence, and the challenge of regularly confronting transphobia.

THU
June
27
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Located within IPRA's Facility Management (FM) Section, the Aquatic Committee consists of a group of park district professionals that either specialize or work in and around Aquatic Facilities. At this meeting, we will do a quick check in to see how the se

TUE
July
2
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Located within IPRA's Recreation (REC) Section, the Senior Committee consists of a group of park district professionals that either specialize or work in and around seniors.  At this meeting we will discuss upcoming events, program ideas, ...

MON
July
8 24
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

THE SIX COUNTY SENIOR GAMES celebrates its 42nd year this summer! Join us for fifteen great days of friendly competition and excellence!   You do not need to create an account, you will enter ...

MON
July
8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Forest Preserve and Conservation (FPC) Section consists of professionals that either specialize or work in and around forest preserves and/or conservation.  If you are interested in joining the section or simply wish to attend for ...

TUE
July
9 13
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

THE SIX COUNTY SENIOR GAMES celebrates its 42nd year this summer! Join us for fifteen great days of friendly competition and excellence!   Online Registration:   Senior Games registration is now fully online.  You do not need to create an ...

WED
July
10
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Parks and recreation customers are sharp individuals. They choose whether to “consume” your program, service or facility based on a variety of different factors.

FRI
July
12
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sponsored by IPRA's Aquatic Committee located within the Facility Management Section, the 29th Annual Lifeguard Games is an exciting opportunity for lifeguards and junior lifeguards to compete for their park district and showcase their skills ...

SAT
July
13

The 6th Annual Unplug Illinois Day is Saturday, July 13, 2024 – join park, recreation, and conservation agencies state-wide in planning an event to highlight the programs and facilities that make your community thrive! Unplug Illinois promotes the ...

WED
July
17
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Located within IPRA's Administration & Finance (A&F) Section, the Risk Management Committee consists of a group of park district safety coordinator or risk managers that either specialize or work in a park district safety program.   Please join ...

THU
July
18
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Sponsored by IPRA's Communications & Marketing (C&M) Section, the inaugural C&M Summit is designed to provide a full day of professional learning and networking.

THU
July
18
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Located within IPRA's Recreation (REC) Section, the Special Events Committee consists of a group of professionals that either specialize or work in and around special events.  At this meeting, we will be doing a spring event wrap up.  If you ...

THU
July
18
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Parks and recreation customers are sharp individuals. They choose whether to “consume” your program, service or facility based on a variety of different factors. Consumer behavior is a complex interplay of psychological, social, cultural, and ...

FRI
July
19
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Located within IPRA's Administration & Finance (A&F) Section, the HR Committee consists of a group of professionals that specialize in Human Resources. At this roundtable, we will have an open discussion - so bring your HR topics and questions! ...

WED
July
24
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn how AI can provide personalized recommendations, optimize resource management, deliver data-driven insights, and improve your day-to-day workflow to elevate the effectiveness and enjoyment of recreational programs and facilities.

THU
July
25
THU
July
25
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Located within IPRA's Recreation (TR) Section, the Inter-Agency Sports Committee consists of a group of professionals that specialize or work in and around Therapeutic Recreation Athletic programs. This meeting we will discuss flag football seedin

FRI
August
9
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Located within IPRA's Recreation (REC) Section, the Early Childhood Committee consists of a group of park district professionals that either specialize or work in and around early childhood programs. If you are interested in joining the ...

WED
August
14
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

We will all have challenging conversations in our workplace.

THU
August
15
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Forest Preserve and Conservation (FPC) Section consists of professionals that either specialize or work in and around forest preserves and/or conservation. This event will begin with a Forest Preserve & Conservation Section Meeting followed by a Learni

THU
August
15
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

We will all have challenging conversations in our workplace. But how you handle those conversations can make a world of difference to your success and the success of your team. There are several communication strategies that everyone can ...

SAT
August
17

Park District Conservation Day began in 1994 as a special recognition day for Illinois park districts, forest preserves, conservation, recreation, and special recreation agencies. Agencies send dance groups, bands, chorales, zoos and more to perform ...

WED
August
21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Located within IPRA's Administration & Finance (A&F) Section, the HR Committee consists of a group of professionals that specialize in Human Resources. A this coffee chat, we will welcome new members and review the benefits and the support available from

THU
August
22
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Located within IPRA's Administration & Finance Section, the IT Networking Committee consists of park, recreation, and forest preserve professionals that either specialize or work in and around information technology. This event will feature a Cyberbit Cybe

FRI
August
23
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

With interest rates near 15-year highs, how can you help optimize your District's investment program?

TUE
Sep Oct
3 1
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Focusing on your mission is what drives you, and volunteers can be of immeasurable value assisting in your efforts. Building a successful volunteer program takes more than simply increasing the number of people you have in your volunteer pool. At ...

WED
September
11
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Each person who touches your organization -- from staff to customers, one-time volunteers to elected officials – can make or break your marketing success.

FRI
September
13
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The IPRF Golf Outing Registration is FULL.  If you wish to be added to the waitlist, click register, add your selection and then click the box "Add to Waitlist" for each golfer prior to checking out. The annual IPRF Golf Outing is a great ...

FRI
September
13
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Located within IPRA's Recreation (REC) Section, the Early Childhood Committee consists of a group of park district professionals that either specialize or work in and around early childhood programs. If you are interested in joining the ...

TUE
September
17
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Located within IPRA's Recreation (REC) Section, the School Age & Day Camp Committee consists of a group of park district professionals that either specialize or work in and around before-and-after school programs and camps. If you are ...

THU
September
19
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Located within IPRA's Recreation (REC) Section, the Special Events Committee consists of a group of professionals that either specialize or work in and around special events.  If you are interested in joining the committee or simply wish to ...

THU
Sep Oct
19 31
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) certification establishes a national standard for managerial, administrative, and executive park and recreation professionals. This is a nationally accredited mastery-level certificate, and its the ...

THU
September
19
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The first of six in a series of virtual classes designed to prepare individuals for the National Recreation and Park Association's Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) exam. This class will consist of an overview of all five content ...

THU
September
19
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Each person who touches your organization -- from staff to customers, one-time volunteers to elected officials – can make or break your marketing success. Using an integrated marketing approach, we’ll explore today’s 8 Ps of Marketing and how ...

THU
September
19
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Certified Park and Recreation Professional, or CPRP, is a national certification program through the National Recreation and Park Association, and it is designed for park and recreation professionals that wish to put their career on the path to ...

THU
September
19
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The first of six in a series of virtual classes designed to prepare individuals for the National Recreation and Park Association's Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) exam. This class will consist of an overview of all five ...

FRI
September
20
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

The 2024 HR Symposium will be held at the Carol Stream Park District’s Fountain View Recreation Center on Friday, September 20. This symposium presents a unique opportunity for professionals in the Parks, Recreation, and Conservation field to enrich their

FRI
September
20
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The 2024 HR Symposium will be held at the Carol Stream Park District’s Fountain View Recreation Center on Friday, September 20. This one-day event is expected to have 40-80 in-person participants. In addition to receiving quality presentations from exper

THU
September
26
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The second of six in a series of virtual classes designed to prepare individuals for the National Recreation and Park Association's Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) exam. This class will provide attendees with an intensive review ...

THU
September
26
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
THU
September
26
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The second of six in a series of virtual classes designed to prepare individuals for the National Recreation and Park Association's Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) exam. This class will provide attendees with an intensive ...

THU
October
3
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The third of six in a series of virtual classes designed to prepare individuals for the National Recreation and Park Association's Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) exam. This class will provide attendees with an intensive review ...

THU
October
3
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The third of six in a series of virtual classes designed to prepare individuals for the National Recreation and Park Association's Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) exam. This class will provide attendees with an intensive ...

WED
October
9
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Everything you think you know about culture is wrong! Most leaders would agree culture is the most important thing in business.

WED
October
9
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join IPRA in Atlanta! On October 9, 2024, IPRA is hosting our annual IPRA Member Social during the NRPA Annual Conference. Complimentary appetizers and soft drinks; cash bar available.

TUE
October
15 17
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The CPSI course is a national certification program delivered by National Recreation and Park Association and co-hosted by the Illinois Park and Recreation Association. It is designed to train individuals on how to identify hazards on public ...

THU
October
17
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The fourth of six in a series of virtual classes designed to prepare individuals for the National Recreation and Park Association's Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) exam. This class will provide attendees with an intensive review ...

THU
October
17
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Everything you think you know about culture is wrong! Most leaders would agree culture is the most important thing in business, yet few can define what it is or explain how to create a healthy culture that elevates you to a high performing ...

THU
October
17
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The fourth of six in a series of virtual classes designed to prepare individuals for the National Recreation and Park Association's Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) exam. This class will provide attendees with an intensive ...

THU
October
24
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The fifth of six in a series of virtual classes designed to prepare individuals for the National Recreation and Park Association's Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) exam. This class will provide attendees with an intensive review ...

THU
October
24
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The fifth of six in a series of virtual classes designed to prepare individuals for the National Recreation and Park Association's Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) exam. This class will provide attendees with an intensive ...

THU
October
31
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The last of six in a series of virtual classes designed to prepare individuals for the National Recreation and Park Association's Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) exam. This class will provide attendees with an intensive review of ...

THU
October
31
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The last of six in a series of virtual classes designed to prepare individuals for the National Recreation and Park Association's Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) exam. This class will provide attendees with an intensive review ...

THU
November
7
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
SUN
November
10 13
5:00 PM - 11:00 AM

IPRA's longest-standing educational and networking opportunity takes place in November at the majestic Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in Galena, Illinois. Professional Development School, otherwise known as PDS, provides park, recreation, forest preserve, ...

WED
November
13
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Too often enough care is not taken in hiring staff. This webinar will explore the challenges of effective hiring, the myths of hiring the most ‘qualified’ as opposed to the best fit, and the steps required to establish a proper culture. What ...

THU
November
21
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Too often enough care is not taken in hiring staff. This webinar will explore the challenges of effective hiring, the myths of hiring the most ‘qualified’ as opposed to the best fit, and the steps required to establish a proper culture. What ...

WED
December
11
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

We are living in a data driven world. However, data can be intimidating. It can be difficult to know what to collect, how to interpret it, and how to present it persuasively. By reframing our thinking around "the data," we can begin to see ...

THU
December
12
THU
December
19
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

We are living in a data driven world. However, data can be intimidating. It can be difficult to know what to collect, how to interpret it, and how to present it persuasively. By reframing our thinking around "the data," we can begin to see its ...

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