• FREE Learning Lab: Mindfulness for Balance Over Burn-Out

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially designated burnout an “occupational phenomenon”. Professional burnout is on the rise as people around the world continue to adjust and cope with new restrictions in their work and personal lives. Mindfulness can be a superpower helping us relate to our stress better. By investigating what is causing our stress and ways we can shift our perspective to what is truly important, we can find more balance in our everyday lives. Led by Katie Garrett of McHenry County Conservation District, this first roundtable conversation will bring together professionals of all backgrounds to share stories of burnout and discuss concrete tools and methods to help you deal with stress better at work and at home, especially during the busy summer months.

    Session 1 6/1/21
    Session 2 8/5/21
  • CPRP Virtual Exam Prep - Series B

    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 success. Achieving and maintaining this nationally-recognized certification illustrates a commitment to professional growth as well as an intricate understanding of key concepts within the field of parks and recreation. The exam prep program consists of six virtual classes that will train and prepare participants to sit for the CPRP exam. Each class consists of learning modules that cover different areas of the exam: Human Resources, Communications, Finance, Programming, and Operations. Come learn and network with aspiring CPRP's and join an elite group of professionals that have committed to advancing the field of parks and recreation. Spots are limited! Registration deadline is August 28, 2020.

  • Recognize the brightest stars in Illinois!

    Designed to recognize the best-of-the-best in Illinois parks, recreation, and conservation, the Awards & Recognition Program gives professionals an opportunity to recognize colleagues and community members for their extraordinary work and contribution to the industry.

    Award nominations will be accepted August 6 - November 12, 2020.