The Eppley Institute, in conjunction with the Great Lakes Park Training Institute, has developed a new educational and workforce development opportunity called the Park and Recreation Facility Manager Certificate Program. The Eppley Institute developed this program based on 10 years of field-tested, research-based, and rigorously taught core competencies.
The competencies that are the focus of this program are:
- Asset and Lifecycle Management
- Leading Change and People
- Property and Structure Ownership Management
- Capital Improvement Planning
- Environmental Leadership
- Assessment and Innovation
- Effective Communication
- Team Building
- Monitoring and Improving Productivity
- Emergency Preparedness
- Accessibility Management
This program, which will be unveiled at the 2013 Great Lakes Park Training Institute (February 25-28, 2013), is an excellent way for park professionals to continue their professional development.
This program is designed for state and local park and public lands agency employees, non-profit employees, volunteers, and students.
Successful completion of this two-year blended learning experience (combination of classroom and e-learning) will build participants' leadership, park and facility management, and team management capabilities. In order to build these capabilities, the program is rigorous, with participants required to attend and fully participate in all classroom sessions, complete all requisite e-courses, forums, and webinars, and pass all required assignments and projects with satisfactory grades.
To learn more about the Park and Recreation Facility Manager Certificate Program (including requirements and how to sign up), please visit the "Certificate Program" section of the Great Lakes Park Training Institute's website, http://glpti.org/certificate-program_p1.html and click on the tab titled "Certificate Program."