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Micro-Certification: Relational Leadership

  • 01 May 2024


2024 Micro-Certification: Relational Leadership

Micro-Certification in Relationship Building to Increase Value in Parks and Recreation

Program Details

- Throughout the course, participants are asked to engage in micro task (such as bi-weekly activity challenges, weekly LinkedIn Private Group posts, 2 virtual events, attend 1 of the free in-person KRPA Regional Education Symposiums; and complete 2 book reflections) 

- Networking: An excellent chance to connect with fellow professionals and share experiences.

- Earn CEUs: Participants will be eligible to earn CEUs based upon their participation in the program with the potential for up to .5 CEUs.

- Cost: $199

Book Reflections: Participants are required to read 2 books from a selection of books given by KRPA (Infinite Game, The Art of Gathering, The Power of Moments, or Unreasonable Hospitality) and write a short reflection on your key takeaways. First book is to be completed by Sept 1st and second book to be completed by December 31st. Audio books are very welcome, and many of the books are available at your local library or through the Libby or Hoopla app for free.

General Timeline of Events:

March/April: Introduction to Relationship Building in Parks and Recreation
- Member Meetings and Extra Kickoff with KRPA Staff (Overview of the Micro-Certification Program)
- LinkedIn Post Weekly: Importance of Relationship Building in Parks and Recreation
- Virtual Webinar 1: Moving from Transactional to Relational by David Millay

May: Foundations of Effective Communication
- Bi-weekly activities: Understanding Communication Styles, Building Trust and Credibility and Qualitative Self-Assessment
- LinkedIn Post Weekly: article, Ted Talk, or video to review

June: Community Engagement Techniques
- Bi-weekly activities: Identifying Community Stakeholders and Micro Quiz on Engagement Strategies
- LinkedIn Post Weekly: Videos, articles, word definitions to review

July: Enhancing Interpersonal Skills
- Bi-weekly activities: Do's and Don'ts for Difficulties with Patrons and Word Definition/Flash Cards
- LinkedIn post weekly: article, Ted Talk, or video to review.
- Virtual Webinar 2: Relationship Building Strategies by David Millay

August: Cultural Competency and Inclusivity
- Bi-Weekly Activity Challenge: Translate Common Phrases into Spanish (Quizlet) and Verbal Explanation of Park and Rec Benefits
- LinkedIn post weekly: TED Talk, podcast, Question of the week, etc.
- Book Reflection 1 Due (Finished by Sept 1st)

Month 6 (September): Advanced Relationship Building Strategies
- Bi-Weekly Activity Challenge: Economic Impact Report Submission and Creating a Stakeholder Letter Using AI (Tone of Voice and Role Definition)
- LinkedIn Post Weekly: TED Talk, podcast, Question of the week, etc.
- Small Group Zoom Check-In Meeting with KRPA Staff

October: Assessing Relationship-Building Skills
- Bi-Weekly Activity Challenge: Spot the Mistake and Key Definitions
- LinkedIn Post Weekly: article, Ted Talk, video, etc.

November: Applying Relationship Building in Real Scenarios
- Bi-Weekly Activity Challenge: Aliens Have Landed Activity and Whose/Who of Stakeholders (Quizlet)
- LinkedIn Post Weekly: Podcasts, Questions of the Week, True/False, local elections

December/January: Reflecting and Planning for the Future
- Bi-Weekly Activities: Final Quiz (Program Impact and Personal Transformation) and Present Learning to Co-worker(s)
- Book Reflection 2 Due (By December 31st)
- LinkedIn Post Weekly: article, Ted Talk, video, etc.
- Reception at the End (Before or during the 2025 KRPA Conference)


Please contact the KRPA office at (785) 235-6533.

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