2024 Micro-Certification: Relational Leadership
Micro-Certification in Relationship Building to Increase Value in Parks and Recreation
Goal: To empower professionals in the field of parks and recreation with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate mastery in relationship building, thereby showcasing the fundamental value of parks and recreation to a community.
Mission: The Kansas Recreation and Park Association's Micro-Certification Program is dedicated to elevating professionalism in the field of parks and recreation by providing a comprehensive and specialized curriculum focused on relationship building. Our mission is to equip professionals with the tools and expertise needed to forge meaningful connections within their communities, fostering a deep appreciation for the intrinsic value that parks and recreation bring to individuals, families, and the community at large. Through this program, participants will develop the competencies required to showcase the transformative impact of parks and recreation, ultimately enhancing the quality of life for residents across Kansas.
- 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 reading 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
Reading 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
May: Foundations of Effective Communication
June: Community Engagement Techniques
July: Cultural Competency and Inclusivity
August: Enhancing Interpersonal Skills
Month 6 (September): Park and Recreation Key Messaging
October: Connecting with Head and Heart
November: Applying Relationship Building in Real Scenarios
December/January: Reflecting and Planning for the Future
Questions?Please contact the KRPA office at (785) 235-6533.