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  • Facility Management Certificate

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    Build a foundational understanding of facility management practices, particularly as they apply to parks and public lands agencies. The course follows the Asset Management Process, an approach used by the National Park Service. Learn More
    $350.00

  • Fundamentals in Interpretation

    Establish a strong foundation in the basics of interpretation. This certificate program explores the history of interpretation as a profession and provides knowledge in roving, informal interpretation, audience identification and engagement, and interpretive talks.

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    $350.00

  • Intermediate Methods in Interpretation Certificate

    Do you have a strong background and understanding of interpretation (perhaps in programming) but want to dig deeper? Do you struggle with interpretive media or writing? Are you curious about what exactly ‘dialogic’ interpretation means? If so, this certificate program is for you!

    The Intermediate Methods in Interpretation Certificate is entirely web-based and consists of five interpretive courses each culminating with an applied assignment that relates to your organization or site. This course of study provides you with the opportunity to receive feedback from your instructor(s) who review the elements of your portfolio. Additionally, if you apply for and are accepted into the cohort-based program, you will work with a mentor who has considerable experience in the interpretive field who will guide you as you develop your intermediate skills.

    Stop! Before you register for this certificate program, are you an NAI member interested in completing it as part of a cohort and working with a mentor? The Eppley Institute and the National Association for Interpretation are recruiting students to participate in a cohort program that will begin in late March 2019. Applications will be available in November 2018. If you are interested in learning more and applying, please contact Emily Jacobs at NAI at ejacobs@interpnet.com or visit the cohort informational page. If you would like to join NAI, please visit their website.

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    $350.00

  • Park and Recreation System Master Planning Certificate

    The purpose of this certificate program is to prepare park and recreation agencies to conduct a system master plan. The components can be used in several types of planning and will ultimately prepare agencies to either 1) conduct the planning process on their own, or 2) be prepared to collaborate with a contractor to facilitate the master planning process. This certificate covers the fundamentals of a system master plan according to the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

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    $350.00

  • Public Health Fundamentals for Park and Recreation Professionals Certificate

    Promote understanding of your agency’s vital contribution to community health and wellness. This comprehensive program incorporates place-based assignments and five online courses including the Public Health & YOU courses developed in partnership with the Indiana University School of Public Health. Learn More
    $275.00

  • Tourism Planning for Park and Recreation Agencies Certificate

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    Gain effective knowledge of the creation and use of parks and recreation assets for tourism. Learn how to set goals, analyze markets, and create and market tourism products.

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    $350.00

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