(Recording) IPRA - Identifying Our Community's Needs

In this previously recorded one-hour webinar, learners explore frameworks to help them identify and respond to the needs of their communities.





Successful agencies don’t ascribe to a “build it and they will come” philosophy when it comes to programs and other resources; instead, successful agencies are driven by community needs. Every community is different, and this course will help agencies determine frameworks for identifying their communities’ needs.

About the Presenter

Austin Hochstetler is a Senior Program Manager at PROS Consulting, Inc. based in Indianapolis, Indiana. PROS provides full-service management consulting and planning, focusing on services to government and not-for-profit agencies. Formed in 1995 to serve the park, recreation, and leisure services industry, PROS has since worked on more than 900 projects in over 46 states and numerous projects internationally.

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Webcast Format

This webcast was conducted through online conferencing software and captured for future viewing. This webcast includes a digital recording of the presentation and a download of the presentation.

Course Completion

To be awarded an electronic certificate of completion for attending or viewing this webcast, you must successfully complete a brief assessment to demonstrate your understanding of key course concepts.

Be able to:

  • Identify what a community need is.
  • Review common practices to identify community needs.
  • Identify your next step(s).

Aired: 23 March 2016

Sponsored by: This professional development webinar series was brought to you by the Indiana Park and Recreation Association and Indiana University’s Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands.


Excellent tool for assessment Review by Cyresa
The information provided is invaluable to layout a process for planning not only from within the park but to include partners and community input. Often we look at what WE do based on what we want to do instead of questioning what can we as staff that the community wants or needs.

The resources for data, the idea of utilizing partners and their space to build programs, and the detailed layout of how to expand and include the community from all aspects to grow a better and inclusive park program and planning of facility improvements. (Posted on 9/2/2017)

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