Professional Development: A Look at WPA Certification and Process

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This previously recorded one-hour webcast is designed for park and public agency employees who are interested in obtaining the Certified Park Professional (CPP) or Certified International Park Professional (CIPP) credential.





This webcast is a general information session focused on certification and professional development broadly and the World Parks Academy (WPA) specifically. The Certified Park Professional (CPP) and Certified International Park Professional (CIPP) certification requirements are explained. Session leader Stephen Wolter presents the competencies necessary for CPP and CIPP certification and the research used to determine these competencies.

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Stephen Wolter is the Executive Director of the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands, Indiana University. He has more than thirty-five years of experience in training and educating students and professionals in the parks, recreation, and public lands field. His parks management experience includes facilities management, urban and regional planning, recreation, sports, and tourism. He has served as project manager in the development of master and strategic plans, needs assessments, and training development plans. While directing the Eppley Institute, Steve also teaches leadership, philanthropy, planning, public policy, and information technology classes in his role as Assistant Professor at Indiana University, Bloomington.

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:

  • Describe the requirements for CPP and CIPP certification.
  • Describe the research that informs CPP and CIPP competencies.

Aired: 19 & 28 January 2016

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This Professional Development Webinar Series brought to you by Indiana University's Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands & World Urban Parks

Webcast URL

If you do not wish to earn CEUs for this webcast, you do not need to register and may attend by simply clicking here.


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