The Board of Directors has set aside funding so that our membership can create needed education sessions, workshops, special events and roundtables. Read below how you can apply for funding. The Program Committee of the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association (APRA) is responsible for approving the coordination, development and administration of all association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs provided to the membership.

The committee will also provide financial oversight and approval of all association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs provided by membership and establish criteria and review course content of professional training opportunities so members can submit for approval. 

interested in hosting a training or special event?

APRA is here to help! To encourage new educational opportunities, round-table discussions and special events we have opened up program planning to the entire membership. Do you have a topic of discussion that you would like to present? Have an instructor who can offer a training in your region?

All you need to do is complete the Program Submittal Form for Program Committee review at least 90 days prior to the event date. If approved, APRA has funding set aside to help you with the event, APRA will also help you with marketing and registration. Please read the submittal guidelines below.

APRA offers funding for hosting education sessions, workshops, and events. The APRA Program Committee is responsible for approving applications and the coordination and administration of all sanctioned programs and events provided to the membership.

Click Here to submit the form for a specific training you would like to host.

In order to meet the educational needs of our APRA membership, we would like to create a comprehensive library of diverse relevant training proposals that will be readily available to offer for various programs throughout the year. In order to create such a library of training topics, APRA is issuing this call for Preliminary Training Proposals. 

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The process for hosting an APRA sanctioned program, training or event:

1. Complete a Program Submittal Form no later than 90 days prior to the date of the event.

2. All sections of the form must be complete and include detailed information of the program, training or event. (Full cost recovery is expected. Submittals that can’t meet full cost recovery must be reviewed by the ARPA Executive Committee.) Budget Form must be attached with the application.

3. Applicants are responsible for all aspects of the proposed program, training or event, including but not limited to: planning, budgeting, organization, hosting and administration.

APRA Program 
Submittal Guidelines



Can't travel? Have cohorts from around the state that you would like to connect with? 

If you are interested in holding an on-line meeting, training or round-table discussion via Zoom Video Conferencing APRA can provide you with that opportunity. A request must be sent to the APRA Office a minimum of 10 days prior to the event. 

Zoom video conferencing will allow up to 50 people to attend the meeting via web conferencing or phone and can be recorded for posting on the website or for you share with others who may be interested in viewing later.

Applications and checklists below

Policies when hosting an event 

a must read before applying 

Budget Form

must be attached to event application form

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