APRA Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Monday, August 19, 2019
    • Thursday, August 22, 2019
    • Hilton El Conquistador Resort - Oro Valley

    Registration only for volunteers who are helping at conference - names will be used only to print name tags.

    No options to purchase additional items through this link. 

    • Tuesday, August 20, 2019
    • Thursday, August 22, 2019
    • Hilton El Conquistador - Oro Valley, AZ
    • Tuesday, August 20, 2019
    • Thursday, August 22, 2019
    • Hilton El Conquistador Resort - 10000 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704


    APRA Annual Conference and Expo

    August 20 - 22, 2019

    Hilton El Conquistador Resort


    Registration Deadline: 12:00 PM on August 2nd 


     If you missed the registration deadline of August 2nd you will be required to register on-site. No tickets for lunch, social or awards will be available on-site.

    For all details related to conference please download the conference app.

    Directions can be found on the APRA website

    • Tuesday, August 20, 2019
    • Thursday, August 22, 2019
    • Hilton El Conquistador - 10000 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704

    APRA Annual Conference and Expo

    August 20 - 22, 2019

    Hilton El Conquistador Resort

    Registration Deadline: 12:00 PM on August 2nd 

     If you missed the registration deadline of August 2nd you will be required to register on-site. No tickets for lunch, social or awards will be available on-site.

    For all details related to conference please download the conference app.

    Directions can be found on the APRA website



    • Tuesday, August 20, 2019
    • Thursday, August 22, 2019
    • Hilton El Conquistador Resort - Oro Valley

    Speaker Registration

    Conference education session speakers will receive a complimentary one-day education registration package for the day of speaking. The complimentary one-day education registration package includes access to the following:

    Registration Deadline: 12:00 PM on August 2nd 

     If you missed the registration deadline of August 2nd you will be required to register on-site. No tickets for lunch, social or awards will be available on-site.

    For all details related to conference please download the conference app.

    Directions can be found on the APRA website


    • Tuesday, August 20, 2019
    • Friday, August 23, 2019
    • Hilton El Conquistador 10000 North Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704

    The 69th Annual APRA Conference and Expo will be held at the

      Hilton El Conquistador Resort in Oro Valley, AZ

    August 20 - 22, 2019


    Vendor check in will take place on Tuesday, August 20 from 8:30am - 4:30pm INSIDE of the Turquoise Ballroom.

    For all details related to conference please download the conference app.

    Directions can be found on the APRA website


    • Tuesday, August 20, 2019
    • Friday, August 23, 2019
    • El Conquistador Resort
    Register



    On-Site Registrations do not include lunch, social / award tickets or personalized name tag. 

    • Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Hilton El Conquistador Resort 10,000 N. Oracle Rd. Tucson, AZ

    Our Annual APRA Awards honors communities throughout the State of Arizona that demonstrate excellence in long-range planning, resource management and innovative approaches to delivering superb park and recreation services with fiscally sound business practices. 

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    The Awards Dinner will take place on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort in the Presidio Ballrooms at 6:30 pm SHARP.

    Check-in and cocktails begins at 5:45 PM in front of the Presidio Ballroom

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    REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 AT NOON

    TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON-SITE 

    • Friday, August 23, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • El Conquistador Board Room
    Register

    August meeting of the full APRA Board of Directors

    Breakfast 8:30 am

    Meeting starts promptly at 9:00 am

    Located in the El Conquistador Boardroom

    Agenda will be sent directly to board members


    • Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • APRA Office - 12950 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85022
    Register


    Leadership I - L.E.A.D

    Will consist of four individual, three and a half hour trainings each. Courses are designed to be attended in sequential order, but if participants wish to only attend certain courses, the content will still be high-value and educationally effective. 

    A separate registration is available for each individual course.

    L - Leadership 101

    Finding and defining your personal leadership style. What is important to you, how do you want to be known, how to develop your own brand, how to advance your career. 

    E - Establish Yourself as a Leader

    Building a leadership presence, gaining and leveraging influence. Encouragement! Caring for yourself and for your team. The strategic advantage of putting people first. 

    A - Art of Leadership vs. The Science of Management

    Authenticity, Assessment, and asking questions instead of making statements. Why diversity matters and how to become an inclusive leader. 

    D - Don't Overreact, But Don't Underreact

    How to have courageous conversations and communicate effectively while making the right decisions for and with your team and for your career. Identifying and breaking through barriers or constraints preventing progress.

    Each class has been approved for .2 CEU's

    Registration Deadline September 4, 2019

    Courses will take place at the APRA Office the second Tuesday of each month from September - December, 2019 followed by Leadership II taking place the second Tuesday of each month from February - May, 2020.

    Four course pack:

    • $225 member
    • $295 non-member
    • $115 APRA student member

    Single Sessions: 

    • $70 each 
    • $90 non-member
    • $35 APRA student member

    nicole 3.jpgAbout Nicole...

    With over 17 years of boots-on-the-ground work in various local governments, government-affiliates, and non-profits in Arizona, including statewide leadership of the Arizona City and County Management Association and Arizona Women Leading Government, I am a tactician and practitioner who has honed leadership skills and developed strategies to effectively train other public servants and those engaged in the work of building and developing communities.

    • Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • APRA Office 12950 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85022
    Register

    Leadership I Certification - L.E.A.D 

    The full certification course will consist of four individual, three and a half hour trainings each. Courses are designed to be attended in sequential order, but if participants wish to only attend certain courses, the content will still be high-value and educationally effective. 

    This is a separate registration if you are looking to take only the individual course listed below. 

     Full course registration can be accessed here

    Session 1: Leadership 101 

    Finding and defining your personal leadership style. What is important to you, how do you want to be known, how to develop your own brand, how to advance your career.

    Course approved for .2 CEU's

    About Nicole...

    With over 17 years of boots-on-the-ground work in various local governments, government-affiliates, and non-profits in Arizona, including statewide leadership of the Arizona City and County Management Association and Arizona Women Leading Government, I am a tactician and practitioner who has honed leadership skills and developed strategies to effectively train other public servants and those engaged in the work of building and developing communities.

    Registration Deadline: September 4, 2019

    • Thursday, September 12, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • City of Show Low - 180 N 9th Street
    • 25
    Register



    Approved for 0.6 CEU's through NRPA 

    Deadline to register - September 5, 2019

    Current agency members qualify to mail a check. If paying by check a copy of your approved PO must be sent to the APRA Office with 7 business days, email copy to admin@azpra.org - subject line PO for PMC Course

    • Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 778 N Main Street - Florence
    • 36
    Register



    0.6 CEUs available through NRPA 

    Deadline to register - September 10, 2019

    • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Civic Center Library Auditorium 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    • 75
    Register


    Lunch provided by the City of Scottsdale

    catered by Modern Market

    ACTIVE Net Workshop is approved for .3 CEUs 

    • Thursday, September 19, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom Video Conference

    The Program Committee meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday each month via Zoom video conference. Meetings run approximately one hour.

    If you would like to join the meeting please contact the Program Committee Chair, Jennifer Lauria or APRA Executive Director, Samantha Coffman to obtain the log in details.

    Purpose

    The Programming Committee’s purpose is to assist in the coordination, development and administration of all association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs provided to the membership. The Chair will recommend and board will approve a sub-committee that will directly assist in the planning, review, development and administration of all the proposed association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs. The sub-committee will be comprised of the regional representation and at least one (1) and no more than three (3) current professional members selected at large by the to represent the association’s professional interest. 

    Function

    a.        The Program Committee is responsible to the Executive Committee, for development and implementation of development and administration of all association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs provided by membership.

    b.       Provide financial oversight and approval of all association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs provided by membership.

    c.        Ensure CEU process is followed and approved by the CEU Chair prior to the event.

    d.       Approve and notify a member of CEU’s awarded. (CEU Chair)  

    e.        Assist membership in the in the coordination, development and administration of all association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs provided.

    f.         Establish criteria and review course content of professional training opportunities so members can submit for approval.

    g.        Meet at minimum on a quarterly basis to review and approve submitted event applications.

    h.       Advocate certifications among membership.

    i.         Encourage and develop professional training for the membership. Cooperate with high schools, colleges/universities and other organizations offering professional training and lectures.

    j.         Maintain calendar of educational opportunities working with the APRA Office to set up event calendar on website.

    k.        Investigate opportunities for supporting other forms of professional certifications for members (Structural Pest Control, International Society of Arborists) and liaison with the sponsoring organizations.

    l.         Investigate opportunities for supporting NRPA sponsored training within the state.

    m.     Work closely with the Marketing Committee to promote upcoming activities and events.


    • Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    • Thursday, September 26, 2019
    • Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD


    The NRPA Annual Conference is about more than just sharing great ideas. It’s about seizing new opportunities and facing challenges head on. It’s about cultivating relationships with others who want to break out of the monotony. It’s about challenging yourself and your peers to replace the typical with the extraordinary. Will you accept the challenge?

    Mark your calendar now for three days filled with energetic networking activities, inspirational education sessions and an inside look at the latest products for the field. 

      • Thursday, September 26, 2019
      • 9:00 AM
      • Zoom Video Conference

      The objective of the Membership Committee is to increase and retain membership of the Association. This committee will also recommend membership fee structures from time to time and see benefits that increase value of the membership. Works with APRA staff to retain current members, to recruit potential new members; and promote services to the Association membership. To work closely with the Marketing Committee to recommend outreach to new, existing and potential members. The committee will meet a minimum of three times annually to carry out the annual goals established at the beginning of the year.

      The Membership Committee is responsible to the Executive Committee, for the development and implementation of recruiting and retaining membership. Interface with and recruit new members who are associated with the parks and recreation profession, both municipal and private as well as businesses related to the field. Assist in the update of Association marketing materials explaining the benefits of APRA membership. Recommend and implement long-range planning for increasing the membership of APRA. Conduct personal outreach to new members to answer questions, gage level of potential involvement and guide them through how to use the website. Assist the Board of Directors in the development, implementation and review of Association membership.

      The Committee meets regularly at 9:00am on the 4th Thursday of each month via Zoom video conference.

      If you would like to attend a meeting or obtain more information contact the Membership Chair, Brian Sager.

      email Brian

      • Tuesday, October 08, 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • APRA Office 12950 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85022
      Register

      Leadership I Certification - L.E.A.D 

      The full certification course will consist of four individual, three and a half hour trainings each. Courses are designed to be attended in sequential order, but if participants wish to only attend certain courses, the content will still be high-value and educationally effective. 

      This is a separate registration if you are looking to take only the individual course listed below. 

       Full course registration can be accessed here

      Session 2: Establish Yourself as a Leader

      Building a leadership presence, gaining and leveraging influence. Encouragement! 

      Caring for yourself and for your team. The strategic advantage of putting people first. 

      Course approved for .2 CEU's

      About Nicole...

      With over 17 years of boots-on-the-ground work in various local governments, government-affiliates, and non-profits in Arizona, including statewide leadership of the Arizona City and County Management Association and Arizona Women Leading Government, I am a tactician and practitioner who has honed leadership skills and developed strategies to effectively train other public servants and those engaged in the work of building and developing communities.

      Registration Deadline: October 1, 2019

      • Thursday, October 10, 2019
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
      • 699 S. Navajo Dr., Page, AZ 86040
      • 35
      Register


      0.6 CEUs available through NRPA 

      Deadline to register - September 24, 2019

      • Thursday, October 17, 2019
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Zoom Video Conference

      The Program Committee meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday each month via Zoom video conference. Meetings run approximately one hour.

      If you would like to join the meeting please contact the Program Committee Chair, Jennifer Lauria or APRA Executive Director, Samantha Coffman to obtain the log in details.

      Purpose

      The Programming Committee’s purpose is to assist in the coordination, development and administration of all association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs provided to the membership. The Chair will recommend and board will approve a sub-committee that will directly assist in the planning, review, development and administration of all the proposed association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs. The sub-committee will be comprised of the regional representation and at least one (1) and no more than three (3) current professional members selected at large by the to represent the association’s professional interest. 

      Function

      a.        The Program Committee is responsible to the Executive Committee, for development and implementation of development and administration of all association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs provided by membership.

      b.       Provide financial oversight and approval of all association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs provided by membership.

      c.        Ensure CEU process is followed and approved by the CEU Chair prior to the event.

      d.       Approve and notify a member of CEU’s awarded. (CEU Chair)  

      e.        Assist membership in the in the coordination, development and administration of all association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs provided.

      f.         Establish criteria and review course content of professional training opportunities so members can submit for approval.

      g.        Meet at minimum on a quarterly basis to review and approve submitted event applications.

      h.       Advocate certifications among membership.

      i.         Encourage and develop professional training for the membership. Cooperate with high schools, colleges/universities and other organizations offering professional training and lectures.

      j.         Maintain calendar of educational opportunities working with the APRA Office to set up event calendar on website.

      k.        Investigate opportunities for supporting other forms of professional certifications for members (Structural Pest Control, International Society of Arborists) and liaison with the sponsoring organizations.

      l.         Investigate opportunities for supporting NRPA sponsored training within the state.

      m.     Work closely with the Marketing Committee to promote upcoming activities and events.


      • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
      • 8:00 AM
      • Thursday, October 24, 2019
      • 5:00 PM
      • North Mountain Visitor Center, 12950 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85022 (Education Room)
      • 0
      The Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) course is a National Certification and is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered. This course is sponsored by the National Recreation and Parks Association and the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association.

      North Mountain Visitor Center
      Central Phoenix
      12950 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85022
      Course: Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
      Lunch included for days one and two

         Exam: Thursday 8:00 am – 12 noon
       please arrive at 8:00 AM with 2 forms of ID to check in*
      Advanced reading and in class training will prepare you to sit for the CPSI exam. 
      Study materials will be sent by mail so please make sure to include the address where you would like to receive.  Please ensure you provide a deliverable address. 
      Those with international address please allow at least one month to receive books. 
      An incorrect address will lead to a delay in receiving your books, and arrangements will need to be made for you to pick up your books.

      Study materials will be sent out approximately 45 days prior to course date.   
      *Materials will not be mailed until payment has been received

      Upon successful completion of the exam participants are awarded their CPSI certification from NRPA. 
      It can take up to 4-6 weeks to receive test results from NRPA. Each candidate receives a three year certificate.

      No refunds will be processed after August 1, 2019 for the CPSI course and exam. Half refunded before 8/1/19

      Registration transfers can be made in writing BEFORE September 30 if sent to admin@azpra.org after this date no changes can be made to the registration.

      • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
      • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
      • Oro Valley Community Center (Sunset Room) 10555 N. La Canada - Oro Valley, AZ 85737
      • 38
      Register

      This special One-Day Onsite Academy will offer participants both the On-line and On-site Academy to earn the Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential. The Academy for Youth Sports Administrators is a comprehensive certification program that offers cutting-edge information on critical topics for professional youth sports administrators today. The Academy’s primary goal is to provide attendees with a foundation and tools needed to positively impact the youth sports experience for ALL children in their communities. 

      Youth Sports Professionals who are interested in earning the CYSA credential will participate in a full day of training on site at the APRA Conference. Then CYSA candidates will complete the certification process via the Online Academy. 

      Topics covered include: Youth sports philosophy, Professional development, Mission statements, Policies & procedures, Volunteer management, Child abuse prevention, Parent management, Conflict resolution, Insurance & risk management, Inclusion of children with disabilities, Evaluation & marketing of your program, Emergency planning, Model youth sports program, plus more. 

      Once certified, CYSAs are part of an elite group of professionals that understand the core foundations of the administration of sports programs for children and have demonstrated that professional development is essential to the delivery of quality sports programs. 

      Additional detailed information about the CYSA credential and the CEU Guidelines are provided to CYSAs within the CYSA Area of the Online Academy. Participants will experience both the Online and Onsite Academy to earn the Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential.  Click here for more about NAYS

      The sports academy workshop is approved for .5 CEU's 

      - Lunch on your own -

      the facility has a restaurant on-site connected to the Troon Golf Course

      DEADLINE TO REGISTER - OCTOBER 1, 2019

      • Thursday, October 24, 2019
      • 9:00 AM
      • Zoom Video Conference

      The objective of the Membership Committee is to increase and retain membership of the Association. This committee will also recommend membership fee structures from time to time and see benefits that increase value of the membership. Works with APRA staff to retain current members, to recruit potential new members; and promote services to the Association membership. To work closely with the Marketing Committee to recommend outreach to new, existing and potential members. The committee will meet a minimum of three times annually to carry out the annual goals established at the beginning of the year.

      The Membership Committee is responsible to the Executive Committee, for the development and implementation of recruiting and retaining membership. Interface with and recruit new members who are associated with the parks and recreation profession, both municipal and private as well as businesses related to the field. Assist in the update of Association marketing materials explaining the benefits of APRA membership. Recommend and implement long-range planning for increasing the membership of APRA. Conduct personal outreach to new members to answer questions, gage level of potential involvement and guide them through how to use the website. Assist the Board of Directors in the development, implementation and review of Association membership.

      The Committee meets regularly at 9:00am on the 4th Thursday of each month via Zoom video conference.

      If you would like to attend a meeting or obtain more information contact the Membership Chair, Brian Sager.

      email Brian

      • Friday, October 25, 2019
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Cactus Yards - 4536 E. Elliot Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234
      • 8
      Register


      Last day to register as a tournament sponsor is September 2, 2019

      Full payment is required at time of regsitration 

      • Wednesday, November 06, 2019
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Yuma Civic Center 1440 W. Desert Hills Dr. Yuma AZ 85364
      • 35
      Register


      0.6 CEUs available through NRPA 

      Deadline to register - October 30, 2019

      • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • APRA Office 12950 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85022
      Register

      Leadership I Certification - L.E.A.D 

      The full certification course will consist of four individual, three and a half hour trainings each. Courses are designed to be attended in sequential order, but if participants wish to only attend certain courses, the content will still be high-value and educationally effective. 

      This is a separate registration if you are looking to take only the individual course listed below. 

       Full course registration can be accessed here

      Session 3: Art of Leadership vs. The Science of Managment

      Authenticity, Assessment, and asking questions instead of making statements. Why diversity matters and how to become an inclusive leader. 

      Course approved for .2 CEU's

      About Nicole...

      With over 17 years of boots-on-the-ground work in various local governments, government-affiliates, and non-profits in Arizona, including statewide leadership of the Arizona City and County Management Association and Arizona Women Leading Government, I am a tactician and practitioner who has honed leadership skills and developed strategies to effectively train other public servants and those engaged in the work of building and developing communities.

      Registration Deadline: November 5, 2019

      • Saturday, November 16, 2019

      Phoenix Summit Challenge (PSC)

      This nationally recognized hiking event is calling you to put your physical stamina and mental strength to the test. Whether you are pushing yourself to the limits in the PHX7, ramping things up in the PHX5, tackling your first PSC in the PHX4, or you are proving there are no barriers you cannot overcome in the PHX All Abilities, there is a challenge waiting for you. The Phoenix Summit Challenge isn't about finishing first, it is about finding the challenge within yourself and inspiring others to reach for new heights.

      For details and registration links click here

      Take A Hike. Do It Right.

      • Thursday, November 21, 2019
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Zoom Video Conference

      The Program Committee meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday each month via Zoom video conference. Meetings run approximately one hour.

      If you would like to join the meeting please contact the Program Committee Chair, Jennifer Lauria or APRA Executive Director, Samantha Coffman to obtain the log in details.

      Purpose

      The Programming Committee’s purpose is to assist in the coordination, development and administration of all association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs provided to the membership. The Chair will recommend and board will approve a sub-committee that will directly assist in the planning, review, development and administration of all the proposed association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs. The sub-committee will be comprised of the regional representation and at least one (1) and no more than three (3) current professional members selected at large by the to represent the association’s professional interest. 

      Function

      a.        The Program Committee is responsible to the Executive Committee, for development and implementation of development and administration of all association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs provided by membership.

      b.       Provide financial oversight and approval of all association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs provided by membership.

      c.        Ensure CEU process is followed and approved by the CEU Chair prior to the event.

      d.       Approve and notify a member of CEU’s awarded. (CEU Chair)  

      e.        Assist membership in the in the coordination, development and administration of all association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs provided.

      f.         Establish criteria and review course content of professional training opportunities so members can submit for approval.

      g.        Meet at minimum on a quarterly basis to review and approve submitted event applications.

      h.       Advocate certifications among membership.

      i.         Encourage and develop professional training for the membership. Cooperate with high schools, colleges/universities and other organizations offering professional training and lectures.

      j.         Maintain calendar of educational opportunities working with the APRA Office to set up event calendar on website.

      k.        Investigate opportunities for supporting other forms of professional certifications for members (Structural Pest Control, International Society of Arborists) and liaison with the sponsoring organizations.

      l.         Investigate opportunities for supporting NRPA sponsored training within the state.

      m.     Work closely with the Marketing Committee to promote upcoming activities and events.


      • Thursday, November 28, 2019
      • Friday, November 29, 2019


      • Thursday, November 28, 2019
      • 9:00 AM
      • Zoom Video Conference

      The objective of the Membership Committee is to increase and retain membership of the Association. This committee will also recommend membership fee structures from time to time and see benefits that increase value of the membership. Works with APRA staff to retain current members, to recruit potential new members; and promote services to the Association membership. To work closely with the Marketing Committee to recommend outreach to new, existing and potential members. The committee will meet a minimum of three times annually to carry out the annual goals established at the beginning of the year.

      The Membership Committee is responsible to the Executive Committee, for the development and implementation of recruiting and retaining membership. Interface with and recruit new members who are associated with the parks and recreation profession, both municipal and private as well as businesses related to the field. Assist in the update of Association marketing materials explaining the benefits of APRA membership. Recommend and implement long-range planning for increasing the membership of APRA. Conduct personal outreach to new members to answer questions, gage level of potential involvement and guide them through how to use the website. Assist the Board of Directors in the development, implementation and review of Association membership.

      The Committee meets regularly at 9:00am on the 4th Thursday of each month via Zoom video conference.

      If you would like to attend a meeting or obtain more information contact the Membership Chair, Brian Sager.

      email Brian

      • Tuesday, December 10, 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • APRA Office 12950 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85022
      Register

      Leadership I Certification - L.E.A.D 

      The full certification course will consist of four individual, three and a half hour trainings each. Courses are designed to be attended in sequential order, but if participants wish to only attend certain courses, the content will still be high-value and educationally effective. 

      This is a separate registration if you are looking to take only the individual course listed below. 

       Full course registration can be accessed here

      Session 4: Don't Overreact, But Don't Underreact

      How to have courageous conversations and communicate effectively while making the right decisions for and with your team and for your career. Identifying and breaking through barriers or constraints preventing progress

      Course approved for .2 CEU's

      About Nicole...

      With over 17 years of boots-on-the-ground work in various local governments, government-affiliates, and non-profits in Arizona, including statewide leadership of the Arizona City and County Management Association and Arizona Women Leading Government, I am a tactician and practitioner who has honed leadership skills and developed strategies to effectively train other public servants and those engaged in the work of building and developing communities.

      Registration Deadline: December 3, 2019

      • Thursday, December 19, 2019
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Zoom Video Conference

      The Program Committee meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday each month via Zoom video conference. Meetings run approximately one hour.

      If you would like to join the meeting please contact the Program Committee Chair, Jennifer Lauria or APRA Executive Director, Samantha Coffman to obtain the log in details.

      Purpose

      The Programming Committee’s purpose is to assist in the coordination, development and administration of all association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs provided to the membership. The Chair will recommend and board will approve a sub-committee that will directly assist in the planning, review, development and administration of all the proposed association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs. The sub-committee will be comprised of the regional representation and at least one (1) and no more than three (3) current professional members selected at large by the to represent the association’s professional interest. 

      Function

      a.        The Program Committee is responsible to the Executive Committee, for development and implementation of development and administration of all association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs provided by membership.

      b.       Provide financial oversight and approval of all association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs provided by membership.

      c.        Ensure CEU process is followed and approved by the CEU Chair prior to the event.

      d.       Approve and notify a member of CEU’s awarded. (CEU Chair)  

      e.        Assist membership in the in the coordination, development and administration of all association sanctioned activities, events and educational programs provided.

      f.         Establish criteria and review course content of professional training opportunities so members can submit for approval.

      g.        Meet at minimum on a quarterly basis to review and approve submitted event applications.

      h.       Advocate certifications among membership.

      i.         Encourage and develop professional training for the membership. Cooperate with high schools, colleges/universities and other organizations offering professional training and lectures.

      j.         Maintain calendar of educational opportunities working with the APRA Office to set up event calendar on website.

      k.        Investigate opportunities for supporting other forms of professional certifications for members (Structural Pest Control, International Society of Arborists) and liaison with the sponsoring organizations.

      l.         Investigate opportunities for supporting NRPA sponsored training within the state.

      m.     Work closely with the Marketing Committee to promote upcoming activities and events.


      • Tuesday, December 24, 2019
      • Wednesday, January 01, 2020


      • Thursday, December 26, 2019
      • 9:00 AM
      • Zoom Video Conference

      The objective of the Membership Committee is to increase and retain membership of the Association. This committee will also recommend membership fee structures from time to time and see benefits that increase value of the membership. Works with APRA staff to retain current members, to recruit potential new members; and promote services to the Association membership. To work closely with the Marketing Committee to recommend outreach to new, existing and potential members. The committee will meet a minimum of three times annually to carry out the annual goals established at the beginning of the year.

      The Membership Committee is responsible to the Executive Committee, for the development and implementation of recruiting and retaining membership. Interface with and recruit new members who are associated with the parks and recreation profession, both municipal and private as well as businesses related to the field. Assist in the update of Association marketing materials explaining the benefits of APRA membership. Recommend and implement long-range planning for increasing the membership of APRA. Conduct personal outreach to new members to answer questions, gage level of potential involvement and guide them through how to use the website. Assist the Board of Directors in the development, implementation and review of Association membership.

      The Committee meets regularly at 9:00am on the 4th Thursday of each month via Zoom video conference.

      If you would like to attend a meeting or more information contact the Membership Chair, Brian Sager.

      email Brian

      • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
      • 8:00 AM
      • Thursday, January 23, 2020
      • 5:00 PM
      • North Mountain Visitor Center, 12950 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85022 (Education Room)
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      Register

      Certified Playground Inspector Course (CPSI) Details

      January 21 - 23, 2020

      North Mountain Visitor Center

      12950 North 7th Street

      Phoenix, AZ 85022

      Course:

      Tuesday + Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm (lunch included)

      Lunch menu posted beginning of October 


      Exam:

      Thursday 8:00am - 12:00pm  Arrive by 8:00 AM with 2 forms of ID to check in*

      Important CPSI Exam Day Reminders

      *Test is provided by a third party contracted with NRPA*

      Test begins promptly at 8:30 AM – Please arrive early to check in

      REQUIRED:

      • Two forms of ID (drivers license and any other form that contains your name AND signature, ie. credit card) 
      • Two #2 pencils, they will not be provided on-site
      • Food/drink not permitted in the testing area
      • Leave cell phones and study materials in car - use of either will result in dismissal

      _______________________________________________________________________

      EXAM RESULTS:

      • Direct mailed from NRPA approximately six (6) weeks after testing to the address provided at sign-in. 

      REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019

      • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • APRA Office - 12950 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85022
      Register


      Leadership II - C.A.R.E

      Will consist of four individual, three and a half hour trainings each. Courses are designed to be attended in sequential order, but if participants wish to only attend certain courses, the content will still be high-value and educationally effective.  

      C - Council and Commission Relations

      What it means to be "politically savvy", why it's important, and how leaders can develop this critical skill for success. 

      A - Army of Advocates

      How to tell your story, leverage momentum, and cultivate support for success. Identifying and effectively engaging the highest-value, most strategic partners. 

      R - Relationships Matter

      The strategic advantage of putting people first. Motivation vs. influence. Helping your teams understand and employ strategies for building critical internal and external relationships.  

      E - Extraordinary Dialogue

      How to have courageous and crucial conversations at work and in your communities. Tools for communicating with candor and respect while discussing seemingly unsolvable problems and preserving or restoring dignity to the participants in the conversation.

      Each class has been approved for .2 CEU's

      Registration Deadline February 3

      Courses will take place at the APRA Office the second Tuesday February - May 2020.

      Four course pack:

      • $225 member
      • $295 non-member
      • $115 APRA student member

      Single Sessions: 

      • $70 each 
      • $90 non-member
      • $35 APRA student member

      nicole 3.jpgAbout Nicole...

      With over 17 years of boots-on-the-ground work in various local governments, government-affiliates, and non-profits in Arizona, including statewide leadership of the Arizona City and County Management Association and Arizona Women Leading Government, I am a tactician and practitioner who has honed leadership skills and developed strategies to effectively train other public servants and those engaged in the work of building and developing communities.

      • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
      • 8:00 AM
      • Thursday, April 23, 2020
      • 5:00 PM
      • North Mountain Visitor Center, 12950 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85022 (Education Room)
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      Certified Playground Inspector Course Details

      April 21 - 23, 2020

      North Mountain Visitor Center

      12950 North 7th Street

      Phoenix, AZ 85022

      Course:

      Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm (lunch included)

      Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm (lunch included)

      Lunch menu posted beginning of April


      Exam:

      Thursday 8:00am - 12:00pm  Arrive by 8:00 AM with 2 forms of ID to check in*

      Important CPSI Exam Day Reminders

      *Test is provided by a third party contracted with NRPA*

      Test begins promptly at 8:30 AM – Please arrive early to check in

      REQUIRED:

      • Two forms of ID (drivers license and any other form that contains your name AND signature, ie. credit card) 
      • Two #2 pencils, they will not be provided on-site
      • Food/drink not permitted in the testing area
      • Leave cell phones and study materials in car - use of either will result in dismissal

      _______________________________________________________________________

      EXAM RESULTS:

      • will be direct mailed from NRPA approximately six (6) weeks after testing to the address provided at sign-in. 
      • Tuesday, October 20, 2020
      • 8:00 AM
      • Thursday, October 22, 2020
      • 5:00 PM
      • North Mountain Visitor Center, 12950 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85022 (Education Room)
      • 36

      Certified Playground Inspector Course Final Details

      October 20 - 22, 2020

      North Mountain Visitor Center

      12950 North 7th Street

      Phoenix, AZ 85022

      Course:

      Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm (lunch included)

      Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm (lunch included)

      Lunch menu posted beginning of October 


      Exam:

      Thursday 8:00am - 12:00pm  Arrive by 8:00 AM with 2 forms of ID to check in*

      Exam Day Reminders

      Test is provided by a third party contracted with NRPA*

      Test begins promptly at 8:30 AM – Please arrive early for check in

      REQUIRED:

      • *Two forms of ID (drivers license and any other form that contains your name AND signature, ie. credit card) 
      • Two #2 pencils, they will not be provided on-site
      • Food/drink not permitted in the testing area
      • Leave cell phones and study materials in car - use of either will result in dismissal

      _______________________________________________________________________


      EXAM RESULTS:

      • will be direct mailed from NRPA approximately six (6) weeks after testing to the address provided at sign-in. 
      • Monday, October 26, 2020
      • Friday, October 30, 2020
      • Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL


      The NRPA Annual Conference is about more than just sharing great ideas. It’s about seizing new opportunities and facing challenges head on. It’s about cultivating relationships with others who want to break out of the monotony. It’s about challenging yourself and your peers to replace the typical with the extraordinary. Will you accept the challenge?

      Mark your calendar now for three days filled with energetic networking activities, inspirational education sessions and an inside look at the latest products for the field. 

        • Tuesday, September 21, 2021
        • Friday, September 24, 2021
        • Nashville Convention Center - Nashville, TN


        • Tuesday, September 20, 2022
        • Friday, September 23, 2022
        • Phoenix Convention Center - Phoenix, AZ


        • Tuesday, October 10, 2023
        • Thursday, October 12, 2023
        • Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center Dallas, TX


      Past events

      Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Marketing BadAZ - Marketing and Branding Workshop
      Tuesday, August 20, 2019 69th Annual APRA Golf Tournament Fundraiser
      Monday, July 29, 2019 Conference Committee final meeting and walk-through
      Thursday, July 25, 2019 Membership Committee Meeting
      Thursday, July 18, 2019 Laser Tag Social!
      Thursday, July 18, 2019 Program Committee Meeting
      Friday, July 12, 2019 NRPA Playground Maintenance Training - Prescott
      Thursday, June 27, 2019 Membership Committee Meeting
      Thursday, June 20, 2019 Program Committee Meeting
      Monday, June 17, 2019 CPO Interest List Only! (Certified Pool Operator)
      Friday, June 14, 2019 Free K9 First Aid Course
      Wednesday, June 05, 2019 Leadership Certification Course Promotional Webinar
      Thursday, May 23, 2019 The Art of Thriving
      Thursday, May 23, 2019 Membership Committee Meeting
      Thursday, May 16, 2019 Program Committee Meeting
      Friday, May 10, 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (in-person)
      Friday, May 10, 2019 NRPA Playground Maintenance Training - Sierra Vista
      Thursday, May 02, 2019 Cinco de Mayo Warm Up Social
      Thursday, May 02, 2019 NRPA Playground Maintenance Training - MESA
      Thursday, April 25, 2019 Membership Committee Meeting "Snacky Hour"
      Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Drowning Prevention & Training
      Thursday, April 18, 2019 Program Committee Meeting
      Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Youth and Teen Program Managers Round Table
      Friday, April 12, 2019 APRA West Side Social
      Friday, April 12, 2019 Emerging Leaders Workshop 2019
      Thursday, April 11, 2019 USTA Tennis Workshop
      Thursday, April 11, 2019 Special Events Roundtable
      Tuesday, April 09, 2019 Be Intentional: 9 Strategies for Relentlessly Pursuing Personal & Professional Success (Webinar)
      Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Master Class in Cost Recovery
      Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Aquatic Facility Operator Course & Exam - Spring 2019
      Thursday, March 21, 2019 Program Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Women Leading Government Happy Hour "Midfulness, Mingling & Munchies"
      Friday, March 15, 2019 SPARK Agency/Business Networking Lunch
      Friday, March 15, 2019 SPARK Sponsorship
      Friday, March 15, 2019 SPARK Conference 2019
      Tuesday, March 05, 2019 Spring 2019 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course
      Thursday, February 28, 2019 New Year - New Friends APRA Social
      Thursday, February 21, 2019 Program Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Active Net Regional User Group Meeting
      Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Environmental Day at the Capitol 2019
      Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2019 Conference Committee Meeting
      Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Goal Setting and Vision Board Workshop
      Friday, January 25, 2019 APRA Board Orientation
      Tuesday, January 22, 2019 CAZCA Speaker Series: Globe Chamomile the Looming Invasive
      Thursday, January 17, 2019 Program Committee Meeting
      Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Introduction to Overdose Prevention
      Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Volunteer Lobby/Workshop
      Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Facility Roundtable
      Thursday, December 06, 2018 Canine Outreach & Mental Health
      Friday, November 30, 2018 APRA Board of Directors Meeting
      Saturday, November 17, 2018 Maricopa Trail Dedication and Groundbreaking
      Saturday, November 17, 2018 Phoenix Summit Challenge
      Friday, October 26, 2018 Strategic Planning Retreat
      Wednesday, October 10, 2018 AZ Youth Sports Roundtable
      Tuesday, September 25, 2018 2018 NRPA Conference
      Saturday, September 22, 2018 National Public Lands Day
      Friday, September 07, 2018 APRA Board of Directors Meeting
      Wednesday, August 01, 2018 APRA Board Member and Committee Volunteers Recruitment Period
      Thursday, July 26, 2018 APRA Board of Directors Meeting
      Wednesday, July 25, 2018 2018 APRA Annual Awards Banquet
      Tuesday, July 24, 2018 On-Site Registrations Conference Registrations
      Tuesday, July 24, 2018 2018 Conference Speaker Registration
      Monday, July 23, 2018 Customer Experience By Design (Pre-Conference Workshop)
      Monday, July 23, 2018 Certified Youth Sports Administrator Certification Workshop
      Monday, July 23, 2018 Marketing BadAZ - Marketing and Branding Workshop
      Monday, July 23, 2018 2018 Annual APRA Golf Tournament Fundraiser
      Monday, July 23, 2018 2018 APRA Annual Conference Non-Member Registrations
      Monday, July 23, 2018 2018 APRA Annual Conference - Member Registrations
      Monday, July 23, 2018 2018 APRA Conference Sponsorships
      Sunday, July 22, 2018 2018 Exhibit Hall Booth Space
      Thursday, June 21, 2018 World's Largest Swim Lesson
      Wednesday, June 20, 2018 "The Great Outdoors" - Trails, Maintenance and Customer Service
      Friday, June 01, 2018 Promo Webinar for upcoming NAYS/CYSA workshop
      Thursday, May 24, 2018 Situational Violence Training in cooperation with Mesa PD
      Saturday, May 12, 2018 Frontline FUNdamentals
      Friday, May 11, 2018 APRA Board of Directors Meeting
      Friday, May 04, 2018 Arid Lands Symposium: Integrating Research into Action
      Friday, April 27, 2018 "The Great Outdoors" - Trails, Maintenance and Customer Service
      Thursday, April 26, 2018 Emerging Leaders Workshop 2018
      Thursday, April 19, 2018 Cinco de Mayo Warm Up Social
      Thursday, April 19, 2018 Central Region Meeting
      Friday, April 13, 2018 CPRP Study Group
      Tuesday, April 03, 2018 Aquatic Facility Operator Course & Exam
      Tuesday, March 27, 2018 A Reading of "The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide"
      Tuesday, March 13, 2018 APRA Conference Committee Meeting
      Tuesday, March 06, 2018 March 2018 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam
      Friday, March 02, 2018 Kickball Kick-off Party
      Tuesday, February 27, 2018 CAZCA Speaker Series
      Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Magazine Submittal Deadline
      Friday, February 23, 2018 SPARKS - 2nd annual Conference
      Friday, February 23, 2018 SPARKS - Conference Sponsorship
      Thursday, February 15, 2018 "The Great Outdoors" - Trails, Maintenance and Customer Service
      Friday, February 09, 2018 February CPRP Cetification Promotion
      Wednesday, February 07, 2018 Environmental Day at the Capitol 2018
      Saturday, February 03, 2018 4th Annual APRA "Hike for Hops" Event
      Saturday, January 27, 2018 National Trail Trek 2018
      Friday, January 26, 2018 APRA Board of Directors Meeting
      Friday, December 22, 2017 APRA Office Holiday Closure 12/22/17 - 1/1/18
      Friday, December 15, 2017 Volunteer Lobby/Advocacy Workshop
      Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Facilities Roundtable
      Monday, December 11, 2017 Pool & Spa Safety Checklist Program - Drowning Prevention Coalition of AZ
      Friday, December 08, 2017 APRA Board of Directors Meeting - South Region
      Thursday, December 07, 2017 LUNCH AND LEARN - Every Kid (and adult) in the park: Getting out to Arizona National Parks Service Sites
      Thursday, November 09, 2017 Electric Bicycles: A Primer on the Technology & Land Manager Tools
      Thursday, November 09, 2017 Granite Mountain Hotshot Memorial State Park Personal Tour
      Saturday, October 28, 2017 Music in the Mountains
      Tuesday, October 24, 2017 October 2017 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam
      Saturday, October 21, 2017 Gilbert Parks Foundation Lakeside Luau
      Saturday, October 21, 2017 Trail Skills Institute Sessions
      Thursday, October 19, 2017 American Trails Webinar for October: Trail User Counting
      Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Ranger Planning Committee Meeting
      Monday, October 02, 2017 Vendor Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Ranger Training Committee Meeting
      Friday, August 11, 2017 APRA Board of Directors Meeting
      Thursday, August 10, 2017 Reverse Trade Show at the APRA Conference
      Wednesday, August 09, 2017 2017 Conference Speaker Registration
      Wednesday, August 09, 2017 2017 Conference Additional Awards Dinner Tickets
      Tuesday, August 08, 2017 CAPRA Visitor Training
      Tuesday, August 08, 2017 67th Annual APRA Golf Tournament
      Tuesday, August 08, 2017 Vendor Additional Badge Request
      Tuesday, August 08, 2017 2017 APRA Annual Conference Non-Member Registrations
      Tuesday, August 08, 2017 2017 APRA Annual Conference - Member Registrations
      Tuesday, August 08, 2017 2017 Exhibit Hall Booth Space
      Saturday, July 22, 2017 2017 APRA Swimmer's Classic
      Thursday, July 13, 2017 How Urban Forests in Parks Can Improve Health, Raise Propoerty Values and Provide Recreation
      Sunday, June 25, 2017 Ultimate Lifeguard Challenge 2017
      Thursday, June 08, 2017 Innovation Lab, Austin: New Ideas for Connecting Kids of All Ages to Nature
      Thursday, May 25, 2017 Conservation Alliance Speaker Series - Fracture Zone: Making Loss Visble
      Wednesday, May 17, 2017 North Region Mixer
      Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Accessibility Training Workshop
      Thursday, May 11, 2017 NRPA Webinar - Park Metrics: Embracing Agency Performance Data to Better Serve Your Community
      Saturday, May 06, 2017 2017 APRA Annual Awards Nomination Late Deadline
      Wednesday, May 03, 2017 Keep Your Playground Compliant and Fun! - Afternoon Session
      Wednesday, May 03, 2017 Keep Your Playground Compliant and Fun! - Morning Session
      Thursday, April 27, 2017 Cinco de Mayo Warm Up
      Thursday, April 27, 2017 Emerging Leaders Workshop
      Friday, April 21, 2017 APRA Board of Directors Meeting - West Region
      Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Central Region Meeting
      Monday, April 17, 2017 Boards and Commissions Roundtable (not just for board members!)
      Thursday, April 13, 2017 Prepare for Summer: Innovative Learn to Swim Programs
      Thursday, April 13, 2017 Library Roundtable Discussion
      Thursday, April 13, 2017 Playground Maintenance and Risk Workshop - South
      Friday, April 07, 2017 SPARKS - 1st Annual Conference Sponsorship
      Friday, April 07, 2017 SPARKS - 1st annual Conference
      Tuesday, April 04, 2017 Certified Pool Operators Course (National Certification)
      Friday, March 31, 2017 Arizona Aquatics Seminar
      Thursday, March 30, 2017 What Teens Want - Creative Ways to Enhance Teen Programming
      Thursday, March 23, 2017 Conservation Volunteerism & Community Connectivity: A study of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
      Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam
      Saturday, March 11, 2017 2017 MOVE Across Two Ranges Hiking Challenge
      Friday, March 10, 2017 "So Your Local Park Foundation Needs a Strong Individual Giving Campaign"
      Thursday, March 09, 2017 Green Infrastructure in Parks Playbook: featuring Robert Goo from US EPA
      Thursday, March 09, 2017 You Got Class? The Do's and Don'ts of Leisure Classes
      Wednesday, March 08, 2017 Playground Maintenance and Risk Workshop - North- CANCELLED
      Wednesday, March 08, 2017 The Role of P&R Agencies in Youth Sports Concussion Campaign
      Saturday, February 25, 2017 3rd Annual APRA "Hike for Hops" Event
      Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Environmental Day at the Capitol
      Tuesday, February 07, 2017 Aquatic Facility Operator Course & Exam
      Thursday, February 02, 2017 Library Roundtable Discussion
      Wednesday, February 01, 2017 APRA Annual Golf Tournament Sponsorship
      Tuesday, January 31, 2017 APRA Sports Round Table
      Friday, January 20, 2017 APRA Board of Directors Meeting
      Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Volunteer Lobby/Advocacy Workshops
      Friday, December 09, 2016 APRA Board of Directors Meeting
      Wednesday, December 07, 2016 Beer and Wine, How to Avoid Event Hangover!
      Tuesday, December 06, 2016 Playground Maintenance and Risk Workshop
      Tuesday, December 06, 2016 What to learn about the CYSA Certification?
      Thursday, December 01, 2016 2017 APRA Annual Awards Nomination Early Deadline
      Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Free Webinar on Green Infrastructure, Parks and Equity
      Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Granite Mountain Hotshot Memorial Site Opens
      Friday, November 18, 2016 The 2016 Election: What it Means for Parks and Recreation
      Thursday, November 17, 2016 Library Roundtable Discussion
      Monday, November 14, 2016 What to learn about the CYSA Certification?
      Monday, November 14, 2016 Grant Management Class - "Learn to stay in compliance and keep the money"
      Saturday, November 12, 2016 Phoenix Summit Challenge and URock After Party
      Monday, November 07, 2016 Grant Guidance Workshop - "Learn where to find the grants and how to get them"
      Thursday, November 03, 2016 Next Generation Leadership Conference
      Thursday, October 27, 2016 LWCF Grant and Grant Policy Change Workshop
      Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam
      Tuesday, October 18, 2016 North Region Meeting and Networking Mixer
      Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Certified Pool Operators Course (National Certification)-CANCELLED
      Friday, October 14, 2016 APRA Regional Board of Directors Meeting
      Friday, October 14, 2016 Pokemon Discussion Forum
      Wednesday, October 05, 2016 National Recreation and Parks Association Conference
      Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Annual Aquatic Symposium hosted by City of Tempe
      Tuesday, August 09, 2016 66th Annual APRA Conference On-Site Registration
      Saturday, July 23, 2016 2016 APRA Swimmer's Classic
      Monday, July 11, 2016 Conference Committee Meeting
      Saturday, July 09, 2016 (copy) Wilderness First Aid
      Sunday, June 26, 2016 Ultimate Lifeguard Challenge 2016
      Thursday, June 16, 2016 Emergency Planning Presented by NRPA’s Administrators Network
      Friday, June 10, 2016 APRA South Region Board of Directors Meeting
      Monday, May 09, 2016 2016 Annual APRA Annual Awards Nomination Late Deadline
      Tuesday, May 03, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting
      Thursday, April 28, 2016 Cinco de Mayo Warm Up Social
      Thursday, April 28, 2016 Central Region Meeting
      Saturday, April 23, 2016 APRA Group Registration - Pat's Run
      Friday, April 22, 2016 APRA South Region Area Meeting
      Friday, April 22, 2016 FREE Drowning Prevention & Training
      Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Certified Pool Operators Course (National Certification)
      Friday, April 08, 2016 APRA North Region Board of Directors Meeting
      Monday, April 04, 2016 2016 Conference Committee Meeting
      Friday, April 01, 2016 Volunteer database
      Saturday, March 26, 2016 M.O.V.E Across 2 Ranges
      Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam
      Wednesday, March 02, 2016 Conservation Alliance Speaker Series
      Saturday, February 20, 2016 2nd Annual APRA "Hike for Hops" Event
      Friday, February 12, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting
      Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Conservation Alliance Speaker Series
      Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Enviornmental Day at the Capitol 2016
      Monday, February 01, 2016 University of Arizona Turf Colorant Demonstration
      Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Tournament Network/Sports Round Table
      Friday, January 08, 2016 APRA Full Board Meeting - Installation of new officers
      Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Holiday Potluck and White Elephant Gift Exchange UPDATED INFO!
      Thursday, November 19, 2015 Sports & Aquatics Professionals Meeting
      Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Aquatic Facility Operator Course & Exam
      Monday, November 16, 2015 APRA Incoming Officer Training
      Monday, November 16, 2015 APRA Full Board Meeting and 2016 Budget Review
      Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Annual Aquatic Symposium hosted by City of Tempe
      Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Certified Pool Operators Course (National Certification)
      Friday, October 09, 2015 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Friday, October 09, 2015 Certified Youth Sports Administrator Certification Workshop
      Thursday, October 01, 2015 Facility Roundtable
      Tuesday, September 29, 2015 APRA Sport's & Aquatics Professionals Meeting
      Tuesday, September 15, 2015 NRPA Congress - Las Vegas
      Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Leisure Benefits Branch Meeting
      Tuesday, August 18, 2015 League of Cities Conference
      Friday, August 14, 2015 APRA Board of Directors Meeting - South Region
      Wednesday, August 12, 2015 65th Annual Maintenance Day Vendor Registration
      Tuesday, August 11, 2015 APRA Awards Gala Ticket
      Tuesday, August 11, 2015 65th Workshop: Active Network Workshop
      Tuesday, August 11, 2015 65th Annual Conference Tour - Sports Field/Lighting Tour by MUSCO
      Tuesday, August 11, 2015 65th Annual Conference Tour -Oro Valley Public Arts Tour
      Tuesday, August 11, 2015 AZ RecTrac User Group Meeting
      Tuesday, August 11, 2015 65th Annual Conference Tour - Biosphere 2
      Tuesday, August 11, 2015 65th Annual APRA Golf Tournament
      Tuesday, August 11, 2015 65th Annual Golf Tournament Sponsorships
      Monday, August 10, 2015 65th Workshop: Sponsorship & Non-Sponsorship Revenue
      Monday, August 10, 2015 65th Annual APRA Conference On-Site Registration
      Monday, August 10, 2015 65th Annual APRA Conference Registration
      Monday, August 10, 2015 65th Annual Conference Volunteer Registration
      Monday, August 10, 2015 65th Annual Conference Exhibit Hall Booth Space Registrations
      Saturday, July 25, 2015 APRA Sports & Aquatics Swimmer's Classic
      Monday, July 13, 2015 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, July 08, 2015 APRA Sport's & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Sunday, June 28, 2015 Ultimate Lifeguard Challenge 2015
      Sunday, June 28, 2015 Sports & Aquatics Ultimate Lifeguard Challenge
      Friday, June 26, 2015 Playground Safety Training Course
      Wednesday, June 24, 2015 APRA Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Outdoor Professionals Meeting
      Wednesday, June 10, 2015 2015 APRA Conference Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, June 10, 2015 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Friday, May 29, 2015 Outdoor Pros Friday Night Social at the OHSO
      Friday, May 15, 2015 APRA Board of Directors Meeting, Lunch, & Education Sessions - North Region
      Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Outdoor Professionals Meeting
      Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Saturday, May 02, 2015 65th Annual APRA Annual Awards Nomination Deadline
      Thursday, April 30, 2015 Cinco de Mayo Member Networking Event
      Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Sports & Aquatics presents "Understanding Drowning" Seminar
      Saturday, April 18, 2015 PHX 3on3 Tournament
      Thursday, April 16, 2015 Outdoor Professionals Meeting
      Thursday, April 02, 2015 Administrators Branch Roundtable - Aging Infrastructure
      Friday, March 27, 2015 Leisure Benefits Branch Meeting/Networking
      Thursday, March 26, 2015 "Standing the Heat" Workshop by Jamie Sabbach
      Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Rec Pros Best of the Best Outdoor Programming
      Thursday, March 19, 2015 Conservation Alliance Speaker Series
      Thursday, March 19, 2015 Outdoor Professionals Meeting
      Wednesday, March 11, 2015 2015 APRA Conference Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, March 11, 2015 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting CANCELLED
      Friday, March 06, 2015 Groundskeeping Clinic at Chase Field
      Friday, February 20, 2015 APRA Board of Directors Meeting - West Region
      Thursday, February 19, 2015 Conservation Alliance Speaker Series
      Thursday, February 19, 2015 Outdoor Professionals Meeting
      Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Saturday, February 07, 2015 Inaugural APRA "Hike for Hops" Event
      Monday, January 26, 2015 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Thursday, January 22, 2015 Environmental Day at the Capitol Thursday!
      Thursday, January 15, 2015 Conservation Alliance Speaker Series
      Thursday, January 15, 2015 Outdoor Professionals (formerly Natural Resources) Meeting
      Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam
      Wednesday, January 07, 2015 Citizen Lobby Workshop
      Wednesday, January 07, 2015 Leisure Benefits Branch Meeting
      Wednesday, January 07, 2015 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Tuesday, January 06, 2015 Tournament Network Round Table
      Monday, January 05, 2015 Citizen Lobby Workshop
      Friday, December 12, 2014 APRA Full Board Meeting
      Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Directors' Meet & Greet presented by Leisure Benefits Branch
      Wednesday, December 10, 2014 2015 APRA Conference Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, December 03, 2014 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting and Holiday Potluck and White Elephant Gift Exchange
      Thursday, November 27, 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday
      Monday, November 17, 2014 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Saturday, November 15, 2014 Kayak/Paddle/PFD Drawing
      Saturday, November 15, 2014 Phoenix Summit Challenge and U Rock Festival
      Thursday, November 13, 2014 Conservation Alliance Speakers Series - Special Event
      Thursday, November 13, 2014 2015 Conference subcommittee meeting - Matt Kalcevich
      Wednesday, November 05, 2014 Upcoming Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Saturday, November 01, 2014 Sports & Aquatics Branch Social - ASU Football
      Thursday, October 30, 2014 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting-CANCELLED
      Thursday, October 30, 2014 Synthetic Turf Field Day Arizona Stadium
      Tuesday, October 28, 2014 2015 APRA Conference Education Sub-Committee planning section
      Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Sports & Aquatics Annual Aquatic Symposium hosted by City of Tempe
      Thursday, October 23, 2014 APRA Emerging Leaders Workshop
      Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Help Shape the Future of Outdoor Recreation in the Sky Islands Kick-Off Collaboration Workshop
      Monday, October 13, 2014 NRPA Congress
      Thursday, October 09, 2014 Conservation Alliance Speaker Series
      Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam
      Thursday, September 25, 2014 Board of Directors Retreat
      Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Administrator's Branch Planning Meeting
      Wednesday, September 17, 2014 2015 APRA Conference Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Rec Pro's Meeting
      Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Conference Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, September 10, 2014 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Monday, September 08, 2014 Rec Pro's Meeting-2015 Work Session & Social
      Thursday, August 14, 2014 64th Annual APRA Boards and Commissions Day
      Wednesday, August 13, 2014 APRA Board of Directors Meeting - West Region
      Wednesday, August 13, 2014 64th Annual Maintenance Day - APRA Conference & Expo
      Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Administrators' Branch Meeting
      Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Copper Sky Recreational Complex Tour
      Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Craft Brewery Tour - "Experience the Movement"
      Tuesday, August 12, 2014 64th Annual APRA Golf Tournament
      Monday, August 11, 2014 Certified Youth Sports Administrator Certification Workshop
      Monday, August 11, 2014 64th Annual Conference and Expo Registration
      Monday, August 11, 2014 2014 Conference Volunteer Registration
      Monday, August 04, 2014 Conference Committee Meeting
      Monday, August 04, 2014 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Thursday, July 31, 2014 Lunch & Educate - Community Center Roundtable
      Saturday, July 26, 2014 APRA Sports & Aquatics Swimmer's Classic
      Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Natural Resources Branch Meeting
      Friday, July 18, 2014 2015 APRA Conference Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Conference Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, July 09, 2014 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Friday, July 04, 2014 Slate of Candidates Announcement
      Sunday, June 29, 2014 Ultimate Lifeguard Challenge
      Friday, June 20, 2014 APRA Board of Directors Meeting, Lunch, & Education Sessions - East Region
      Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Monday, June 16, 2014 APRA Quarterly Magazine Publication Deadline
      Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Conference Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, June 11, 2014 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, June 04, 2014 Rec Pro's Branch Meeting
      Monday, June 02, 2014 64 Annual Conference - Sponsorship Registrations
      Saturday, May 31, 2014 Frontline FUNdamentals
      Friday, May 30, 2014 64th Annual Conference Expo Booth Space Registration
      Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Friday, May 16, 2014 APRA Annual Awards Nomination Deadline
      Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Conference Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, May 14, 2014 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Monday, May 12, 2014 Administrators' Branch Meeting
      Thursday, May 08, 2014 Conservation Alliance Speakers Series
      Wednesday, May 07, 2014 Natural Resources Branch Meeting at Arizona Wilderness Brewing
      Tuesday, May 06, 2014 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Saturday, April 26, 2014 Camp Colley Golf Tournament Fundraiser
      Friday, April 25, 2014 2014 STATE ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION
      Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Friday, April 18, 2014 APRA Board of Directors Meeting & Tour - North Region
      Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Conference Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, April 09, 2014 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Arizona Gives Day
      Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Education Session "Park & Recreate"
      Thursday, March 27, 2014 Hance Park Grand Opening
      Thursday, March 27, 2014 Conservation Speakers Alliance Series
      Thursday, March 27, 2014 Lunch & Educate - Cultural Programming
      Wednesday, March 26, 2014 APRA Executive Committee Meeting- Special Meeting
      Tuesday, March 25, 2014 NRPA Legislative Forum
      Monday, March 24, 2014 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam
      Friday, March 21, 2014 Roundtable & Spring Training Game Networking Mixer
      Monday, March 17, 2014 APRA Quarterly Magazine Publication Deadline
      Thursday, March 13, 2014 Playground Safety, Maintenance and Supervision Workshop
      Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Conference Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, March 12, 2014 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Playground Safety, Maintenance and Supervision Workshop
      Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Playground Safety, Maintenance and Supervision Workshop
      Friday, March 07, 2014 Leisure Benefits Branch Meeting & Tour
      Tuesday, March 04, 2014 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Thursday, February 27, 2014 Fitness Symposium for Recreation Professionals
      Thursday, February 27, 2014 Administrator's Branch Planning Meeting
      Saturday, February 15, 2014 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Thursday, February 13, 2014 Conservation Speakers Alliance Series
      Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Conference Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, February 12, 2014 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Saturday, February 08, 2014 APRA Potluck Picnic
      Wednesday, February 05, 2014 Natural Resources Branch Meeting
      Saturday, February 01, 2014 CFEE Certification Course
      Friday, January 24, 2014 Leisure Benefits Branch Meeting
      Friday, January 24, 2014 APRA Lunch, Ed Session and Tour- Tucson
      Friday, January 24, 2014 APRA Board of Directors Meeting - South Region
      Thursday, January 23, 2014 Lunch & Educate - Traveling Programs
      Sunday, January 19, 2014 Sports & Aquatics Branch Shirt
      Thursday, January 16, 2014 Theory to Practice: Applying the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum and Limits of Acceptable Change
      Thursday, January 09, 2014 Tournament Network Round Table
      Wednesday, January 08, 2014 Conference Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, January 08, 2014 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Tuesday, January 07, 2014 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Monday, December 16, 2013 APRA Quarterly Magazine Publication Deadline
      Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Conference Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, December 11, 2013 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting and Holiday Potluck and White Elephant Gift Exchange
      Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Rec Pro's Branch Meeting
      Saturday, November 16, 2013 Sports & Aquatics Branch Social - ASU Football
      Thursday, November 14, 2013 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Conference Committee Meeting
      Tuesday, November 05, 2013 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting-CANCELLED
      Friday, November 01, 2013 Leisure Benefits Branch Meeting
      Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Administrators Branch Planning Session
      Thursday, October 24, 2013 APRA Emerging Leaders Workshop
      Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Certified Pool Operators Course
      Friday, October 18, 2013 APRA Leadership Retreat
      Tuesday, October 08, 2013 NRPA Congress and Exposition
      Wednesday, October 02, 2013 Aquatic Symposium
      Monday, September 30, 2013 APRA Leadership 101
      Monday, September 30, 2013 Rec Pro's Branch Meeting
      Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Conference Committee Meeting
      Monday, September 16, 2013 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Saturday, September 14, 2013 33rd Annual Environmental Excellence Awards
      Thursday, September 12, 2013 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Friday, August 30, 2013 Swim Lessons University
      Friday, August 30, 2013 Achieving Zero Waste Events and Facilities!
      Friday, August 30, 2013 CAPRA - Why Best Practices Matter
      Friday, August 30, 2013 Making Your Community Festivals Better
      Thursday, August 29, 2013 APRA Awards Banquet
      Thursday, August 29, 2013 Boards and Commissions Day
      Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Maintenance Day - APRA Conference & Trade Show
      Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Outdoor Professionals Day
      Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Leisure Benefits Branch Meeting
      Tuesday, August 27, 2013 APRA Board of Directors Meeting - West Region
      Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Golf Tournament
      Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Rec Pros Branch Meeting
      Monday, August 26, 2013 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam
      Monday, August 26, 2013 63rd Annual Conference and Trade Show
      Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Conference Committee Meeting
      Monday, August 12, 2013 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Thursday, August 08, 2013 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Saturday, August 03, 2013 APRA Sports & Aquatics Swimmer's Classic
      Friday, August 02, 2013 2nd Annual Arizona Conference of Festivals & Events
      Thursday, July 18, 2013 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Saturday, July 13, 2013 Lifeguard Appreciation Night at Chase Field
      Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Conference Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Rec Pros Branch Meeting
      Sunday, June 30, 2013 Ultimate Lifeguard Challenge
      Thursday, June 27, 2013 APRA Board of Directors Meeting
      Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Thursday, June 13, 2013 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Conference Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Rec Pros Branch Meeting
      Friday, June 07, 2013 Leisure Benefits Branch "First Friday" Meeting
      Friday, June 07, 2013 2013 Arizona Track & Field Showcase
      Wednesday, May 29, 2013 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, May 29, 2013 APRA Annual Awards Nomination Deadline
      Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Rec Pros Branch Meeting
      Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Lunch & Educate - Recreation Center Roundtable
      Wednesday, May 08, 2013 Conference Committee Meeting
      Saturday, May 04, 2013 Wilderness First Aid
      Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Rec Pros Branch Meeting
      Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Lunch & Educate - Teens and Trends
      Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Sports & Aquatics Branch Meeting
      Friday, April 19, 2013 Board of Directors Meeting - North Region
      Friday, April 19, 2013 North Region Workshop: Going the Distance - NAU Parks and Recreation Management
      Sunday, April 14, 2013 21st American Trails International Trails Symposium (ITS)
      Thursday, April 11, 2013 APRA Executive Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Conference Committee Meeting
      Friday, April 05, 2013 Leisure Benefits Branch "First Friday" Meeting
      Thursday, April 04, 2013 Administrators Branch Meeting & Educational Session
      Monday, April 01, 2013 Kids at Hope - Train the Trainer
      Thursday, March 28, 2013 Telluride Ski Weekend: Pre-Surf the Rockies
      Tuesday, March 26, 2013