Emerging Recreation Leaders Institute 1 and 2

Emerging leaders seek opportunities to learn, explore, and take risks. Minnesota Recreation and Park Association is committed to preparing professionals with the leadership skills needed to sustain and better their organization and the people they serve.  These two programs will alternate years offered.  Please reach out to Michelle Snider at snider@mnrpa.org with any questions.



The Emerging Recreation Leaders Institute 1 (ERLI) was held during the fall of 2023.  ERLI is geared for parks and recreation professionals with less than eight years of experience.  Seasoned professionals will serve as the faculty for each session. The program is designed to provide information across a broad spectrum of the profession, while participants also build their professional network.   This program will be offered again in 2025-2026.


Thank you to the following 2023 committee members:
Lisa Abernathy, City of St. Louis Park
Laura Fulton, City of Edina
Ryan Gunderson, City of Coon Rapids
Paul Pearson, City of Plymouth
Sam Werle, City of Duluth




The most recent Emerging Recreation Leaders Institute 2 was held in the Fall of 2022. This program will be offered again in the fall of 2024.

ERLI 2 in 2022



Flyer 2022

ERLI 2 in 2018



ERLI Flyer


Minnesota Recreation & Park Association (MRPA)
200 Charles Street NE
Fridley, MN 55432

(763) 571-1305

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