Upcoming Events

MRPA hosts a variety of education opportunities throughout the year. Workshop information will be added to this page throughout the year.


How to Deal with Difficult People - Secrets Revealed! - Virtual Workshop

February 7
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
.15 CEUs

Difficult people are everywhere BUT at work our response to them makes a difference. They know how to bring “IT” and learning how to interact with them effectively is critical to overall job success, image, and personal wellbeing. This session provides strategies for working productively with challenging people.  This virtual workshop is in partnership with Florida Recreation and Park Association.

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What's your EQ IQ - Virtual Workshop
March 8
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
.15 CEUs

As the focus on building the right Culture and Environment in the workplace is front and center in our struggle to attract and retain the best and the brightest, the discussion of Emotional Intelligence is making its way into conversations more and more.   The understanding of Social Awareness, Empathy, Compassion, Emotions, and so much more is critical to our success both personally and professionally.  This session will break down EQ and help you first understand yourself, and then how to be a better leader by understand others.  This virtual workshop is in partnership with Florida Recreation and Park Association.

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    Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course and Exam
    Cedarholm Community Building, Roseville
    March 15-17

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    Meaningful Evaluations: The How-Tos and Where-Fors - Virtual Workshop
    March 21
    Noon - 1:30 p.m.
    .15 CEUs

    Do you know why you do evaluations? Do you do share and respond to the results? What are the expectations (both unspoken and apparent) do you have related to evaluation-based actions? In this session we’ll talk about the whys, hows, whats, and what-to-do-withs of evaluations – related to personnel as well as programs. Providing background information and structure, sharing current practices, and asking and responding to questions will all be part of this session.  This virtual workshop is in partnership with Florida Recreation and Park Association.

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify at least three reasons that evaluations are important
    • Explain what to do with evaluation results
    • Conduct meaning evaluations of programs and personnel

    Afterschool Analytics: Why the data matters - Virtual Workshop

    March 29
    Noon - 1:30 p.m.
    .15 CEUs

    Learn how data can be used to inspire change, create a story of impactful moments, motivate staff, and help grow your Parks and Recreation department. In this session we discuss the impact keeping track of data can have, and how to use this information to best serve your community.  This virtual workshop is in partnership with Florida Recreation and Park Association.

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify how proper data collection can help tell your parks and recreation story.
    • Identify how to properly sell your services and improve programming through data collection.
    • Be able to tangibly show the impact staff has, helping motivate and create healthy competition amongst your team.


    Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course and Exam
    Maple Grove Community Center
    April 12-14
    *Note the new dates from the original flyer

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    MRPA Annual Conference 2023

    September 26-29
    Plymouth Community Center
    Plymouth, MN

    More information to follow...


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