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Events & Education

We're proud to provide the following events and educational opportunities for

park and recreation professionals from around the country!

Altruism Institute

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The Altruism Institute is a once in a lifetime experience for park & recreation professionals! The program is a biennial 4-day program that focuses on being strategic, smart and courageous in today's important challenges and issues.

The next Institute will happen in 2024. Check back for more information.



Since 2016, the biennial Altruism Institute has been a premiere

parks and recreation training program. With over 15 hours of educational content led by a team of experts in the public parks

and recreation field, the Altruism Institute will inspire, provoke,

and reinvigorate participants of our responsibility for the decisions

we make and the impact our profession has for our communities.

The host location of Boulder, Colorado provides inspiration as

we gather in one of the most beautiful places in the country, the foothills of the Rocky Mountains! Participants will have

opportunities to enjoy all that Boulder has to offer, both passively

and through structured activities as part of the program.



Registration for the 2024 Altruism Institute has not opened yet. If interested in being added to the Preferred List, please email us.


The Altruism Institute is an invite-only program and limited to 30 participating park and recreation executives and policy makers.

Registration fee includes all sessions and 1.5 CEUs, all meals, recreational activities, and a gear package.

*This fee excludes airfare, transportation to and from the Institute,

and lodging.

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The Financial Sustainability Certification Program, a two-and-a-half-day program coming to 10 states in 2023, addresses the pressing need to practice financial discipline and acknowledge the responsibility park and recreation professionals have as stewards of taxpayer dollars!



Below is the list of stops on the 2023 Financial Sustainability Certification Program tour. Click on each to learn more.


Registration fee includes 1.5 CEUs and all meals (3 continental breakfasts and 2 lunches).



As park and recreation professionals, we are privileged to be

the stewards of taxpayer dollars. Each and every day we get to

spend their money. What a responsibility! We hold in our hands

the power to impact communities by how we manage these

resources. How we spend, how we generate revenues, and how

we work to create a financially sustainable future for our

organizations and for the field of parks and recreation.


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Directors Summit

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The Directors Summit brings together parks and recreation Directors from across the country for 2 days of networking, roundtable discussions, and solution-based conversations with industry experts.


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Farrell Buller
Summit Facilitator

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Chase Ellis
Summit Administrator
City of DeSoto, TX

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Angela Summers
City of Henderson, NV

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Bryce King
Summit Administrator
Centerville City, UT

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the purpose of the Directors Summit?

Following Directors School 2022, many attendees expressed an interest in connecting throughout the year. After more discussion, an idea was

suggested that Directors School graduates host a mid-year gathering, now

called the Directors Summit. 2023 was hosted by DeSoto Parks and

Recreation in conjunction with the Texas Recreation and Park State

Conference, with the hope that other agencies will volunteer to host for

future years.

Are there details for the 2024 Summit?

At this time, the only confirmed detail for the 2024 Directors Summit is

that it will be hosted by the City of Memphis, TN. Once more details are confirmed, they will be added here.


What can I expect from the Summit?

The primary goal of the Directors Summit is networking. Current Directors

School attendees, as well as past graduates, will engage in both small and

large group discussions about current issues facing parks and recreation. Questions will also be posed throughout the workshop to invite one-on-one discussion and build future virtual forum topics.

Is the Summit CEU eligible?

At this time the Summit is not CEU eligible, as the primary focus is

networking with other parks and recreation leaders from across the country; however, we are working to see if a portion of the workshop may be eligible.

Is there a cost to attend the Summit?

Thanks to our generous sponsors, the Summit is available for the low cost

of $100 per attendee. Travel and meals not provided during the program are

the attendees responsibility.

Is there a cost to attend the Summit?

If you register for the event and are unable to attend, please let us know as

soon as possible. Your registration fee will be refunded minus processing fees. The event is capped at 60 attendees.

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Financial Sustainability Certification Program


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