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Equity in Practice Certificate 1: Exploring Racial Equity 

Thank you for your interest in NRPA’s Equity in Practice Certificate program! 

The next cohort (Cohort 7) of Equity in Practice Certificate 1: Exploring Racial Equity in Parks and Recreation will be in Fall 2024. APPLICATIONS OPEN JULY 8! Put a reminder in your calendar to come back to this page to apply!

Learn more below!

Overview: Certificate 1 
During Certificate 1: Exploring Racial Equity, learners will exchange perspectives on race equity in the field of Parks and Recreation, and generate ideas for creating greater equity. Each participant will draft a doable action plan suited to their unique identity, role, and context.  

This interactive Certificate Program consists of 6 learning blocks. Each block includes an interactive workshop during which you'll explore lots of important concepts and skills for growing equity in the field of Parks and Recreation. Each block is also supplemented with self-paced learning activities to keep learners engaged between workshops. 

Learners are provided with a workbook for each learning block to guide them through activities to advance their strategic plan between workshops. 

For more information about the full Equity in Practice Certificate series CLICK HERE

Who is this Certificate for?  
NRPA’s Equity in Practice Certificate Program Series is specifically designed for Park and Recreation professionals who are ready to bring equity to their everyday work in the field, versus talking about it generally.

Everyone in this Certificate Program will have a varied level of understanding and practice in achieving equity. We all have so much to learn, and so much to contribute! 

How much does this program cost?
We are proud to offer this program at no cost to individual NRPA members

What is the time commitment? 

Cohorts are 12 weeks and include 30-60 minutes of self-guided work each week, and 6 live, 2.5-hour virtual workshops via Zoom (1 workshop per 2-week learning block). 

The required Live Virtual Workshops for the next cohort will be held from 1:00 – 3:30 PM EST on the following dates: 

Workshop Date
Workshop 1 Thursday, September 19, 2024
Workshop 2 Thursday, October 3, 2024
Workshop 3 Thursday, October 24, 2024
Workshop 4 Thursday, November 7, 2024
Workshop 5 Thursday, November 21, 2024
Workshop 6 Thursday, December 12










Contact NRPA's Senior Education Manager for DEI, Tiff Cunin (they/them), at dei_education@nrpa.org