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Equity in Practice Certificate 2: Pursuing Race Equity in Parks and Recreation

Thank you for your interest in NRPA’s Equity in Practice Certificate program. NRPA’s Equity in Practice Certificates are action-oriented, and learners will develop an Equity Action Plan for themselves or their agency.

You can find out more information on the full Equity in Practice Certificate Program series here: https://learning.nrpa.org/equity-in-practice-certificate-programs.     

Who is this Certificate for? 
Prerequisites: Completion of Certificate 1

Participants support each other to practice a mindset and skillset essential to putting equity into practice effectively, overtime. Participants analyze best practices and exchange insights from embedding those practices into their workplace. This Equity in Practice Certificate Program is designed especially for individuals and teams in our Parks and Recreation community who have completed Certificate #1 (Exploring Race Equity in Parks and Recreation) and have a strong foundation for taking concrete actions toward greater equity.  

Certificate #2, Pursuing Race Equity in Parks and Recreation, is a 12-week opportunity to elevate your thinking about equity and to build a strategic Equity Action Plan. This certificate offers a bit less new content - and a bit more time for dialogue with peers who, like you, are courageously and thoughtfully pursuing equity in their unique context.  

This certificate also lays the groundwork for Certificate #3: Integrating Race Equity in Parks and Recreation. In that final Certificate of the series, participants focus on a concrete initiative to increase equity in their agency, get feedback from leaders in the field, and prioritize ways to amplify attention to equity in their day-to-day work moving forward.  

If you have completed Certificate 1 and are interested in moving on to Certificate 2, please email education@nrpa.org to find out how to enroll.

Structure and Focus of Certificate 2 
As depicted in the graphic below, this program is structured similarly to Certificate 1.  It employs a series of 6 "learning blocks", each two weeks in length. We will have one interactive, virtual workshop as the centerpiece of each learning block. A workbook will guide you through activities to advance your strategic plan between workshops.