New! Online Recreation Program Institute and CPP Jan. 11 – March 4, 2016 (8 weeks)

Mon, Oct 12,2015 @ 12:29 PM
by William Draves |

Thousands of professionals have been trained by LERN. Now you can acquire this quality training, education and professional development specific to recreation classes, and at a price that makes it affordable for all your staff to be trained.

Learn online anytime, any day or evening, from any computer. Participate as little, or as much, as you wish.
It’s easy. It’s fun.

Join These Top Recreation Professionals


These recreation professionals moderate the online discussion. From left, Laura Guentner, Orange Recreation and Community Education, Pepper Pike, OH; Warren Bird, City of Garland, Garland, TX; Laura Wetherald, Howard County Parks and Recreation, Columbia, MD; Chuck Ramm, City of Temple, Temple, TX; and Cathy Noonan, City of San Jose, San Jose, CA.

Here’s what you do online each week:

1. Do 10 or so pages of readings
2. Listen to the 15-minute audio presentation with slides
3. Take the optional self quiz for the week’s unit and get immediate feedback on how you’re doing.
4. Join your colleagues and some of the best recreation professionals in North America in the written discussion board area and share your thoughts with others.

Plus, you have the option of receiving recognition for your work by being awarded the Certified Program Planner (CPP) designation after passing the CPP examination.


Week 1: Needs Assessment in Recreation Programming

Week 2: Program Development

Week 3: Finance and Budgeting for Recreation Classes

Week 4: Program Analysis

Week 5: Pricing

Week 6: Best Recreation Brochures

Week 7: Promotion and Marketing Recreation Classes

Week 8: Customer Service and Review of Best Practices Benchmarks

Registration information:

The cost (fee includes book) for this online Institute for members of LERN with recreation departments is just $95 for one person; 3 people $195 total; 6 people only $295 total. Contact Tammy at 800-678-5376 or if you are unsure whether you are a member or from a parks and recreation department.

Click here for registration information.



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