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Welcome! Indianapolis, IN. September 27, 2018

Welcome! Indianapolis, IN. September 27, 2018

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Welcome! Indianapolis, IN. September 27, 2018

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  1. Professionalism within the park and recreation profession Welcome! Indianapolis, IN. September 27, 2018

  2. Panel Purpose • Discuss the current state of the park and recreation profession and their professionalism needs • Encourage thought, discussion, investigation, and action to move us forward

  3. What are the Institutions of a Profession? • Monopoly over practice • Common set of attitudes about the nature and value of our work • Acquisition and dissemination of knowledge • Measure of autonomy and self-governance • A professional identity that sets the profession apart from other occupations • A code of ethics that expresses the professional’s obligations to clients and the public • Long-term commitments to the field that commitment is a vocation, a sense of calling.

  4. State of the Profession… • Survey of over 700 NRPA Members, fall 2017 • Explored Professionalism & Credentialing • Our discussion supported by these findings

  5. Our Strengths

  6. 1- strongly disagree, - 7 strongly agree

  7. Our Challenges

  8. Questions • Improve the fact we are an “indispensable” service… • Read the park & recreation journals thoroughly? • Support: “no other profession is actually more vital to society than ours”? • Believe that our profession is essential for society? • Advocate the importance of our profession? • Embrace that no other occupation is more important to society than ours? • If ever an occupation were indispensable, it is mine.

  9. Questions • How to Improve the autonomy of our professionals • Professionals allowed to make Minor Decisions? • Professionals allowed to make Major Decisions?

  10. Questions • How to move forward with Credentialing? • Improve the common body of knowledge similar to that possessed by other professions in which licensing or certification of professionals is required? • Move forward credentialing as a requirement to practice? • Assure Professional certifications (CPRP, CPRE, CPSI, AFO) perform their jobs or tasks? • Develop education & offered through colleges and universities? • Require degrees for entry level positions in park and recreation?

  11. Breakout by Community Affiliation

  12. NRPA Communities and Networks Hunger and Nutrition- 492 Members 339 Members 203 members 239 Members 176 Members 569 Members 1400+ Members 605 Members 1,000+ Members 417 Members

  13. Green & Yellow-Scores over 5.00

  14. Thank you! • NRPA Membership for responding to “Credentialing and Professionalism in Park and Recreation Profession” (CPPRP) Study • The NRPA Administration for sponsoring the CPPRP and allowing access to survey the membership • Thanks to the Panel- Melissa, Gerry, Don & KoFan

  15. We are a Great Profession! Thank you for all you do! Have a great year!!!

  16. Supporting information

  17. Breakout – #1 Professional Associations and CEUs

  18. Breakout – #2 Sense of Calling

  19. Breakdown- #3 Peers as Referents

  20. Breakdown- #4 Ethics

  21. Breakdown- #5 Peers as Judges of Competence & Performance

  22. Breakdown- #6 Autonomy

  23. Breakdown- #7 Indispensable Service

  24. Breakdown- #8 Certifications