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The American Parks & Recreation Foundation (Foundation), nonprofit philanthropic partner of the American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration (Academy), is sponsoring scholarships to cover the tuition for two (2) first-year students to attend the National Recreation & Park Association’s 2022 Supervisors Management School, which will be held November 6-10 at the nationally acclaimed Oglebay National Training Center in Wheeling, WV. The Supervisors Management School is designed to prepare parks and recreation professionals to become a first-time supervisor or to sharpen the skills that will make you a more effective supervisor, manager, and leader.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2022 Supervisors Management School scholarships

Your nomination must be supported by a current member of the Academy or by a graduate of the 2nd Year of the Supervisors Management School. Eligible applicants must be a current member of NRPA.

A Sampling of Session Topics in Year 1:

  • When to Lead When to Manage
  • Selecting & Keeping the Right Employee
  • Building Trust
  • Organizational Culture - Your Role, Your Responsibility
  • Creating a Motivating Work Environment and Empowering the employees you supervise


Scholarship awards will prioritize candidates:

  • From a minority population or any group that is underrepresented in the parks and recreation profession
  • From a parks and recreation agency that cannot not pay a candidate’s tuition without a scholarship



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