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Nevada Recreation & Park Society's LEAD Institute

 The Nevada Recreation & Park Society's LEAD Institute is a new annual leadership development program for early, mid-career and seasoned professionals. Leadership development is critical to both public and park and recreation employees. It   provides participants and agencies with skill sets, competencies, and a growing expertise that improves leadership ability   and fosters individual and organizational success.

This three-year program will enhance individual organizational leadership skills, specifically addressing leadership styles, philosophies, and competencies. In addition, the program explores and introduces emerging approaches of integrating leadership development and personal growth. The course is designed to provide participatory and collaborative leadership and allows participants to learn from instructors and their fellow classmates. The intent is to prepare leaders with essential skills that will better prepare them for future challenges that requires strategic thinking, collaboration, systems thinking, and leading change.

 


Who should participate?

Full-time and part-time individuals with one or more years of experience in the profession. The LEAD Institute focuses on preparing individuals for their next career steps.

Our mission:

To provide progressive training, education, insights, thoughtful leadership, and best practices for the many facets of the parks and recreation industry across all experience levels in the state of Nevada.

Our vision: 

To be a catalyst in helping to raise the overall level of knowledge for parks and recreation professionals in the state of Nevada, thereby empowering them to create more impactful experiences.

Why should I attend the NRPS LEAD Institute?

  • To prepare for current and future organizational leadership roles.
  • To strengthen your personal knowledge base about leadership and its relationship to organizational success.
  • To strengthen your knowledge base about leadership principles and activities.
  • To reflect a personal commitment to the parks and recreation profession.
  • To demonstrate an awareness and commitment to personal and professional growth.
  • To be a part of succession planning for yourself and your organization.

What does the program cost?

  • $100* and is in addition to your conference fee.*Price is for 2020 participation only.  Fees subject to change.


 



What is the LEAD Institute structure for 2020-2022? 

2020

·         Session attendance at the LEAD Institute Training Introduction, conducted at the NRPS 2020 Annual Conference (South).

·         One-day of the NRPS 2020 Conference on Thursday, April 2 (8am-5pm) is committed to the program.

·         Suggested attendance of the entire NRPS 2020 Conference

·         There are also additional annual training component requirements for the 4 pillars of L-Leadership, E-Excellence, A-Alliance, D-Development. The training components include, but are not limited to: webinars, networking events, workshops and mentor check-ins. Requirements will be provided at the introductory training.

 

2021

·         Attendance of the NRPS 2021 (North) Conference Awards Luncheon

o   Participants who have completed the requirements will be recognized with a completion certificate.

·         Introduction to the NRPS LEAD Institute Mentor Program. Session attendance at the Mentor Training Introductory (1.25 hours).

·         Annual requirement of mentoring a L.E.A.D. participant.

·         New LEAD members will need to attend the session at the NRPS 2021 Conference and will need attend the one-day training course.

·         There are also additional annual training component requirements for the 4 pillars of L-Leadership, E-Excellence, A-Alliance, D-Development. The training components include, but are not limited to: webinars, networking events, workshops and mentor check-ins. Requirements will be provided at the introductory training.


2022

·         Attendance of the NRPS 2022 (South) Conference Awards Luncheon

o    Mentors who have completed the requirements, will be recognized with a certificate of merit.

o   2021 LEAD participants who have completed the requirements will be recognized with a completion certificate.

 

 *All dates and times for trainings may be subject to change.


 

2020 LEAD Application:


LEAD Participants

The Nevada Recreation & Park Society's LEAD Institute is a new annual leadership development program for early, mid-career and seasoned professionals. This three-year program will enhance individual organizational leadership skills, specifically addressing leadership styles, philosophies, and competencies. In addition, the program explores and introduces emerging approaches of integrating leadership development and personal growth. The course is designed to provide participatory and collaborative leadership and allows participants to learn from instructors and their fellow classmates. The intent is to prepare leaders with essential skills that will better prepare them for future challenges that requires strategic thinking, collaboration, systems thinking, and leading change.

Participants accepted into the LEAD Institute, must commit to all trainings, mentoring obligations, etc. for the entire 2020-2021 training year.  The 2021 NRPS Annual Conference will be held in Northern Nevada (in March/April) and graduating participants will be expected to attend.

If you have further questions, please feel free to reach out to Angela Summers.

The application deadline is March 6, 2020.


LEAD Mentors

As part of the Nevada Recreation & Park Society's L.E.A.D.ership Institute course, we select participants who have completed the first year of the program to continue on as Mentors.  If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, please take a moment to complete the application survey below.  As a reminder, those who are accepted into the Mentor Program, must commit to all trainings, mentoring obligations, etc. for the entire 2020-2021 training year.  The 2021 NRPS Annual Conference will be held in Northern Nevada (in April) and mentors will be expected to attend.

Those applying for a Mentor or Mentor Advisory position, do not need to pay for LEAD.  The only payment required for Mentors/Mentor Advisory Committee members would be conference, travel, etc. (if their agencies are not covering it).  If you would like to apply for a Mentor position for a second time, you are also able to do so in the link below.

If you have further questions, please feel free to reach out to Angela Summers.

The application deadline is March 6, 2020, and applicants must have completed all 2019-2020 requirements.  Following the application deadline, an interview date/time will be scheduled (over the phone).


For more information:

Angela Summers, LEAD Institute Coordinator

702-267-5806

angela.summers@cityofhenderson.com 


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