Leadership School

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Three Days of Intensive Learning
January 24-27, 2024
Florida Elks Youth Camp
Umatilla, FL

The FRPA Leadership School is designed to further develop managers that are leading from the middle of their organization. Participants must have been in a leadership role for a minimum of five years, and have a desire to move into a higher level in the field of parks and recreation. As much of the content teaches to staff relations, it is required that participants have experience with or currently supervise staff or volunteers. The FRPA Leadership School is about the PEOPLE and the PLANS you are involved with in your work. It will be a little about you, but more about others you will be leading, and how the variety of plans in place help you manage and monitor, helping achieve success as a team.  This program is intended to be the next step in gearing you up for management of your assets to build a sense of culture and progress. After completion of the Leadership School and continued employment in the field,  participants should explore FRPA Abrahams Jones Leadership Academy as a part of their professional development journey to further prepare them as an executive level leader in the parks and recreation field.


Ideal Candidates for the School have:

  • Individuals who have been in their supervisory role for more than five years and; 
  • Individuals who have a decision making and leadership role in their organization’s administration; and 
  • Individuals desiring an opportunity to further develop their leadership abilities, and learn about ways to improve.

Curriculum includes but is not limited to:

  • Organizational Culture
  • People Management
  • Communication
  • Decision Making and Critical Thinking
  • Budgeting
  • Planning
  • Vision
  • Advocacy

Read more about the prerequisites and requirements for completing the program in the application packet.