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Financial Sustainability Through Improved Fee-Based Programming
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Financial Sustainability Through Improved Fee-Based Programming

Epply Institute workshop

When: Tuesday, April 24
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Prince George's Ballroom
2411 Pinebrook Ave.
Landover, Maryland  20785
United States

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Join us for this one-day workshop presented by The Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands.  


This workshop is designed for park and recreation professionals working in any environment where fee based programming is offered or considered as an acceptable means of delivering recreation services, such as sports leagues, guided tours, admission fees, or other programs and events.


The components of this day-long training include:

  • Direct instruction and facilitated review of the organization’s financial potential and programing options
  • Case study review of common fee-based recreational programs
  • Group activities on strategic programming and partnerships


Participants in this workshop will leave with the tools to evaluate existing and develop new fee-based programming to improve the finical sustainability of their organization. Content addresses each of the key aspects of fee-based programs including marketing, partnerships, fee levels, sponsorships, concessions, participation rates, and program evaluation.


Your Instructor


Steve Wolter has over 35 years of service as a leader, manager, executive, and mentor in the parks, recreation, public lands, and tourism fields. His experience includes executive experience at agencies across three states and work at the highest levels of parks agencies nationally, as well as local and state non-profit and for-profit organizations.


Possessing a varied and rich background in facilities management, city administration, urban and regional planning, recreation, sports, tourism, and project management, Steve is uniquely qualified to assist organizations in developing and meeting their strategic aspirations.

With degrees from the University of Minnesota and Indiana University, Steve is an in-demand speaker at national and international conferences with well over 1,400 speaking engagements across the globe.  His expertise in leadership for parks, recreation, and public lands agencies is widely valued by Eppley Institute partners and stakeholders.


About Eppley Institute


The Eppley Institute has been a leader in park, recreation, and public land management training for over 25 years, always working with partners to develop new best practices, or adapt existing best practices for training.


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