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MRPA / Ritch Stevenson Leadership Institute


Application for this year's Leadership Institute is open April 12 - June 15, 2018.

Thank you for your interest in the Leadership Institute.

Applications have closed for 2018-2019.

The Institute’s goal is to develop future leaders in Recreation and Parks to advance to leadership positions within their organization and in the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association. The Institute will meet monthly and attendance is required. The locations will allow participants to travel around the state to experience firsthand different facilities and geographic challenges in Maryland. Dynamic, informed guest speakers will be featured each month with facilitated discussion related to topics relevant to leadership. Projects and reading materials will be assigned between Institute dates.

Participation is limited to 20 professionals who are identified as “up-and-coming leaders” by their supervisor, department or division head. Two letters of recommendation and a resume are required with a completed application. One of the letters will need to be from the immediate supervisor who is making the recommendation to attend. Participants must be MRPA members in good standing. CEU’s will be awarded.

Dates for Leadership Institutes are as follow (please note, some dates may be subject to change). Under "availability" on the application (below), please confirm your availability for these dates.  Attendance at all sessions is required.


September 6th & 7th (overnight)

October 11th

November 8th

December 6th

January 3rd

February 14th

March 14th


Fee: $550.00 per registrant


The fee includes facility and speakers fees, materials, lodging and meals.
Graduates of the Institute will receive acknowledgement at the MRPA Annual Conference in Ocean City, MD (conference registration and accommodations are not included in the Institute fee). 


To complete your application today, see below.




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9/6/2018 » 3/14/2019
Leadership Institute 2018-2019 Schedule

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