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MRPA Ritch Stevenson Leadership Institute 2020 - 2021
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Deadline to apply for the 2020 - 2021 MRPA Ritch Stevenson Leadership Institute

has been extended through August 15, 2020.











MRPA /Ritch Stevenson Leadership Institute


Application for this year's Leadership

Institute is 8/15/2020



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 the Ritch Stevenson 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 10 & 11, 2020

October 8, 2020

November 12, 2020

December 10, 2020

January 14, 2021

February 11, 2021

March 11, 2021

April Graduation at MRPA Annual Conference


Fee: $575.00 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). 


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