Director's Academy

2024 Director's Academy

Thursday, October 17 to Friday, October 18, 2024

Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, Rancho Cucamonga, CA (Celebration Hall)

Presented by the CPRS Administrators Section

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Current and aspiring Directors, Superintendents, Managers and leaders are encouraged to participate in this two-day professional development experience which offers education, CEUs, networking and much more.  Education sessions focus on both professional and organizational core competencies identified in the California Action Plan (2018).  In 2024, the Director's Academy education will focus on (i) Political Acumen, (ii) Research, Planning & Design, (iii) Mentorship, Training & Teaching, and (iv) Resourcefulness.  

The Director's Academy is an intensive program aimed at building long-term effectiveness, success, and impact for parks and recreation agency leaders in California.  Unlike programs that focus on current trends or fads, this Academy equips attendees with essential tools and skills needed to be impactful leaders.  This program is designed to empower and elevate future leaders, ensuring they are well-prepared to take the reins when the time comes with both hands-on learning and engagement with a network of fellow park and recreation leaders. 

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Registrants can look forward to:
  • 7.5+ hours of substantive programming 
  • Continuing Education Units (for purchase)
  • Two education tracks to choose from
  • Networking social event the evening of Th., 10/17
  • Lunch on both Thursday and Friday, breakfast Friday morning, and coffee & refreshments throughout
  • Valuable resources, connections, and experiences! 

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Registration Information

Early Bird registration pricing ends on Tuesday, September 10, 2024.  Standard registration pricing is available Wednesday, September 11 through Tuesday, October 1, 2024, when registration closes.  

Early Bird CPRS Member Registration ... $189
Standard CPRS Member Registration ... $225
CPRS Member CEUs ... $20 

Early Bird Non-Member Registration ... $225
Standard Non-Member Registration ... $275
Non-Member CEUs ... $40

For more details about registration prices, deadlines, and policies, visit the registration page

A hotel room block with a special rate of $107/night (plus taxes and fees) has been secured.  Please visit the registration page for more information.  

Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 17, 2024 

10:45 AM ... Check-In 
11:00 AM ... Opening Keynote 
12:00 PM ... Lunch 
01:00 PM ... Education Sessions 1A & 1B
02:30 PM ... Break 
02:45 PM ... Education Sessions 2A & 2B 
04:15 PM ... Break 
04:30 PM ... Education Session 3 (general)
05:30 PM ... Networking Social

Friday, October 18, 2024

08:30 AM ... Breakfast 
09:00 AM ... Education Sessions 4A & 4B 
10:30 AM ... Break 
10:45 AM ... Education Sessions 5A & 5B
12:00 PM ... Lunch 
12:30 PM ... Closing Session 

Subject to change.

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