Parks and Recreation Management Certificate (PRMC) Program
Designed for municipal managers and non-profit professionals looking to enhance their skills, the PRMC program focuses on the 3 pillars for successful leadership in public sector administration: communication, strategic planning, and political acuity. It introduces participants to key concepts and theories in each of the core areas, supported by research and practical case studies. This program is presented in partnership with the Schulich Executive Education Centre at the School of Business at York University. Download a program brochure here.
"I recently sent another round of staff to PRO’s PRMC program and they all came back with such great comments and energy! The speakers, the content, the knowledge transfer was all outstanding in their opinions. This program is a really good tool for those up and coming staff to gain a skill that is typically taught on the job and under fire, which we all know isn’t the best way at times. I really appreciate the leadership role PRO has on our industry and offering this certification is a great example of this." Rob Axiak, Manager of Recreation Services, Parks and Recreation, City of Burlington
“This program will give a competitive edge to young professionals in municipal administration who are seeking to advance their careers. It’s a great investment in the talented people who will be our municipal leaders today and in the future.” Darlene Joslin, Director of Recreation and Culture, Town of Richmond Hill
PRO undertook a provincial survey of municipal administration and parks and recreation leaders to determine core competencies for municipal managers. The survey identified three core competencies, which are the basis for this three-day, in-depth course:
Communicating with impact
Municipal strategic management
Political acumen in a municipal environment
About the Schulich Executive Education Centre
Founded in 1968, the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) is a strategic business unit within the world ranked Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. SEEC provides executive and management education to 10,000 +/year middle and senior managers and executives in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Delivering open enrolment and specially customized programs domestically and internationally, SEEC is itself a globally top 40 ranked executive and management education centre. With centres of excellence in a number of areas including both Municipal Leadership and Public Sector Management, SEEC is deeply engaged in helping organizations like PRO achieve its important goals.