Parks and Recreation Management Certificate (PRMC) Program - The 2020 Virtual Edition
The Parks and Recreation Management Certificate (PRMC) is designed for managers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. The program focuses on the 3 pillars for successful leadership in any organization: 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.
For 2020, the Fall program content will be presented virtually starting October 26 until November 23rd. Click here for the full details.
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-part, in-depth course:
Part 1: Communicating With Impact
Course Instructor: Dr. Gail Levitt Pre-work:
1 hr during the week of October 26 Course on Zoom platform:
Friday, November 6, 9am - 4pm (7 hours including 1 hr scheduled lunch break)
Part 2: Municipal Strategic Management Course Instructor: Dr. JP Gedeon Pre-work:
1hr during the week of November 2
Course on Zoom platform:
Thursday, November 12, 9am - 12pm
Week of November 16 Course on Zoom Platform:
Friday, November 20, 9am - 12pm
Part 3: Political Acuity and Organizational Savvy Course Instructor: Dr. Peter P. Constantinou Pre-work:
1hr during the week of November 16 Course on Zoom Platform:
Tuesday, November 24, 9am - 4pm (7 hours including 1 hr scheduled lunch break)
Click here to see more information on each part of the course.
PRMC Program Highlights
"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
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.