It’s fall! Collegiate recreation professionals are busy opening facilities, starting programs, and training student employees. Once the dust has settled and the new academic year is underway, NIRSA encourages you to stop and reflect on your own learning needs.
“The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The willingness to learn is a choice.” –Brian Herbert
NIRSA members have PhDs, masters and bachelors’ degrees, and various other credentials. And our members know that a commitment to continuing education is necessary to keep current in today’s changing higher education landscape. For that reason, NIRSA strives to support members on their learning journeys.
Through various events, programs, and tools, NIRSA designs educational products to help support members’ growth in NIRSA’s Core Competencies and to help connect campus recreation and wellness professional’s worldwide. NIRSA’s website is your source for information to help you chart your learning course. Take a tour of the Grow section to see what we have for you!
While the Annual Conference continues to be the premier event for campus recreation and wellness professionals, NIRSA members have discounted access to a suite of other in-person and online learning events. See what combination of opportunities will set you on the path for intentional professional success.
#RecChat is a public conversation dedicated to issues in collegiate recreation. This is a great tool for informal, social learning that members can engage in at their desks or on the go!
Are you interested in seeing more online content from NIRSA—to learn, to earn CEUs, and to connect with your NIRSA colleagues? If so, tell us more by emailing NIRSA’s Professional Development Department!
In addition to the suite of learning events, NIRSA also offers a range of tools for emerging and established collegiate recreation professionals to be intentional about your learning and demonstrate your commitment to the profession.
Want to learn how other members have incorporated the Core Competencies into their departments? Visit the NIRSA website.
NIRSA wants to help members develop not only the subject matter expertise required, but the knowledge of adult learning theory and instructional design that is necessary to deliver relevant and impactful education experiences. NIRSA is currently in the process of evaluating and developing resources to help NIRSA members grow their presentation skills. How can we help you develop your presenter skills? Please share any ideas by emailing NIRSA’s Professional Development Department.
The Association is rooted in helping members become more marketable as they approach new professional opportunities in the field. Make sure to visit the Grow section of the NIRSA website for development opportunities throughout the year.
- For more information about NIRSA’s Professional Development resources and opportunities, please contact NIRSA Director of Professional Development Kristen Gleason.