Leadership Development Academy

December 8-9, 2022

PRPS Office, State College, PA

Lead Facilitator: Lori Hoffner, Professional Speaker, Trainer and Consultant - Supporting CommUnity, Inc.

PRPS Facilitators:

Tim Herd, CPRE - CEO
Niki Tourscher CPRE, CPSI - Director of Training

The academy is geared towards up and coming leaders in recreation and parks or related fields who want to increase their personal capacity for leadership and efficacy. This training, while focusing on developing emerging leaders, will also benefit current leaders who wish to improve their skills and effectiveness.  The academy is a 15-week program that features self-guided lessons, a 2-day workshop and assigned team and personal projects.  The program uses John C. Maxwell’s book, The Five Levels of Leadership as a roadmap for participants to increase their influence and progress as a leader.

PRPS encourages all of our Districts and Branches to seek out and sponsor either emerging or current leaders who may benefit from this academy.  Applicants can either be sponsored by their agency, PRPS district or branch or self-apply.  Spots are limited!

Class of 2021: Ashley Broudy, Courtney Meehan,  Devon Serena, 
Jennifer Fean, Kelsey Najdek, Megan Prusienski

Class of 2021: Andrew Winker, Lynne Pomietlarz, Tyler Walker,
Amanda Sekanic, Josh Green, Paula Willis, Joshua Bell