The 2013 IU Executive Development
Program will be held on April 14-17, 2013.
What is IU EDP?
For 45 years the Indiana University Executive Development
Program has helped park and recreation professionals at the local, state
and national level who are in front line, management, and leadership
positions build and strengthen the fundamental skills needed to manage
and lead in a public and non-profit setting.
IU EDP is organized around a two year curriculum focusing on leadership
and management skill development. To continually offer cutting edge education
opportunities, the curriculum is reviewed annually by the IU EDP board
of Trustees who are past program graduates.
IU EDP sessions are longer than many similar continuing education programs. Most
class lengths are 3.25 hours. This longer class period allows for an in-depth
discussion of a particular topic and for greater sharing among participants.
Over 17.5 hours of professional instruction!
2013 Theme: Fiscal Responsibility: Obstacle or Opportunity
Each interactive EDP session will not only address important issues that face professionals, but fiscal topics that impact the bottom line will be discussed.
2013 One Day EDP Alumni Option:
Graduates of the 2 Year IU EDP can earn .6 CEUs by attending one day of EDP. Choose either the Monday or Tuesday option for just $99. Reconnect with EDP by attending a morning and afternoon session and gain .6 CEUs, network with park and recreation professionals and learn something new. For more details contact Julie Knapp, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Campus of Indiana University
IU EDP is located on the campus of Indiana University
in Bloomington, Indiana. Bloomington is just one hour
south of Indianapolis and is in close proximity to
major metropolitan areas such as Chicago, St. Louis,
Louisville, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati. Air transportation
is available through the Indianapolis airport which
is serviced by several major carriers. An airport shuttle
service is available from the Indianapolis airport
to Indiana University via Go Express Travel.
Call 800-589-6004 for more information.
The 2013 IU EDP will be held in the Indiana Memorial Union Hotel and
Conference Center. The Indiana Memorial Union is the heart of the IU
campus. This campus centerpiece is conveniently located next to IU attractions
and is within walking distance to over 20 restaurants and downtown shopping.
What makes IU EDP unique?
IU EDP is the original Executive Development Program dating back to 1967 and
it has established a solid commitment to the profession, and has a reputation
for excellence in the field of parks and recreation.
IU EDP instructors come from all over the country to bring a fresh perspective
to participants. All instructors have one thing in common- many years of
experience in the parks and recreation profession.
IU EDP believes that class size has a direct impact on learning, so classes
are held to a maximum size of 40 people.
One of the important tenants of IU EDP is the building of lasting
relationships among participants. Networking opportunities are a priority.
Over 1,400 professionals have completed the IU EDP program.
Finally, we commit ourselves to YOU, the park and recreation professional, to
help you become more effective in your career.
Who should attend IU EDP?
This program is for individuals who are in the parks
and recreation profession at any level. The 2011 and 2012 classes included practitioners
Municipal agencies and/or State Parks in Indiana, Illinois,
Ohio, Missouri, Tennessee, Minnesota,
Wisconsin, Michigan, and Delaware
Non-profit organizations, and
Elected city officials
Individuals in management, leadership or board positions will benefit from IU
Out of Class Opportunities
A variety of out of class opportunities are offered during EDP such as tours of
IU sport facilities, Brown County State Park evening tour and dinner, informal round tables
and guided walks. These activities will provide participants with an
opportunity to get to know classmates in a non-structured atmosphere. Informal
optional group dinner outings will also be scheduled for Monday and Tuesday
IU EDP Scholarships
Five 50% tuition scholarships are available for the 2013
program. Contact 812-856-1068 for an application and
criteria (deadline is 12/15/2012).
IU EDP features a resource room which includes brochures, promotional
materials, business plans, strategic plans and anything else from participants'
agencies. Bring your agency's information to share with others.