The Great Lakes Park Training Institute is held annually every February at Pokagon State Park in Northeast Indiana.
A virtual conference is also available.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for an additional fee.
» View the Great Lakes Park Training Institute Schedule of Events (February 27 – March 2, 2023)
Schedule will be updated as educational sessions are confirmed.
Industry leaders provide educational sessions and hands-on workshops on timely and relevant topics along five tracks.
Personnel and Career Development:
Leadership, communication, staff training, management, and evaluation
Park and Facilities Maintenance:
Trends, best practices, and training for facilities and grounds maintenance
Natural Resource Management:
Environmental stewardship, management, and sustainability of park and natural resources
Natural and Cultural Interpretation:
Tools and techniques to connect guests, schools, and communities with natural and cultural resources
Best practices and innovations to advance the operation of your park or recreation facility