A specialized event of educational and experiential content, aimed
at public space professionals and urban parks

Stephen Wolter

Position: Executive Director
Company: Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands
Location: Bloomington, United States

"Parks Academy Mexico: Professional Certification in Parks and Recreation"
Participation, inclusion, and sociability
miércoles 16 de noviembre
Sala Rainbird
17:50:00 - 18:20:00

Steve Wolter serves as Executive Director of the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands, and also the National Center on Accessibility at Indiana University. He is also an Assistant Professor at Indiana University. With almost 40 years of experience in park and recreation leadership, planning, management, education, and delivery of recreation services and facilities, Mr. Wolter is actively involved in the profession through publications, consulting, research, service, and education. Steve brings a blend of training in urban/regional planning and recreation/park management to the profession. He is a leader, collaborator and he is uniquely practiced in the field. He consults, teaches, and researches for a variety of park, public land, and recreation agencies in the nation including the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, as well as local and state park agencies, and local government agencies. With one foot in academics and one in the practical world, Steve is a ‘pracademic’ who has had tremendous impact in leadership of the national parks, development of policies for national public land agencies, and in communities including Aurora, Boulder, Anchorage, Washington DC, Indianapolis, and countless others. Steve has a Master’s degree from Indiana University in Recreation and Park Administration, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in Urban Studies. Mr. Wolter is also the author of the international competencies of park and recreation management used by the Eppley Institute in its credentialling and online training program, the U.S. National Park Service (for Facility Mangers), World Parks Academy, Parks and Leisure Australia, HORTIS (France), IERM (South Africa) and ANPR (Mexico). Working with various Eppley Institute partners across the country, Steve utilizes his executive and management experience as director of park and recreation agencies, (California, and Indiana) to learn from his colleagues, and translate actions in one agency to the broader field of park, recreation, public land and protected area management. “I am fortunate to benefit from this experience, translate it into practices for the field, and use it to teach leadership, planning, public policy, and strategic partnership classes to university students and professional learners seeking to improve their contributions and capacity.” Steve has the privilege of speaking and training for enthusiastic audiences in presentations throughout the nation, as well as internationally in Australia, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Hong Kong, Portugal, and the People’s Republic of China.

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