Professional Development


In addition to our annual conferences, RRS offers a range of continuing education opportunities based on industry needs.

Webinars, on-demand trainings

Our training typically offer Continuing Education Units (CEU) that may apply to Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) credit. Depending on the topic, we may also provide American Planning Association (APA) continuing education credit opportunities.

Course & Workshop Policies

Registering with REPORTER: Creating an account, for you or others.

Payments & Registration: RRS accepts PCI compliant credit card payments when you register in REPORTER. Organizations have the option to pay for multiple attendees at one time. Please contact our office if you need assistance with registration or payment processing. Additional assistance for registration or payment issues can also be obtained thru the Reporter Help Desk at

Cancellations: Please review the RRS Cancellation Policies.

The Great Trails State Conference

About The Great Trails State Conference

North Carolina’s Year of the Trail campaign was a tremendous success. The NC General Assembly showed historic investment in trails throughout the state ($54.9 million). Trail events, hosted in over 90 counties from Cherokee to Dare, built public support for all types of trails (greenways, natural surface, equine and paddle). The Great Trails State Conference builds upon this success by bringing together trail and greenway advocates, managers, planners, and users from throughout North Carolina. We expect over 300 trail supporters to spend three days sharing best practices, economic development opportunities, and ideas for building public support.

Each year RRS and the NC Division of Parks and Recreation partners with trail & greenway professionals to provide training and resources on the impact of trails and greenways to regional economies, environmental quality, public health, and community vitality.

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  • Visit the RRS YouTube Channel to view previous webinars

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