GP RED’s national faculty are available to deliver:

  • Education workshops designed to advance your leadership skills
  • Professionally facilitated think tanks and retreats to shift your thinking and positioning
  • Youth engagement activities to discover the youth voice in your community
  • Leadership coaching with national experts in community planning

Please review our Education Portfolio and faculty list to determine if we can help you with your training and education needs.

2017 Education Catalog




Today’s community leaders need to be progressive thinkers focused on continuous improvement. Major shifts in the role of parks, recreation, health, and land

management professionals in building healthy communities and championing the sustainability movement call for innovative approaches and high-level collaboration skills.

GP RED offers training in three key areas:

Strategic Leadership

  • Leading In Lean Times – The Six E’s Approach to Park and Recreation Management
  • Succession Planning – Leading to Change or Changing to Lead
  • Keys To Relevance – Repositioning for Parks and Recreation Agencies
  • Getting Them To Listen – Community Engagement and Needs Assessment
  • Financial Sustainability, Revenue Management, Pricing Strategies
  • Authentic Leadership & Team Building – Exploring Effective Work Groups
  • Building Cultural Competency in Your Agency
  • Living The Brand – Promising Our Customers An Experience
  • A Holistic Approach to Community Connectivity
  • Alternative Funding and Grants

Building Healthy Communities

  • Healthy Communities Surveillance & Management Toolkit Project
  • Trail & Greenway Design Standards – What Works & What Doesn’t
  • Safe Routes To Play – A Child Centered Transportation Initiative
  • Creating Healthy Communities Through Walkability Analysis
  • Parks & Recreation – A Solution for Public Health Issues
  • Health Impacts of an Active Transportation System
  • Complete Streets – Creating & Implementing Policies to Insure Safe Travel for All
  • Whole Measures For Parks & Recreation – Values Based Community Visioning

Measuring What Matters

  • Research To Practice – Gathering Input From A Diverse Public
  • Measuring Quality of Life in Your Community
  • Preserving Essential Services & Creating Financial Sustainability
  • Economic Impacts of Trails & Greenways
  • Creating Healthy Communities Through Level of Service Assessment
  • Innovations in Trails & Land Inventory Analysis
  • Services Assessment & Cost Recovery Methodologies
  • Inclusion Policies & Clinical TR Services – Deciding What Your Agency Needs
  • Understanding the Value of Health Impact Assessments
  • Youth Engagement Strategies for Active Transportation & Recreation




Over the past few years, GP RED Faculty have presented to dozens of organizations. Here is a sample list of organizations that have offered GP RED education programs:

National & International Organizations

  • National Recreation & Park Association
  • World Leisure Congress
  • Rails to Trails Conservancy
  • American Trails
  • International Making Cities Livable Conference
  • International Federation for Housing & Planning

Regional Organizations

  • New England Bike-Walk Summit
  • Sustainable City Network

State Organizations

  • Southern NH Regional Planning Commission
  • Miami Valley Ohio Regional Planning Commission
  • Numerous State Recreation & Park Organizations
  • California Recreation & Park Society Administrator’s Workshop
  • Colorado Built Environment Collaborative
  • Maryland Recreation & Park Association
  • New Hampshire Health Foundation
  • New Hampshire Department of Transportation

Local Organizations

  • Five Rivers MetroParks
  • Green Spaces for D.C.
  • Pro Green





GP RED’s Faculty includes representatives from governmental agencies, universities, and private and non-profit organizations, all working together to achieve RED’s Mission.

Kim Bailey, M. ED.
Chris Dropinski, CPRE
Leslie Fritz, B.S., CPRP
Cindy Heath, CPRP
John R. Henderson, J.D., CPRP
Deb Jordan, PhD
Rob Layton, FASLA, CPRP
Teresa Penbrooke, PhD Candidate, CPRE
Dirk Richwine, MPA, CPRP