What is IU EDP?
For 53 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!
The Business of Parks and Recreation
Each interactive EDP session will not only address important issues that face professionals, but business topics that impact departments will be discussed as well.
EDP Alumni Option:
Graduates of the 2 Year IU EDP are invited to return to the program. IU EDP Alumni can earn 2.0 CEUs by attending the full program. Reconnect with EDP by networking with park and recreation professionals from throughout the country and learn something new. For more details contact Julie Knapp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW LOCATION FOR 2021 IU EDP
Brown County State Park — Nashville, IN
The 2021 IU EDP will be located at Brown County State Park in Nashville, Indiana. Brown County State Park is just one hour south of Indianapolis. Air transportation is available through the Indianapolis airport, which is serviced by several major carriers. An airport shuttle service is available from Indianapolis airport to Indiana University via Go Express Travel. Call 800-589-6004 for more information. Carpools will be arranged from Indiana University to the state park (if needed), more details following registration for the program.
The 2021 IU EDP will be held at Brown County State Park’s Abe Martin Lodge. The lodge features meeting and conference facilities, a full service restaurant, an indoor Aquatic Center featuring a zero entry pool, water slide, water channel, and fountains. In addition, the lodge showcases a unique gift shop featuring Indiana made products as well as regional products. IU EDP participants can choose from traditional hotel rooms or cabin options within the IU EDP room block.
Abe Martin Lodge is located just minutes from Nashville, Indiana. Known as the place where nature and artists meet in the midwest, Nashville is a mecca for those who love arts, crafts and antiques. Nashville has more than 350 shops and attractions, with most of them within a few blocks of the downtown area.