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Application Instructions

Applications received after the application deadline (August 31, 2018) will be considered on a space-available basis.

The application contains a total of nine sections. All required fields are marked with an asterisk symbol (*). Important: All sections must be completed at one time — the online system does not allow you to save your responses and return at a later time. This system also has a time limit, so please be sure to complete within 40 minutes. It is strongly recommended you have the essay questions answered prior to starting this application.

Section 1: General Information*

Enter your basic contact information.

Section 2: Language Ability*

Rate your English language proficiency and provide the languages in which you are fluent.

Section 3: Position Information*

Provide information about your years of managerial experience, experience with parks and management, and your annual program budget.

Section 4: Employment Record*

Specify the executive/managerial positions you have held during the last ten years, beginning with the most recent. Treat different assignments in the same timeframe as different positions.

Section 5: General Education

Specify your level of education, including any college-level degrees received.

Section 6: Professional Education

Specify the executive programs, certificate programs, etc. that you have completed.

Section 7: Essay Questions*

This section consists of three essay questions. It is strongly suggested that you compose them in a Word file; once you have completed them you can copy and paste them into the online application. Be sure to limit your answers to these questions to a minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 500 words for each.


  1. Describe your present duties and responsibilities, including information about the number of people supervised and/or the volume of assets managed.
  2. In what ways do you believe the seminar can be most helpful to you and your agency/organization/company?
  3. Please list 1 or 2 of the most strategic challenges you are currently engaged with or have encountered in the past during the course of your work.

Section 8: References*

Provide two professional references. Inform references that they may be contacted by the Institute.