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Application Instructions

Apply today, space is limited!

While we need to establish a deadline to move the process along, we understand that there are always special cases. Applications received after the deadline of Febuary 11, 2024, 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 need to be completed at one sitting — 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 it within 40 minutes. It is recommended that you have the essay questions answered before starting this application. With the short essay questions prepared in advance, the application process takes about 6 min.

Applications close on Febuary 11, 2024. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status after review.

Section 1: General Information*

Enter your basic contact information.

Section 2: Language Ability*

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

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 suggested that you compose them in a Word file; once you have completed them you can copy and paste them into the online application. Remember, these responses are intended to be breif. Be sure to limit your answers to these questions to a minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 500 words for each. The purpose of these essay questions is only to allow us to understand where you currently are in your organization and where your vision for you career lies.


  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.