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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.

Section 9: Scholarship Information* -TBD EDIT BY 8/3 BEFORE LAUNCH

Specify your desire to be considered for a scholarship.  Applicants will be asked if they would like to be considered for a tuition scholarship, a travel scholarship (airfare to/from the seminar), or both.  Please note: there are very limited funds for the travel scholarship. 

If the applicant chooses to be considered for a scholarship, they will be asked to give a reasonable estimate of what they might be able to contribute.  The goal of the seminar is to provide all accepted candidates the opportunity to attend, regardless of financial situation.  Although we cannot guarantee a scholarship, in the past the seminar has been able to scholarship all financial need.  The ability to pay full tuition, however, will be considered in the selection process, although it is not the deciding factor on an applicant's candidacy.