Financial Sustainability Certification Program - CANCELLED!

PRPS is proud to work alongside the host sponsors listed below to provide this important program.

Tuesday, September 26 - Thursday, September 28, 2023
Lancaster Rec Center
525 Fairview Ave., Lancaster, PA

Price: $349 members; $399 non-members
1.5 CEUs are available


Tuesday, September 26

8:30am: Check-in & continental breakfast
9:00am: Day 1 begins
12:00pm: Lunch provided
4:00pm: Day 1 concludes

Wednesday, September 27
9:00am: Day 2 begins & continental breakfast 
12:00pm: Lunch provided
4:00pm: Day 2 concludes

Thursday, September 28
9:00am: Day 3 begins & continental breakfast 
12:00pm: Day 3 concludes

Together we can create a movement to strengthen financial acumen in parks and recreation - one person and one agency at a time. This eye-opening and engaging experience will be one you won’t forget.

As park and recreation professionals, we are privileged to be the stewards of taxpayer dollars. Each and every day we get to spend their money. What a responsibility! We hold in our hands the power to impact communities by how we manage these resources. How we spend, how we generate revenues, and how we work to create a financially sustainable future for our organizations and for the field of parks and recreation.


Jamie Sabbach, Program Instructor Jamie has spent her entire adult life serving the public park and recreation profession. Afforded opportunities few will ever have, she has been a practitioner, an educator, and consultant. She speaks from a place of experience, realism, and observation. Jamie has taught hundreds of professional development and training programs across North America and Europe and has had the privilege of testifying in front of the United States Congress on the critical importance of public lands and recreation. She currently works alongside organizations from coast to coast assisting them in creating financially sustainable service models for their communities. She also teaches financial management at Indiana University in the School of Public Health’s masters program.

Supporting HOST Sponsors: 
Landscape Structures
Productive Parks

PRPS Hotel Room Block
Holiday Inn, Lancaster
26 E. Chestnut St.
Lancaster, PA 17602

Group Block Name: PA Recreation and Park Society Room Block  
Group Block Code: RAP

Reservation Phone Number:  888-465-4329 (Mention the Block name and Block Code)
Reservation On-Line:  Holiday Inn Lancaster Reservation Link for PA Recreation and Park Society Room Block
Deadline to reserve a room (or until block is full): Friday August 26, 2023



"Inspiring, transformative, and even a bit provocative (in a good way) - this not your average training! If you want to challenge yourself and connect with other amazing pros, you don't want to miss this opportunity. Thanks for another fantastic program!"

Karen O'Donnell, Director
Wheat Ridge Parks & Recreation