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Park Management and Liability Issues


Course Code: AL0901WA22

Management Skills Training for Park Managers

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Date & Time

March 9, 2022
9:00am - 3:30pm EST (Log in time: 8:30am EST)


If your job involves public park maintenance and management, this class is for you! Sports Field expert Scott Bills will discuss your responsibilities, your liability, and how to stay out of the courtroom, while Ned Lipman, former Director of the Office of Continuing Professional Education, will introduce you to new ideas and strategies to gain commitment from even your most hardened crew members.

Interested in earning a Landscape Certificate?
This is a required course for the Rutgers Public Grounds Management Certificate program.

Want to learn more about the Parks Management and Liability Issues course? Check out this short article, "Is Your Park an Accident Waiting to Happen?", featuring interviews with the instructors and comments from a past attendee.


Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits

Early Registration Fee $210.00 Register on or before March 2, 2022 and save!
Registration Fee $225.00 After March 2, 2022
Cancellation Fee $35.00  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided.


This online course will be delivered via Zoom. Registration will close on March 7, 2022. On March 8, registrants will receive an email with a link and instructions explaining how to access the course. On March 9, please log in to Zoom 30 minutes before the course start time for a brief overview of the online format. The course will start promptly at 9:00 am EST.

Equipment you will need to access this training:

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Microphone is necessary if you'd like to ask questions.
  • Webcam is optional but not necessary
  • Speaker is optional but not necessary (you will be able to listen to the presentation by dialing in on your phone if your computer does not have a speaker)

Photo ID Requirement:

Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.

  • You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
  • The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
  • After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, your account must be updated with a unique email address. To do this, please send an email to registration@njaes.rutgers.edu stating that your email address needs to be changed and include:

    • Your full name
    • The shared email address that needs to be changed
    • Your unique email address
    • A phone number where you can be reached if we have any questions

Note: Pre-registration is required.


Registration will close on March 7, 2022.

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For Registration Assistance:

Please call 848-932-9271, option 2.

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Beth Perez, 848-932-7483

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