World Parks Academy

The World Parks Academy is a joint program of Indiana University’s Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands and World Urban Parks.

Professional development for parks and recreation professionals has typically been reserved for national certifying organizations. Indiana University’s World Parks Academy seeks to unite national certification systems by providing the first international competency-based certification programs for the parks and recreation industry. Additionally, the World Parks Academy provides certifications for countries without a current national certifying body.

Digby Whyte


Luis Romahn
Vice Chair


Kellie Seaton



Dr. Digby Whyte

Kellie Seaton

Luis Romahn

Shin Kobayashi

Prof. Carmen-Grace Salazar

Kostas Stavrianakis

Felicitas Heimann

Dr. Elize van Staden

Carolina Pozo

Germán A. Enríquez Flores

Dr. Ahmad Nazrin Aris Bin Anuar

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