Training Alberta's Recreational Leaders

RDP – Advanced Management Certificate

Interested in Advancing your Career in Recreation?

Take your management skills to the next level with the RDP Advanced Management Certificate program. This comprehensive course is designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to excel in the dynamic field of management. This program has two live online sessions per week over 3.5 weeks per module (from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm) to ensure that you can engage, share your experiences from the day time and ensures that you are able to focus and not be distracted by at work demands.

If you are interested, please ensure that you are a member first, and then you will be able to sign up for the program. If you have questions please contact the RFP Office by phone or by email

Here are compelling reasons why you should register for the RDP Advanced Management Certificate program:

Enhance Your HR Expertise:
The HR for Managers module in the program provides a deep dive into strategies for improving employee engagement, retention, and performance. In today’s competitive business environment, effective HR practices are crucial for long-term organizational success. By enrolling in this module, you will gain the knowledge to identify current HR issues, write job specifications, and apply techniques for finding, selecting, and retaining the best talent.

Boost Your Financial Acumen:
The Essentials of Finance module offers a practical approach to financial management, focusing on the practical application of theory through real-world examples and practice exercises. By mastering financial analysis, capital budgeting, and budget management, you will be better equipped to make informed strategic decisions that drive business performance and growth.

Master Project Management:
In the Applied Project Management module, you will explore the fundamental concepts and best practices of project management. From project initiation to closure, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of project life cycles, scheduling, resource management, risk identification, and stakeholder engagement. This knowledge is essential for successfully leading and managing complex projects in any industry.

Flexible Learning Experience:
The program structure, with two live online sessions per week over 3.5 weeks per module, provides a convenient and flexible learning experience. With a one-week break between each module, you can pace your learning and seamlessly integrate the course into your professional schedule.

Professional Development and Career Growth:
By completing the RDP Advanced Management Certificate, you will not only enhance your management skills but also demonstrate your commitment to continuous professional development. This certification will showcase your expertise in HR, finance, and project management, opening doors to new career opportunities and advancements within your organization.

Why Become a Member?

The Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personnel (AARFP) is a member-driven, not-for-profit organization who is dedicated to providing excellence in training and professional development for individuals involved in the operation of recreation facilities. By becoming an AARFP Member you will gain access to training designed for recreation, conferences, and consultation. You will learn how to optimize safety, comfort, and the enjoyment of your facility. Join today, and help build and support a network of recreation professionals in Alberta while obtaining essential training and professional development.