Using Mentoring and Networking to Build Your Career

When:  Mar 20, 2024 from 13:00 to 14:15 (MT)

Once you have a degree and some job experience, how do you move to the next level? Is training and professional development enough? This webinar features a panel of outdoor recreation professionals from government, nonprofit, private, and academic backgrounds. Panelists will share their experiences with mentoring and networking and how it helped them - and how they helped others - learn more about themselves and how to move forward in their careers. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the what a mentor is and how to identify for a mentor
  • Participants will be able to identify qualities of a good mentor as well as watch-outs in a mentor-mentee relationship
  • Participants will understand the value of networking in furthering professional development goals 


  • Margaret Bailey - Advisor, CHM Government Services
  • Michael Bradley - Department Chair, Arkansas Tech University
  • Parker McMullen-Bushman - Founder, EcoInclusive Strategies 
  • Bob Ratcliffe - Retired, National Park Service

SORP is excited to partner with American Trails and offer free learning credits to attendees. American Trails is a certified provider and can offer the following learning credits and continuing education opportunities: AICP CM, LA CES, NRPA CEU Equivalency Petition, and CEU/PDH Equivalency Petition for other accepting organizations.

If you need any accommodations for SORP programs, please contact us.

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Rachel Franchina