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National Parking Association Leads Certified Parking Professional (CPP) Workshop at Parking Industry Exhibition in Las Vegas

February 10, 2016


Washington, DC (February 10, 2016)—The National Parking Association (NPA) will conduct a three-course workshop, “Knowledge, Skills & Earning Your Credential” at the 2016 Parking Industry Exhibition (PIE) in Las Vegas, NV. The courses will be offered in conjunction with Parking Today and the Parking Industry Expo Sunday, February 28–Tuesday, March 1 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.


The in depth workshop series provides fundamental knowledge, skills and information on being a successful parking leader, and prepares attendees to receive their Certified Parking Professional (CPP) designation—the leading parking professional credential. The workshops cover key knowledge areas from the CPP certification subjects, helping managers understand and lead change in the parking industry. Attendees will learn how to begin the journey towards earning their CPP and how to better brand themselves as parking professionals and leaders.


Build Your Brand: How to Be Your Personal Best as a Parking Leader

Workshop Leader: Colleen Niese, CPP and Vicki Pero, CPP, The Marlyn Group

Sunday, February 28, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.


Today’s parking manager is called on to fulfill many roles. This session teaches the parking professional how to leverage skills, expand knowledge and earn credentials to demonstrate value as a parking pro.


Fundamentals of Parking Management: A CPP Prep Course

Workshop Leader: Brandy Stanley, CPP, City of Las Vegas

Monday, February 29, 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.


Parking leaders must understand technology and pricing strategies, and demonstrate strategic and analytical skills. Attendees will learn why fundamentals such as customer service, maintenance and emergency preparedness are important to the delivery of parking programs and services.


Safety & Security: Every Parking Professional’s Responsibility (CPP Knowledge Area)        

Workshop Leader: Dennis Downer, CPP, Douglas Parking LLC

Tuesday, March 1, 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.


This deep dive session focuses on two key areas for parking and transportation leaders: safety and security. Participants will learn how to play a key role in effective safety and security for parking employees and customers.


The CPP certificate sets the standard in training and education for the parking industry by highlighting leadership and management skills to help parking professionals advance and strengthen their careers. Parking professionals who experience this unparalleled education opportunity at PIE in 2016 will leave Las Vegas ready to take that next big step in their career—becoming a CPP.




About NPA: The National Parking Association is the nation’s leading parking trade group advancing the interests of the private and public sector in parking technology, sustainable mobility, certification, advocacy, research and education. Founded in 1951, NPA has more than 2,500 members and represents all facets of the parking industry. WeAreParking.org