Professional Development Hub

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership

Sharing Knowledge and Turning Research Into Practice

Combining research and evidence-based resources, we provide tailored learning opportunities and continuing education units (CEUs) at seminars, conferences, lunch & learn events, and virtual webinars. Our interactive sessions and continuing education services are personalized to meet the individual needs and goals of each audience. Check out our current offering of courses at

CORE Master Trainers

PlayCore’s master trainers and network of scholars and practitioners are experts in their fields. By sharing personal experiences and expertise, and through audience engagement and hands-on activities, our qualified trainers facilitate valuable learning experiences.

Jennie Sumrell

Master's Degree, Special Education with a Concentration in Early Childhood

Inés Palacios

PhD Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Lisa Moore

Master's Degree & Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech-Language Pathology

Anne-Marie Spencer

BA Marketing, Special Interest in Fitness and Physical Activity

Russell L Carson

PhD Health & Kinesiology, Purdue University

Tom Norquist

Senior Vice President of Innovation, BS in Finance, Law, Marketing, Special Interest in Play Science and Accessibility Standards

Stuart Brown, MD

Founder, National Institute for Play


Our education sessions topics and presentations are developed to ensure that every event is meaningful to the audience. Our library of offerings can be tailored to meet specific group needs, time allotments, and audience interests. Learn more about educational sessions and their learning objectives by browsing our suite of best practice topics:

Adult Fitness
Inclusive Play
Nature Play
Outdoor Play & Learning
Playground Planning
Youth Physical Activity & Fitness

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For more in depth info about accreditations, instructors, and course learning objectives visit the links below:



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