Creating Educational Partnerships with Colleges & Universities

Enhance Staff Recruitment and Develop Future Organizational Leaders. Discover how to create a professional presence on campus by becoming a member of the educational team. Various opportunities for collaboration in classes, fieldwork, internships and research will be discussed which will lead to quality staff referrals, partnership projects and future organizational leader development.

Through this webinar, participants will learn:

  1. Types of College/University/Camp partnerships and how to build them.
  2. College/University internship requirements and how they work.
  3. Tips for increasing your professional presence on campus resulting in quality staff referrals and other opportunities for you and your organization.
Rita Yerkes, Ed.D.


ACA members: $35, Non-Members: $70

Presenter Bio(s)

Rita Yerkes, Ed.D. is the Owner/Principal at Yerkes Consulting LLC and dean emeritus of George Williams College of Aurora University where she taught Camp Administration and Adventure Education. She works with those who serve others in business, camps, schools, and social service agencies on board development; collaborative planning, staff development and outcomes based assessment. She is co-founder of the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors, past President of the Council on Outdoor Education, past board member, president and accreditation council chair for the Association for Experiential Education.  She has served as an editorial board member of ACA Camping Magazine and the Journal of Experiential Education.  A frequent conference speaker and author, Rita is an ACA Hedley Dimock Award recipient and member of the ACA Illinois Section Board.