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  • Trend Seekers

    Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 09/25/2019 at 4:30 PM (EDT)

    NRPA Live Streaming Event! Join us for a high-energy, information-filled, leave-you-with-your-mind-spinning session. First we’ll explore where to find and identify trends. Then we’ll dive into a rapid-fire listing of current trends, hot topics, and potential future trends in a variety of parks and recreation facets.


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    Trends. We all seek them. Just hearing that single word -trend- ignites a desire to know what the next best/bigger/better/bolder “thing” will be and sends people clamoring to get their hands on it first. How do you seek out new trends? If the crystal ball on the corner of your desk needs new batteries, this session is for you. Join us for a high-energy, information-filled, leave-you-with-your-mind-spinning session. First we’ll explore where to find and identify trends. Then we’ll dive into a rapid-fire listing of current trends, hot topics, and potential future trends in a variety of parks and recreation facets. Unleash your inner Trend Seeker in this thought-provoking session!


    Learning Objective: 

    Analyze the relevance of a trends listing to their agency’s current service menu.


    Session Length: 20 minutes (Speed Session)

     

    NRPA Education online learning content is accessible for 180 days from the date of your registration.  The learning content is available for registration for three years from the date of origination.

    Dannielle Wilson

    Consultant, DW Recreation Consulting

    A practitioner and consultant in the recreation industry, Dannielle brings strong analytical skills and innovative strategic thinking to clients nationwide. She offers a fresh approach and real-world solutions, with a constant focus on revenue management, process improvement, and a philosophy of customer-centric decision making. Email Dannielle: Dannie@DWRecreationConsulting.com.

  • 2019 NRPA Live Wednesday Package

    Contains 5 Product(s)

    This package contains the Wednesday sessions streamed live from the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference.

    The 2019 NRPA Live Wednesday package (.2 CEUs) includes the full day of live streaming with a total of 2 full education sessions and 3 speed sessions. View the session descriptions from the "Content" tab above.

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  • Creating, Improving, Protecting, and Advocating through Sustainable Private/Public Partnerships

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 09/25/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    NRPA Live Stream Event! This session presents Houston as a case study in large-scale, collaborative public-private planning, funding and execution focused on parks and green spaces.

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    This session presents Houston as a case study in large-scale, collaborative public-private planning, funding and execution focused on parks and green spaces. The presenters—top executives of the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department and the nonprofit Houston Parks Board (HPB) — will show how these collaborative efforts are achieving scaled impacts, improving public green spaces, ensuring they are equitably distributed and accessible, and helping define their important role in community resilience. 

    We work in close partnership to build a strong, resilient, and vibrant region by investing in long-term solutions to some of the most persistent challenges facing our communities. Initiatives like Bayou Greenways 2020, the HPB planning framework Beyond the Bayous, and Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Complete Communities improvement initiative are substantial down payments on elevating the quality of life for people in our region.


    Session Length: 1.25 Hours

    Credit: 0.1 CEU



    NRPA Education online learning content is accessible for 180 days from the date of your registration.  The learning content is available for registration for three years from the date of origination.

    Beth White

    President and CEO, Houston Parks Board

    In 2012, President Obama appointed Beth White to the National Capital Planning Commission. She has served as director, Chicago region, for The Trust for Public Land and has led several successful projects involving public-private partnerships, planning, fundraising and the opening of new parks. She has a Master’s degree from Loyola University and Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.

    Steve Wright

    Director, Houston Parks and Recreation Department

    Steve Wright was appointed by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and approved by Houston City Council on July 5, 2017. Prior to joining the City, he served as the Vice President of Business Development and Healthy Living for 31 branches of the YMCA in the Greater Houston area. Mr. Wright has worked in both the private and public sector of the health and fitness field for over 30 years.

  • eSports 101: Just What the Heck is eSports and Why / How Should My Agency Participate In It?

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 09/25/2019 at 10:10 AM (EDT)

    NRPA Live Streaming Event! Join this session will share insights into the world of eSports, its participation and revenue growth story, share case studies of agencies who are starting to dip their toes in it and ways in which agencies can consider entering the world of eSports themselves.

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    The fastest growing sport today might just be "eSports". It has morphed from a participant sport for people playing video games to now having millions of players and even more 'viewers' all over the world. In addition, brands are investing heavily in sponsoring it and teens and youth populations (the hardest audience for a park and recreation agency to target) are heavily engaged in it. 

    This session will share insights into the world of eSports, its participation and revenue growth story, share case studies of agencies who are starting to dip their toes in it and ways in which agencies can consider entering the world of eSports themselves.

    Learning Objective: 

    Learn about the growth of eSports and identify ways in which they can explore providing eSports as an offering in their agency.


    Session Length: 20 minutes (Speed Session)

     

    NRPA Education online learning content is accessible for 180 days from the date of your registration.  The learning content is available for registration for three years from the date of origination.

    Neelay Bhatt

    Vice President, PROS Consulting, LLC

    Neelay’s career on five continents includes Disney, The Super Bowl, The Summer Olympics and Paralympics Games and a curating, coaching and presenting multiple TED workshops and TEDx talks. He has keynoted globally from USA to China, Europe and New Zealand. As the VP at PROS Consulting INC., he has led 125+ strategic / master planning, sports facility development projects globally.


  • Adapted Sport Training and Certification - Practical Tools and Resources

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 09/25/2019 at 9:30 AM (EDT)

    NRPA Live Streaming Event! Join this educational session for sports and recreation professionals includes training tools, standards and resources available for advancing their inclusive and adaptive programming, as well as take a look at further needs.

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    Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA) is the national leader in community based adaptive sports and has over 130 chapters around the U.S delivering sport programs for people with disabilities. For more than 50 years, DSUSA has been instrumental in assisting National organizations such as American Canoe Association, US Masters Swimming, USA Archery, PSIA-AASI, US Cycling, US Skating, and more to develop adaptive certifications, training and guidelines for including athletes with disabilities. This educational session for sports and recreation professionals includes training tools, standards and resources available for advancing their inclusive and adaptive programming, as well as take a look at further needs.



    Learning Objective:

    Explain 3-5 different adaptive sports training programs currently available and where to find them



    Session Length: 20 minutes (Speed Session)


    NRPA Education online learning content is accessible for 180 days from the date of your registration.  The learning content is available for registration for three years from the date of origination.

    Julia Ray

    Programs Director, Disabled Sports USA

    Julia has been working with Disabled Sports USA since 2003, getting thousands of individuals with disabilities, including youth and disabled Veterans active in adaptive sports. Julia oversees DSUSA programs, including partnerships with NGB's and other certifying agencies to advance adaptive sports. Recent partnerships and presentations in this area include USA Archery, US Skating, PGA of America and others.

    Julianne Mills

    Training and Education Manager, Disabled Sports USA

    Julianne serves as Program Manager for DSUSA’s Adapt2Achieve program. She first discovered adaptive sport as a high school student volunteering at a therapeutic riding program. After completing a B.S. in psychology, Julianne pursued a career in equine assisted activities as a PATH International Advanced Registered Instructor. She also has extensive experience in volunteer management and piloted a mentor program to provide supported volunteer opportunities for adults with disabilities.

  • Once Upon a Pie Chart: Using Data to Tell Your Story

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 09/25/2019 at 8:00 AM (EDT)

    NRPA Live Stream Event! Learn the fundamentals of both storytelling and data visualization so that you can create messages that are both informative and compelling to share with staff, elected officials, and the public.

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    Getting the word out about your services and needs is critically important in keeping your organization relevant as you fight for funding and attention. Backing your message with data has the potential increasing your impact, but telling your story in a way that gets people to understand, engage, and act requires more than simply adding a few charts and graphs to your reports and presentations. Learn the fundamentals of both storytelling and data visualization so that you can create messages that are both informative and compelling to share with staff, elected officials, and the public.

    Session Length: 1.25 Hours

    Credit: 0.1 CEU


    NRPA Education online learning content is accessible for 180 days from the date of your registration.  The learning content is available for registration for three years from the date of origination.

    Bobbi Nance

    President, Recreation Results

    Bobbi Nance is the founder of Recreation Results where she helps teams find value in their data, capitalize on trends, implement strategy, and push innovative thinking to increase their impact in the communities where they work. Bobbi's presented hundreds of workshops across North America all focused on breaking down complex topics and sharing practical approaches to putting them to use.

  • The BUZZ Effect of Pop-up Programming

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 09/24/2019 at 4:30 PM (EDT)

    NRPA Live Streaming Event! This session will explore creative, fun program ideas you can take back with you to make your community fall in love with your department.

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    Programming can get stuck in a cycle and become boring. This session will explore creative, fun program ideas you can take back with you to make your community fall in love with your department. We will look at ways to stay current and effective, through the use of social media, by providing “pop-up” programs that create a buzz! These refreshingly simple ideas will build community support, foster quality family time and strengthen your organizational brand. The ideas presented can all be done in a single day with little or no cost.


    Learning Objective: 

    Develop the skills and abilities that will put you on a path to provide little or no cost community events that promote increased family time. 


    Session Length: 20 minutes (Speed Session)

     

    NRPA Education online learning content is accessible for 180 days from the date of your registration.  The learning content is available for registration for three years from the date of origination.

    Brendan Egan

    Director of Parks & Recreation, Burlington Parks & Recreation Department

    Brendan has been with the Burlington (MA) Parks & Recreation Department for 15 years and the director for the past 5 years. During his time as director they have re-positioned the department, strengthened community support and built their organizational brand. This has not always been easy, but they have found creative, cost effective ways to accomplish this.

  • 2019 NRPA Live Tuesday Package

    Contains 4 Product(s)

    This package contains all of the Tuesday sessions streamed live from the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference.

    The 2019 NRPA Live Tuesday package (.2 CEUs) includes the full day of live streaming with a total of 2 full education sessions and 2 speed sessions. View the session descriptions under the "Content" tab above.

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  • Building Resilient Youth: Responding to Trauma, Substance Use and Mental Health Challenges in Out-of-School Time Programs

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 09/24/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    NRPA Live Stream Event! Join NRPA, the Afterschool Alliance and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation in a workshop to explore how out-of-school time (OST) providers can better identify risk factors, apply a trauma-informed care lens to their work, and build social and emotional supports into their existing programs that improves health outcomes. 0.1 CEU

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    Local park and recreation agencies are one of the largest providers of out-of-school time (OST) programming across the country. With new public health threats and concerns emerging each day, including youth exposed to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma, rising rates of depression and substance misuse, what is the role of the OST field in responding to these challenges? How can park and recreation agencies build additional protective factors into their programs that foster positive physical, social and mental health outcomes? 



    Session Length: 1.25 Hours

    Credit: 0.1



    NRPA Education online learning content is accessible for 180 days from the date of registration.  The learning content is available for registration for three years from the date of origination.


    Cassie Pais

    Development Manager, NRPA

    Cassie Pais is NRPA's Development Manager, with a focus on Health and Wellness and Social Equity. She helps facilitate NRPA's national and cross-sector partnerships and provides strategic direction in equipping NRPA to address emerging public health challenges and trends. She holds a B.A. in International Studies from Humboldt State University and Master of Public Administration (MPA) from George Mason University.

    Daniel Hatcher

    National Out-of-School Time Advisor

    Daniel W. Hatcher serves as National Out-of-School Time Advisor for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. At the Alliance, Daniel is responsible for managing and delivering technical assistance services and resources for out-of-school time sites as they work to achieve National Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards. Daniel has a BA in International Relations and a Masters of Public Health, both from Western Kentucky University. Daniel regularly blogs on topics relevant to healthy afterschool at https://host.healthiergeneration.org/new__notable/.

    Heather Hegarty

    Executive Assistant, Afterschool Alliance

    Erin Hegarty joined the Afterschool Alliance team in August 2018. She serves as Executive Associate, working closely with Executive Director Jodi Grant. She also works with the policy and research teams in the area of juvenile justice and afterschool. Erin currently serves as a liaison to the 50 Statewide Afterschool Network Professional Learning Community on Substance Misuse. Erin graduated from the College of William & Mary in May 2018 with a B.A. in American Studies and a minor in History. During her undergraduate career, she volunteered with an afterschool tutoring and mentorship program in a local subsidized housing community.

    Aaron Philip Dworkin

    CEO, National Summer Learning Association

    Aaron Philip Dworkin joined the National Summer Learning Association as Chief Executive Officer on June 3, 2019 having most recently served as President of the After-School All-Stars National Network – a non-profit organization providing free afterschool and summer programs to 90,000 low income students in more than 450 Title I schools in 20 major cities across the United States. Over the last 12 years, Aaron led the organization through tremendous growth, significantly increasing the number of students served, doubling the After-School All-Stars national footprint and annual revenue, while opening a national office in Washington, D.C. to expand its advocacy efforts. Aaron also oversaw the creation and implementation of the After-School All-Stars’ four signature national initiatives, each with their own summer learning program, designed to combat childhood obesity (Sports as a Hook), promote high school and college graduation (We Are Ready), prepare students for careers (CEO: Career Exploration Opportunities) and inspire youth leadership and community service (Life Service Action). Prior to After-School All-Stars, Aaron founded and directed Hoops & Leaders, an acclaimed summer youth leadership and mentoring program in New York City. He also helped support the creation of Up2Us Sports, a national coalition of sports based youth development programs. Aaron is a frequent presenter at national education conferences, a graduate of Tufts University, a former Coro Fellow in Public Affairs and holds master’s degrees from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and Harvard University Graduate School of Education. He is a member of the 2019 Class of Leadership Greater Washington and serves on the National Board of Directors of the American Camp Association.

  • Laugh for the HELP of It!

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 09/24/2019 at 2:30 PM (EDT)

    NRPA Live Streaming Event! Spend an intense Speed Session laughing and learning how to decompress, de-stress, and get energized with Laughter Yoga!

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    Spend an intense Speed Session laughing and learning how to decompress, de-stress, and get healthy with therapeutic Laughter Wellness! This session will briefly introduce the audience to the concept of voluntary, non-humor-based laughter, combined with deep breathing laughter techniques. Add in a healthy dose of eye contact and childlike play, and this session will leave you feeling great; energized and ready to tackle the day! As importantly, participants will learn practical stress-busting tools to take and use at home, work, or anywhere!


    Learning Objective: 

    Utilize practical laughter tools to help with tension, stress, and energy.


    Session Length: 20 minutes (Speed Session)

     

    NRPA Education online learning content is accessible for 180 days from the date of your registration.  The learning content is available for registration for three years from the date of origination.

    Michael Bork, MS, CPRP, CLYT

    Parks & Recreation Director, Fairbanks North Star Borough

    In addition to 18 years of municipal parks and recreation experience, Michael is a specialist in laughter, positive psychology, and stress reduction in the workplace. Michael is a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher (CLYT) and has a Master's Degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology. His goal is to teach people how to live and work better through a process he calls "Laughtership!"