2019 NRPA Live Tuesday Package

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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  • A Systems Approach to Assessing Parks

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 09/24/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    NRPA Live Stream Event! This session highlights the benefits of collaborating with other government agencies and community-based groups to conduct a meaningful parks system assessment. Speakers will present sample indicators and metrics, provide guidance for multidisciplinary groups to collect and analyze the data, and share possible strategies for creating a Complete Parks system.

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    What makes a park successful depends heavily on neighborhood context, and assessing a parks system is an important step in making equitable improvements and creating a Complete Parks system. This means making decisions based on data about people’s entire experience with parks—getting to a park, spending time there, safety and maintenance, proximity to quality schools, affordable housing, local businesses, and key services, and more. 

    The Complete Parks approach has immense potential to create an inclusive parks system and simultaneously address an array of planning, public health, and environmental issues. This session highlights the benefits of collaborating with other government agencies and community-based groups to conduct a meaningful parks system assessment. Speakers will present sample indicators and metrics, provide guidance for multidisciplinary groups to collect and analyze the data, and share possible strategies for creating a Complete Parks system.


    Session Length: 1.25 Hours

    Credit: 0.1 CEU




    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.

    Gregory Miao

    Senior Staff Attorney, ChangeLab Solutions

    Gregory works on issues related to active living, healthy housing, water quality, and alcohol control. Drawing upon his experience as a former municipal attorney and planner, Gregory wrote the Complete Parks Model Resolution. Gregory graduated from St. Lawrence University and holds a JD from Case Western Reserve University and a master’s in urban and regional policy from Northeastern University.

    Jessica Nguyen

    Staff Planner, ChangeLab Solutions

    Jessica supports planning and policy work related to health equity, active living, transportation, and housing. She is the primary author of Complete Parks Indicators and has experience in community engagement, program evaluation, and affordable housing advocacy. Jessica received a B.A. from the University of Washington and master's degrees in city planning and public health from UC Berkeley.

  • 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.

  • 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!"

  • 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.