2020 Engagement: Staff Bundle

Register for this 2020 virtual bundle to hear methods for increasing impact with staff during meetings and professional development activities. Upon completion, the sessions included in this bundle are eligible for 0.3 CEU.  The fourth session is included for no additional cost and eligible for 0.034 CEU.


Sessions included in this bundle:

  1. WE GOT ENGAGED!: Tips for Communicating Effectively with Your Part-Time Workforce (0.1 CEU)
  2. Safe Spaces for High Performers: How to Create a Safe Space for Your Workforce (0.1 CEU)
  3. Make It Stick!: Activities to Make All of Your Trainings More Fun and Impactful (0.1 CEU)
  4. Master Class: Meetings 101 — 10 Sure Ways to Get Them Talking! (0.034 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 one year from the date of origination.

  • Master Class: Meetings 101 — 10 Sure Ways to Get Them Talking!

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn how to design an agenda that meets objectives and engages participants.

    Have you lost the connection with your team or staff? Is everyone just staring at you in your meeting? Does the room feel like the air has been "zapped" out? Be prepared for laughter, definite takeaways and confidence in your next team or staff meeting! I will help you to connect in meetings by sharing 10 sure ways to get them talking!


    Learning Objectives
    Following this session, learners will be able to:

    1. Design a productive agenda.
    2. Facilitate a meeting to achieve intended outcomes.



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

    Lisa Wube

    City of Irving Parks and Recreation

    I was a presenter in the past at NRPA and also at the Indiana Parks and Rec. Association Conference 2 years in a row. I am a former Ted Talk speaker in Evansville, IN (The Art of Meetings).

  • Make It Stick!: Activities to Make All of Your Trainings More Fun and Impactful

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join this 2020 Virtual session and learn a variety of experiential online and in-person training activities that can be used as openers, energizers, reinforcers, and powerful learning tools for impactful and lasting training sessions.

    Do you want to engage your staff and volunteers in training sessions? Do you want the material to stick long after the training ends? Experiential learning helps make any training, whether in-person or online, more fun and impactful for both new and veteran employees and volunteers. This session will provide a variety of training activities that can be used as openers, energizers, reinforcers and powerful learning tools for all types of learners. We encourage you to participate and experience the activities in the same way your staff and volunteers will during your training sessions. Please be prepared with 4 sheets of blank, white 8½-in. by 11-in. paper, a pen or pencil, and a sticky note or small paper square. All of the exercises can be easily replicated in your department/agency to maximize the impact of all of your in-person or online training sessions.


    Learning Objectives
    Following this session, learners will be able to:

    1. Describe the advantages of using interactive exercises to increase training effectiveness.
    2. Identify where in training sessions they can insert activities to make training more effective.
    3. Utilize a variety of activities to successfully convey their training messages with stronger impact while having fun. 




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

    Roz Buck

    Principal

    Roz and Jed Training & Consulting

    Roz and Jed Buck are proven youth development experts and dynamic speakers. After working side by side as the owners/directors of Meadowbrook Day Camp from 2004 to 2016, they launched Roz and Jed Training & Consulting to help Youth Development Professionals make a difference. They have presented keynotes, breakout sessions and workshops for a wide variety of RPA Conferences across the country.

    Jed Buck

    Principal

    Roz and Jed Training & Consulting

  • Safe Spaces for High Performers: How to Create a Safe Space for Your Workforce

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join this 2020 Virtual session for an interactive discussion that explores characteristics of high performers and identifies engagement tools that support the continued success of high performers within the workplace.

    In this interactive learning experience, participants will explore the characteristics of high performers and how engaging these key team members within the workplace can be critical to work performance. Identifying these characteristics will create an opportunity for managers and coworkers to put into action the concept of “checking on your strong friends.” High-performing staff members can be an asset to your team. However, managing and staying engaged with such members can be a challenge. This session will stimulate a conversation that identifies characteristics of high performers and also puts into action essential staff engagement tools to support the continued success of high performers within the workplace. This interactive lecture experience will mirror in delivery previously well-attended and received NRPA Annual Conference lectures facilitated by Cortni and Atuya, such as "What Is Your Awesome Sauce?!?!" and "Tap Into Your Power to Inspire."



    Learning Objectives
    Following this session, learners will be able to:

    1. Utilize evidence-based techniques in order to identify high performers within their departments/workgroup. 
    2. Apply strategies to identify their high performers' characteristics and how these characteristics impact work performance.
    3. Develop a five-star plan which supports high performers while valuing their contributions.

     



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

    Atuya Cornwell

    County-Wide Sports Coordinator

    The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

    Atuya Cornwell is an active member of NRPA and is passionate about connecting young professionals with professional development tools. Cornwell has organized and participates in several professional development video blogs and written blogs. He has presented at the 2017, 2018 and 2019 NRPA Annual Conferences. Cornwell is the 2015 recipient of NRPA’s Robert W. Crawford Young Professional Award.

    Cortni Grange

    Problem Solver | Social Entrepreneur | Impact Strategist

    Grange Enterprises

    Cortni Grange is a father, creator, social entrepreneur and lover of all things Jerk Chicken. He says that he has been fortunate to explore speaking and workshop facilitation to the tune of more than 10,000 lives impacted — from keynotes for National Philanthropy Day and Washington, D.C. Startup Week, to facilitating workshops with the Washington Redskins, Milwaukee Bucks, D.C. Public School system and We Work.

  • WE GOT ENGAGED!: Tips for Communicating Effectively with Your Part-Time Workforce

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join this 2020 Virtual session for a deep dive into tackling the challenges of effectively communicating with large numbers of part-time employees in an efficient way and in a manner that encourages collaboration, mentorship, cross-training, and employee development.

    This session will focus on tackling the challenges of effectively communicating with large numbers of part-time employees in an efficient manner that encourages collaboration, mentorship, cross-training and employee development. Attendees will learn about the benefits of creating a part-time advisory council, embracing the unique talents found in a diverse department, while exposing the part-time workforce to the varied and wide-ranging careers that can be found under the parks and recreation umbrella. Interactive discussion topics will include lessons learned from an array of communication and efficiency barriers, best practices suggestions for managing today's part-time employee, and tips for how to prepare for the future of increased service demands balanced with staffing challenges.


    Learning Objectives
    Following this session, learners will be able to:

    1. Effectively communicate with diverse and spread-out part-time staff complements.
    2. Create a productive part-time leadership council.
    3. Become more efficient with time and resources while building morale and improving employee relations.

     

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

    Adam Blackmore

    Recreation Superintendent

    City of Henderson Public Works, Parks and Recreation

    Adam is the Recreation Superintendent with the City of Henderson Department of Public Works, Parks & Recreation in Henderson, Nevada. In this role he oversees all Recreation Division operations including aquatic operations of 10 facilities, outdoor recreation, city special events, youth and adult programming, senior services and recreation center operations for 8 centers. The position manages 65 full-time employees and 500-1,000 part-time staff depending on the season.  He previously served as the President of the Nevada Recreation and Park Society and was on the Southern Nevada Children’s Drowning Prevention Coalition Board of Directors. Blackmore has been in the recreation industry for 12 years working in both the public and private sectors, respectively. Current certifications include National Recreation & Park Association Certified Parks & Recreation Executive (CPRE) and National Swimming Pool Foundation Certified Pool Operator. Previously he held the positions of Director of Water Resort Operations with CoCo Key Water Resorts and Assistant Aquatics Manager for Plainfield, IN Parks and Recreation. Blackmore received his Master of Arts degree in Sports Management from Indiana State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Administration from Missouri Western State University. He has presented at the National Recreation & Park Association Congress on multiple occasions, the World Waterpark Association Symposium, Association of Aquatics Professionals Conference and the Nevada Recreation and Park Society annual conference.