2020 Leadership Bundle

This bundle is a collection of 2020 Virtual sessions with a focus on leadership and management discussions from revenue to work satisfaction. 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. Park Foundations and Friends Groups - City Manager and Mayors Panel Discussion (0.1 CEU)
  2. COVID-19: What Do We Do Now With Our Concessions? (0.1 CEU)
  3. ‘Become The Agent of Change’: How Leaders Create Staff Excellence Through Inspirational Change (0.1 CEU)
  4. What Makes a GREAT Day at Work?: The 3 Cs of Work Satisfaction (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.

  • What Makes a GREAT Day at Work?: The 3 Cs of Work Satisfaction

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join this 2020 Virtual Conference session to discover what makes a great day at work and learn more about the three "Cs" which can help to create ideal "Great day" conditions.

    At times during your career, perhaps while driving home (or before falling asleep) you likely have reflected back at the end of the workday and thought to yourself, "Now that was a GREAT day at work!" Ever wonder what made it such a great day? Has anyone ever studied this? Are there common factors to these GREAT days from which we can learn? The answer, of course, is YES and it involves the three "Cs". Just what are these magical "Cs" you ask? Discover them and how you can help to create ideal "GREAT day" conditions for your team.


    Learning Objectives 

    Following this session, learners will be able to:

    1. Understand the importance of choice, competence, and connection.
    2. Promote team competence and connection.



    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.

  • ‘Become The Agent of Change’: How Leaders Create Staff Excellence Through Inspirational Change

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join this entertaining and informative program from the 2020 Virtual event, to hear how park and recreation professionals can effectively implement, lead, and navigate people through the uncertainties of organizational change or disruptions in their communities.

    Are the changes in today's world an opportunity for prosperity or pain in the neck? Many leaders of today are struggling with how to direct change while benefiting from it. When it comes to change, there are many challenges from how we get started, to how the change will be perceived by the public and embraced by your teams. In this entertaining and informative program, we will discuss how park and recreation professionals can effectively implement, lead, and navigate people through the uncertainties of organizational change or disruptions in their communities.


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

    1. Understand a change management blueprint for implementing an organizational change.
    2. Engage more strategically resilience to manage organizational change.
    3. Apply strategies and techniques for change management and team performance improvement.



    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.

    Johnny Campbell

    CEO, The Transition Man

    Speak On IT

  • COVID-19: What Do We Do Now With Our Concessions?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join this 2020 Virtual session to learn how to stay ahead and ensure long-term success for park district food and beverage operations post COVID-19. The session also provides real-life examples to apply to revive your district.

    Everything about the world is currently evolving, and those who put in the work to stay ahead of these changes will see both short-term and long-term success. Park district food and beverage operations have long been a staple of our communities and with proper planning and execution can generate recession-proof resilience for many years to come. In this session, we dive directly into the action steps you should be implementing right now to take full advantage of this time. Utilizing recent case studies of operations during the pandemic in 2020, this dynamic session will provide real-life examples and solutions to bring back to your district!


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

    1. Gain a clear understanding of concession revenue potential.
    2. Effectively recruit talent from the newly expanded pool of skilled labor.
    3. Learn new tools for adapting daily operations to state and regional guidelines as needed.



    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.

    Mike Holtzman

    CEO, President

    Profitable Food Facilities Worldwide

    Michael Holtzman has 43 years of food and beverage industry experience as a kitchen designer, consultant and operator. For 28 years, Holtzman has spoken at more than 325 conferences at the international, national and regional levels. His knowledge and experience as a veteran educator have earned him the rating of #1 speaker at IAAPA in 2016, 2017 and 2019. Holtzman’s dynamic speaking style engages attendees of every professional tier, leaving a lasting impression for many years to come.

  • Park Foundations and Friends Groups: Filling Budgetary Gaps Through Alternative Sources of Funds

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 2020 Virtual session is moderated by NRPA CEO, Kristine Stratton, and presents a diverse panel that offers best practices that led to strong working relationships with friends groups and foundations and contributed to alternative sources of parks and recreation funding.

    Park and recreation leaders are facing ever-expanding budgetary challenges, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic recession. Local park foundations and friends groups can play a crucial role in filling these budget gaps while, at the same time, raising awareness of the essential value of local parks and recreation in the areas of health and wellness, equity, and conservation. Moderated by NRPA President and CEO Kristine Stratton, a panel of mayors and city managers will share their experiences and offer best practices that led to strong working relationships with foundations that maximize alternative sources of parks and recreation funding. 


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

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    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.

    Kristine Stratton

    President & Chief Executive Officer, National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

    National Recreation and Park Association

    In her role, Stratton leads the national organization that works to ensure all people have access to parks for health, conservation and recreation. NRPA is the national voice for the protection and creation of local parks, harnessing the passion and power of its more than 60,000 members and the millions of individuals they serve.

    NRPA partners with foundations, federal agencies and corporations that recognize the critical role of parks in creating healthy and sustainable communities. The organization grants millions of dollars each year to its members to implement programs that have measurable objectives, such as increasing equitable park access, reducing obesity, increasing physical activity, saving wildlife, connecting children to nature and implementing green infrastructure in communities nationwide. Access to quality parks and recreation is a critical component to an individual’s success and to strong communities, and NRPA focuses on underserved communities to give everyone access to a great park.

    A staunch advocate for environmental conservation and equity issues, Stratton believes strongly in NRPA’s mission. Before coming to NRPA, Stratton was the senior vice president of operations at Earthjustice, a nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to litigating environmental issues. Prior to that, she served as the executive director of Waterkeeper Alliance in New York, New York, and before that she was vice president of operations at the Conservation Law Foundation in Boston, Massachusetts. She also served in several administrative and senior management roles at WGBH Educational Foundation, a public broadcasting station, in Boston, Massachusetts. Stratton holds a Master of Arts degree in environmental policy and planning from Tufts University and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Boston University.

    Julie Moore Wolfe

    Mayor

    Decatur, IL

    Joe Hogsett

    Mayor

    Indianapolis, IN

    David Dollahon

    Assistant City Manager

    Las Cruses, NM