‘7 Habits’ to Achieve YOUR Parks and Rec ‘Super’ Status

As supervisors, we must juggle meetings, staff schedules, put fires out, adapting to the ever-changing requirements, compliance concerns all while meeting the community’s needs during an international pandemic. Nothing is more important right now to our staff than to provide leadership, resources, and support during this difficult time. Those are just to name a few of what being a supervisor does! When situations in the Park and Recreation world are thrown at us in the workplace environment it is vital to change not only ourselves but change our perceptions on how we handle the outcomes. Most of us know of Stephen A. Covey's, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. In this session, we will take Covey's 7 Habits and apply them to current events/trends we are facing in the parks and recreation field. Join us as we further break down learned habits and manageable outcomes necessary to build your own parks and recreation super team.

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

  1. Identify ways to build effective and/or sustainable relationships with fellow coworkers and teams.
  2. Learn ways to create an atmosphere that solidifies staff buy-in and involvement.
  3. Formulate productive/effective staff and create habits that positively impact your team.


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Katy Keller

Program Coordinator

Indian Trail Parks & Recreation

Katy Keller is the name and marketing is her game! Keller uses her social media and programming superpowers daily as the program and marketing coordinator for Indian Trail Parks and Recreation. She also uses her powers for good as the current chair-elect for NRPA’s Young Professional Network. Above all, Keller loves spending her time with her husband and children, exploring breweries and enjoying the North Carolina life.

Trinette Mumford

Facility Manager

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation

Trinette Mumford has 10 years of recreation experience and is a facility manager with a background in recreation from Indiana University. She currently works for Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mumford is an active member of NRPA and is passionate about getting youth and seniors active in recreation. She has presented at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference.

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