NRPA 2017 Conference Social Equity Bundle

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This is as bundle of 4 sessions recorded from the NRPA 2017 Annual Conference on the topic of "Social Equity." Included in this package are the following sessions: 

  • Build a 21st Century Diverse Workforce and Inclusive Work Environment at Your Agency Today: Much like work/life balance, most parks and recreation agencies miss the mark with diversity and inclusion. This work session with facilitated discussion and best and leading practice sharing will leave participants energized and ready to begin a journey to building inclusive language and behaviors into their key daily functions. From tough discussion on diversity to program planning, we will tackle specific ways to move diversity and inclusion initiatives to full integration in your agency.
  • Inclusive Outreach for Equitable Results: Using a Logic Model for the Get Moving Initiative: This session is a fusion of equity and results-based accountability, with two key themes: (1) inclusive outreach strategies to effectively reach underserved communities, and (2) using performance measurement tools for equitable results. We will profile Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Get Moving Initiative, which used equity goals and a logic model as tools to guide and track inclusive outreach strategies for its community fitness-grant program.
  • Public-Private Park Partnerships to Achieve Healthy Equity: Public-private park partnerships are critical to achieving health equity in your community. Hear from health equity experts and community coalitions who have successfully worked across sectors to achieve health equity. Learn how these programs and policies can be applied to the work you are doing at your local park and recreation agency.
  • Innovative Strategies to Connect Communities to Nature: NRPA, in collaboration with National League of Cities and the Children & Nature Network, will discuss innovative and replicable strategies parks can employ to create meaningful connections between the outdoors and communities. With a focus on equitable access, participants will have the opportunity to discuss barriers and discover field-tested tools and collaborative strategies that maximize benefits for whole communities.
  • Build a 21st Century Diverse Workforce and Inclusive Work Environment at Your Agency Today

    Contains 4 Component(s), 0.1 credits offered Recorded On: 09/26/2017

    Much like work/life balance, most parks and recreation agencies miss the mark with diversity and inclusion. This work session with facilitated discussion and best and leading practice sharing will leave participants energized and ready to begin a journey to building inclusive language and behaviors into their key daily functions. From tough discussion on diversity to program planning, we will tackle specific ways to move diversity and inclusion initiatives to full integration in your agency.

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    Much like work/life balance, most parks and recreation agencies miss the mark with diversity and inclusion. This work session with facilitated discussion and best and leading practice sharing will leave participants energized and ready to begin a journey to building inclusive language and behaviors into their key daily functions. From tough discussion on diversity to program planning, we will tackle specific ways to move diversity and inclusion initiatives to full integration in your agency.

    Social Equity is one of NRPA’s Three Pillars and this session gets at it from both a workforce development and programming lens while building skills to help practitioners with bias and equipping them with language to begin these tough discussion back home. This session was submitted for 2016 and well received but originally build as 2.25 and deserves that timing as it’s a complex subject matter and if this is a key pillar - NRPA should consider giving it that space. However, we adjusted.

    Competencies:

    • Identify why diversity and a diverse workforce and service offering is imperative; 
    • Develop the emotional fortitude to have difficult discussions around diversity and inclusion; and
    • Implement some initial tools for recognizing and building an inclusive work environment.
  • Inclusive Outreach for Equitable Results: Using a Logic Model for the Get Moving Initiative

    Contains 5 Component(s), 0.1 credits offered Recorded On: 09/26/2017

    This session is a fusion of equity and results-based accountability, with two key themes: (1) inclusive outreach strategies to effectively reach underserved communities, and (2) using performance measurement tools for equitable results. We will profile Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Get Moving Initiative, which used equity goals and a logic model as tools to guide and track inclusive outreach strategies for its community fitness-grant program.

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    This session is a fusion of equity and results-based accountability, with two key themes: (1) inclusive outreach strategies to effectively reach underserved communities, and (2) using performance measurement tools for equitable results. We will profile Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Get Moving Initiative, which used equity goals and a logic model as tools to guide and track inclusive outreach strategies for its community fitness-grant program. 

    As our country grows increasingly diverse, parks and recreation professionals must enhance their toolkits for inclusive outreach and equitable programming. Additionally, public agencies are under increasing pressure to be effective in their work, and to add analytical rigor to their efforts, in the form of results-based accountability. This workshop will provide an example of using one tool for performance measurement (the logic model) to effectively guide inclusive outreach strategies.

    Competencies:

    • Participants will be able to use community-level data to set equity goals;
    • Participants will be able to understand and apply innovative inclusive outreach strategies; and
    • Participants will be able to develop and use a logic model to track performance of outreach strategies.
  • Public-Private Park Partnerships to Achieve Healthy Equity

    Contains 4 Component(s), 0.1 credits offered Recorded On: 09/28/2017

    Public-private park partnerships are critical to achieving health equity in your community. Hear from health equity experts and community coalitions who have successfully worked across sectors to achieve health equity. Learn how these programs and policies can be applied to the work you are doing at your local park and recreation agency.

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    Public-private park partnerships are critical to achieving health equity in your community. Hear from health equity experts and community coalitions who have successfully worked across sectors to achieve health equity. Learn how these programs and policies can be applied to the work you are doing at your local park and recreation agency.

    Session outcomes:

    • Apply a health equity lens to policy and program planning.
    • Discuss how public-private park partnerships are formed and can be used to achieve community health equity goals.
    • Analyze public-private park partnerships for ways in which they could be strengthened and improved.
  • Innovative Strategies to Connect Communities to Nature

    Contains 4 Component(s), 0.1 credits offered Recorded On: 09/28/2017

    NRPA, in collaboration with National League of Cities and the Children & Nature Network, will discuss innovative and replicable strategies parks can employ to create meaningful connections between the outdoors and communities. With a focus on equitable access, participants will have the opportunity to discuss barriers and discover field-tested tools and collaborative strategies that maximize benefits for whole communities.

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    NRPA, in collaboration with National League of Cities and the Children & Nature Network, will discuss innovative and replicable strategies parks can employ to create meaningful connections between the outdoors and communities. With a focus on equitable access, participants will have the opportunity to discuss barriers and discover field-tested tools and collaborative strategies that maximize benefits for whole communities.

    Competencies: 

    • Evaluate barriers/disparities in connecting underserved populations to nature opportunities, and identify strategies and highlight success stories that address equity;
    • Explore metrics and tools that help to measure impact and reach of nature programming and spaces within communities; and 
    • Learn how park agencies and partner organizations are connecting young people to the outdoors through collective impact partnerships.