112 – Protests and Park Districts: Preserving Civil Rights, Protecting Property, and Avoiding Liability

This program provides your agency with specific information on how to lawfully manage public demonstrations in your parks. We will discuss (i) how to identify and establish free speech areas in your parks, (ii) drafting a comprehensive permitting policy, (iii) dos and

115 – Commissioner and Agency Ethics: Identifying and Avoiding Ethical Violations That Could Cost You Plenty

Today more than ever, elected officials and high-ranking public executives are under the microscope of public scrutiny. In a world where the public can record and publish events to the world as they occur, elected and appointed park, forest preserve and other

107 – ADA Enforcement in the President Biden Administration: Implications for Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Agencies in Illinois

Is it too early to forecast what President Biden’s ADA enforcement plan will include? Surveys show that people with disabilities voted for Candidate Biden by a 20% margin. His service in the Senate left a path, and his time as Vice-President leaves

127 – The Culture Code: Creating a Healthy Relationship Between Executive Directors and Elected Officials

The executive director is the board’s most important employee (in some models, the board’s only employee). This session reviews tips and advice for both directors and elected officials on how to keep that relationship healthy and functional. Learning Outcomes: Participants will be