Delegates will have an open roundtable discussion on the successes and challenges of small recreational agencies. In addition, there will be a discussion on the creativity and delivery of quality and quantifiable success, which have had a significant effect on the quality
The power of positive thinking cannot be understated. The best news about positivity is that it is a learnable quality. Are you ready to be more positive and ensure you have time to invest in your team? When you’re prepared to be
How can park districts and special recreation agencies (SRAs) leverage resources to meet the recreational and creative arts needs of veterans in their communities? This session will provide inside knowledge from recreational professionals from the Department of Veteran Affairs who will equip
This session will introduce streamlined, efficient, and easily scaled processes to manage any task or project within your agency by applying a five-step approach that ensures successful completion of a project of any type: capital, programming, process, or otherwise. The session will
Are you looking for new ways to motivate your staff? In this session, Ruby will offer successful examples of how she helped the San Antonio Spurs and Tampa Bay Lightning design an employee recognition program to enhance the guest experience at the
407 – Marketing Best Practices for Non Marketers: Bridging the Gap Between Marketing and Recreation (the Sequel)
This 2019 session was very well received, with many wanting a next-level continuation. Therefore, we are picking up where it left off. Our marketing departments continue to grow with constant changes in technology and social media and overall branding and sponsorship needs.
This session will focus on creating and adding value to recreational activities, programs, and leagues. Programmers will be exposed to a variety of programs that are cost-effective and provide quality instruction. Value creation strategies for leagues will be discussed along with less
Many municipalities are faced with the sobering reality regarding the development and operational costs of renovating and maintaining multiple municipal pools. A current trend in the market for municipalities and park districts with multiple pools is to create a destination splash park.
307 – Current Trends in the Municipal Bond Market: How Illinois Park Districts Are Funding Capital Needs
This session presents an overview of the bond issuance process for Illinois park districts, including a discussion on borrowing alternatives and sale methods, recent trends in the interest-rate markets, recent trends in financing by Illinois park districts, and an update on potential
In this session, Franczek attorneys Jennifer Dunn and Tracey Truesdale will discuss hiring best practices and legal limitations, including the use of criminal background checks and the “statutory six,” drug testing and applicant marijuana use, interview do’s and don’ts, and issues unique