Diversity and inclusion with public facilities and recreational opportunities for all populations have become societal issues and trends, and the transgender population is no exception. Managers must be knowledgeable and proficient in the legal implications of diverse people for employment and public
In this presentation we will be looking at the importance of your senior center’s members’ council and their role in in supporting center activities and the recruitment and retainment of new members. Learning Outcomes: – Identify potential members as candidates for council.
Recreational, athletic, and leisure facilities constantly look for ways to stay relevant, attract new user groups, and develop new revenue streams. Whether a facility is privately owned, public, or a public/private partnership, operators must constantly innovate and reinvent themselves to combat downtime,
The phrase “personal brand” is another way of saying “reputation.” It is one thing professionals should be keenly aware of at every stage of their careers. A strong personal brand can open doors for you, lead others to you, and allow new
Risky play in the outdoors benefits children and adults across age ranges and abilities (Brussoni et al., 2012, 2105; Sandseter & Kennair, 2011). Thrilling play that involves risk assessment and risk-taking can help people to feel physically and emotionally empowered. In this
This session will focus on preventing, responding to, and defending against harassment and discrimination claims that arise in the workplace. The interactive presentation will take audience members through real-life scenarios and provide best practices for avoiding pitfalls others have faced. Learning Outcomes:
Discover what esports are and why they are quickly becoming a staple of recreation. In addition, hear more about what it would take for you to become involved with esports and how easy it can be! Learning Outcomes: – Learn about esports.
Park districts manage many acres of public space, where the public sometimes pursues controversial uses. What authority do park districts have to regulate contentious activities while respecting the individual rights of park patrons? Participants will explore scenarios based on real cases and
This is a must-attend session if you want to understand the A to Z’s of park district finances in simple terms. Need a refresher course on park district finances? Attend this session to learn about fund structure, tax levies, budgets, budgets and
This session will provide elected officials, officers, and employees with critical information on the Gift Ban Act, prohibited political activities, conflicts of interest, official misconduct, and executive session confidentiality. Learning Outcomes: – Understand the ethical requirements of the Gift Ban Act and