106 - State Accreditation: A Blueprint for Excellence
Steve Eckleberry, Commissioner, Bartlett Park District; Mike Clark, Executive Director, Palatine Park District
State accreditation will be one of the greatest achievements your agency can take to improve your delivery systems, policies, and staff to provide excellence in park, recreation, and facility operations. This session will provide a blueprint of the process to become accredited through the state program and validate your dedication to your board, staff, and community at large.
- Learn the application and self-assessment processes to begin the journey to becoming an accredited agency in the Illinois Joint Distinguished Park and Recreation Accreditation Program.
- Learn the mentor program to assist your agency toward accreditation the entire way.
- Be able to identify the areas of policy, procedure, and documentation of evidence for all legal, general management, finance and business operations, parks and facilities, and personnel and recreation services facets of the organization to meet the required standards.