Revenue Development & Management School
Mar
11
to Mar 16

Revenue Development & Management School

  • Ogelbay Resort & Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Revenue Development and Management School is the most comprehensive and unique professional development program focusing on proven revenue management and development techniques. It’s targeted towards agencies that rely wholly or in part on generating revenues, such as organizations associated with state or local parks, recreation, leisure services, military recreation and other non-profits.

For more information and to register, visit www.revenueschool.com.

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Mar
13
to Mar 18

Revenue Development & Management School

Join the oldest and most respected professional development school for parks and recreation professionals as we explore all aspects of revenue producing parks and recreation operations in an educational setting. Participants will be exposed to new technologies and management tools that they can use as aids to establish more efficient and effective administration. 

Learn more and register at www.revenueschool.org.

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Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

The Art of Gaining Consensus and Getting Things Done

  • Texas Parks & Recreation Conference (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

No matter whether it is a project, policy, park, or program you’re working on, getting people on board and working together is a key challenge that every professional must overcome in order to get things done. Learn how to proactively weave the fundamental steps for consensus-building into your projects in order to avoid many of these challenges in the first place, as well as how to respond to resistance and conflict when it inevitably happens. 

Register for the conference at www.traps.org.

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Mar
2
12:30 PM12:30

Smart Moves for Successful Projects

  • Texas Parks & Recreation Conference (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Park and recreation professionals are often asked to take the lead in overseeing special projects. Even when excitement is high, balancing these additional responsibilities with an already full plate is tough. Whether you will be leading a planning process, new technology initiative, a construction project, a website redesign, or even a special event, learn how to keep your project and team on track and finish on time and on budget while holding on to your sanity in the process.

Register for the conference at www.traps.org.

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Feb
25
7:15 AM07:15

Smart Moves for Successful Projects

  • Great Lakes Park Training Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Park and recreation professionals are often asked to play the role of Project Manager, even though formal training on project management is usually never given. Even when excitement about the project is high, balancing these new responsibilities with an already full plate is tough, and it’s easy for a project and its team to veer off track. This presentation will cover the roles of the project manager, as well as the roles of project team members that need to be filled and communicated. It will include information on necessary pre-project preparations, including participation plans, project timelines, and risk identification. It will also provide details about how to manage people within a project team, including communication plans and team development tips.

Register for the conference at www.glpti.org.

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Feb
23
2:30 PM14:30

Millennials: Developing the Next Generation of Park & Recreation Leaders

  • Great Lakes Park Training Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In 2015, Millennials surpassed the GenXers to become the largest generation in the US workforce. With Baby Boomers holding that distinction as recently as 2010, employers across the country have experienced a dramatic shift in staff skills, priorities, and perceptions in the past five years. Looking beyond Millennial stereotypes, the first half of this presentation will include an overview of what attracts, motivates, and retains these young professionals as well as how workplaces are changing because of their influence. The second half will include a mixed panel of younger and older professionals who will answer questions and share their experiences of successfully managing these generational differences at their agencies.

Register for this conference at www.glpti.org.

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Jan
29
8:45 AM08:45

Innovation: Beyond The Buzzwords

  • Illinois Parks & Recreation Conference (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's easy to talk about the concept of "innovation," but much harder to actually achieve. How do you move beyond the aspiration to be more like companies such as Google and Apple while working within reality of local government? Learn about tweaks to incorporate in your work spaces and schedules, programs and training to implement with your staff, as well as other resources and real-life examples to help support a culture of innovation.

Register for the conference at www.ilparksconference.com.

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Jan
29
7:15 AM07:15

Prioritizing Park Improvements

  • Illinois Parks & Recreation Conference (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

With competing public interests and dwindling funding for grants, prioritizing and gaining support for park development projects is critical. Learn how to identify the park infrastructure most in need of attention and examine how well parks are meeting current community needs through tools such as park report cards, equity mapping, and others.

Register for the conference at www.ilparksconference.com.

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Dec
9
8:30 AM08:30

Harnessing the Power of Data

  • Ohio Parks & Recreation Assocation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Data is often seen as the quickest way to drive innovation, increase productivity and gain a competitive advantage. While all of that is true, without a sound strategy, data collection and measurement can also paralyze staff, waste time and cause leaders to make poor decisions. Learn how to get staff on board and ensure that you are measuring what matters and then practice working with real tools that you can use back at your agency to get a jump start on your own data-driven efforts.

Register for this workshop at www.opraonline.com.

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Dec
8
8:30 AM08:30

Harnessing the Power of Data

  • Ohio Parks & Recreation Association (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Data is often seen as the quickest way to drive innovation, increase productivity and gain a competitive advantage. While all of that is true, without a sound strategy, data collection and measurement can also paralyze staff, waste time and cause leaders to make poor decisions. Learn how to get staff on board and ensure that you are measuring what matters and then practice working with real tools that you can use back at your agency to get a jump start on your own data-driven efforts.

Register for this workshop at www.opraonline.com.

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Dec
7
9:30 AM09:30

Harnessing the Power of Data

  • Ohio Parks & Recreation Association (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Data is often seen as the quickest way to drive innovation, increase productivity and gain a competitive advantage. While all of that is true, without a sound strategy, data collection and measurement can also paralyze staff, waste time and cause leaders to make poor decisions. Learn how to get staff on board and ensure that you are measuring what matters and then practice working with real tools that you can use back at your agency to get a jump start on your own data-driven efforts

Register for this workshop at opraonline.com.

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Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Dealing with the 3 D’s: The Difficult, Demotivated, and Duds

  • Virgina Parks & Recreation Conference (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Leading your staff isn’t always as easy as those Successories poster may have you believe.  Learn how to diagnose the cause of an employee’s poor performance before it spreads to the rest of your team.  Find out how to walk that fine line of treating staff as individuals while still holding them to the same expectations. Supervisors will see how their actions may be contributing to the problem and then learn how to respond to some of the most common excuses that poor performers make.

Register for the conference at www.vrps.com.

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Nov
8
1:45 PM13:45

Counting What Counts: Using Data to Drive Real Change

  • Virginia Parks & Recreation Conference (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Data is often seen as the quickest way to drive innovation, increase productivity, and gain a competitive advantage. And while all of that is true, without a sound strategy, data collection and measurement can also paralyze staff, waste time, and cause leaders to make poor decisions. Ensure that your team is really measuring what matters and view examples of successful strategies while learning how to avoid common mistakes.

Register for the conference at www.vrps.com.

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