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KRPA Conference Schedule Tuesday

January 31, 2017

Registration
10:00am-6:00pm

8:30-10:30 am

Big Blue River - 2016 KRPA Board of Directors meeting

Presiding: Brian Bascue, KRPA President, Newton Recreation Commission

Board Meeting for 2016 Board Members. 2017 KRPA Board Members are encouraged to attend.

10:30-12:00pm

Big Blue River - 2017 Board of Directors Orientation and Lunch

Presiding: Brian Bascue, KRPA President, Newton Recreation Commission

2017 KRPA Board of Directors will conduct their board orientation. It is recommended that all elected board members attend this orientation meeting.

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Konza and Kings – Student and Young Professional Session

1:00-2:30pm .1 CEU

Kaw Nation/Big Bison –Building a Winning Team, Dayton Moore, General Manager, Kansas City Royals

Dayton Moore will share the blueprint for becoming a champion, both on and off the field. Moore shares how his faith and leadership principles guided his rebooting of the Royals. The general manager describes how he built one of baseball's best farm systems and international scouting departments of out nothing. He shares insight on how he persevered through six consecutive losing seasons and the critical response to controversial trades of Zack Greinke and Wil Myers—transactions that ultimately yielded the foundation of a champion. Dayton will describe how the foundations that made the Royals successful can also make you successful in your life. Wake up making good decisions each and every day and be focused with the energy to make good decisions to improve your game. Focusing too much on the outcome of life can cause you to abandon the process – just try to get better each day. That’s how you reach success! Dayton will share two things you have to do every single day…forgive and don’t quit!

2:30-3:00pm

Meet and Greet with Dayton Moore

Would you like to meet Dayton Moore? We will have a meet and greet with Dayton Moore after his Keynote presentation. There will be a photographer there to take pictures.

2:30-4:30 - Hospitality Room

Coffee, Water, Tea, Pop

3:00-5:00 pm .2 CEU

Discovery Center/Blue Earth Room-KHP Emergency Service Unit Overview
Christopher Bowling, Kansas Highway Patrol

Overview of the services provided by the emergency service unit of the Kansas Highway Patrol.

3:30-4:30pm .1 CEU

Flint – Playground Maintenance
Kevin Marshal, Fry and Associates
Discuss how to audit and maintain a play structure and surrounding area. How to identify hazards and provide solutions. 

Kings – Sports Roundtable
Nick Leon, Hutchinson Recreation Commission, Brent Peintner, Cheney Recreation Commission

An interactive sounding board for any and all issues in youth and adult sports today. Please bring topics for discussion to the session.

Konza Increasing our Advocacy Voice
Melissa Ness, Connections Unlimited, Erika Devore, KRPA Executive Director
The KRPA advocacy goals are to educate, inform, and influence our local and state leaders on the issues and importance of Recreation and Parks in their communities. This session will cover strategies and tactics for effective influence. Hear from experts on the best strategies to have an impact on recreation and park issues and from those we hope to inspire and motivate with our message. 

Big Blue River – Wichita State University Partnership Studies
Wonyoung Kim, Wichita State University
Studies and analysis doesn’t have to cost a fortune when you partner with local universities. Working with graduate students who will conduct and complete qualitative research, exploratory, hypothetical or theoretical analysis or data analytics and fundamental research can be a powerful partnership for both parties. Recently partnership studies with the Derby Recreation Commission and Valley Center Recreation Commission were conducted. These studies will be discussed at length on Derby’s upcoming Decarsky Park Ballfields and Valley Center’s Golf Course. Find out how a partnership can benefit your organization and how free it can be. 

Ft. Riley - Shade Spots for Comfort and Health
Richard Hamilton, Shade Systems by Out and About
This session will explore the benefits of providing access to shade for clients of all recreation, parks and aquatic facilities. The discussion will be expanded with an exploration of shade sources and detail considerations to be made when selecting shade structure. Attendee questions and comments will be encouraged.

3:30-5:30pm .1 CEU

Konza - Increasing Our Advocacy Voices
Melissa Ness, Connections Unlimited, Erika Devore, KRPA Executive Director

The KRPA Advocacy goals are to educate, inform and influence our local and state leaders on the issues and importance of Recreation and Parks in their communities. This session will cover strategies and tactics for effective influence. Hear from experts on the best strategies to have an impact on recreation and park issues and from those we hope to inspire and motivate with our message.


4:45-5:45pm .1 CEU

Flint - 5 Tips for Networking Success
Alana Muller, Alana Muller Enterprises

The Five Tips for Networking Success at Networking presentation provides a brief overview of the Coffee Lunch Coffee Networking Platform – an accessible, relevant, immediately actionable approach to professional networking for anybody interested in connecting with others, getting involved in their community, seeking to advance their career or looking to build social relationships.  The presentation delivers key recommendations for networking effectiveness.

Kings - Trends in Play Space Design
Bryan Sykora, Athco/Landscape Structures

Activity, engagement, and involvement
Parks today face the challenge of providing environments that will attract children and families to engage, play, and stay; to compete with indoor, more sedentary activities. In this session, we will examine playground trends that create kid magnets, facilitate multi-generational interaction, and signature playgrounds that tell a community story. Discussions will also focus on the opportunities for stronger collaboration between playground designers and park planners.

Landscape Structures is authorized by IACET and LA CES™ to provide .2 CEUs and 1.5 PDHs, which meet Health, Safety and Welfare credits. After this 90-minute Learning Academy session, participants will have an understanding of the following learning objectives:

--Leading trends in play space design and the external influences driving these trends.
--Innovative concepts that can be applied to play space design.
--How to specify new concepts and material choices. 

900 Yuma Street – What is Pickleball?
Evan Jorn, Pickleball Ambassador

Why is it called Pickleball? Learn the history about the begin of this crazy game, rules, how to implement classes, tournaments and get your community involved. 

Ft. Riley- Military Recreation – Army
Caitlin Kendrick, Ft. Riley, Kim Wargo, Ft. Riley Community Recreation Division

In this session, you'll learn a brief history of the Army's Military Recreation, followed by a more in depth review of the program and it's inner workings. Students and professionals will also gain insider tips on how to apply for and obtain a job in Military Recreation. Questions will be answered throughout. 

Social- Houston Street Ballroom – Walk-able but if you would like a ride shuttles start at 6:20

6:30-7:30 Branch Socials

7:30- Buffet starts

8:00-9:30 – Magic/Comedy show

10:00-12:00- Taste of Manhattan – Explore the bars in downtown Manhattan! Each bar will showcase a unique drink!

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