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KRPA Conference Schedule Wednesday
February 1, 2017
 


7:00-8:15- Breakfast: Big Basin Room (Hotel)

7:30am-4:30pm – Registration

8:00-11:00 – Tour: Ft. Riley

This tour has a mandatory preregistration. Each attendee will need clearance before going on to base. No one will be allowed to board the bus without a ticket.

8:00-4:30 – Hospitality Room
Coffee, Tea, Water, Pop - Snacks periodically                                                                                                                   

8:30-9:30 .1 CEU

Flint - Starting Your Own Wellness Efforts in Your Community
Debbie Williams, Derby Recreation Commission, Kathleen Avitt, Derby Recreation Commission

With the increase in preventable disease rates and the rising cost of health care, it's more important than ever that recreation centers join hands with the community to improve the environmental, social and economic conditions that contribute to poor health, and support a quality of life that promotes the health and well-being of the community.

Healthy communities don't happen by accident. It takes intentional efforts by community leaders in organizations of all types who are committed to improving today's and tomorrow’s critical health issues. These leaders make needed changes in policies, systems and environments to make the community an inviting place in which to live, work, learn, worship, and play. We will share with you how you can begin moving your community on the path toward health and well-being. 

Kings - Social Media: Have a Plan, Tell a Story, Be Consistent- Part I
Jana Thomas, Strictly Social Media

This will be a 2- part session and will be repeated on Feb. 2nd.

Take an in-depth look at each of the most widely used social media platforms and the strategy, content, and tools necessary to be effective. Also learn how to grow your social media community through content development, the latest paid advertising options, and the integration of social media with your other marketing efforts to maximize results.

Highlights:

  • ·      How to create a social media strategy
  • ·      How to choose the right social media platforms for your industry or organization
  • ·      How to create content that engages: images, video, promotions
  • ·      How to keep content planned, organized and executed effectively
  • ·      Knowledge of monitoring & scheduling tools
  • ·      An introduction to social media paid advertising
  • ·      How to measure social media activity

Konza - Facility Management
Chad Tower - Lawrence Parks and Recreation, Shannon Sonnier – Johnson County Parks & Recreation, Chris Drum – Derby Recreation

Hear from 3 professionals that run 3 different types of facilities, memberships vs. non memberships. Rules, regulations, customer service, training front line staff, preventative care, sponsorships and more will be discussed during this session. 

Blue River - Law Enforcement Fitness and Healthy Habits
Jeremiah Salazar, City of Overland Park

Learn from a presentation that is informative with a hands-on approach that will apply to everyday functional stretches and healthy habits. These stretches can be used for both a Patrol Vehicle and/or office desk. You will also learn what weightlifting activities are most beneficial and time sensitive. Please join us to learn how to take your health/fitness to the next level!

Ft. Riley - Tuttle Creek Park: Balancing Conservation and Use
Ryan Sharp, Kansas State University

Visitors are attracted to state parks, and specifically Tuttle Creek State Park to view its beautiful waters, participate in such activities as boating, hiking and fishing, and exploring opportunities to connect with nature. However, balancing conservation and use is complex and many of the park’s resources may be over or underutilized. Managers success can stem from a proactive approach to understand what visitors want, what can be accommodated and how to reach new audiences. This presentation will discuss results from survey conducted at the park, at Kansas State University and Fort Riley. We will discuss how the information gathered will provide a baseline to help managers confidently tackle future issues or opportunities that will inevitably arise. Ultimately, we hope to highlight the crucial nature of this information for assisting managers to avoid pitfalls encountered at other protected areas due in part to a lack of information. 

9:45-10:45 am .1 CEU

Flint – The CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code: Requirements for Secondary Disinfection on High Risk Pools
Tom Shaefer, Neptune Benson

The MAHC addresses chlorine tolerant pathogens responsible for over 75% of Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI's). It requires secondary disinfection of high risk pools. The requirements and technology will be presented. Other aspects of the MAHC will be presented which can affect design and operation of pools. Numerous states are revising their health codes using the MAHC and the MAHC could become a federal code. 

Kings - Social Media: Have a Plan, Tell a Story, Be Consistent- Part II
Jana Thomas, Strictly Social Media

This is the 2nd session of a 2- part session and will be repeated on Feb. 2nd.

Take an in-depth look at each of the most widely used social media platforms and the strategy, content, and tools necessary to be effective. Also learn how to grow your social media community through content development, the latest paid advertising options, and the integration of social media with your other marketing efforts to maximize results.

Highlights:

  • ·      How to create a social media strategy
  • ·      How to choose the right social media platforms for your industry or organization
  • ·      How to create content that engages: images, video, promotions
  • ·      How to keep content planned, organized and executed effectively
  • ·      Knowledge of monitoring & scheduling tools
  • ·      An introduction to social media paid advertising

How to measure social media activity

Konza - Neighborhood Development- How Recreation is More than “Just” Sports
Elizabeth Grilliot, Hutchinson Recreation Commission, Amy Conkling, Hutchinson Recreation Commissionn, Jana McCarron, City of Hutchinson, Amy Allison, City of Hutchinson

Learn how Hutch Rec is expanding its traditional methods of recreation and programming and branching out to community-wide initiatives, including neighborhood development. Elizabeth Grilliot, director of neighborhood development, along with Amy Conkling, director of marketing and development, will discuss how Hutch Rec ventured into this new territory and the benefits its bringing in healthy, active living while strengthening community spirit in Hutchinson. 

Blue River – Fitness Trends
Susie Wilkes, Derby Recreation Commission, Jo Ellis, Lawrence Parks and Recreation

This presentation will cover the history of the different fitness programs in the industry. Explain trends that have been successful and why. We will examine fitness class implementation; including equipment needs for a well round program in both fads and trends to unlock your potential. This will give everyone the opportunity to determine what will best fit your needs for fitness programming. There will also be demonstrations on the new and exciting classes such as POUND and PIYO. 

Ft. Riley – Putting Your City-Wide Parks and Recreation Master Plan to Work
PJ Novick, Confluence, Hank Moyers, Confluence, Leon Younger, Pros Consulting, Brad Clay, Olathe Parks and Recreation

Those attending the presentation will learn how to use their current city-wide master plan to its full potential. Using the City of Olathe's City-wide Parks and Recreation Master Plan as an example, attendees will learn how the following 5 key elements can lead to achieving the goals and objectives set forth in their city-wide plan and the support of community and governing body for future improvements.

1. Don’t let it sit on the shelf - Leveraging the recommendations in the plan into projects that impact the community.
2. The value of a business/management plan - it does not end with the City-wide Plan.
3. Developing synergies that provide impactful facilities for your community.
4. Re-connect with the Community as projects move forward to ensure the finished facility meets the needs now and in the future.
5. How quality facilities/projects make the next “request” easier.

 

11:00-3:00pm

Kaw Nation/Big Basin- Trade Show and Lunch

3:15-4:15 pm .1CEU

Flint –Visual Storytelling
Blade Mages – 502 Media

Learn how your Parks and Attractions can tell their story in a visual and effective way through video. 

King - Chair Yoga
Laura Covert, Pittsburg State University, Janice Jewett, Pittsburg State University

Yoga continues to gain popularity in the health and wellness community. But, not all potential participants may come to the yoga classes due to impaired mobility. This session will focus on yoga movements that can be performed from a chair but also offer a great yoga workout, reflective of yoga sessions performed on the floor. This session will be interactive. 

Konza – Park Law – Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and First Responders
Dan Clifford, Wichita State University

This session will discuss PTSD within the emergency service provider community. The presentation will provide information on why PTSD occurs, signs and symptoms of PTSD, and how the law enforcement community can respond to this health issue. 

Blue River – Registration Software – Where do you start?
Rob McDonald, Derby Recreation Commission

What are your software needs? This session will discuss the progression in registration software and the relevancy of growing technology. The game of software is changing to accommodate these platforms and what platforms do you need? We will take you through the entire selection process from beginning to end including; improving the end user experience (our clientele). Learn why the Derby Recreation Commission and Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department chose PerfectMind cloud-based software. 

Ft. Riley – Training millennial employees through motivational in-services
Sydni Baker, Manhattan Parks and Recreation, Kelly Cook, Manhattan Parks and Recreation

Filling your buckets with training tips, tricks, and fanny packs. An overview of the suggestion box, role playing, team building activities and EAP drills. 

3:15-5:30 – Park Tour

4:30-5:30

Flint – Ways to Save Energy in Your Swimming Pool Filter Room
Dave Wiecher, Capri Pools and Aquatics

Products that can be added to your current pool equipment to help save energy, which saves money. New technology that will help save water, chemicals, heat loss, and time. Discussion on incentive programs available to help off- set the cost of new equipment. 

Kings – Waddell and Reed: Investing and Planning for your Retirement.
Aric Harrington, Waddell and Reed
Is what you are doing now enough to retire? This course will discuss the importance of saving for retirement.  We will touch on how to determine if you are doing enough for retirement.  We will also discuss the options that are available with Social Security and KPERS.  Retirement is about having choices in life and we will go over how we can help ensure you have choices. 

Konza - Park Law – Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and First Responders
Dan Clifford, Wichita State University

This session will discuss PTSD within the emergency service provider community. The presentation will provide information on why PTSD occurs, signs and symptoms of PTSD, and how the law enforcement community can respond to this health issue. 

Big Blue River – Building Successful Partnerships between Parks and People
Jeff Skibins, Kansas State University

A key motivation for many visitors to parks is exposure to nature. Green spaces provide relief from increasingly urban environments, habitat for wildlife, and improved quality of life. Such outcomes are often used to justify the creation of new parks, improve maintenance, and expand offerings. However, all of this comes with a price tag the public must not only support, but ultimately pay. So why do some projects garner strong public support, while others are vehemently opposed? One answer may lie in visitors’ emotional connection to nature. Recent evidence from the field of conservation psychology suggests visiting parks can foster a positive emotional connection to nature, and this connection is strongly predictive of support for parks and pro-conservation behaviors. But, such connections do not occur by chance, nor are they routine. In this presentation, Dr. Jeffrey Skibins will discuss how you can craft experiences that can facilitate visitors forming an emotional connection to nature, increase support for parks, and reach a wider audience.

Ft. Riley -  Event Liability – A Realistic Approach to Risk Management
James Charles, Charlesworth and Associates, LLC

An interactive session focused on discussing the balance between protecting your organization and the needs of your citizen stakeholders. We will discuss some of the options tenants have to protect themselves and also protect your organization - as well as when requirements may not be necessary or could impact your ability to lease your facility. We are all risk managers. 

Social – KRPA Olympics- Conference Meeting Rooms

6:30 – Gold Medal Buffet

7:15 – Opening Ceremony

7:30- Games Begin

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