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2020 Conference Featured Breakout Speakers


Roz and Jed Buck
Roz and Jed Training & Consulting

Roz and Jed Buck travel the country sharing their passion for helping recreation and park professionals make a difference.  Last year, they spoke at 20 different conferences across the country, including the National Recreation and Parks Association Conference in Baltimore.  Prior to embarking on their adventures in training and consulting, they owned and directed a large private day camp in NJ, Meadowbrook Country Day Camp.  They attribute the success of their camp to an intentional focus on teambuilding, employee engagement, leadership, customer service, and staff development.  Their sessions are based on actual experiences training and developing their own staff, and they are designed to be fun, engaging and highly interactive.  You will walk away with practical ideas that you can implement now to help connect your team, increase engagement, and train your staff and volunteers.



Dr. Joel Fish
The Center for Sport Phychology

Dr. Joel Fishis a licensed psychologist and a nationally recognized expert in sport psychology who has worked in the field for over 30 years.  He is a 16 time speaker at the NRPA Annual Conference and has spoken at many state parks & recreation conferences.  He has worked extensively with athletes of all ages and skills levels, from youth sport through the Olympic and professional ranks.  Dr. Fish has been a sport psychology consultant for the Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, the Philadelphia Phillies Organization, the USA Women’s National Field Hockey Team, and the USA Women’s National Soccer Team.   Dr. Fish has also served as a sport psychology consultant for Saint Joseph’s University, theUniversity of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and numerous other universities.   Dr. Fish has been a visiting lecturer at the Wingate Institute and Zinman College in Netanya, Israel, where he has taught about sport psychology and elite athletes.   He has spoken nationwide on sport psychology at over 300 universities nationwide and is a popular presenter at a variety of athletic functions.   Dr. Fish has also worked with numerous businesses and organizations on the topics of leadership, peak performance, sustaining motivation, and teambuilding.  Dr. Fish has been frequently quoted in the Philadelphia and national media, having been featured numerous times on ABC, CNN, ESPN, Fox, HBO, and NBC.  In addition, he has been featured on television programs such as NBC’s Today, HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, ESPN's SportsCenter and Outside The Lines. He is currently the Director of The Center For Sport Psychology in Philadelphia, where he works with athletes of all ages and skill levels.  He is the author of a popular youth sports book, 101 Ways to Be a Terrific Sports Parent.  Dr. Fish received his B.A. from Clark University, an M.A. from Temple University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Sandra V. Brown, LCSW, LMSW, SAP
The Employer's Resource

Sandra has been involved with training and organizational development for 20 years and has assisted many groups with training or intervention needs. Her experience is vast in leadership development, executive coaching, mediation, team-building activities, culture assessments, and harassment/discrimination consulting. Sandra’s combined knowledge of behavioral health and human resources makes her uniquely qualified to assist organizations of all types when dealing with the difficulties inherent in employees and teams.  Sandra is a much sought after trainer and has developed customized training for companies large and small. 

Frequently requested training topics include: 
Management and Leadership Skills, Harassment/Discrimination Prevention, Team Enhancement and Assessment, DOT Drug & Alcohol Awareness Training Effective Communication Techniques, Navigating Conflict, Implementing Change Initiatives, Prevention of Bullying and Violence in the Workplace, and Stress Management/Resiliency Promotion.

Sandra is licensed in:
Missouri as a Clinical Social Worker
-Kansas as a Masters Social Worker

She has a Master’s in Social Work degree from the University of Iowa and has been practicing clinical work for over 20 years. 




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