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2010 NRPA Congress&Exposition
Opening General Session
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Roch
Repositioning — The Key to an Agency’s Viable Future Thursday, October 28 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Auditorium John Crompton, Ph.D. Justification for tax support for parks and recreation hinges on the number of people in a community who receive their benefits. Dr. Crompton’s expertise lies in marketing and financing public leisure and tourism services. He has authored more than a dozen books and many articles, which have been published in the recreation, tourism, sports, and marketing fields. Dr. Crompton and several expert reports will explore ways to better justify the benefits the field delivers relating to the role of parks in a healthy human habitat:
Parayre Ph.D., Decision Strategies Structures
SPONSORED BY: Landscape
Making decisions in an atmosphere of increasing time pressure, uncertainty, and confl icting advice creates challenges for any supervisor. Most companies approach business strategy Better playgrounds with aggression, striving to beat the Better world™ competition. Blue Ocean Strategy urges you to change that approach by asking how you can make your value offering so different that you fi nd blue waters of new market space that you can own, making the competition irrelevant. In other words, the best way to beat the competition is to stop trying to beat them. Dr. Roch Parayre is a scenario-planning expert who helps organizations develop capabilities to achieve their vision through innovation, emerging technologies, and through changing their perceptions of project management and implementation.
the tools to create that new market space. Dr. Roch Parayre will teach you to introduce and apply the frameworks and tools of Blue Ocean Strategy to your organization and markets. ■■ ■Create a roadmap for making winning decisions every time, by alerting managers to common thinking traps and by offering practical remedies. ■■ ■Gain the concepts, frameworks, and techniques to link strategic vision to your organization’s core capabilities. ■■ ■Identify which areas of your strategy might require adjustment and monitoring as the future unfolds. Dr. Parayre will instruct you to not only effectively help build the collective wisdom of your company, but also to effectively execute through easy communication.
of parks on property values supporting youth development services ■■ ■benefits of physical activity provided by park and recreation services ■■ ■impact of parks and trees on air quality ■■ ■measurement of the economic impact of park and
recreation services Explore the evolution of parks and recreation over the past 50 years and evaluate how embracing communitywide benefits and repositioning parks and recreation will secure the future of the field.
Thursday, October 28 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Celebrate your fantastic Congress experiences at NRPA’s closing party. The closing party is designed to be a high-energy experience which will allow you to close out Congress with a fun-fi lled, recreational experience. So let your hair down and enjoy the company while sharing the good times had by all.
Tuesday, October 26 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Guthrie Theater Food and entertainment provided. Sponsored by The Guthrie Theater, overlooking the Mississippi River, offers breathtaking views of St. Anthony Falls, The Stone Arch Bridge, the new 35W Bridge, and Mill Ruins Park. Connect with colleagues and meet new friends within the intimate spaces of this iconic and nationally recognized venue. Exquisite food and beverage will accompany the entertainment. Test your fear of heights out on the “Endless Bridge.”
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Parks and Recreation - September 2010
Parks and Recreation - September 2010
NRPA in Focus
Parks Build Community
City of Lakes
Innovation in Hard Times
Welcome to Minneapolis
Schedule at a Glance
NRPA Exhibit Hall and Exhibitor Listings
Spotlight on Partnerships
Leave it Better
National and Gold Medal Awards
NRPA White Papers
Theodore Wirth House
Best of Show
NRPA in Action
Parks and Recreation - September 2010