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AS A "GENERATION Y" MANAGER, I FEEL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES AND WE ARE CONSTANTLY PUT
IN A POSITION TO FACILITATE THE PERSONALITIES AND WORK
ETHICS IN A PUBLIC WORK PLACE.
and working in a new location has been
a lifelong dream of mine. I truly believe
it's one of the best locations to live in the
Province of Ontario.

What would you describe as
some of the most significant
workplace and/or industry
challenges you have faced
over the past five years?
As I'm sure many other professionals
in our field have mentioned in the past,
we encounter so many challenges in
our industry.
For me personally, a significant challenge I have faced over the years is
managing the different generations of
employees and their significant variances in personalities and experiences.

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The differences between a retiree,
baby boomer, generation X, Y, Z and
the new millennials is massive. As a
"Generation Y" manager, I feel in the
middle of the generational differences
and we are constantly put in a position
to facilitate the personalities and work
ethics in a public work place.

How has your involvement
with the ORFA affected
your career?
The ORFA has been instrumental in
my personal development in the field of
recreation. My personal favourite was the
Managing People at Work course provided
at the Annual Professional Development
Program at the University of Guelph. The
topics were illuminating for me. Lynda

Pinnington has been one of my favourite instructors! I highly recommend to
anyone I meet seeking to improve their
careers to enroll themselves in that
course - it may change your life.

Final Thoughts
Volunteering is becoming a real
issue in so many aspects of our lives,
especially in the field of recreation and
events. Society as a whole is dependent on volunteers and as we all know,
they are dwindling quickly for a variety
of reasons.
Managing volunteers in the future will
become an absolute priority to so many.
Investing resources will be paramount to
maintaining the standards to which we
are all accustomed.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Facility Forum - Spring 2018

Safe Ice Resurfacer Operations Online
Addressing Violence & Harassment in Recreational Facilities
Combatting Workplace Violence & Harassment: Four Tips for Employers
With Irrigation: Green = Safer
AODA for the Facility Manager
Truth, Reconciliation, Cemeteries
ORFA Professional Designations
Aquatics and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Energy Champion – The Engine to Excel
ORFA Awards & Recognition
Emergency Evacuations
Recreation Facilities Asset Management (RFAM)
Member Profile – Terry Vachon, General Manager Parks, Culture and Recreation, Clearview Township
Annual Professional Development & EXPO
FACTS: Arena Figure Skating Accident Claim Study
A Post Mortem of a Community’s Declared Recreation Facilities Emergency
Bump Testing Ammonia Sensors
Index of Advertisers
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Intro
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - cover1
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - cover2
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 3
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 4
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 5
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 6
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Safe Ice Resurfacer Operations Online
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Addressing Violence & Harassment in Recreational Facilities
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 9
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 10
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Combatting Workplace Violence & Harassment: Four Tips for Employers
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 12
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - With Irrigation: Green = Safer
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 14
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 15
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - AODA for the Facility Manager
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 17
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Truth, Reconciliation, Cemeteries
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 19
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - ORFA Professional Designations
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 21
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 22
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Aquatics and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 24
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Energy Champion – The Engine to Excel
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 26
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 27
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - ORFA Awards & Recognition
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Emergency Evacuations
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Recreation Facilities Asset Management (RFAM)
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 31
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 32
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Member Profile – Terry Vachon, General Manager Parks, Culture and Recreation, Clearview Township
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 34
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 35
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Annual Professional Development & EXPO
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - FACTS: Arena Figure Skating Accident Claim Study
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - A Post Mortem of a Community’s Declared Recreation Facilities Emergency
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 39
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 40
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 41
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 42
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Bump Testing Ammonia Sensors
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 44
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 45
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Index of Advertisers
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - cover3
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Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - outsert1
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Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - outsert3
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