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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Education Sessions
ADVOCACY

State of the Art of Parkland Dedication Ordinances John Crompton
Climate Change Advocacy: What Park Professionals Can Learn from Citizens' Climate Lobby Marcia
Veldman, Richard Durisen
Best Practices When Approaching Diverse Communities and How to Engage Them Cristina R.
de León, Alexis Moreno
Conducting a Successful Grant Search to Fund Your Project Anne-Marie Spencer
For Better or for Worse: The Pursuit of Equitable Recreation Debbie Woodbury, Tori
Spaugh Darensburg

AQUATICS
Instruction in Aquatics: How to Revolutionize Your Swimming Lesson (and Other)
Programs Joshua Reusser
Aquatics...So Much More Than You Think Ashley Wells, Terese McAninch
Digital Documentation: Taking Forms out of the Chemical Room and into the Cloud
Kevin Post

CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Being a Women in the Field: Conversations About Confidence and Courage Denise
Driehaus, Jacqueline O'Connell
Leverage Your Talents to Find Your Calling Michael Shellito
And We Rise! Exploring the Career Experiences of African-American Women Leaders in
Parks & Recreation Sonya Shaw, Steven Waller
Delivering Your TED Talk: How to Speak so People Listen Neelay Bhatt
State of the Profession: 2017 Professionalism in the Park and Recreation Profession
Brittany Cable, Kim Beason
Revealing the Secrets of Successful Career Development Chris Nunes, Dirk Richwine,
Jay Tryon, Michael Kalvort, Kara Kish
Intentional Mentoring: Learning and Connecting for Professional Evolution Teresa
Penbrooke
Your Guide to CPRE Success Katie Troline, Mike Selep
Director to City Manager: We Need More Success Stories! Bill Smith
Confessions of Parks & Recreation Director: Lessons Learned While Working at the YMCA
James Smith

CONSERVATION
Building Community Resilience in the Face of Disaster: The Extreme Event Game-Flooding
Lori Robertson
'Wow!' This Nature Stuff Is More Fun Than My Video Game Karen LaMere
Listening to the Land: Using Natural Resources to Guide Park Development
Chris Matthews
Partnering with Land Trusts Kristina Ortez, Lori Robertson, Rob Aldrich
Utilizing Citizen Science to Reach Your Natural Resource Objectives Brittany Davis,
Tom Swinford
How to Use the Vibrant Cities Lab Website to Build an Effective Urban Forestry Program
Serda Ozbenian, Ian Leahy
Building Community Resilience in the Face of .Disaster: The Extreme...Game - Hurricanes
Lori Robertson
Embracing the Tension: Managing Recreation in Natural Areas John McCabe,
Karen Vaughan
Managing and Maintaining an Urban Wetland Park Matt Townsend
Cities Connecting Children to Nature: City Leadership, Community Engagement and Equity
Elissa Hoagland Izmailyan

EMPLOYEE/VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT
The Languages of Staff Appreciation Addie Weaver, Ryan Davis
From Orientation to Onboarding: Making the Most of the First 90 Days Kirsten Barnes
Inclusive Play Space Design: Transforming Communities, Fostering Social Equity Ingrid
Kanics, John McConkey
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LOCAL HOST 5K FUN RUN AND WALK
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Downtown Central Canal

What is parks and recreation without a little exercise? Join
hundreds of your peers and enjoy a morning run, jog, or walk along
the canal. Includes race bib, post-race refreshments and T-shirt.

LOCAL HOST CANAL WATER PADDLE
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Downtown Central Canal

Enjoy a morning paddle boat ride along a designated part of
the canal.

WORKSHOPS
* Building Community Resilience in the Face of a Flooding Disaster:
The Extreme Event Game - Flooding
* Park Champion Advocacy Summit
* Building Community Resilience in the Face of a Hurricane Disaster:
The Extreme Event Game - Hurricane

MOBILE WORKSHOP &
OFF-SITE
INSTITUTES
* Farming in Parks: Indy Urban Acres
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Trails, Health and Indiana's Plan
World-Class Events: Planning with the Best
Innovative Playgrounds: More Than Just Child's Play
Indy's Pro Sports Facilities: In a League of Their Own
Field of (Economic) Dreams: Developing, Programming and Maintaining
a World-Class Sports Facility
* Successful Funding Strategies: (Re)Developing Recreational Space at
Minimal Cost to Taxpayers (OSI)

ETHNIC MINORITY SOCIETY LUNCHEON
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

This annual luncheon is a celebration of diversity in the recreation
profession and a great opportunity to network and learn more
about the organization.

HEALTH & WELLNESS
Are You Ready for Park Rx? Learn What Doctors Need to Know About Your Parks John
Henderson, Katrina Williams, Robert Zarr
Designing Self-Guided Trail Adventures that Get Kids in Parks Jason Urroz
Promoting Evidence-Based Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Programs
Through Innovative Community-Healthcare Linkages Lesha Spencer-Brown, Patrick
Wesley, Justin Cutler, Stacy Hammond
Aging Mastery Program®: Engaging Older Adults in Your Community James Firman,
Michelle Alexander

LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
So, I've Been Appointed the New ADA Coordinator Jennifer Skulski
Managing Accessibility of Public Facilities with Transgender Populations Keri Krafthefer,
Michael Clark, Sophie Michaels
Army MWR: Local Views of a Global Organization Darlene Hines, Justin Glenn,
Stephen Remillard
Leading for Change: Reframing Organizations to Maximize Potential Ron Ramsing


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