Skills Development Webinar Recordings - 2020

Skills Development Webinar Recordings - 2020
The Skills Development Webinar Recordings provide park district professionals with on-demand access to previously-recorded professional development opportunities from the 2020 Webinar Series. This is a great opportunity for those interested in learning about niche topics and listening to preferred industry experts, without having to commit to a larger program. Recordings are approximately one-hour in length and qualify for continuing education units. Each month's recording will be available the last week of the corresponding month, when both live presentations are complete. Purchaser will have access to the recording(s) until January 31, 2021. On-demand webinars are intended for the sole use of the purchaser, and redistribution or rebroadcast to another individual other than the purchaser is prohibited.

To Register: Login to your IPRA account, then select "Register Myself". If you are not an IPRA member, first create an account, then login. Select "Add" for the recording(s) you'd like to add to your cart, then click "Proceed to Checkout".

Note: If you are an existing webinar subscriber, recordings are included with your 2020 subscription and you are not required to pay additional fees. 

Fee: $35.00 IPRA Member / $50.00 Non-Member (per recording)

Cancellations: No refunds will be approved for the purchase of a webinar recording. 

What You Get: Within 1-2 business days of purchase, participant will receive a join link and unique password from IPRA that will allow access to webinar recording(s) until January 31, 2021.

How to Watch: Webinar recordings are delivered via Zoom. Attendees need an internet connection and a computer, laptop, or other smart device.

CEUs: Each webinar recording is 60 minutes and approved for a total of 0.1 CEUs (Continuing Education Units are for certifications such as CPRE, CPRP, and CTRS). CEU form(s) will be provided after watching the recording and upon completion of a non-subscriber CEU application.

Questions: CLICK HERE to view the Webinar Series homepage, or contact IPRA Education Director Duane Smith at duane@ilipra.org.

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In the park and recreation field, we empower others to play, participate, and enjoy their leisure time. By creating environments conducive to innovative thinking, we empower others to rise above the status quo. As staff, how do we power up our own creativity to produce fresh and new ideas, especially when dealing with old, repetitive problems? In this session, you'll jumpstart creativity for yourself and those around you by choosing tools to construct an 'Innovation Equation'.
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From aesthetics to zeal, there are countless ways to improve social media engagement. Learn how to use personas, analytics, scheduling, and story-telling to increase both effectiveness and efficiency. You'll learn how to stop wasting time and energy with ineffective posts while adding content which attracts true fans and followers. Finally, we'll critique actual social media posts exploring content, timing, and consistency.
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As we push to improve diversity, new conversations are emerging daily. Beyond cultural diversity, successful organizations are creating programs and policies which respect, honor, and even celebrate diversity of age, gender identification, physical and emotional abilities, religion, immigration status, and so much more.
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As our communities become stressed or undergo change, attention to the aspects of quality of life and green infrastructure that Park and Recreation can bring become even more important. This session will include innovations in systems planning and management practices that can help agencies better address current topics such as dealing with homelessness, economic development, climate resiliency, addiction and stress management, preventative health, social engagement, alternative transportation, stormwater management, along with typical core services.
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From the time we are born we are taught the difference between right and wrong. How do we translate these seemingly simple ideas into our professionals lives? Use this webinar as a way to bring staff together with board members and volunteers to discuss values, tolerance, integrity, fairness, conflict of interest, and equality. In today's political climate, there has never been a better time to discuss and debate our own code of conduct and civility. By cultivating an ethical workplace, you will create a safe and fair work environment as well as a more motived and trustworthy team.
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In 2017, Gold Medal winning Chicago park District partnered with PROS Consulting team of industry experts and former Disney cast members and embarked on a groundbreaking customer service initiative. The goal was to build a Disney-like culture of leadership and guest service excellence in a mammoth parks and recreation organization. Now, two years later, learn about the successes and struggles the team has encountered along with way. Discover how you can create employee happiness and buy-in, build internal advocacy and accountability, and create loyal customers.
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Rarely is the leadership path without obstacles, bumps in the road, and missteps. Everyone experiences set-backs in their careers from job loss to feeling undervalued. Learn how to use disappointment and defeats for motivation and growth. Discover how high-achieving people use the challenging and disappointing experiences to renew goals, build relationships, and reevaluate priorities - all while maintaining dignity, positivity, and respect for self and others.
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It’s easy to fill our schedules with activities and meetings, but results require more than just working long hours and having a full calendar. This session introduces tools and insights to help every person get back in control of their lives, build meaning into their work, and create better outcomes for their organization.
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