SIPRA Mini-Conference

SIPRA Mini-Conference
The Southern Illinois Parks and Recreation Association (SIPRA) is an affiliate of IPRA that has been providing its southern Illinois members with opportunities for education, networking, and professional growth since 1951. This Mini-Conference is a one-day event that is packed with various educational topics and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for professionals in Southern Illinois. Regardless of your location, all are welcome to this great opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals. This event is open to IPRA members and non-members alike. Lunch is included with registration.

To Register:
Login to your IPRA account, then select "Register Myself". If you are not an IPRA member, first create an account, then register for the event.

Fee: $15.00 IPRA Member / Non-Member

CEUs:
Event approved for 0.4 CEUs (Continuing Education Units are for CPRP and CPRE certification).

Questions: CLICK HERE to visit the SIPRA website, or contact SIPRA Education Chair Kimberly Caughran at kcaughran@collinsvilleil.org.  
When
11/13/2019 9:15 AM - 3:00 PM
Where
Metro East Park & Recreation District 104 United Drive Collinsville, IL 62234 UNITED STATES

Program


Wednesday, 13 November 2019

 
While it seems as if everything in Washington is different today, one thing remains constant. The way in which the ADA is enforced regarding parks and recreation agencies, and the enforcement trend, is just as it was in 2010 and 2015. John McGovern with WT Group Accessibility Practice will review this in a way that makes it easy for agencies to make decisions.
Time
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
11/13/2019 9:15 AM

Title II of the ADA imposes some basic requirements on cities, villages, counties, and park districts. Failing to master these basics can be costly in both human and fiscal resources. John McGovern with WT Group Accessibility Practice will review the ADA Coordinator, the access dispute resolution process, access audit of existing files, transition plan, public feedback requirements, and more. Make your work life simple, not horrible.
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
11/13/2019 10:30 AM

Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11/13/2019 11:30 AM

The complex Department of Justice ADA program access test for existing facilities can be difficult to grasp. John McGovern with WT Group Accessibility Practice will share an approach that has been successful with the DOJ, federal district courts in three states, two state enforcement agencies, and the US Department of Interior. Come and discuss how to treat unique and recurring assets, as well as just how long the phased retrofit schedule can be stretched.
Time
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
11/13/2019 12:45 PM

This presentation will focus on cultural competency as it relates to programming and outreach in the parks and recreation field. Cultural competency is "a broad concept that not only encompasses one's understanding of other cultural groups but also the outward expression of this knowledge in one's conduct and interactions" (Smith & Soule, 2016). Understanding different cultural groups is a critical issue facing our field as we strive to equitably offer programs and services to all residents and visitors in our communities.
Time
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
11/13/2019 12:45 PM

The ADA requires parks and recreation agencies to provide people, things, and policy changes to facilitate the inclusion of people with disabilities. In a perfect world, each SIPRA member would have a black-and-white list of "yes, we will do that" and "no, we won't do that". John McGovern of WT Group Accessibility Practice will review the black-and-white, as well as the gray areas in this topic. We will color in the meanings with court decisions and settlement agreements.
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
11/13/2019 2:00 PM

Prior to 1900, there were virtually no playgrounds in North America. As population moved from farms to cities, playgrounds were seen as a way to keep children busy and out of trouble. Since then, both the art and practice of playground design have expanded to include safety, accessibility, and inclusivity, and to encompass and foster child development. Playgrounds have helped earn points for LEED and other certifications, and equipment manufacturers have adopted sustainability programs. This course looks at the architect's and landscape architect's roles in the past, present, and future of playground design and specification.
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
11/13/2019 2:00 PM

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