Supervisor Symposium 2021

Supervisor Symposium 2021
Sponsored by IPRA's Recreation (REC) Section, Supervisor Symposium celebrates its 20th year in providing students and professionals in the recreation field a curriculum that builds a strong foundation of basic skills needed to obtain and succeed at a supervisory position. New and partially-seasoned professionals (and students) will be provided with opportunities to learn skills and emerging trends that can be implemented immediately at his or her agency. Come build your network and join other professionals aspiring to be a more effective supervisor and leader in the field of Parks and Recreation. Full-time collegiate students with an active IPRA Student Membership can attend this event for FREE. Lunch is included with registration.

Who Should Attend: Park and recreation, conservation, and forest preserve district professionals that work with or oversee recreation programming and/or facilities.

To Register:
Login to your IPRA account, then select "Register Myself". If you are not an IPRA member, create an account as a Basic Contact, then register for the event.  Please click here if you would like to register for the Virtual Supervisor Symposium Track.

Fee: $0.00 IPRA Student Member / $80.00 IPRA Member / $120.00 Non-Member

Event Safety Protocols:  We will be following CDC, state, local, and/or facility guidelines for safety as they apply to the circumstances in September 2021.  Safety protocols may include mask-wearing , reduction in participation numbers, social distancing, and easy access to hand sanitizer.   When you register for an event, you will be sent a confirmation including the specific safety guidelines for that particular event.

Cancellations: Refunds will be issued to requests received on or before September 3, 2021, less a 20% administrative fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after September 3, 2021.

CEUs: Event approved for .40 CEUs (Continuing Education Units are for CPRECPRP, and CTRS certifications).

Questions: CLICK HERE to visit the Recreation Section page, otherwise contact Supervisor Symposium Chair Greg Stanczyk at [email protected].

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
      

When
9/10/2021 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Where
Bartlett Park District Community Center 700 S. Bartlett Road Bartlett, IL 60103 UNITED STATES

Program


Friday, 10 September 2021

Description
Light breakfast will be provided.
Time
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
9/10/2021 8:15 AM

Playing together and working together go hand-in-hand.  Positive, collaborative interaction is essential in the Parks & Rec workplace.  No one accomplishes success by themselves.  Your district's staff and team members regularly join forces, focused on a common goal. Participants in this keynote session will play and work together to learn about the fundamental concepts of creative thinking, generating new ideas, and why we have so much trouble getting out of our head. With this new understanding, participants will have an immediate opportunity to apply these practices to addressing their local, creative challenges - whether they are program-driven or administrative-driven.
Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9/10/2021 9:00 AM

This session will be loosely based around the children’s book entitle Oh The Places You Will Go written by Dr. Seuss.  It will be an interactive experience that takes the audience through both the highs and lows of four seasoned professionals' careers, lessons they have learned and outcomes which continue to shape them.
Time
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
9/10/2021 10:45 AM

In this round table discussion three Executive Directors will speak about their experience leading agencies through a global pandemic, share insight about how their past experience helped guide their response and the teamwork needed to overcome other challenges faced in the field of Parks & Recreation.
Time
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
9/10/2021 10:45 AM

All events NEED a checklist. What is the event? When? What time?  Do I have everything I need? The biggest question is who is the event for? In this session we will discuss how to be the most inclusive for your events.
Time
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
9/10/2021 10:45 AM

Time
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
9/10/2021 12:00 PM

In this speed session, try on someone else’s shoes (figuratively) and shift your perspective.  Hear from leaders across Park District departments describe the strengths of their areas and examples of collaboration.  By trying on a new perspective, at the end of this session, participants will walk away with a shared understanding and ideas to begin cross department collaborations.
Time
12:50 PM - 1:20 PM
9/10/2021 12:50 PM

Having spent 20 years in the Before and After school program at the Schaumburg Park District, Stephanie has learned that the key to keeping any program running well is motivated staff.  In this session, she will discuss a few questions to ask yourselves as managers and supervisors about your staff interaction and how you motivate your team, including your volunteers.  What is the role of management for teamwork and how do you inspire and encourage your staff?  She will have a few tips and tricks to improve teamwork within your various program areas.
Time
12:50 PM - 1:20 PM
9/10/2021 12:50 PM

More than ever, women have an incredibly heavy workload on their plates. During the time of COVID-19, they may be running a household, working 40+ hours a week, and taking care of children – all simultaneously. There are many studies and data that shows that women have unique obstacles to face, but there is plenty that we can do that is in our control.
Time
12:50 PM - 1:20 PM
9/10/2021 12:50 PM

Community feedback is essential to guide park district actions and decisions.  Join this speed session to learn different approaches to gather input and how to put that input to use.
Time
12:50 PM - 1:20 PM
9/10/2021 12:50 PM

In this speed session, try on someone else’s shoes (figuratively) and shift your perspective.  Hear from leaders across Park District departments describe the strengths of their areas and examples of collaboration.  By trying on a new perspective, at the end of this session, participants will walk away with a shared understanding and ideas to begin cross department collaborations.
Time
1:25 PM - 1:55 PM
9/10/2021 1:25 PM

Having spent 20 years in the Before and After school program at the Schaumburg Park District, Stephanie has learned that the key to keeping any program running well is motivated staff.  In this session, she will discuss a few questions to ask yourselves as managers and supervisors about your staff interaction and how you motivate your team, including your volunteers.  What is the role of management for teamwork and how do you inspire and encourage your staff?  She will have a few tips and tricks to improve teamwork within your various program areas.
Time
1:25 PM - 1:55 PM
9/10/2021 1:25 PM

Community feedback is essential to guide park district actions and decisions.  Join this speed session to learn different approaches to gather input and how to put that input to use.
Time
1:25 PM - 1:55 PM
9/10/2021 1:25 PM

More than ever, women have an incredibly heavy workload on their plates. During the time of COVID-19, they may be running a household, working 40+ hours a week, and taking care of children – all simultaneously. There are many studies and data that shows that women have unique obstacles to face, but there is plenty that we can do that is in our control.
Time
1:25 PM - 1:55 PM
9/10/2021 1:25 PM

Our world has been changed forever. So now what? In this session we will discuss what it is we went through, how we dealt with it, where we go from here, and our obligation to be stronger agents of change moving forward. Needs/GAP Identification: With everything that has transpired in the last year it is important to take a moment to assess what it is we have gone through and how we have dealt with it. The goal is to be inspirational while discussing the importance of being able to “accept” what has happened, and then turn our focus onto what actions we can take to improve our situation.
Time
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
9/10/2021 2:00 PM

Social deprivation, anxiety, and mental health issues are becoming more common in all ages across the United States. With the youth population losing a year of sharing, interaction, play, and not being able to utilize/enhance their coping skills with peers, it's up to us to help them recover those life skills. As professionals we need to prepare our staff for all individuals returning to our programs. We must introduce them to what challenges they might face, to have the ability to guide our youth through challenges. Let's breakdown training activities and role play scenarios that you can implement in trainings that will empower your staff with the ability to handle individuals who will struggle when they return to recreational programs. It's our time to re-learn how to play!
Time
9/10/2021 2:00 PM - 9/12/2021 3:15 PM
9/10/2021 2:00 PM

Now more than ever, Parks and Recreation professionals are called upon to utilize their creative thinking and problem-solving skills to ensure the needs of the community which they serve and organization which they represent are met. Often organizations within Parks and Recreation, either knowingly or unknowingly, silo their operations, employees, and services. Those joining this session will hear stories and strategies which were implemented at the Park District of Highland Park to break these silos to work towards creating a collaborative and efficient environment.
Time
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
9/10/2021 2:00 PM

Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
9/10/2021 3:30 PM

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