Supervisor Symposium 2022

Supervisor Symposium 2022
Sponsored by IPRA's Recreation (REC) Section, Supervisor Symposium celebrates its 21st year in providing students and professionals in parks, recreation, conservation, and forest preserves 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 industry. 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 April 2022. 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 April 1, 2022, less a 20% administrative fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after April 1, 2022.

CEUs: Event approved for .40 CEUs and will be awarded to those in live attendance for at least 45 minutes (Continuing Education Units are for CPRECPRP, and CTRS certifications).

Questions: Contact Supervisor Symposium Chair Nicole Ginger at [email protected]

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR!

      

When
4/8/2022 8:15 AM - 3:45 PM
Where
Schaumburg Park District Community Recreation Center North Entrance 505 N Springinsguth Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60194 UNITED STATES

Program


Friday, 08 April 2022

Description
Time
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
4/8/2022 8:15 AM

Discussions on race can be uncomfortable. Fear of being judged, dismissed, misunderstood, or just flat out saying the wrong thing in many instances can lead to an unwillingness to have important conversations that could lead to better understanding and empathy throughout out workplaces and communities. This session will discuss how we create spaces to have these conversations, the roles we play in creating the spaces, and the importance of defining the words we use in these conversations (i.e.“white privilege” is real and “Black Lives Matter” is not just a hashtag). Sharing personal examples and stories from experts, we will have a judgement free discussion and try to make some of these uncomfortable conversations, a little more comfortable.
Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
4/8/2022 9:00 AM

Most of us believe that our staff and colleagues know that we appreciate them as a person - that is not always the case. Many people feel they are just co-workers - nothing more.  A study revealed that nearly 1 in 10 people feel they have no friends at work who appreciate them and 70% of the same employees stated appreciative friends at work were crucial to a happy working life.  Additionally, studies show job hunting jumps an additional 12% around birthdays and 9% around work anniversaries if staff feel unappreciated.  True appreciation correlates to workplace happiness, staff morale and job satisfaction.  When you show that you genuinely care, it can also boost motivation, increase engagement, foster loyalty and increase productivity.  Appreciation is key to a successful workplace!
Time
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
4/8/2022 10:45 AM

Why are relationships at work important? Good working relationships will make your job more enjoyable. What’s more, close-knit teams are more productive, which frees up time to innovate. In this session you will hear stories from different districts who have overcome obstacles to create working relationships between Maintenance and Recreation staff. One of the speakers; Erin Chapa has worked in both sides of the industry and has a unique perspective on the demands of both Recreation and Maintenance staff.
Time
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
4/8/2022 10:45 AM

Time
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
4/8/2022 12:00 PM

Networking can be an intimidating term that is often misunderstood. Networking is more than just an opportunity to advance your career, but to advance you as a professional. There are actions you can take today to start building your network and moving forward as a professional.
Time
1:20 PM - 1:50 PM
4/8/2022 1:20 PM

We’ve all attended a bad meeting.  The meeting starts late, there isn’t an agenda, people offer ideas while others shoot them down.  Nothing is decided and the meeting ends, all while you’ve lost an hour of productivity.  In this session, we’ll share tips and strategies to help you improve your meeting management skills.
Time
1:20 PM - 1:50 PM
4/8/2022 1:20 PM

Looking for ways to get people to come explore your parks? Why not offer a program?  Highlight the seasons with a hike and campfire, create games in the park, or teach outdoor skills utilizing your open spaces. Programs can be large or small and low cost.  It’s a great way to highlight your parks, meet your neighbors, and showcase what the Park District has to offer!
Time
1:20 PM - 1:50 PM
4/8/2022 1:20 PM

Nearly a quarter of the adult population volunteers their time and talents with more opportunity resting with kids and students.  How can your district get a piece of that pie? This speakers will share nearly 15 years of experience with volunteer programs across several agencies and industries, what has worked and what to avoid.
Time
1:20 PM - 1:50 PM
4/8/2022 1:20 PM

Networking can be an intimidating term that is often misunderstood. Networking is more than just an opportunity to advance your career, but to advance you as a professional. There are actions you can take today to start building your network and moving forward as a professional.
Time
1:55 PM - 2:25 PM
4/8/2022 1:55 PM

We’ve all attended a bad meeting.  The meeting starts late, there isn’t an agenda, people offer ideas while others shoot them down.  Nothing is decided and the meeting ends, all while you’ve lost an hour of productivity.  In this session, we’ll share tips and strategies to help you improve your meeting management skills.
Time
1:55 PM - 2:25 PM
4/8/2022 1:55 PM

Nearly a quarter of the adult population volunteers their time and talents with more opportunity resting with kids and students.  How can your district get a piece of that pie? This speakers will share nearly 15 years of experience with volunteer programs across several agencies and industries, what has worked and what to avoid.
Time
1:55 PM - 2:25 PM
4/8/2022 1:55 PM

Looking for ways to get people to come explore your parks? Why not offer a program?  Highlight the seasons with a hike and campfire, create games in the park, or teach outdoor skills utilizing your open spaces. Programs can be large or small and low cost.  It’s a great way to highlight your parks, meet your neighbors, and showcase what the Park District has to offer!
Time
1:55 PM - 2:25 PM
4/8/2022 1:55 PM

All behavior is a form of communication, and a valuable skill is understanding the purpose behind someone’s actions. It is easy to recognize and highlight “good” behavior, but many times “bad” behavior can be just as important to understanding someone’s needs. Behavior management is both being proactive and responding to behavior and there are a variety of tools to addressing both. This session will provide a basic understanding of what behavior management is though examples of challenging behaviors and strategies to navigate them in any setting.
Time
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
4/8/2022 2:30 PM

Budgeting…it can be messy, sloppy and gooey. However, when you get it right budgeting can be delicious…just like a good piece of chocolate cake. Being responsible for a budget means you’re playing a vital role in your agencies future. Come and explore how to pinpoint critical variables that impact your agency so it can successfully pursue its goals and create value.
Time
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
4/8/2022 2:30 PM

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