Supervisor Symposium Virtual Track 2021

Supervisor Symposium Virtual Track 2021
New in 2021 - Supervisor Symposium Registration is offering a virtual option for our in-person event!  Virtual participants will receive access to the Keynote Speaker and preselected breakouts and speed sessions - where you will see a live broadcast of the in person session.  This registration is only for the Supervisor Symposium tracks listed and does not include admission into other breakout sessions & speed sessions throughout the day.

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 (See "Sign in" to the right or top of the page), then scroll down to select "Register Myself".  If you are not an IPRA member, create an account (See create a new account under "Sign in", then register for the event).  Please click here if you would like to register for the in-person Supervisor Symposium event.

$0 Student Member / $40.00 Member / $60.00 Non-Member

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.

How to Participate: The Supervisor Symposium Virtual Track will be delivered via Zoom. It is not required to have an account, but you will be asked to download the program to your device to participate. Attendees can participate from a computer, laptop, any smart device, or can use the call-in feature. Virtual join links will be emailed September 8. If you have not received your link by September 8 @ 4:00pm, please contact Kim Laper at [email protected]
Live Transcriptions: 
Live transcriptions are available to participants via at no additional charge. Instructions will be provided to those indicating at registration they require the service to participate. 

Event is approved for 0.4 CEUs (Continuing Education Units are for professional certifications such as CPRECPRP, and CTRS certifications).

Contact Supervisor Symposium Chair Greg Stanczyk at [email protected].



9/10/2021 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Online Via Zoom


Friday, 10 September 2021

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.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9/10/2021 9:00 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.
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
9/10/2021 10:45 AM

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.
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.
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.
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
9/10/2021 2:00 PM

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