TR Leadership Summit 2021

TR Leadership Summit 2021
The TR Leadership Summit, sponsored by IPRA's Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Section, offers a full day of continuing education for professionals that work in and around special recreation. The day will consist of three 1.25-hour concurrent breakout sessions presented by highly-recognizable professionals in the field. Attendees can pick and choose the TR topic that best fits their personal and professional development needs. Lunch is included with registration. Following the education will be a networking social at LWSRA, so come enjoy a fun day of learning and networking in New Lenox with your fellow colleagues.

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

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 TR Leadership Summit Track.

A reduced registration fee is available for full-time undergraduate students currently pursuing a degree at a college or university. Select "Student Registration" and provide the name of your institution before proceeding to checkout. Before or upon registering, students are highly encouraged to complete and submit an application for a FREE IPRA Student Membership - CLICK HERE to complete an on-line application.

Fees: 
Professional
(CTRS CEUs included)
 $70 Member / $100 Non-Member*
Professional
 $60 Member / $90 Non-Member
Student Member  $30.00 Student Member
*Note: Extra fee of $10 required for CTRS CEUs.

Event Safety Protocols:  We will be following CDC, state, local, and/or facility guidelines for safety as they apply to the circumstances in October 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 24, 2021, less a 20% administrative fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after September 24, 2021.

CEUs: Event has been approved for up to 0.3 ATRA CEUs for CTRS and is approved for 0.4 CEUs for CPRP/E certifications.

Questions: CLICK HERE to visit the TR Section Membership page, or contact Board of Regents Chair Becky Fredrickson.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR!


When
10/1/2021 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where
LWSRA 900 Heatherglen Dr, New Lenox, IL 60451 UNITED STATES

Program


Friday, 01 October 2021

Description
Time
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
10/1/2021 9:00 AM

Learning Objectives:  People: Facilitate the recruitment, retention, and promotion of individuals to ensure a talented, diverse workforce. Supporting activities for this objective include providing recruitment specialists and hiring managers with training, data and information that encourage hiring decisions aligned with your agencies commitment to diversity and inclusion. In addition, current employees are supported as they continue to develop their skills and career interests for advancements within the Agency.  Workplace: Encourage staff to embrace diversity and inclusion. Supporting activities for this objective include facilitating and developing multi-level diversity and inclusion programs that reduce the cultural distance found among individuals from different backgrounds. Programs are designed to increase Awareness, Understanding, Commitment and Action for the purpose of advancing a diverse and inclusive community.  External Partners: Strengthen connections with diverse groups through collaborative relationships with external partners. Supporting activities for this objective include working strategically with community partners to develop a pipeline of appropriate applicants from diverse backgrounds to join our community.
Time
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
10/1/2021 9:30 AM

This session by a nationally award-winning youth development expert demonstrates exactly what to say and do, in a powerful three-step technique, to help young people of all ages learn how to solve problems, handle mistakes and challenges, and get what they need with greater independence, confidence, and calmness. Reduce whining and increase critical thinking skills. You can use these techniques yourself and use it for training staff. *Approved by ATRA for 0.1 CEU for CTRS certification.*
Time
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
10/1/2021 9:30 AM

This integrative wellness workshop focuses on the importance of self-care and offers a variety of accessible tools and techniques that support overall health and well-being.  In part 1 of this two part session, participants will learn how the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual systems are all interrelated.  Through guided activities that promote self-awareness and self-reflection, participants will have a better understanding of how chronic stress impacts them, and explore what types of outlets serve them best.  Participants are not required to take both parts of this session.  *Approved by ATRA for 0.1 CEU for CTRS certification*
Time
9:30 AM - 10:45 PM
10/1/2021 9:30 AM

To be terrific leaders who continually develop new and stronger skills in ourselves and others, we need to become expert at one thing: focusing on skills instead of qualities. This energizing, entertaining session shows exactly how to do it. You will be guided to discover yourself a surprising critical error in how we’ve been trained to look at successful people and replace it with practical techniques we can use every day to boost our professional development and continual acquisition of communication and other tools that help as both members and leaders of teams. You’ll be recharged and revitalized!   *Approved by ATRA for 0.1 CEU for CTRS certification*
Time
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
10/1/2021 11:00 AM

This session is a continuation of the Stress Relief Technique Toolkit Part 1 workshop. A total of 12 self-empowering practices will be explored that enhance mindfulness and support peace within. The science behind each will be reviewed as well as opportunities to experience various methods. Participants are encouraged to dedicate this time for themselves to support their personal value, development and health.  You do not need to attend Part 1 in order to attend this session.   *This session is a continuation of the Stress Relief Technique Toolkit Part 1 workshop. A total of 12 self-empowering practices will be explored that enhance mindfulness and support peace within. The science behind each will be reviewed as well as opportunities to experience various methods. Participants are encouraged to dedicate this time for themselves to support their personal value, development and health.  You do not need to attend Part 1 in order to attend this session.   *Approved by ATRA for 0.1 CEU for CTRS certification*
Time
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
10/1/2021 11:00 AM

The comprehensive Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been in effect for just months fewer than 30 years.  It prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by park districts, villages, and special recreation associations.  Stopping discrimination is a great concept, and a noble pursuit, but what does discrimination on the basis of disability look like?  Is it denying service to a camper with unusual behavior?  Is it opening a new playground that isn’t accessible?  Is it choosing not to provide one-on-one staff?  Is it refusing to hold and provide MMJ for a participant?  This session will review some important settlement agreements and court decisions, and offer guidance to therapeutic recreation professionals about supports that today might be at the edge of the ADA requirements.
Time
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
10/1/2021 11:00 AM

Time
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
10/1/2021 12:15 PM

What is Deaf Culture? What is American Sign Language? Learn some etiquette tools of how to approach, and communicate with Deaf or Hard of Hearing persons. ASL Manual ABC’s, recreation words, people, feelings and more. *Approved by ATRA for 0.1 CEU for CTRS certification*
Time
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
10/1/2021 1:15 PM

This session by a nationally award-winning youth development expert demonstrates exactly what to say and do, in a powerful three-step technique, to help young people of all ages learn how to solve problems, handle mistakes and challenges, and get what they need with greater independence, confidence, and calmness. Reduce whining and increase critical thinking skills. You can use these techniques yourself and use it for training staff.
Time
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
10/1/2021 1:15 PM

Positive psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living. It promotes an understanding that psychology should be as concerned about well-being as it is pathology, focusing not only on surviving but on thriving. The leaders in the field believe they should develop interventions that help people become not just "symptom-free" but truly fulfilled. It is not 'fluffy self help" nor is it an updated understanding of positive thinking. It is a scientific approach to well-being and a strength-based approach that helps people thrive. This presentation will describe a theory of four different happiness archetypes as outlined by Dr. Tai Ben-Shahar. The PERMA model of wellbeing will be presented with an emphasis on both research and application to daily life. The approaches are applicable for clients and staff
Time
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
10/1/2021 2:45 PM

Time
4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
10/1/2021 4:15 PM

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