TR Leadership Summit Virtual Track 2021

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

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 (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 TR Leadership Summit event.

(CTRS CEUs included)
 $40 Member / $55 Non-Member*
 $30 Member / $45 Non-Member
Student Member  $0 Student Member
*Note: Extra fee of $10 required for CTRS CEUs.

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.

How to Participate: The TR Leadership Summit 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 29. If you have not received your link by September 29 @ 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 has been approved for 0.2 ATRA CEUs for CTRS and is approved for 0.4 CEUs for CPRP/E certifications.

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



10/1/2021 9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Online Via Zoom



Friday, 01 October 2021

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 do not need to attend both sessions.  *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.  Participants are not required to take both parts of this session. Approved by ATRA for 0.1 CEU for CTRS certification**
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
9:30 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.
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
11:00 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*
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
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
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
2:45 PM

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