Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Leadership Summit

Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Leadership Summit
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 and will consist of Music Jeopardy. Following the education will be a networking social at a local establishment, so come enjoy a fun day of learning and networking in Downers Grove with your fellow colleagues.

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. 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.

Fee: $30.00 IPRA Student Member / $60.00 IPRA Professional Member / $90.00 Professional Non-Member

CEUs: Event approved for 0.3 CEUs, and tickets will be distributed electronically to attendees after the event (Continuing Education Units are for CPRE, CTRS, and CPRP certification). 

Questions: CLICK HERE to visit the TR Section Membership page, or contact Committee Chair Dawn Krawiec at dkrawiec@seaspar.org.
When
9/21/2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where
Lincoln Center Downers Grove Park District 935 Maple Avenue Downers Grove, IL 60515 UNITED STATES

Program


Friday, 21 September 2018

 
This session will review the importance of disciplinary action and performance appraisals, and how they impact employees and agencies alike. Attendees will learn how to use Performance Appraisals and Disciplinary Action Notices to improve employee performance and overall work experience.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
9/21/2018 10:00 AM

The wind and the sun decided to have a competition to decide who was stronger. They agreed the winner would be the one who could persuade a man to take off his coat. The wind blew and blew, but the man held on tightly to his coat. Then the sun shone gently down, and within minutes, the man took off his coat. The moral: you can't force someone to do what they don't want; instead, the art of influence and persuasion will get them to do want what you want. This is the essence of true leadership.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
9/21/2018 10:00 AM

With a recent increase in the prevalence of 1 in 59 individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, there is an ever-growing need for specialized training and the development of recreation programming to best support the needs within this population. This presentation will review current information on autism spectrum disorder, review characteristics commonly associated with the disorder, and share practical strategies to support recreation programming.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
9/21/2018 10:00 AM

Time
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
9/21/2018 11:30 AM

From singing songs to dancing and playing instruments, individuals of all ages love to immerse themselves in music. Did you know that you can use this playful medium to work on goal areas critical in neural development? In this presentation, a board certified music therapist will lead you through activities and research that uses music to access specific neural pathways and develop functional skills in several clinical domains. Learn how to use singing as a tool for language development. Explore movements to facilitate motor planning and bilateral coordination. Jam out and work on critical pre-academic skills such as attention and impulse control. The presenter will share her own experiences in developing original activities for the recreation setting, including challenges, failures and the successes of her clients. Attendees will have an opportunity to actively participate in several of the interventions discussed and comment on ways to elaborate or adapt them for their own use.
Time
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
9/21/2018 1:00 PM

This session will focus on the importance of having and maintaining regular training sessions for part-time staff. The goal of our session is to give attendees a variety of ideas to engage their staff so they want to attend these training sessions. Discussions will include how to incorporate technology and games as forms of training and retraining. Year-round training comes into play as a means to keep part-time staff up-to-date and in the loop with all policies, procedures, and situational processes, as well as remind them of each of the aforementioned (as they may have been put on the back burner through each season). Each training session should review a variety of topics and, during this session, training session frequency will be discussed.
Time
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
9/21/2018 1:00 PM

This session will explore and discover the various strategies and techniques to maintain an effective and aligned portfolio of recreation programs and opportunities that will meet the needs of your community. In addition, this session will identify three best practice techniques to assist programming staff to keep their programs fresh and interesting, analyze and identify potential gaps, duplications, or partnerships, and also provide focus and consistency in pricing and budgeting effectively.
Time
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
9/21/2018 1:00 PM

While providing recreation programs for individuals with disabilities, behavior outbursts are bound to occur. Being able to spot subtle indications of frustration and changes in behavior is vital to de-escalation. How we interact with that individual can make all the difference in the outcome of the behavior situation.
Time
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
9/21/2018 2:30 PM

This session is a continuation of Part 1 and will continue to explore and discover the various strategies and techniques to maintain an effective and aligned portfolio of recreational programs and opportunities that will meet the needs of your community. In addition, this session will identify three best practice techniques to assist programming staff to keep their programs fresh and interesting, analyze and identify potential gaps, duplications or partnerships, and also provide focus and consistency in pricing and budgeting effectively.
Time
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
9/21/2018 2:30 PM

Are you a person of impeccable integrity? Do you accept responsibility and consequences for your decisions and behaviors? Do you examine yourself first before pointing a finger or blaming others? No matter what your title or position, holding yourself accountable is the first step to creating and maintaining health relationships and an accountable workplace.
Time
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
9/21/2018 2:30 PM

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