florida-parks-recreation-event-2013Florida Recreation and Park Association, Inc. and The Southwest Region

“Turning the Pages…” Education Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, February 14, 2013

WHERE: North Collier Regional Park 15000 Livingston Road Naples, FL 34119 (239) 252-4018

Register Online at www.frpa.org

Schedule of Events

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
Silent Auction (8:00 am – 12:30 pm)
8:45 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. Welcome
9:00 a.m. –10:05 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

Partnering Your Way to Facility Success

Marcia Bowen, Recreation Area Manager, Orlando Families, Parks, and Recreation

Facilities provide a unique opportunity to form partnerships, especially in today’s world with everyone trying to maximize resources. Multi-party partnerships can involve several partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Get perspectives on joint provision of recreation centers that can result in savings. Bring examples of your successful partnerships to share with others.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will identify examples of successful facility partnerships.
2. Participants will discuss contractual arrangements and control mechanisms to assure accountability.
3. Participants will share agreements/contracts from other cities/counties with successful facility arrangements.

Insect Invaders in Your Parks

Dan Lott, Supervisor, Lee County Parks and Recreation

Participants will learn to recognize various insects present in our parks, turf damaging, plant damaging, stinging and beneficial.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will identify insects present in their parks.
2. Participants will learn which insects are harmful and which are not.
3. Participants will learn the proper controls if necessary.
0.1 CEUs

10:05 a.m. –10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. –11:20 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

Accident Management: Controlling the Chaos

Amy Blackman, Supervisor, West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation

What happens during and after the accident is crucial to staff, the victim and your agency. This session will explore the 5 basic steps of accident investigation through group exercises and scenarios.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will recognize the proper procedures to manage the accident scene.
2. Participants will identify the importance of gathering information.
3. Participants will outline the steps to recommend corrective actions through job safety analysis, policy changes and equipment changes.

Am I Too Tired to be Nice?

Christine Davlin, Tourism Education and Training Manager, Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau

Often we feel tired and overworked which can lead to flipping on the “auto-pilot” switch. The problem is, we don’t always see how it affects our coworkers or customers. First, we have to be aware of our actions and then learn ways to overcome negativity. Ultimately leading to the revival of our passion within, and creating a pleasant environment for all.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will recognize the tendency to fall into a slump or “auto-pilot” at work.
2. Participants will identify the affects that our mind-set has on our interactions with co-workers and customers.
3. Participants will describe ways to overcome our attitudes, habits, and perceptions to create a more enjoyable atmosphere.
0.1 CEUs

Tech Tips & Tricks: Small Engine Equipment

James “Skip” Franklin, Senior Supervisor, Lee County Parks and Recreation
This session will provide an overview of the general maintenance and repairs of 2 and 4 cycle engines including some diesel.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Participants will recognize and understand the difference between 2 cycle and 4 cycle engines.
2. Participants will identify and address common maintenance requirements on 2 cycle and 4 cycle engines.
3. Participants will discuss troubleshooting and making repairs to common problems that occur on 2 cycle and 4 cycle engines.
0.1 CEUs

11:20 a.m. –11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. –12:35 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

On Target for Life

Amy Emme, Performance HypnoCoach, AHA Center
This session will show how one’s state of mind determines their state of success.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will identify where reaction comes from and how to change it to a healthy response.
2. Participants will learn to disperse pressure and produce successful outcomes.
3. Participants will learn how to mind reprogramming will help them move beyond their limitations.

Social and Wellness Value of Senior Group Exercise

Lindy Smith, Owner, Lindy Smith, LLC
Loud rock music? No talking during class? No Chairs? If you are reaching out to our seniors, know the success factors that will make your program the “social and wellness” hot spot of your facility.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will identify through group brainstorming, the key components of a successful group exercise environment for seniors.
2. Participants will compare and contrast the environment for successful senior exercise with the environment of “typical” exercise class and list those differences for future reference.
3. Participants will observe the speaker conducting a mock group exercise class for seniors and chart the language, social interaction and physical expectations necessary for a successful class.

Reducing Stormwater Runoff and Rainwater Harvesting Solutions

Thomas Becker, Extension Agent, FYN program
Rain and irrigation water can carry soil, debris, fertilizers and pesticides to the nearest body of water. Polluted water can be slowed down and/or filtered using the right plant alternatives, GI-BMPs and rainwater harvesting and irrigation technologies. This session discusses one freshwater lake’s nutrient problem and the multi-lateral plant and practice solutions to reduce stormwater runoff.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants can recall several best management practices when maintaining a lake’s shoreline.
2. Participants can describe several plants and their characteristics that are most useful for filtering stormwater pollutants.
3. Participants will be able to name the major parts of a rainwater harvesting and irrigation distribution system.
0.1 CEUs

12:35 p.m. –1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. –1:30 p.m. Live Auction and Silent Auction Results

**2 Night stay for 2 persons at The Gasparilla Inn and Club in Boca Grande, FL **
Includes Room, breakfast for two in main dining room, daily service charge, and one round of golf for two with cart and taxes (bases on availability-Sunday through Thursday only-excludes holidays)
(must use during 2013 Spring Season April 1-July 7, 2013)

If you are not attending the Meeting you can still bid Download the Absent Bidder Form at www.frpa.org

1:40 p.m. –2:45 p.m

The 360 Degree Leader

Amy Blackman, Supervisor, West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation

Is it possible to lead well when you’re not the top dog? The answer is YES! This session will discuss, explore and give you techniques to assist you from leading anywhere in your agency. You will leave with a plan to be a successful leadership no matter where you fall in the organizational chart.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will recognize CHALLENGES that may be holding participants back from being a leader in their organization.
2. Participants will identify and dismiss any MYTHS that may be holding participants back from being a leader in their organization.
3. Participants will develop a plan to lead supervisors, peers, and staff that they supervise to be implemented at work.

Roundtable (no ceu’s)

They are everywhere! Are you wondering how other agencies handle those unauthorized vendors and sports trainers that just show up in your park? This group will discuss the issues you have with this situation and how it is being dealt with in other areas. Come prepared with situations and possible solutions and join in on this timely discussion.