WRPA 2018 Annual Conference and Tradeshow

Schedule of Events

 

 

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 = Session Approved for 0.1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit) Credits

Session Categories:

Aquatics Healthy Lifestyle Leadership/Personnel
Maintenance Planning & Design Planning/Parks
Programming Revenue/Customer Service Risk Management

 

Tuesday, May 1  
12:00pm - 5:00pm Golf | Foster Links Golf Course
    
 12:00pm - 5:00pm Local Educational Tours | Various Locations
     
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Student Pre-Conference Activities
     
  NEW! Speed Sessions
3:30pm - 4:00pm

Cheap Tickets!  - Cost Effective Tour Negotiation?
Tammy Guill
Joy Tevis


Category:
Revenue/
Customer Service

 Foundations of Organizational Culture
Mike Terrell

Category:
Leadership/
Personnel

 

4:10pm - 4:40pm Creative and Affordable Digital Marketing Tactics
Ed Reese

Category:
Revenue/
Customer Service

Successful P3s: Public/Private Partnerships
Danielle Patterson

Category:
Revenue/
Customer Service

 

4:50pm - 5:20pm

SKWIM is the Name of the Game
Kevin McCarthy
Mark Rauterkus

Category:
Aquatics

Seattle Urban Food System
Belinda Chin

Category:
Healthy Lifestyle
Making a Splash with Wet Playgrounds
Justin Caron

Category: 
Planning & Design
 5:30pm - 8:00pm  Opening Night Social | SeaTac Hilton Exhibit Hall

 

Wednesday, May 2
9:00am - 10:15am

Welcome & Keynote Address

It's Game Time! Life Lessons from a Former Pro Female Football Player
Jan Spence

10:30am - 11:45am

Taking your Communication Skills Out of this World 
Jan Spence


Category:
Leadership/ Personnel

It’s a Jungle Out There: Resource Rescue
Dawn Lewellyn

Category: Programming

Aquatics…The Next Generation
Ginny Templeton
Bridget Verhei

 

Category: Aquatics

Are You Prepared for the Unthinkable
Jeff Fryer


Category:
Risk Management

Community Engagement & Organizational Change
Eric Higbee
Frana Milan


Category: Planning & Design


Inclusive Programming: The Next Step
Kim Indurkar
Mary Boyle



Category: Programming


11:45am - 1:15pm Lunch with Exhibitors 
1:15pm - 2:30pm

Autism in Recreation
Dawn Lewellyn

 


Category:
Aquatics

How Do You Know Me? Communication Styles
Ginny Templeton
Quillan Kathol


Category: Leadership/ Personnel

The Inspiration Playground
Glenn Kost
Pam Fehrman
 Rob Rose

 

Category:
Planning & Design

Organizing Cultural Conversations
Carol Soones Ross

Category: Programming

Cultivating Resilient Communities
Ben Thompson



Category:
Risk Management


2:30pm - 3:00pm Tradeshow Break
3:00pm - 4:15pm

Nature Preschool...Right for You?
Michele Cardinaux
Jess Brewer


Category: Programming

A Hands-On Approach
Dawn Lewellyn



Category: Revenue/ Customer Service


Low Tech, High Tech
Ginny Templeton
Quillan Kathol



Category:
Maintenance

LGBTQIA & An Inclusive Facility
Leif Ellsworth
Leslie Wolf


Category:
Programming

 

Spotlight Awards Showcase

 


Category:
Awards

 

Network Meeting: Administrators
Brian Adams



Category:
Leadership/ Personnel

4:45pm - 5:45pm Pre-Banquet Reception 
      
5:45pm - 7:00pm Awards Banquet
      
7:00pm -
Post-Banquet Event: Maytoberfest Social

 

Thursday, May 3
 

NEW! Hot Topics

(shorter sessions about trends in the industry)

9:00am - 10:00am

Facilities Network Meeting 
Kirsten May
Shannon Kaopua

 

Category: 
Revenue/ Customer Service

Equitable Athletic Field Scheduling
Carissa Ware
Merrill Thomas-Schadt
Ken Brooks

Category: Revenue/ Customer Service

Homeless in a Park

Paul Simmons

 

 


Category:
Maintenance

Recreation Home School Edition
Monica Haugen
Tomijo McCarrier

 

Category: Programming

The Recreation Brochure
Sarah Sandquist
Kevin Witte

 



Category:

Revenue/ Customer Service

 

 

10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 11:30am

Once Upon a Pie Chart
Bobbi Nance

 

 



Category: Leadership/

Personnel

What if Parks Were the Last Place on Earth?
Sarah Steilen

 



Category: Planning/ Parks

Equity Isn't Equality
Elaine Acacio
Angela Ferguson

 



Category:
Leadership/
Personnel

Partnering to Reduce Barriers and Increase Access to Sports Programs
Mary Tuttle
Leif Ellsworth

Category: Programming

The Recreation Brochure

Sarah Sandquist
Kevin Witte

 



Category: 
Revenue/ Customer Service

Using New Market Tax Credits to Fund Your Project
Andrew Austin
Debbie Terwillieger

 

Category: Revenue/ Customer Service

11:30pm - 1:00pm Lunch with Exhibitors
1:00pm - 2:15pm

Survey Results that Get Results
Bobbi Nance

 



Category: Programming

The Keys to Membership Success
Kimberly Shelton
Hannah Thayer
David Clemons


Category:
Revenue/ Customer Service

Dealing with Difficult Customers
Bill Overby

 

 


Category:
Revenue/
Customer
Service

Beyond the Binary Part I
Elyse Rylander

 

 


Category: Programming

Network Meeting: Field Allocation
Carissa Ware

 


Category: Programming


2:15pm - 2:25pm Break
2:25pm - 3:40pm

Harnessing the Power of Data
Bobbi Nance




Category: Leadership/
Personnel

Youth-Lead Programming
Leandra Shelton
Rana Becker



Category: Programming

Learning to Innovate: Itself an Innovation
Micah Phillips
Julie Cross


Category:
Leadership/

Personnel

How to Build Your Own Safe and Secure Parks Initiative
Paul Simmons
Sylvana Niehuser


Category: Maintenance


Beyond the Binary Part II
Elyse Rylander




Category: Programming

Network Meeting: Aquatics
Dominic Finazzo



Category: Aquatics

  End of Conference 

 

Professionals Come Together to Learn

“The WRPA Annual Conference provides parks and recreation professionals with relevant, critical information, and educational opportunities to develop and grow as leaders within our profession. Professionals come together to learn both from experts and from each other, sharing successes, challenges, and opportunities. I know the communities we serve are better [because of] those who invest the time in attending the educational sessions and networking opportunities. Looking forward to seeing you there!”

Lori Cummings 
– City of Everett Parks and Community Services Director

 

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