WRPA 2018 Annual Conference and Tradeshow

"LGBTQIA & an Inclusive Facility"


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Date/Time: Wednesday, May 2 | 3:00 - 4:15PM

Speaker: Leif Ellsworth, Metro Parks Tacoma & Leslie Wolf, YMCA of Snohomish County

Category: Programming

Description: Have you ever been asked how inclusive your facility is for the LGBTQIA community? Do you offer any programming for LGBTQ specific programming? Learn about the sensitivities to working with the LGBTQIA population and opening your eye to a world of recreation programs many shy away.

Learning Objectives:

  • LGBTQ Community Sensitivities

  • Program design and partnerships

  • Building signage and inclusive language

Speaker:  Leif Ellsworth is the Sports Supervisor for Metro Parks Tacoma and has worked across the country at a variety of agencies. He has experience working for a nationally recognized YMCA on the east coast, as well as being a Coordinator for the City of Mukilto.

Lesile Wolf has worked for the YMCA for the past 9 years teaching and directing aquatics program. During her time at the YMCA of Snohomish County, she lead the Risk Managment department and was critical to writing/designing the LGBTQIA protocol for the YMCA.

 Session Approved for .1 CEU Credits

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