WRPA 2018 Annual Conference and Tradeshow

"Once Upon a Pie Chart"



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Date/Time: Thursday, May 3 | 10:15 - 11:30AM

Speaker: Bobbi Nance, Recreation Results

Category: Leadership/Personnel

Description: Park & recreation professionals are constantly reinforcing the need to “better tell our story” and demonstrate that the industry is about more than just fun. When communicating your agency’s services and needs to others, your message has a bigger impact when it’s backed by data. But telling your story with data requires more than simply adding a few charts and graphs to your reports and presentations. Learn the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data so that you can use it to create an informative and compelling story to share with staff, elected officials, and the public.

Learning Objective:

  • Determine the appropriate types of charts and graphs to use to share your data.

  • Recognize influencing techniques that can help sell your message.

  • Weave data visualization tips and storytelling techniques together to create a compelling message.

Speaker: Bobbi is the President of Recreation Results. Recognized as a national leader in performance measurement and innovation, she partners with parks & recreation agencies across the country to develop and implement service-driven plans and systems. Appearing regularly at state and national conferences and schools, Bobbi has 15 years of experience working in the field of parks and recreation in the areas of recreation, facility management, project management, data & analytics, and innovation and has led efforts resulting in national CAPRA accreditation and the Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government. Beyond her speaking appearances, Bobbi is actively involved in the park & recreation industry by serving on the Board of Regents of Revenue Development & Management School and as a founding member and President of the Women in Leisure Services (WILS) Chicagoland chapter. She is also a former CAPRA accreditation visitor.

 Session Approved for .1 CEU Credits

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