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Hosted by the CPRS Recreation Section
September 22-24, 2021


The CPRS Recreation Section is happy to present the 2nd Edition of the Award Winning School of Rec Virtual Conference. The School of Rec theme is Rec And Roll. This virtual conference has been developed for all Recreation professionals with a full range of sessions that have been developed to enrich and concentrate on the Rec Professional Experience. Rec And Roll with us.

Join us for an engaging virtual experience that will inspire entry-level and veteran professionals and provide some helpful tools to navigate the ever-evolving world of recreation!

School of Rec Sessions:

Cultivating a Dynamic Team
Attendees will be able to go back to their workplace and implement strategies to facilitate and develop an effective on-boarding process.  Attendees will also be able to go back to their workplace and implement strategies designed to empower staff, recognize staff and develop a productive team. 

Keeping the Conversations Going, JEDI Panel – Lead by Tiarra Warner
Panelist will discuss their personal experiences with Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Keeping the conversation going will remind us all that as individuals we part of the JEDI experience. 

RFP Basics
In this session, we will go over the basics of what a Request for Proposal (RFP) entails, how to prepare for and write an RFP, and provide helpful RFP tips so that you can feel comfortable and confident in writing your first or your next RFP.

The Luca Effect
Parks and Recreation Managers must develop strong communication and emotional intelligence skills to provide their team of various personalities the tools to succeed.  With the new light-speed and constant changing environments and rules, many staff who were always considered "stars and motivators" are burning out and beginning to self-doubt. Come on a fun imaginative story telling adventure to refill your “cup” and find your inner Luca to take your team to the next level!

The Worst Presentation, EVER!
This entertaining session covers the most common mistakes to avoid when making public presentations.

Budget Basics Beyond
No matter what level of your involvement in your organization knowing the budget is necessary. This is a review of Budget Basics, important budgetary factors, and cost recovery.

Is your O.P.P. (Older Person’s Perception) B.A.D.?
The public’s perception of older adults impacts the validity of seniors as active and contributing members in communities every day. From entertainment to health care, the workforce to social media, how we think about and interact with older adults can contribute to how they feel they fit in our communities. This session will discuss how we can reframe our perception on aging and older persons so that we can create more age friendly communities for all residents.

"Best Practices for Job Applicants in Today’s Hiring MarketPanel – Lead by John Jones
Looking A dynamic panel with perspectives from Coordinator to Director will share their journeys in the Recreation Profession. This session is perfect for those looking to make professional moves for the next step in their careers.

General Daily Schedule:
Wednesday- Welcome and Introductions, Keynote, and Virtual Social 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
Thursday – Welcome, Full day of Sessions 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lunch Time Virtual Social 12:30 p.m. –1:30 p.m.
Friday – Board Welcome, Presentations, Keynote and Board Closing 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Register by September 22nd, 2021

Register today!