8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

A Practical Approach to Career Development in Parks and Recreation

  • Identify and discuss competencies needed to be a skilled recreation and park professional as identified by municipal recreation managers
  • Relate competencies to employment prospects in California

Chad Clanton, Recreation Superintendent, City of Tustin
Dr. Keith Fulthorp, Assistant Professor, CSU Long Beach

CEQA vs. NEPA: Environmental Compliance for Parks, Facilities and Trails

  • Explain the relationship between regulatory requirements and project planning, design and implementation and improve project efficiency by incorporating regulatory requirements into design elements
  • Identify particular elements that trigger environmental regulatory requirements in accordance to CEQA and NEPA and improve the development of RFPs when an environmental assessment is required

Robert Mueting, ASLA, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, RJM Design Group, Inc.
John Gifford, LLB, MPA, Principal and Program Director, Chambers Group, Inc.
Richard Gould, Director, City of Santa Clarita

Healthy Behaviors After School - Setting the Plans!

  • Analyze current healthy programs within agencies (focused on youth), discuss current challenges facing agencies, and potentially formulate a vision for new directions
  • Formulate an action plan that contains the four focus areas: Wellness Policies, Nutrition Education, Physical Activity, and Healthy Snacks

Jamie Bumia, Community Services Supervisor, City of Fontana
Jessica Gandara, Recreation Supervisor, City of Chino Hills

Icebreakers for Every Setting: A Trainers Toolbox

  • Identify and participate in at least two group organizers and three low-risk icebreakers
  • Discuss ways to choose the appropriate icebreaker for different settings and groups

Heide Xitco, Recreation Services Supervisor, City of Cerritos

Reduce Aquatic Water Use

  • Identify and explain strategies to minimize the amount of water used by pools and reclaim and reuse pool backwash water
  • Identify and explore energy and water efficient equipment and systems for your pool

Justin Caron, Principal/Vice-President, Aquatic Design Group

Summer Camp for Success, Eliminating Summer Learning Loss

  • Identify learning based curriculums for summer programming that will create a fun, positive and creative learning environment
  • Communicate the community benefits of operating an education based summer program

Kris Lofthus, Community Services Manager, City of Richmond
Troy Porter, Recreation Program Coordinator, City of Richmond

You Are an Advocate!

  • Explain how to communicate effectively with legislators and their staff regarding issues pertinent to their community
  • Discuss state and federal laws and the process to increase legislative engagement

Pilar Alcivar McCoy, Chair CPRS Legislative Committee
Nancy Matthews, CPRP, Lecturer, CSULB, Consultant, NLM Consulting Services, and Chair, Monrovia Community Services Commission
Erich Pfuehler, Legislative Manager, East Bay Regional Park District