Wednesday
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Alleviating Senior Loneliness: A Key to Promoting Health and Wellbeing

  • Explain the characteristics of effective interventions to alleviate loneliness and isolations of older adults
  • Articulate outreach approaches and messaging aimed at maximizing activation energy and encourage isolated seniors out of their homes and engaged with the community

Dr. Ezequiel Galarce, Senior Behavioral Scientist, Wider Circle Inc
Moshe Pinto, Cofounder and CEO, Wider Circle Inc
Darin Buxbaum, Cofounder and COO, Wider Circle Inc

Cal/OSHA’s New Heat Illness Requirements… Are You Prepared?

  • Explain the elements of Cal/OSHA’s revised heat illness prevention program
  • Describe the different types of heat illness and appropriate first aid or emergency response

Roberto Chavez, Chief Program Specialist, County of Los Angeles
Stavro Antoun, Program Specialist III, County of Los Angeles

How to Work with Your Management Analyst

  • Identify three high-level quantitative tools useful for analyzing his or her own budgets, staffing, fee structures, or events
  • Select effective strategies to communicate with Analysts and Executive Staff through simple charts, visuals, summaries, or white paper

Erica Russo, Senior Management Analyst, City of Temecula

Icebreakers for Every Setting: A Trainers Toolbox
(Repeated from 8:15 a.m.)

  • 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

Lessons from California Legends

  • Discuss themes and key characteristics of significant professional accomplishments of Legends in the parks and recreation field, as culled from a content analysis of historical video interviews 
  • Discuss California-based Legends specifically including how they worked, the traits contributing to their success and advice they offer to others

Dr. Dan Dustin, Professor, University of Utah
Dr. Keri Schwab, PhD, Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

Leveraging Social Media as a Communication Tool

  • Discuss the implementation and value of a staff newsletter managed through a social media platform
  • Discuss the benefits of private group usage monitored by an agency employee

Andre Pichly, CPRP, Director, City of Tracy

Motivation to Move: Increasing Physical Activity Through Active Play & Recreation Spaces

  • Discuss strategies to encourage higher levels of physical activity and active play in parks
  • Explain how to create a blueprint of your ideal outdoor play and/or fitness area that includes research-based design considerations for promoting physical activity, programming and outreach marketing

Lisa Moore, M.A., CCC-SLP, Sr. Vice President of Corporate Strategic Services, PlayCore
Anne-Marie Spencer, VP Marketing, PlayCore

Social Emotional Arts Programming for Special Needs Inclusion and Recreation

  • Participate in an empowerment group-drumming experience and learn techniques used to support Social Emotional challenges in your Park and Recreation program for inclusion
  • Make and experience art and music making activities (art on drum and drumming activities), identify two inclusive strategies on how to use the creative arts to support children with and without disabilities and social emotional challenges

Helen Dolas, M.S., MT-BC, CEO & Founder, Arts and Services for the Disabled, Inc.

Stress to Success - Training Lifeguards Using Military Science

  • Explain how stress affects performance by identifying the five zones of stress, and how to train lifeguard staff in each heart rate zone
  • Discuss training techniques used to mitigate the negative effects of stress on the performance of lifeguards in emergency situations

Megan Hylton, Recreation Coordinator

Trends in Sports & Fitness: What’s Hot & What’s Not!

  • Identify current design and development trends in sports and fitness to meet your communities’ needs
  • Differentiate between passing fads and trends with staying power and identify how to find resources to implement these trends

Art Thatcher, CPRP, AFO, CPO, MPA, Project Manager, GreenPlay, LLC

X-treme Professionalism: Leaders for 2020 and Beyond

  • Discuss who we are, what we value, the skills we provide
  • Communicate trends we see and the tools and resources we need to be successful in the future 

Hosted by the CPRS Administrators Section Board & Cindy Mendoza, Senior Project Manager, MIG, Inc.