Thursday
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

All Ages, All Abilities, All the Time: How Socially Sustainable are Your Parks?

  • Explain why social equity and social sustainability is important to the long term success of parks and how they are supported by Universal Design
  • Articulate each principle of Universal Design to a park design that goes beyond accessibility and encourages inclusion

Ingrid Kanics, MOT, OTR/L, President, Kanics Inclusive Design Services, LLC
John McConkey, Market Research & Insights Manager, Landscape Structures, Inc.

Citizen Advocates, the Road to Success! - our Legislative Committee in Action - CPRS Legislative Committee Special Feature

  • Analyze recent legislative session outcomes and the impact on parks and recreation
  • Discuss advocacy and activism, and their implications for California agencies

Pilar Alcivar McCoy, Chair, CPRS Legislative Committee
Douglas Houston, CPRS Advocate, Houston Magnani & Associates

Community Health and the Role of Parks and Open Space - Complete Park Systems

  • Explain the “Complete Parks” project which intends to educate local elected officials about the critical function of parks, recreation, and community services as centers of community health, economic health, and social justice
  • Describe how the complete park systems project is being implemented in specific California communities

Kanat Tibet, Director, HEAL Cities Campaign CA, California Center for Public Health Advocacy
Ian McLaughlin, Senior Staff Attorney and Program Director with ChangeLab Solutions

Connecting Youth, Families, and Schools with Agriculture

  • Describe strategies to increase interest in local produce among rural youth and their families
  • Describe the key elements in successful community-school-family partnerships for health promotion and behavior change

Dr. Keri Schwab, Assistant Professor, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Dr. Katherine Soule, Youth, Families & Communities Advisor, UC Agriculture & Natural Resources

Defending Your Agency Against Playground Lawsuits

  • Explain the principles of standard of care
  • Communicate strategies that allow you to work with your Attorney or Risk Manager from the planning stage through the operation of your playground including routine maintenance and proper supervision

Sam DeFillippo, CPSI, Managing Partner/Inspector, PlaySafe, LLC
Dr. Nancy White, CPSI, AFO, Assistant Professor, CSU East Bay

Drought and Public Landscapes - Exhibit Committee Special Feature

  • Formulate an understanding of water reduction requirements and materials that meet the requirements specific to irrigation components and landscape materials
  • Explain large agency challenges and your action plan to mitigate risks related to drought

Chuck Foley, Vice President, Landscape Architect, HAI, Hirsch & Associates, Inc.
Alisa Flint, Horticulturalist
Laura Bauernfeind, Principal Forester, City of Los Angeles
Mike Baron, Water Management, The Toro Company, Irrigation Division

Leadership the Marine Corps Way

  • Identify the 14 Marine Corps leadership traits and how they can be used in the Parks and Recreation Profession to strengthen leadership skills and build professional credibility
  • Identify the 11 Marine Corps leadership principles that if used and followed will help to develop and guide leaders

Henry Perezalonso, CPRE, Recreation, Arts & Community Services Manager, Town of Danville

Leisure Research & Education Symposium Oral Presentations

  • Review studies, both theoretical and applied research, that contribute to the development of leisure, recreation & tourism professions
  • Study topics will be listed in the onsite program brochure at conference\

Dr. Keith Fulthorp, Assistant Professor, CSU Long Beach

The Affordable Care Act – Compliance for Public Agencies

  • Explain issues presented to agencies with seasonal, temporary and part-time employees regarding the Affordable Care Act
  • Identify potential non-compliance within your agency and learn the steps to ensure your department is in ACA compliance

Sharde Thomas, Attorney, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

Unleashed: Off-leash Dog Park Trends

  • List at least five benefits of off-leash dog parks related to health and well-being, physical activity and social and community benefits as well as design considerations
  • List at least two partnerships, programming, and marketing opportunities for increased utilization of off-leash dog parks as exemplified in the real-life examples provided

Jennie Sumrell, Director of Education, PlayCore

What is Green?

  • Define the importance of green strategies such as reduce/recycle/reuse, carbon footprint, California friendly landscape, and adaptable reuse
  • Identify simple strategies that can be implemented to create a greener program

Pamela Galera, LEED AP, ASLA, Principal Project Planner, City of Anaheim
Mike Dziurgot, Facility Services & Sustainability Manager, Anaheim Convention Center

Why and How to Integrate Safety Messages into Programming

  • Discuss the importance of onsite/offsite safety and preparedness
  • Review various safety and preparedness resources

Brenda Emrick, Community Emergency Response Team Coordinator, Costa Mesa Fire Department