10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.


3 WINS Fitness: Healthy Lifestyles Through Unique Partnerships

  • Explain how to develop a partnership with universities, public health departments and hospitals/clinics to establish a sustainable and affordable student-led, cost-free physical activity program
  • Communicate steps that create a health-improving program with substantial benefits for all parties involved: your community, your parks and recreation facility and student through application of their education

Dr. Steven Loy, Professor, California State University, Northridge
Natalie Vartanian, Permanent Recreation Services Leader, Los Angeles County
Al Evans, Assistant Regional Recreation Director, Los Angeles County

Diversity and the Financial Bottom Line

  • Recognize and analyze recreational gaps and needs, and share how we might fill those gaps
  • Discuss how we redefine diversity and connect it to financial stability 

Tara Gee, CALA #3868, Park Planning & Development Superintendent, City of Roseville

Experience Design: Program Planning on Steroids

  • Apply the elements of experience design to your agency’s traditional programs, events and services
  • Differentiate conventional program planning and experience design

Dr. Keri Schwab, Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Dr. Marni Goldenberg, Professor, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Amber Karson, CMP, Event Planner, Karson Butler Events

Happy Trails That Will Keep You Smiling…

  • Assess and document opportunities and constraints for your community’s existing trail network, and determine potential linkages that can be created to improve connectivity in the community
  • Combine and enhance community health and wellness activities into effective trail maintenance construction and habitat restoration efforts

Aeryn Donnelly-Terrey, ASLA, Park & Environmental Planner, City of Carlsbad
Kasia Trojanowska, LEED AP, ASLA, Park Planner, Landscape Architect, City of Carlsbad

It’s A Wrap! Learn How to Conduct a Post-Eval of your Special Event!

  • Demonstrate your evaluation and outcome-driven skill set on post-event evaluations using tools (by completing forms)
  • Describe the return on investment to your sponsors

Eileen Lohner-Turk, CLP, Parks & Recreation Division Manager, City of Oceanside
Holly Malan, Community Services Manager, City of San Marcos

Just How Do Other Departments See Us?

  • Discuss using a reality check, strategies that will improve and assist in building stronger relationships between parks and recreation and other public agency departments
  • Identify successful relationship building techniques to use to help avoid the us and them syndrome

Dr. Ana M. Alvarez, Deputy General Manager, East Bay Regional Park District

Neighborhood Recreation Facilities: How Staff Positively Impacts the Community

  • Explain how to create an atmosphere of leadership and cooperation among staff that sets an example for all users
  • Discuss ways to design intentional practices that staff can use to positively influence behavior and relationships with all generations of users

Lori Hoffner, Professional Speaker/Trainer/Consultant, Supporting CommUnity, Inc.

Purposeful Programming

  • Define “Purposeful Programming” and why this approach is vital to communities
  • Identify areas to enhance quality of life thinking

Deborah Hernandez, MS, Recreation Supervisor, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District
Kris Lofthus, MS, Director of Recreation and Community Services, City of Suisun City
Vicente Zuniga, Recreation Coordinator II, Hayward Area Recreation & Park District

Strategic Workforce Development & Succession Planning – Do you have a plan?

  • Discuss the benefits of creating a workforce development/succession plan
  • Identify at least 2 new workforce development strategies that will work in your agency

Alexa Pritchard, CPRP, Recreation Superintendent, City of Roseville

The No Cry Zone: the Humanitarian Approach to Supervision

  • Sharpen your supervision skills and leadership style to motivate employees in a positive and respectful way
  • Generate respect and foster effective communication with the tone you learn to set

 Kyla Brown, Assistant Director - Operations & Resources, Riverside County Regional Park & Open Space District

Use of Hand and Finger Movement as Recreation-Based Brain Fitness (RBBF)

  • Define Recreation-Based Brain Fitness program
  • Identify two major cognitive benefits of hand and finger movement 

Dr. Heewon Yang, Professor, California State University, Long Beach
Dr. Jun Kim, Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University