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"Get Your Play On" NRPA Education Speed Sessions

This product includes three of the education speed sessions from the NRPA 2017 Annual Conference. Included in this bundle are: - Learning to Create 60,480 New Games in Minutes: How about a game that creates a game? Huh? Yep! It's pretty common that child's "play" is in fact their "work." Kids are creative; at least, they can be if they set the iPad down for a few. Learn first hand how you have immediate access to 60,480 unique games. Modified from the original New Games Foundation's "Invent-A-Game," the PlayMaker Games Grid is VERY user friendly. Let's put our youth to WORK and get the creative juices flowing. It's time to get kids "back2basicplay." - The Universal Language of Play: Play is our first universal language. From our earliest days, play is the practice to develop the basic skills of social interaction. While play is intuitive, that doesn’t mean that making great play environments is easy. Every child is different and what appeals to one doesn’t appeal to another. There are four distinct play styles of play and each is essential for the healthy development of children; they enable them to practice the skills which will make them successful individuals. - Joyful Play the Results Driven Way: Many agencies put objectives in “SMART” format (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timed) to assure that objectives are measurable and they use logic modeling to focus their objectives on outcomes and impacts” (CAPRA Standards Chapter 6.0, 5th Edition). This session will provide participants the opportunity to reassemble prepopulated logic models to increase their awareness and knowledge of the value of using logic models to produce joyful play in a result driven way.

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"What's Past is Prologue"

One of the forces which led to parks becoming an integral part of cities' infrastructure in the mid and late nineteenth century in the USA was a wide-spread perception that they attributed to alleviating disease contagion and epidemics. Six strategies will be explained that were effective in this successful movement that appear to have relevance to today's context. Four of them relate to positioning parks so parks are recognized as a component to be included in the multifaceted effort to address the obesity epidemic: conceptual alignment, cost effectiveness, associative positioning, and psychological positioning. The other two pertain to the tactical use of science to support advocacy and the need to secure influential champions. CEUs: 0.1

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A Value Proposition: What's My Park Worth?

It's important that park professionals understand the value of our parks, understand the math behind the analysis, and some of the other ways parks increase economic activity. Parks can increase health and wellness, provide habitat, reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water. Your park is valuable, but how do you measure its significance? With parks' positive impact to property values as well as the events or tourism that occur in and around them, our parks are economic engines of our communities. We will learn how to calculate this impact, why it’s important, and how to use the new data to better market our parks and their value. Become better prepared to tell the narrative of the incredible impact of parks.

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Advocacy by Design: Innovations in Parks and Public Places

In five cities, civic leaders and parks professionals are collaborating with local communities to reinvigorate civic assets in a way that attracts a wide range of people—and cultivates long-term advocacy for parks and public places among diverse constituencies. This session explores ongoing efforts in Akron, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis and Philadelphia to reinvent how cities and local organizations engage people in improving, programming and maintaining civic assets. Experts working on the ground in the cities will share how the Reimagining the Civic Commons initiative is demonstrating that innovative, meaningful engagement can result in public places that serve us all—and that yield greater advocacy, stewardship, equity and even funding. CEUs: 0.1

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Build a Diverse & Inclusive Environment at Your Agency Today

Much like work/life balance, most parks and recreation agencies miss the mark with diversity and inclusion. This work session with facilitated discussion and best and leading practice sharing will leave participants energized and ready to begin a journey to building inclusive language and behaviors into their key daily functions. From tough discussion on diversity to program planning, we will tackle specific ways to move diversity and inclusion initiatives to full integration in your agency. CEU's: 0.1

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City of New Orleans: Strategic Urban Water Management and Re

The City of New Orleans is undertaking an unprecedented network of integrated initiatives designed to reduce flood risk, improve health, and adapt our city to a changing natural environment. As an urban landscape the City has identified that it is advantageous to focus interventions at parks to assist in Stormwater Management. After significant rain events or storm-surge flooding recreational facilities are put offline until they can be restored back in service. This session will catalyze interest in the development of strategic water-management interventions at recreation sites and their comprehensive maintenance. The presentation will review the New Orleans approach to urban-water management and highlight the many opportunities to uplift healthy activities and recreation through the program. We will also explore ways in which different public, private and community entities can participate in the collective operations and maintenance of the projects.

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Conducting a Successful Grant Search to Fund Your Project

Sometimes finding the right grant can be more challenging than writing the application. How do I align with a funder? How do I find funders that are interested in my type of recreation project? What are the tricks to getting my application to the top of the pile? How do I know whether to write a full application? This overview will help take the mystery out of grant searches, highlighting several online tools, searches, and techniques you can use to help locate grants, plus share a few tips from funders on key metrics that can either elevate or kill your chances! CEUs: 0.1

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Conservation Partnerships for Parks & Recreation

A core mission of public park agencies is to acquire land for parks or conservation areas and to protect local natural resources. America’s open space is disappearing at a rate of 6,000 acres per day. The Trust for Public Land and other conservation driven non-profit organizations, in partnership with local parks and recreation agencies, can change this trend. Understanding conservation partnership examples and best practices can be helpful to park and recreation agencies across the country. The conservation mission has become increasingly important as it promotes individual, social and environmental health within our communities. This session will describe how the greatest conservation successes occur in collaboration with nonprofit partners. We will review two case study and best practice examples.

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Creating Meaningful Arts Programs Designed to Engage the Com

Arts are limited in schools and arts institutions are often intimidating, while parks are open and inviting spaces. There is an opportunity for Parks Departments to play an active role in providing well rounded and engaging arts programming. Like traditional sports programs, the arts also foster positive growth for all ages. Arts can be used to build self -confidence, improve self- expression, enhance problem solving, encourage innovation, tackle social inequity and build community bridges. Parks departments are uniquely positioned to provide a wide range of access to arts and cultural opportunities, which engage, create a sense of place and give voice to diverse communities. This session will explore how both hands-on and experiential programming can be a vibrant part of any parks department's offerings, when designed to meet the needs of your community. Robust, well designed arts programs not only unite diverse audiences, they can be a catalyst for addressing social equity.

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Design & Implement Evidence-Based, Family-Based Health Prog.

Come experience the future of supporting health in communities through parks and recreation. We will demonstrate an evidence- and family-based program that has been proven to reduce childhood obesity. We will discuss strategies to advance health in your community by addressing program design, implementation, assessment, sustainability, and how to work with partners. This is an innovative approach that creates programming for parents and preschool children at the same time. CEU's: 0.1

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