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NRPA Live 2018: Telling the Park and Recreation Story Bundle

Advocating for parks and recreation should be integrated into everything that the park and recreation professional does. This bundle includes sessions curated from the NRPA 2018 Annual Conference that express how parks and recreation professionals can extend the narrative and advocate for the industry. Included in this package are the following sessions:

- Shaping Space for Civic Life: The pivotal role of parks
- "What's Past is Prologue": The Déjà Vu Health Case for Urban Parks in the US and the UK
- Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health(iness): All parks are NOT created equal
- The Art of Gaining Consensus & Getting Things Done
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Partnering with Land Trusts

Learn how park and recreation agencies and land trusts are working together to protect land, engage their community, and ensure that local conservation goals reflect the needs and culture of a diverse public. During the session participants will hear from the Land Trust Alliance's Director of Community Conservation on the valuable role that land trusts can play in helping to meet park equity goals. Taos Land Trust will share lessons learned from their current effort to create a new community park that will provide opportunities for cultural education and recreation, restore a critical floodplain property, and bring together diverse populations from within the Taos community. CEUs: 0.1

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Public-Private Park Partnerships to Achieve Healthy Equity

Public-private park partnerships are critical to achieving health equity in your community. Hear from health equity experts and community coalitions who have successfully worked across sectors to achieve health equity. Learn how these programs and policies can be applied to the work you are doing at your local park and recreation agency.

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Revealing the Secrets of Successful Career Development

One of the most common questions we get on a regular basis as we mentor your professionals is how they can develop their career and what are the best ways to do that. This panel will discuss what are secrets to developing your career, expanding your education, how to develop your professional network and how to actively engaged in professional activities. CEUs: 0.1

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Shaping Space for Civic Life: The Pivotal Role of Parks

Communities across the United States face concerning trends related to civic life, including distrust, low voter turnout, and growing social and economic divides. Public space professionals, civic leaders, and community residents alike are interested in re-building trust, revitalizing neighborhoods, and supporting interaction among diverse groups. Promising initiatives are emerging across the country to transform lagging public spaces into dynamic, welcoming, and celebrated ones. In light of these trends, the Center for Active Design has launched “Assembly: Shaping Space for Civic Life,” a pioneering initiative to leverage place-based design as a tool to enhance civic engagement. The Assembly initiative has surfaced groundbreaking information, including quantifiable civic life metrics, as well as causal findings demonstrating that design elements do indeed impact civic perceptions. This session will introduce the Assembly initiative and its evidence-based approach to shaping community design, with an emphasis on parks and open space. Panelists will reflect on historic and emerging research that points to the connection between the built environment and civic participation, and share a range of project examples that seek to enhance civic life through design interventions. Conversations will leave participants with a better understanding of practical strategies for shaping parks through design, programming, and maintenance practices that can enhance civic life in their own communities. CEUs: 0.1

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So, I’ve Been Appointed the New ADA Coordinator

No kid ever said “I want to be an ADA Coordinator when I grow up.” So now that #28 on your job description “other duties as assigned” translates to ADA Coordinator, what do you need to know? Have no fear. From program access and reasonable modifications, to direct threat and undue burden, this session is going to roll ADA compliance into a nutshell for you. Jennifer Skulski has more than 25-years experience in ADA compliance and inclusion of people with disabilities in parks, recreation and tourism. She will frame an approach to put your accessibility management team on track and make people with disabilities feel more welcome in your programs, activities, parks and facilities.

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The Art of Gaining Consensus & Getting Things Done

As our country and communities become more divided, getting people on board and working together is becoming an increasingly tough challenge. No matter whether it is concerning a new project, policy, park, or program you’re working on, helping groups come together and getting support for your initiatives is a skill that every professional must learn in order to get things done. Learn how to proactively weave the fundamental steps for consensus-building into your projects in order to avoid many of these challenges in the first place, as well as how to respond to resistance and conflict when it inevitably happens. CEUs: 0.1

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The Be Attitudes of Influence and Persuasion

The wind and the sun decided to have a competition to decide who was stronger. They agreed the winner would be the one who could persuade a man to take off his coat. The wind blew and blew, but the man held on tightly to his coat. Then the sun shone gently down, within minutes, the man took off his coat. The moral: you can't force someone to do what they don't want; instead, the art of influence and persuasion will get them to want what you want. This is the essence of true leadership. CEU's: 0.1

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Ushering a New Age for Parks in the Face of Climate Change

Climate change has overwhelmingly been recognized as one of the most urgent threats to our communities and our environment. Parks play a unique role in providing respite, infrastructure, adaptation and mitigation strategies for urban communities. The focus on climate change and adaptation provides a unique opportunity for a new ecological era for parks with a focus on investment in restoration and protection of natural areas. CEU's: 0.1

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Using Health Data to Power Results

The US is facing an epic health crisis with rising healthcare costs and decreased quality of life. Upstream solutions are needed and parks and recreation providers are uniquely positioned to play a key role. Increasingly, we are being asked to justify our budgets while increasing our responsibilities, which now include being a community health provider. Understanding how our profession interfaces with healthcare begins with understanding key demographic and health data. In the mighty age of data, using health data can be a powerful tool to fuel your funding requests, report program results, and demonstrate how your facilities and programs play a vital role in the health of the community. We can learn how to utilize data to build relationships with healthcare providers using collective impact to grow funding opportunities and improve community health. In this session, you will be introduced to how and where to mine data sources to leverage support of your programs.

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