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Webinar Recordings 6 A. Parsons Presented by Dr. Kelsey Dawson, this webinar covers information and resources for yourself and those you coach. Cost: Free How to access: Recording | Slides Sports coaches, programmers, anyone experiencing mental fatigue due to the pandemic.
by A. Parsons
Friday, May 8, 2020
Creative and Equitable Policy and Funding for Greener Parks 0 A. Parsons We know green infrastructure can improve health, equitable development, and the environment. So what policies encourage or prevent communities from using green infrastructure to improve equity and quality of life? The third webinar of the Greener Parks for Health series will build off NRPA’s Greener Parks for Health Policy Action Framework, to showcase how policy and funding at the federal, state and local levels shape green infrastructure development in parks. This webinar will navigate the current policy landscape around green infrastructure and highlight city, state and federal policy innovations to expand green infrastructure in parks as a way to benefit communities.   This event is offered by NRPA July 1st, 11:00 AM (PT) Learn more and register here
by A. Parsons
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Good News In Parks! 0 A. Parsons Parks and recreation has never been more relevant and agencies are rising up to unprecedented challenges to provide innovative essential services. It is a critical time to lock arms and help our industry by sharing lessons learned. The current times are challenging but amidst the whirlwind are profound successes and champions that need to be heard. To share the great work in parks and recreation agencies across America, join PlayCore and GameTime for Good News: In Parks, a bi-monthly, interactive Zoom show where three leading park and recreation professionals will share best practices across relevant topics that inform their work and the resulting positive impacts on community well-being. Attendees are also eligible to receive a certificate of completion for 0.1 education units. Hosts Jodie Adams, Parks Director Emeritus and past President NRPA Board of Directors; and Anne-Marie Spencer, PlayCore VP of Marketing and Master Trainer will take guests on an informative journey with robust discussions, audience polls, and special recognition segments. July 9th, 2020 @ 1 PM Register and Learn more
by A. Parsons
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop 0 A. Parsons On June 9, 2020 there will be a free virtual training about Aquatic Invasive Species.  This training was original going to be held in Bend and have a Central Oregon focus.  It is online now and while it was put together with Central Oregon in mind, it will still be relevant to folks in other parts of the state.   The purpose of the training is to teach about current and potential aquatic invasive species in Central Oregon—how to identify them and what their ecologic and economic effects are. Our hope is to encourage and facilitate early detection. This is part of a collaborative effort of the Deschutes County Noxious Weed Advisory Board, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Environmental Science Associates, Xerces Society, Forest Service, Bend Parks and Recreation, and others to try to protect our Central Oregon aquatic ecosystems.   To register or for more info, email Beth Johnson at  elizabeth.johnson@usda.gov. A Microsoft Teams Meeting link will be sent to everyone who registers prior to June 9th.   If you already registered for the in-person training, you are now registered for the virtual training.   AGENDA Pre-work: Please come to the meeting ready to introduce yourself and share your hopes/goals for the meeting. This will be done through the chat box and just a few words or sentences are fine. Also, if you have specific questions, bring those, and they can be addressed either during the training, or during the question and answer session at the end. 8 am Welcome & Introduction Beth Johnson (Deschutes County Noxious Weed Advisory Board and USFS) 8:25 Native and Invasive Mollusks of Oregon Emilie Blevins (Xerces Society) 9:10 Break 9:20 Aquatic Invasives Concerns and Identification Rick Boatner (ODFW) 10:20 Break 10:30 Boat Inspection Basics Rick Boatner 10:50 Invasive Aquatic Plant Identification Toni Pennington (Environmental Science Associates) and Rich Miller (PSU) 11:20 Questions and answer session (optional) All 12:00 pm Official end of training   Please share with anyone you think would be interested.
by A. Parsons
Monday, June 8, 2020
Regional Risk Management Training Now Available as a Webinar! 0 A. Parsons Due to the cancelations of the in-person April and June Regional Risk Management Trainings, SDAO is offering this training as a webinar. Join us for an exciting presentation full of topics designed to help you and your district manage your risk. Our speakers will cover the following: Five Point Leadership for Managing Risk: What makes a good boss? "Someone who can articulate what's expected, who can direct people to the ultimate goal, to bring everybody together to fight for that." - Arnold Schwarzenegger As a supervisor how do your actions affect the organization's risk? Nearly all the claims that are paid by SDIS can be traced back, in part, to a lapse in supervision at some level. Many front-line and even executive-level managers have had to learn supervision skills through experience and the school of hard knocks. This moderated discussion will help you sharpen your skills as a supervisor and will provide you five parts to evaluate. These five evaluation areas are captured in the acronym I-LEAD and will help you discover a simple way to ensure positive leadership.   Premises Liability: Personal injury cases often arise from injury caused by unsafe or defective conditions on one's property. Learn how some of the simple conditions that cause claims can be viewed and repaired to make your property safer. It's easy to see major problems, but these claims often come from the more basic issues that are overlooked.   Return to Work: Understanding the workers' compensation process is the key to your district's success with managing on-the-job injuries. In this training, you will learn how to effectively process your workers' compensation claims and mitigate costs through early return to transitional work. You will also discover how improving communication and rapid reporting can reduce your worker's compensation expenses. Finally, this training will explore the State's Employer at Injury Program, which can be utilized to purchase equipment and expedite the return to work process.   Seasonal Hot Topic: The risk management team will share a hot topic affecting risk management and special districts.   Wednesday, June 17th at 9am Register now!   There is no cost to attend this webinar.    *This course is Best Practices eligible    **This course is eligible for 15 SDAO Academy credits: 5 Credits: Risk Management/Operations - Facility Maintenance & Property Inspections 5 Credits: Risk Management/Operations - Return-to-Work 5 Credits: Risk Management/Operations - Risk Management and Supervision   ***This risk management training webinar will qualify as an in-person training for the SDAO Academy and Best Practices Program.
by A. Parsons
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Webinars May 18-22, 2020 0 A. Parsons All upcoming webinars, training, videos, or educational material being shared this week.   To add events, simply "reply" to this thread with the following information: Name of the event/webinar Date/time offered (and time zone) Brief description Link to access   Here is what we have so far:   Shade (Un)Covered - by PlayCore On-Demand this week Using Fabric Shade in Public, Private, and Commercial Environments Register Here   Bike Parking Standards & Installation - by PlayCore Thursday, May 21 | 2 - 3:15 PM ET Register Here   Science at Home with Dr. "Tay", Lataisia Cherie' Jones - Skype a Scientist Monday, May 18 | 1 PM ET Dr. Jones believes that if young girls (especially girls of color) see her working in a lab, they will believe in their own abiliy to be anything they dream of becoming.  In her session she will be leading us through some science experiments you can do from home. Register Here   Summer Camp and Innovative Youth Programming - NRPA Tuesday, May 19 | 2 PM ET Join the American Camp Association, the National Summer Learning Association and NRPA in a discussion on planning summer camps and hear a national perspective on safety, learning and social-emotional factors to consider plus resources to guide your planning. Register Here   Park Access Learning Series: Bringing People Together: City-wide Prioritization of Parks - NRPA Thursday, May 21 | 2 PM ET Join us for a webinar and interactive panel discussion on making parks a priority for all in your community. Register Here
by A. Parsons
Monday, May 18, 2020
Two Oregon Trails Coalition Webinars - May 13 & 14 1 A. Parsons Here are the links to the recording for the above calls:   Trail Work in the Covid-19 Context Messaging for Hitting the Trail During Covid-19: All Communications Channels and Trail Ambassadors Needed!  
by A. Parsons
Friday, May 15, 2020
Community Bike Park Planning 101 0 A. Parsons Community Bike Park Planning 101 - Pumptracks, Bike Parks, and Bicycle Playgrounds Offered by American Ramp Company   WHEN: May 20th, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM (PT) WHERE: Webinar on GoToMeeting REGISTER HERE CEU Eligible!  More details below.   This online interactive session aims to get Parks and Recreation professionals started on the right track and serve as a guide as they navigate this unique, exciting, and highly impactful area of the Parks and Recreation world. With ample opportunity for Q & A, attendees gain direct access to insight and solutions for your projects.  Join us for this amazing ride!   Learning objectives: 1. What is Sustainable Bike Recreation: Learn what it means to create sustainable and permanent infrastructure for Bikes, explore current trends, and review case studies and model community projects. 2. Where the planning process begins: Learn the 5 Steps to get your Bike Recreation Project started off on the right track covering topics like Community Engagement, Conceptual Design, and Sustainable Build Methods. 3. Creating Destinations: Learn successful strategies for destination creation, branding and marketing, and how to get the word out about the amazing bike park destinations offered in your parks system.     Speakers: John Hunter is the President of Progressive Bike Ramps and Vice President of American Ramp Company.   He has over 10 years of experience in the development of parks and recreation infrastructure with a primary focus on action sports development.   Over the last decade, John has been a part of hundreds of skate and bike park projects in communities throughout the world.  Recently he has been focused on working with communities to build Bicycle Playgrounds for kids and beginner cyclists.   Tim Babcock is the Bike Park Development Manager at Progressive Bike Ramps, an industry leading company dedicated to Sustainable Bike Recreation Development.   He also currently serves as the Vice President for the Professional Trail Builders Association.   Specializing in both design and construction, Tim has interfaced with hundreds of municipal agencies at all levels and their communities to successfully complete Bike Recreation projects throughout the country.     Continuing Education This workshop qualifies for .1 CEU for CPRP or CPRE.  Learn more about self-reporting.
by A. Parsons
Thursday, May 14, 2020
USA Swimming Webinars and Presentations 0 A. Parsons An up-to-date list of webinars and recordings can be found on the USA Swimming site.   Building Connections: Leadership Series (Starts May 11) These sessions are open to all coaches & team leaders. Session topics will be: May 11: Bust Through Their Filters! Creative Ways to Engage, Excite & Inspire Today's Athletes! Led by Tree Beeckman, Growing Leaders May 18: What Drives Winning- A Foundation for a Positive Team Culture Led by: Becky Burleigh, Head Soccer Coach, University of Florida June 1: Mental Toughness Training: Learning How to Systematically Train the Brain Using Biofeedback Led by: Dr. Tiffany Jones, PhD, Owner & President of X-Factor Performance Consulting June 8: How to Build Team Trust- It All Starts with You! Led by: Celia Slater- CEO & Chief Visionary of True North Sports   Inspiring Comfort: Leading with Comfort (May 14) As your swimmers return to the pool, some will jump right in but others will be filled with anxiety. Your staff may have concerns of their own.This 60-minute webinar will inspire you to lead with comfort by learning 7 essential skills of comfort all through the eyes of a dog. The evidence-based skill of comfort can innovate the development of our human care behaviors and help reduce society trends of anxiety, depression and isolation. The materials are based off of Inspiring Comfort’s book Paws To Comfort: An everyday guide to learning how you can help mend our disconnected world.   Best Practices and Strategies for Open Water Workouts (May 21) How to safely and effectively run an open water workout.
by A. Parsons
Friday, May 8, 2020
Maintaining Our Connections: Ideas to Engage Staff and Residents 0 A. Parsons New webinar from City Parks Alliance These webinars fill up quickly!  Register now and login early!  Webinars are recorded and will be posted to this forum afterward. When: May 8th, 2020 @ 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET How: Online Webinar - Register Here With many park and recreation facilities and programs remaining closed through mid-May and beyond, finding ways to keep both staff and residents engaged and connected to your organization may be increasingly challenging. Without our usual methods of interpersonal connection, how can we create meaningful opportunities for residents to feel heard, appreciated, and engaged with our organizations? How can we create similar opportunities for staff to feel appreciated, motivated, and connected to their work and the broader community? Join us to learn how your peers are collaboratively creating initiatives and programs that encourage both staff and resident engagement, redeploying staff in creative ways that foster community connection and safety, creating effective virtual opportunities for residents to engage with planning processes and other ongoing projects, and more. If you are not able to join us live, not to worry! The recording will be available on this page by the following Monday afternoon. All registrants will also receive an email with a link to the recording and related resources.     SPEAKERS:       Frank Carson, Director of Parks & Recreation, City of El Cajon, CA       Alice Brown, Director of Planning, Boston Harbor Now       Michael Kirschman, Director, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation     MODERATOR:       Diana Colangelo, Strategic Initiatives Program Manager, City Parks Alliance    
by A. Parsons
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
CORE On-Demand Webinars 0 A. Parsons PlayCore's Center for Outreach, Research, & Education (CORE) is offering a series of on-demand webinars so you can learn on the go.  Credentialed instructors provide evidence-based educational materials and interactive learning experiences to effectively equip attendees with the knowledge and resources to share with their communities. Here are some of their courses:  Strong Foundations: Planning, Purchasing, and Protecting Play and Recreational Surfacing Unleashed: Off-leash Dog Park Design Trends and Planning Tips PlayCore Scholar Series - Session 1 Outdoor Adult Fitness Parks: Best Practices for Promoting Community Health by Increasing Physical Activity ADA Standards for Accessible Design for Play Areas Shade (Un)Covered: Using Fabric Shade in Public, Private, and Commercial Environments Bike Parking Standards and Installation ADA Standards for Accessible Playground Design LEARN MORE
by A. Parsons
Friday, April 24, 2020
Four-Part Mental Health Webinar Series 0 A. Parsons When: On-Demand Host: Fred C. Church Insurance Four videos available for on-demand viewing: Mental Health 101 & Emotional First Aid The Mental Health Pyramid - Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Available Here
by A. Parsons
Friday, April 24, 2020
Upcoming Webinars (Week of April 20th) 4 A. Parsons When: April 23rd @ 11 AM (PT) Hosted by NRPA Cost: Free More information: https://learning.nrpa.org/products/continuity-planning-and-virtual-in-services-for-aquatic-facilities#tab-product_tab_overview
by A. Parsons
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Hunter University: Irrigation Designer Certificate 0 A. Parsons Hunter U is FREE to enroll and earns 4 CEU credits & a $25 Starbucks eGift Card once completed!     Whether you generate irrigation plans or not, understanding irrigation design principles is invaluable when managing your sites! Link: HUNTER UNIVERSITY: IRRIGATION DESIGNER CERTIFICATE 1.  Establish an account – skip unessential cells    2.  Select ‘Hunter University’ 3.  Select ‘Designer’ for customer type   4.  Select the ‘Irrigation Design’ module 5.  Complete the module, earn 4 CEUs 6.  Email certificate to me and a $25 eGift Card will be sent 7.  Congrats!   Disclosure: This online program is offered by Hunter Irrigation directly.  ORPA does not have any monetary or other added benefit by offering this course and is not responsible for the content or delivery of the information in this certificate program.  
by A. Parsons
Friday, April 10, 2020
Upcoming Webinars (Week of April 6th) 2 A. Parsons On demand until April 17th, offered by Playcore. Music parks benefit every member of the community, but few communities have a music program available and affordable to everyone. A permanent installation of instruments changes that. A simplified system allows anyone to play, regardless of training or ability, and instruments can be designed for individual and ensemble play. Music transcends age, gender, ethnicity and mobility, and is a gathering force that builds better communities and helps makes people kinder.  Join property managers, distributors, architects, landscape architects, and recreation and park professionals for a complimentary professional development webinar.  ON DEMAND: This session was pre-recorded on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. After watching the recording in its entirety, an email with information on how to obtain CEU will be sent within 24 hours. The link to access the survey/assessment to obtain CEUs will be opened until Sunday, April 19 - 11:59pm. The recording will start automatically after registering. NOTES: Run time is 1 hour 5 minutes (including Q&A) Click here for the learning objectives. If you have any questions regarding the webinar, please contact core@playcore.com   Access here: https://www.playcore.com/events/webinar-outdoor-music-on-demand
by A. Parsons
Wednesday, April 8, 2020


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