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This workshop is for park and recreation professionals of all levels: front-line staff to senior-level employees. Our goal for this SHARP workshop is to provide new skills to help you thrive in your position, boost your professional development that will help in everyday tasks, and give you practical experiences to help problem solve at your job.

Date:
October 13, 2021

LOCATION:
Linwood Recreation Center
1901 S Kansas St.
Wichita, KS 67211

* Aquatic Branch Sessions will be held at the Derby Recreation Center

801 E Market St, Derby, KS 67037



$50.00 to attend (includes lunch)

CEU Credit - 0.3

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

9:30am: Registration Begins

10:00am - 11:30am: All Branches Session #1

11:45am - 12:45pm: Lunch & Networking 

1:00pm - 2:30pm: All Branches Session #2 


Sports Branch: 

Morning Session: Baseball
Here you will learn the basic fundamentals of positioning, mechanics, responsibilities, game management skills that you can teach/train your new and veteran baseball officials. Please join us for this hands on experience to help your youth officials to have the tools necessary to succeed. 

Afternoon Session: Basketball
Here you will learn the basic fundamentals of positioning, mechanics, responsibilities, game management skills that you can teach/train your new and veteran basketball officials. Please join us for this hands on experience to help your youth officials to have the tools necessary to succeed. 

Wellness Branch: 

Morning Session: Speaker- Melinda Kellogg 

Learn why workplace wellness is not only important for city and recreation employees, but also for the businesses you work with. Worksite wellness expert, Melinda Kellogg, will share evidence-based best practices on building a comprehensive worksite wellness plan to help create a culture of health at worksites across Kansas.

Afternoon Session: repeat of morning session

Aquatic Branch: 

Aquatic Branch Sessions will be held at the Derby Recreation Center

801 E Market St, Derby, KS 67037


Morning Session: In-Water Roundtable
All of us have different techniques, skills, and procedures we utilize in our facilities during an emergency.  We will demonstrate these to each other and pick up tips and tricks that may help in our own facilities.  Be sure to bring your suit and towel! 

Afternoon Session: In-Water and Deck In-service Training Ideas and Drills
Learn and participate in a variety of lifeguard and team building drills to add to your next in-service. These drills will focus on victim recognition, skill practice, CPR & First Aide, and much more. Bring your suit and towel and get ready to have fun. 

Recreation Branch: 

Morning session: Speaker- Katie Woods, Director of Marketing & Community Engagement for the NEW Wichita Wind Surge Minor League Baseball team
Learn how Ms. Woods and her team were tasked with and successful at marketing a brand new baseball stadium and team during a time when their first year was cancelled and fans & the community were unable to connect in person. Leave the session taking her wisdom back to your communities!

Afternoon session: Speaker- Dr. Marche Fleming-Randle, Chief Diversity Officer at Wichita State University
Dr. Fleming-Randle will speak on motivation, how to find it, keep it, and spread it. You may remember Dr. Fleming-Randle from her dynamic and standout sessions at the KRPA Conference a few years ago.  This is a session you won’t want to miss!



For questions or concerns please contact Jamie Reed, jamie@krpa.org

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