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Thank you to all the volunteers, Salina Park and Rec and the SHARP Sponsor for making SHARP Workshop a success.

This workshop was 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. Each participant were able to choose one branch focus for that day. Scroll down to learn more about each branch goal and focus.

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

Aquatic Branch
Goal/Focus Includes:

  • Annual planning strategy that covers the tasks and to-dos through the year to help the planning process keep moving in an organized and timely matter.
  • Operational planning schedules with a focus on the recruitment and hiring of aquatic staff.
  • Tour the City of Salina’s Kenwood Cove Aquatic Park

Admin Branch
Goal/Focus Includes:

  • Ian Hill presenting on the Leadership Intensive program with current participants speaking about their experiences.

Park Law Enforcement Branch
Goal/Focus Includes:

  • Basic Tourniquet Workshop led by Cody Songs from the Riley County Fire Department.

Park and Natural Resources Branch
Goal/Focus Includes:

  • Prescribed Fire Burning
  • Play Guardian Systems
  • Dog Park Management

Recreation Branch
Goal/Focus Includes:

  • Reluctant Participants: How to increase participation in your programs (how-to help from NW Missouri instructor, Dr. Sue Myllykangas)

  • Program ideas exchange and discussion

Sports Branch
Goal/Focus Includes:

  • Exploring the new Salina Fieldhouse
  • Learn how to plan and teach non-traditional Olympic sports featuring: Can Jam, Spikeball, Corn Hole, Yard Pong and Ultimate Frisbee

Wellness Branch
Goal/Focus Includes

  • Healthy eating and active living: How wellness policies can support community park and recreation programming
  • Health and Wellness: Inside and Out

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