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Recreation Commission Summit


Recreation Commission Summit

When: Wednesday, April 8 - Thursday, April 9

Where: Hubbard Arts Center, 309 N. Woodlawn Derby, KS 67037


Derby Hampton Inn

1701 Cambridge St. 

Derby, KS 67037 

To make reservations, please make reservations directly with the Hotel Operator or Front desk;  (316)425-7900 and dial "0" to go to the front desk.  


Wednesday, April 8   

1:00 - 2:15    Engaging the Board

2:30 - 3:45  State of Kansas budget presentation

4:00 - 5:15    Developing a Strategic Plan for Rural Communities

7:00              Social - Mad Rocks Bar & Grill   


Thursday, April 9                        

8:30 - 9:45    By-Laws & Policies

10:00 -11:45  Round Table Breakouts

                          1.   Departments with 1 Employees

                          2.   Departments with 2 - 5 Employees

                          3.   Departments with 5 or more Employees

12:00 - 12:30    Lunch   

1:00 -   2:30      One on One Q&A

Session Descriptions: 

Developing a strategic plan for rural Communities

This session will demonstrate the importance of a Strategic Plan for even the smallest agency.  You will learn how to develop a team to help identify your agency’s values and create or review your agency’s mission and vision.  Using your team, values, mission and vision, you will learn how to create an effective Strategic Plan for your agency that can be adapted to meet the often changing needs of a small/rural recreation commission.

By-Laws & Policies

Recreation Commissions have by-laws because they want to maintain consistency in the running the organization. By-laws communicate organizational rules so that internal disputes and conflict can be avoided. Recreation Commissions also use by-laws to educate incoming directors, staff and board members so meetings and the day to day operations of the agency run smoothly.

Round Table Breakouts  This round table discussion will break out into 3 groups based on their recreation commission size.  Here you can collaborate, discuss, and deliberate on specific park and recreation topics you and your agency may be facing

One on One Q &A –

Do you have any specific issues that your agency is dealing with? Do you need guidance or advice on problems or ideas? Or do you just want to get some more in-depth information on one of the sessions we covered?  Stay for this optional session and speak to one or more of our knowledgeable seasoned recreation commission directors. 

For questions or more information about upcoming workshops, please contact the KRPA office at (785) 235-6533 or jamie@krpa.org.

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