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Women's Leadership Summit: Advancing Women as Leaders in Park and Recreation

Join us for an all day event on August 24, 2021 at beautiful Mildale Farm in Edgerton, KS.
This event is open to all levels of professionals and students.

Register Here

Cost: $75 for members/non-members and $25 for students
(includes lunch, reception and .3 CEU's)

Women have faced unique challenges this last year. Balancing work and personal life is already difficult before you add a global pandemic, remote learning, changing programs to virtual, and working from home with your family. We believe it's time to hit the REFRESH button. Join us for a day of inspiration, relaxation and fun. Complete schedule will be announced soon.


7:30 - Headshot Sessions Available

8:30 - Registration

9:00 - Welcome

9:15-10:15 - Opening Session, Dr. Susan Harrison
Description: Next Level Communication- Imagine a team that works cohesively with fewer conflicts and increased productivity. Whether you’re an employee or a manager, effective communication is vital. In her experience, most communication errors can be prevented and that’s why Dr. Susan Harrison is so passionate about teaching you how to deliver the correct message the right way. Your team will learn and understand how effective communication can make their work less stressful and more productive. They will learn and practice implementing strategies on conflict management, non-verbal communication, being assertive and building rapport. Once good communication becomes the key ingredient to your company’s success, there is nothing that will throw you off track. Get ready for change, because next level communication is coming your way!

10:15-10:45 - Relaxation Break and Exercise

10:45 -11:45 - Roundtables

11:45-12:30 - Lunch

12:30-2:00 - Session II

2:00 - Group Picture

2:15- 2:30 - Break

2:30-3:15 - Session III

3:15-5:00 - Wine and Walking Roundtables and Reception

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Susan Harrison

Dr. Harrison is a gifted keynote speaker, award-winning author, corporate trainer, and certified life coach, who believes life should be filled with fun, positivity, and chocolate. With disarming transparency and trademark humor, Dr. Harrison has shared her professional and personal struggles to help thousands of professionals develop effective business and life skills. Nominated five times as the nicest Kansas Citian, she strives to stay kind in this topsy-turvy world!

Thank you to our sponsors!


2020 WLS participants

2019 WLS participants

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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