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Steven C Carlyon, Director, La Crosse Parks and Recreation Dept




Adding Fizz When Your Program Goes Flat

We’re all guilty of running a program season after season, but when low enrollment forces you to cancel a program, it’s time to
add seasoning and spice things up! Discover the key ingredients to cooking up a successful program from writing a description
to execution. Batavia’s marketing team will offer you fresh ideas to grow your enrollment numbers by looking at past successes
and failures, current trends and budget-friendly concepts. Open up and say “ahh”!

Allison Niemela, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Batavia Park District




Adding Fizz When Your Program Goes Flat

We’re all guilty of running a program season after season, but when low enrollment forces you to cancel a program, it’s time to
add seasoning and spice things up! Discover the key ingredients to cooking up a successful program from writing a description
to execution. Batavia’s marketing team will offer you fresh ideas to grow your enrollment numbers by looking at past successes
and failures, current trends and budget-friendly concepts. Open up and say “ahh”!

Kari Miller, Marketing & Public Relations Manager, Batavia Park District




Alternative Funding - Filling the Gap

As “traditional” funding (general funds, bond issues, and sales taxes, etc.) for recreation centers and other facilities becomes
more scarce, while at the same time constituents are demanding a higher level of service and quality, many agencies are relying
more heavily on “alternative funding”. This session will discuss what types of alternative funding are available, a brief overview
of the benefits and pitfalls of each, and some proactive planning strategies that can help you reap the rewards while protecting
yourself, your agency, and your citizens.

Teresa Penbrooke, CPRP, Faculty and Co-Founder, GP RED




Aquatics for Active Retired Adults and Seniors - A Growing Market

With the average life expectancy on the rise and a continuing increase in our nation’s 65-and-older population, active retired
adults and seniors will become a growing dynamic as aquatic engineers and facility operators and owners go through the
process of designing and programming our aquatic facilities. American Sports Data noted that Baby Boomers are the strongest
market to target. Are you ready? Get educated on design and programming solutions for this growing population. Explore the
benefits of aquatic exercise and immersion as well as the continued specialization of aquatic facilities from enriched
programming to multi-purpose design to accommodate our nations aging and impaired populations.

Melinda Kempfer, Business Development, Water Technology, Inc.
Beginning Youth Wellness Programs Even on a Limited Budget

This interactive session highlights recent information on childhood obesity and the need to get kids active while offering ideas
and resources for beginning fitness programs on a tight budget. Participants will explore relevant case study examples of
successful programs, begin setting goals for their programs and then start the process of building a proposal for potential
partners and funders.

Melissa Hanson, CEO/President, Sajai Foundation




Compassion Satisfaction or Compassion Fatigue? Self-Care Light for Professional Caregivers

Do you have compassion satisfaction or compassion fatigue? What builds you up or drains you in your workplace affecting self-
care at work? Explore your self-care practices in a paper sack journal by drawing, writing, doodling, and art making. Commit to
self-care and revitalize with inspiriting activity.

Susan 'BOON' Murray, CCLS, CTRS, Professor, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse




Controlled Burns-Effective Land Management Techniques and Results

Park and open space lands contain spaces that can be managed in many different ways, including mowing, selective mowing,
controlled burns and selective plant control. As communities continue to look to save money in operations, while
demonstrating stewardship for the land, the establishment of native plant communities, proper land management, and
documentation and communication of the results can provide diverse plant communities and interesting educational
opportunities in your parks.

Paul Bockenstedt, Ecologist, Bonestroo, Inc.




Cost Recovery, Resource Allocation, and Pricing

How do you determine what your level of cost recovery should be? We will examine tools and processes you use to define your
core services, consensus on agency values, and a cost recovery philosophy that makes sense for your agency. The Pyramid
Methodology used to help describe the level of community benefits that your programs, facilities and lands provide, and to
articulate your mission. Then learn how to use the methods to determine what your resource allocation, prices, and focus
areas should be. Knowing which programs and facilities should receive more funding and how to prioritize helps you get get
things done.

Teresa L Penbrooke, CPRP, Faculty and Co-Founder, GP RED




Early Bird Gets the Job

Program designed for entry level professional that will provide insight into vital steps in getting their first job.

Marty Kosobucki, Director of Park, Recreation and Forestry, De Pere Park, Recreation and Forestry
Emerging Trends in the Aquatic Fitness Industry

Where is the aquatic fitness industry headed? Learn about new trends in water fitness programming for special populations
like baby boomers, athletes and children. Find out about new class formats incorporating exciting new elements like dance and
yoga. Information about new equipment, where to find choreography and continuing education opportunities for your water
fitness instructors will also be presented.

Mona Zignego, Certified Personal Trainer/BOSU Master Presenter, Hartford Recreation Department




Everything you wanted to know about board games and more

Ever have a time when you don't know what to do - either by yourself, with a group of friends, with a group of kids, etc. This
session will provide you with some general information about a variety of board games, and card games that are available to
you. Wondering if the game will be fun or worth the money, once you purchase it? This session will give you the opportunity
to get a general idea of the activity, look it over and decide if it would be a good purchase for you or your organization. Come
and check out this fun and interactive session.

Connie Geisthardt, CTRS - Recreation Therapist, Senior, Winnebago Mental Health Institute




Family Care is Expanding

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Vince Maro, Area Coordinator, State of Wisconsin, DHS, Area Administration




Family Care is Expanding

This Session talks about why Wisconsin is implementing Family Care and provides the basics of how it works.

Gregg Petersen, Member Care Quality Specialist, State of Wisconsin, DHS, Office of Family Care Expansion




Generating Chlorine from Salt- Principles and Benefits for Aquatics Applications

Learn the different methods of how chlorine is generated from sodium chloride (salt). Compare and contrast how these various
methods can be applied to aquatics facilities to solve common issues facing facility operators such as hazardous material
handling, occupational injuries, high cost of chemicals, delivery and transportation, corrosion and chemical balance.

Robert C Kappel, Technical Sales Manager, Siemens Water Technologies




Generation Y to the Greatest Generation: Generational Demographics & Recreation
As Generation Y enters the professional workplace, four generations of Americans make up our team of supervisory and
frontline personnel for the first time in history. This interactive, multi-media session will focus on understanding basic
generational demographics as well their differences and how to apply to improve communication, create stronger advertising
materials and reach members of every generation. Come prepared for learning, laughter and the occassional spontaneous sing-
along!

Kirsten Barnes, Trainer, Vigilance Aquatics & Recreation




How to turn your pool green using the latest technology

Same as Toms

Matt Carrico, President, Carrico Aquatic Resources Inc




How to turn your pool green using the latest technology

This session will discuss new technologies in the market today such as chemical controllers, variable frequency drives, ultra
violet disinfection, and other mechanical room updates which when implemented at a facility provide significant energy
savings. We will also discuss various programs that are available to pool owners to help with implementing some of these new
technologies at their facility.

Tom Carrico, Chief Poolologist, Carrico Aquatic Resources Inc




Identity Theft: Safeguarding Your Personal Information

The FTC reports that in 2009 over 15 million people were affected by identity theft in the United States with a loss of over $50
billion. Identity theft affects everyone, no matter the income or education level. Your identity has real “street value” to a thief.
Protecting your personal information is key to reducing the risk and in some cases preventing identity theft from happening to
you or your family members.

Susan H Schilz, Sr. Regulatory Specialist, State of Wisconsin - Office of Privacy Protection




Implementing Fees for Parkland Acquisition and Park Infrastructure Development

Land dedication requirements and fees from new development are crucial to the success of a municipal park system. With
recent changes to the State Statutes, it is important to know the difference between impact fees and park fees-in-lieu of land
dedication. This session will explain the differences and the legal requirements for implementing both types of fees. The session
will also examine the types of facilities for which to impose these fees, when it is appropriate to implement fees, and how the
development of a Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP) can facilitate the establishment of a fee system.

Jon Cameron, Economic Consultant, Ruekert/Mielke




Implementing Fees for Parkland Acquisition and Park Infrastructure Development
Land dedication requirements and fees from new development are crucial to the success of a municipal park system. With
recent changes to the State Statutes, it is important to know the difference between impact fees and park fees-in-lieu of land
dedication. This session will explain the differences and the legal requirements for implementing both types of fees. The session
will also examine the types of facilities for which to impose these fees, when it is appropriate to implement fees, and how the
development of a Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP) can facilitate the establishment of a fee system.

Steve Brunner, Senior Landscape Architect, Ruekert/Mielke




Incorporating Environmental Education in a Recreation Department

As the world continues to "go green," your recreation departments may want to jump on board too. Learn basic and complex
ways to incorporate environmental education into your department. You'll get to try a few of the activities and leave with a
complete program plan and simple activity ideas. The goal of an environmental education program is not only to teach
scientific concepts through hands-on (and sometimes messy!) learning experiences, but also to increase interest in the
environment and help develop critical thinking skills while having fun.

Joleen Stinson, Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator, Village of Waunakee




Innovative Parks Management and Level of Service Analysis

We are often challenged to find quantitative methods and technologies to help better manage our parks and lands. This session
gives an overview in advances in parks planning, along with how composite-based level of service analysis can help you
articulate and manage the "quality of life" amenities that are provided in your community. New standardized tools can
successfully inventory and graphically portray how your benefits are provided on not only a physical basis (capacity), but also
quality, accessibility, walkability, connectivity, economic, ambience, safety, and even tie the quantified physical structures and
lands to programming and "experience" factors. This analysis can tie right into capital and operational budget justifications,
staffing, and work plans.

Teresa L. Penbrooke, CPRP, Faculty and Co-Founder, GP RED




Internship Panel Discussion

The most important decision of your undergraduate college career is the internship. Like you, many students have lots of
questions about the internship experience to ensure they make the right choice. In this session, you will have the opportunity
to hear about internships not from a university professor, but from student who are currently interning. The Internship Panel
Discussion will be relatively informal with the main purpose of giving student interns an opportunity to share their internship
experience and you to ask questions.

Gretchen Berns, Assistant Professor, Internship Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Recreation Management
Program




Learning More About Your Fringe Benefits for Retirement Savings
We’re going to talk about your Wisconsin Deferred Compensation (WDC) Program. First, we’ll discuss the highlights of the WDC
—the nuts and bolts of what a 457 plan is and how it works. Then, we’ll talk about why you should save for your retirement,
how much you might want to save and strategies for investing those savings. Lastly, we’ll discuss the investment options
available to you through your Plan. Just remember, it’s never too early (or too late!) to start planning for your retirement.

Emily Lockwood, Sr. Account Executive, Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program




Learning to live with Travel Teams

The trials and tribulations encountered when dealing with youth travel teams will be discussed. Learn how park and recreation
departments can service and coexist with travel teams and the need for competitive as well as recreational programs.

Dan Klinkhammer, Executive Director, Minnesota Youth Athletic Services




Lights, Camera, Action: Award Winning In-Service

Whether you have fifteen minutes or five hours, you can create in-services with impact. Discuss ways to win over your aquatic
team and keep them involved in in-services while reinforcing skills and teaching new ways to handle old situations.

Kirsten Barnes, Trainer, Vigilance Aquatics & Recreation




Make Your Park "Greener" with Energy Conservation

In an effort to assist Parks and Recreation Facilities become “Greener” spaces, Focus on Energy provides education, technical
expertise and financial assistance. In this session, we will explain the available resources, how to engage those resources and
the opportunities for funding facility upgrade projects that save energy.

Steve Craker, Team Leader / Energy Advisor, Focus On Energy




Make Your Park Greener with Energy Conservation

In an effort to assist Parks and Recreation Facilities become “Greener” spaces, Focus on Energy provides education, technical
expertise and financial assistance. In this session, we will explain the available resources, how to engage those resources and
the opportunities for funding facility upgrade projects that save energy.

Dennis A. Ferstenou, Architect & Engineer Liaison, Focus on Energy - School & Government Sector




Managing Grants: Tips & Techniques to be Successful

In today's economy with limited budgets, finding other types of financial support is necessary. Receiving a grant is a good way
to support your programs. But what does it take to be sucessful? This session will provide you with tips and techniques to be
successful once you are awarded a grant.
Denise Reimer, Program Manager, Madison Area Technical College Business Procurement Assistance Center




Managing Grants: Tips & Techniques to be Successful

Please Refer to Denise Reimer's description.

Claudette Zweifel, Grant and Compliance Specialist, Madison Area Technical College Business Procurement Assistance Center




Managing Grants: Tips & Techniques to be successful

Please see Denise Reimer's description

Claudette Zweifel, Grant and Compliance Specialist, Madison Area Technical College Business Procurement Assistance Center




Marvels and Qualms of Dual Certification in Child Life and TR: A panel perspective

Same as Boon's

Jennifer Noel, Child Life Specialist, Gundersen Lutheran




Marvels and Qualms of Dual Certification in Child Life and TR: A Panel Perspective

Session Objectives Participants will: • Identify three pros and three cons to dual certification • Locate helpful websites to
understand and self-assess certification eligibility for Child Life as an additional certification • Recognize how specialized
intervention skills from other disciplines can be applied to TR practice Session Outline 9:00-9:10 Introduction of panelists and
participants by personal credentials (certification) 9:10-9:30 Each panelist relates pros and cons of dual certification
[PowerPoint slides] 9:30-10:00 Each panelist demonstrates a child life psychosocial intervention as a child life
job task/skill set transferable to therapeutic recreation (i.e., distraction, medical play, procedure support teaching an
individual about their condition, bibliotherapy, and sibling/family support) [Live interactive demonstration with medical
teaching dolls, toys, picture books] 10:00-10:05 Review handout/checklist on eligibility requirements to become dually certified
as a child life specialist if a participant is already a CTRS [PowerPoint slide and handout] 10:05-10:15 Q&A between panelists
and audience *Spontaneous interaction+ Resources for Handouts • Information on certification eligibility from Child Life
Council website • Program protocols (or stepwise facilitation guides) for psychosocial interventions

Carol Bell, CCLs,CTRS, Gundersen Lutheran




Marvels and Qualms of Dual TR/Child Lilfe Certification: A Panel Perspective

A panel of CCLSs/CTRSs will share pros and cons of dual certification including confusion about role identity in job tasks, career
satisfaction, maintaining certification, and multiple paths to dual certification. Presenters will provide information about
coursework and certification requirements. Presenters will demonstrate how dually certified practitioners can apply specialized
intervention skills from related disciplines to therapeutic recreation practice.
Susan 'BOON' Murray, CCLS, CTRS, Professor, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse




Mean Girls

Queen Bees, cliques, gossip, and backstabbing - why do some girls chose to humiliate each other instead of encouraging each
other? Even though much of the focus in this area is on teens, research shows that this behavior is starting as early as
preschool. Join us in a discussion about what is going on in our programs and gain a little insight into why today's young girls
are acting the way they do. Along the way, you'll learn some games, activities, and prevention strategies to target bullying
among girls in your programs.

Sarah A. Stefan, Recreation Superintendent, Village of Algonquin




Mean Girls

Queen Bees, cliques, gossip, and backstabbing - why do some girls chose to humiliate each other instead of encouraging each
other? Even though much of the focus in this area is on teens, research shows that this behavior is starting as early as
preschool. Join us in a discussion about what is going on in our programs and gain a little insight into why today's young girls
are acting the way they do. Along the way, you'll learn some games, activities, and prevention strategies to target bullying
among girls in your programs.

Mike Gianatasio, Recreation Supervisor, Lisle Park District




Networking for professionals & students…It’s all about who knows you!

Your professional relationships are vital to your professional success. Professionals and students in this session will be able to
exchange information about mentoring, internships, job opportunities, and open doors to career opportunities through "speed
networking". Session participants will learn how to initiate a mentorship, build your network, and benefit from life-long
professional relationships. Professionals please bring your organization’s promotional materials and business cards. Students
and recent graduates please bring your resume.

Gretchen Berns, Assistant Professor, Internship Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Recreation Management
Program




Not all Heros Where Capes

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John Kennedy, Owner, John Kennedy Consulting




Partnering with Foundations for Successful Pubic Projects

How the Community Foundation has worked with the City of Oshkosh Parks Department to advocate/champion several major
capital projects for Oshkosh. This includes the pool, Leach Amphitheater, Convention Center, Taking Root, the Zoo etc...
Eileen Connolly-Keesler, President/CEO, Oshkosh Area Community Foundation




Planning Events on Public Property: Process and procedures

Who doesn’t like a celebration? Most municipalities are fortunate to have events and activities that contribute to the spirit and
vitality of the community. There are farmers’ markets, festivals with music, dance, food and culture; political rallies and
marches; all kinds of run/walk events; regional, national and even international sporting events. When these events and
activities take place on public property it is essential to have procedures in place to assist everyone involved in the process –
organizers, Parks staff, police, fire, streets, to name a few – to coordinate services and resources to insure a safe and successful
event.

Kelli Lamberty, Community Events Coordinator, City of Madison




Planning for Financial and Operational Success

Now, more than ever, you need have valid plans in place to help your agency move forward. This comprehensive session will
give an overview of the different types of plans you can complete, what they contain, when to do which type, and how to get
them done well with the least amount of resource investment. You’ll learn why there is no one single “Master Plan” template
for agencies, how planning affects your revenue streams, and how to determine what all you need done. We’ll cover Master
and Strategic Plans, Feasibility Studies, Needs Assessments, Business and Revenue Plans, and Project-Specific Plans. Sample
documents will be provided.

Teresa L Penbrooke, Faculty, GP RED




Planning Sustainable & Energy Efficient Park & Recreation Facilities

This session will introduce participants to Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s program for energy conservation and energy efficiency,
and provide information on incentives and programs available Wisconsin parks and recreation facilities. The session will also
show how sustainable design and energy conservation can be integrated into park and recreation facilities and how facility
managers can engage Focus on Energy in their facility planning processes.

Dennis Ferstenou, Architect & Engineer Liaison, Focus on Energy - School & Government Sector




Planning Sustainable & Energy Efficient Park Facilities

Planning Sustainable & Energy Efficient Parks & Recreation Facilities This session will introduce participants to Focus on Energy,
Wisconsin’s program for energy conservation and energy efficiency, and provide information on incentives and programs
available Wisconsin parks and recreation facilities. The session will also show how sustainable design and energy conservation
can be integrated into park and recreation facilities and how facility managers can engage Focus on Energy in their facility
planning processes.

Steve Craker, Team Leader / Energy Advisor, Focus On Energy
Pool Staff Rewards & Incentives....plus, fun special events!

We all know the importance of retaining our pool employees and Fort Atkinson Parks & Recreation will show how they are able
to reduce staff turnover by utilizing incentives, rewards & challenges - some are quite unusual! The department was also
seeking ways to make visits to the Aquatic Center more fun for the public and create new challenges for its staff. Rubber Duck
Races, Egg Hunts, Treasure Chests and other low cost activities have helped to better connect patrons and staff. Brett
Ketterman, Rec. Supervisor, will assist with the presentation.

Scott Lastusky, Director, Fort Atkinson Parks & Recreation Department




Power of Social Media Marketing

Much has been written about social media like Facebook, Twitter, blogs, U-tube, V log, podcasts, etc. but, can they be an
effective marketing tool for your parks and recreation program/services? Do they provide a good return on your investment in
time and money? This marketing consultant will discuss the benefits, myths and pitfalls of social media networking. He will
demonstrate how it can further enhance your promotional efforts and link with your website and other promotional mediums.
Further, he will explain how using social media can become an inexpensive way to engage your citizens, and carry on a dialogue
with them where you learn how you are doing in meeting their recreational needs. Lastly, examples from the field will be
shown, so you can better see how promotional message work with social media marketing.

George Arimond, Consultant and Dept. Chair, Arimond Consultants, LLC & University of Wisconsin -- La Crosse




Prescribed Burning- An Important Tool for Natural Area Management

Prescribed burning is an important tool for natural areas management. Applied correctly, this tool can be cost effective, achieve
desired vegetation conditions, and reduce long-term maintenance costs. The speakers will share their experience applying
prescribed fire in local and regional park settings including common circumstances that pose challenges, how to make the most
of your financial in-house staff resources, and examples of integrating management activities that can help you achieve the
desired outcome and keep cost down.

Paul Bockenstedt, Associate, Sr. Scientist, Bonestroo, Inc.




Prescribed Burning- An Important Tool for Natural Area Management

Prescribed burning is an important tool for natural areas management. Applied correctly, this tool can be cost effective, achieve
desired vegetation conditions, and reduce long-term maintenance costs. The speakers will share their experience applying
prescribed fire in local and regional park settings including common circumstances that pose challenges, how to make the most
of your financial in-house staff resources, and examples of integrating management activities that can help you achieve the
desired outcome and keep cost down.

Brian Lennie, Associate, Sr. Scientist, Bonestroo, Inc.




Put a DENT in Your Teen Programming
Get the 4-1-1 on how Illinois has over 500 Teen Bands Rockin’ throughout the state all year long! This session will provide you
with a more comprehensive understanding of teen programming as the co-chairs for the Illinois Parks & Recreation
Association’s Teen Committee share successful programs that will work for your community and will keep your teens coming
back for more. From developing programs to customizing and marketing them to your teens, we will be on the fast track for
your next seasonal brochure.

Sarah A. Stefan, Put a DENT in Your Teen Programming, Village of Algonquin




Put a Dent in Your Teen Programs

Get the 4-1-1 on how Illinois has over 500 Teen Bands Rockin’ throughout the state all year long! This session will provide you
with a more comprehensive understanding of teen programming as the co-chairs for the Illinois Parks & Recreation
Association’s Teen Committee share successful programs that will work for your community and will keep your teens coming
back for more. From developing programs to customizing and marketing them to your teens, we will be on the fast track for
your next seasonal brochure.

Mike Gianatasio, Recreation Supervisor, Lisle Park District




Rewind Your Watch

Not all heroes wear capes, but all heroes need to "rewind their watches", to re-focus, re-commit, and re-energize to their job.
And on your "watch" people are counting on you to get the job done. Amidst current challenges, thinking differently, planning
differently, yet being yourself, give all heroes the ability to succeed.

Connie Kowal, President, Connie Kowal Consulting & Sports Marketing




Ropes Course, Challenge & Choice

Presenters will discuss their use of the high ropes challenge course utilized at Winnebago Mental Health Institute. They will
also discuss the benefits of a Ropes Challenge Course, and its use with participants of varying levels of functioning/abilities.

Jeff Franklin, CTRS, Wisconsin Resource Center




Ropes Course, Challenge and Choice

Presenters will discuss their use of the High Ropes Challenge Course utilized at Winnebago Mental Health Institute. They will
also discuss the benefits of a Ropes Challenge Course and its use with participants of varying levels of functioning and abilities.

Todd Quinette, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Winnebago Mental Health Institute




Senior Fitness Programming: Next Steps
Meeting the recreational and fitness needs of the growing 50+ population will challenge all municipalities at some level,
especially recreation and community health departments. Learn about fitness & wellness trends, program options,
partnerships, and funding opportunities for physical activity programs.

Jean O'Leary, Fitness Specialist, Madison School Community Recreation




Skateplazas, Paths And Sculptures: The New Face Of Skateparks

Skatepark construction continues to boom with over 500 parks built in 2008. While many cities continue to build basic ramp
parks, others are helping redefine the modern skatepark. Skateable sculptures and integrated skate plazas are changing
traditional notions about both the nature and site needs of a skate or bike park. Are skate plazas just a trend, or is there a true
paradigm shift in action sports design and construction?

Aaron Spohn, President & Educator, Spohn Ranch




Starting a community logrolling program

Learn what logrolling is, how to start your own program, and see how much fun it can be. No expierence is necessary as we
have developed curriculum to help you run your program.

Jamie Fischer, Business Owner, Lumberjack Enterprises




Stewardship & Outdoor Recreation Grants Updates

July 2010 will begin the 21st year of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Grant Program. This session will bring you up-to-date on
the latest changes to the program and will include helpful hints for a successful grant application. Additionally, current
information about the federal Land & Water Conservation Fund and Recreational Trails Act programs will also be discussed.

Lavane Hessler, Community Services Specialist, WI Department of Natural Resources




Team Building for Better Lifeguards

From Sardines to Shark Attack, take a chance to get your Lifeguards involved, invogorated and in touch with one another
through a variety of team building activities. These activities can be utilized during breaks or down time or implemented as part
of your overall orientation and in-service programs. Take a step-by-step journey through choosing, conducting and applying
team building activites with your Lifeguards. Participate in a variety of activities, and you’ll be yelling “Rabbid Nugget” before
you leave!

Kirsten Barnes, Trainer, Vigilance Aquatics & Recreation




The Power of Play
Learn why PLAY is powerful in growing kids’ potential. Research on learning styles and group development tell us active
learning strategies are effective in team play and developing youth. Take part in a sampling of adventure-based activities to
equip your Youth Recreation Program Tool Box.

Christine Page, CPRP, Owner, Funbrokers, LLC




Tips on Professionalism/Job Fair

At conference this year there will be a special time/session at the conference for professionals and students to interact. Tips on
Professionalism/Job Fair- Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 2:00 - 3:15 pm Iowa Room-Student Section If you are a student, soon to be
graduate, or a graduate trying to break through to get there first job you would greatly benefit from this session. Networking
with various professionals in your field of interest is one of the best ways to find out more about different organizations and
what would possibly be a good fit for you in a professional setting. You may just be looking to get advice, get an internship or
even get hired but whatever your networking motive this session would give you a chance to talk with professionals and gather
information that will help your career. Existing professionals, do you need great student interns, practicum students, field
work students, summer staff, part time staff, volunteers, or have any entry level positions? You will have the opportunity to
interview or share information with student candidates for these positions at the 2010 WPRA Conference and Trade Show. The
session “Tips on Professionalism/Job Fair” will be held on Thursday, November 4 , 2010 in the Iowa Room from 2:00-3:15 PM.
There will be a breakout time for interviews to take place. An area will be provided for agencies to interview students for any
of their listed positions. If you do not have time to interview students at the conference? You are invited to bring your
materials to the Iowa Room anytime after 12:30PM on Wed. November 3, 2010. There will be an area for agencies to leave
their information for all the listed positions. We will bring the materials to the student’s attention in each of their sessions as
well. So come on down and interview or at least get your information to the very best students in Wisconsin.

James Andersen, Recreation Supervisor, City of Green Bay Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department




Trends in Youth Sports

This session will take a look at the recent history of youth sports in the upper midwest with a focus on where we are today and
where youth sports is going in the future. Dan will be discussing the "business side" of youth sports and how today's youth
sport trends are affecting the athletes, parents, coaches, officals, volunteers and program administrators.

Dan Klinkhammer, Executive Director, Minnesota Youth Athletic Services




Vision to Ribbon Cutting and Operating - Manitowoc Family Aquatic Center

Learn from Denise Larson, Assistant Recreation Director, Parks & Recreation Department and the Water Technology, Inc. Staff
the process that took Manitowoc to their new aquatic center – from the defunct, leaking pool to a shiny new center opening
Memorial Day 2010. We will discuss the decision to replace the 1969 pool, forming an Ad Hoc Committee, setting goals, hiring
consultants, educating the public, fundraising, the design and construction process, preparing for opening day and finally, the
first summer of operations.

Denise Larson, Assistant Recreation Director / Senior Center Director, City of Manitowoc
Vision to Ribbon Cutting and Operating - Manitowoc Family Aquatic Center

Learn from Denise Larson, Assistant Recreation Director, Parks & Recreation Department and the Water Technology, Inc. Staff
the process that took Manitowoc to their new aquatic center – from the defunct, leaking pool to a shiny new center opening
Memorial Day 2010. We will discuss the decision to replace the 1969 pool, forming an Ad Hoc Committee, setting goals, hiring
consultants, educating the public, fundraising, the design and construction process, preparing for opening day and finally, the
first summer of operations.

Dean Mueller, Project Manager, Water Technology, Inc.




Vision to Ribbon Cutting and Operating - Manitowoc Family Aquatic Center

Learn from Denise Larson, Assistant Recreation Director, Parks & Recreation Department and the Water Technology, Inc. Staff
the process that took Manitowoc to their new aquatic center – from the defunct, leaking pool to a shiny new center opening
Memorial Day 2010. We will discuss the decision to replace the 1969 pool, forming an Ad Hoc Committee, setting goals, hiring
consultants, educating the public, fundraising, the design and construction process, preparing for opening day and finally, the
first summer of operations.

Melinda Kempfer, Business Development, Water Technology, Inc.




Water Access Projects - Standards, Permitting, and Plan Approval

Explanation of planning considerations for water access projects such as motor boat launches and canoe or kayak launches.
Will discuss site design standards, permitting requirements and processes, and plan approval steps. New site developments
and existing site rennovations will be discussed.

Jim Ritchie, Public Waterways Access Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources




What Makes Great Managers Tick?

The most important role in every organization is the manager because the most critical assets in every company are
‘Competent People’. The great manager transcends an organization because talented employees need great managers to be
successful. The Gallup organization’s 25-year research project suggests asking just 12 questions of the manager and their
employees helps determine whether you are a great manager and work for a company that supports great managers. The
research is clear; management must keep the focus on outcomes, value world-class performance, study the best and teach the
language of great managers.

Harvey Feldman, President, Park and Recreation Consultants, LLC




Workforce One - Knowledge Sharing at the Speed of Sound

Today organizations face unprecedented, frequent changes in their employee base due to voluntary departures and/or
retirements. Many businesses are now utilizing Knowledge Management as a key method to capture critical information before
employees leave. Not only will you learn about this timely subject, but you will walk away with materials to begin an analysis
for your own business area. Join Patricia Almond, MS, former State of Wisconsin’s Administrator of the Division of Merit
Recruitment and Selection and long-time workforce planning consultant, for a fun and informative session on keeping the
knowledge your staff worked so hard to acquire.

Patricia M. Almond, MS, Workforce Learning and Development Consultant, "Workforce One", a Subsidiary of Stolen Moments
Enterprises, LLP




Your Retirement Benefit - Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Update

This session will acquaint participants with what they need to know about their retirement benefit. Some of the topics covered
include WRS demographics, funding, investment allocations, benefit calculations, variable fund and updates on legislation.

Sari King, Constituent Relations, Employee Trust Funds

				
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