Leading Through Recovery – 2021 and Beyond

A 6-webinar series with experts in their profession in partnership with
Colorado Parks and Recreation Association

“A leader’s job is not to do the work for others, it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done, and to succeed beyond what they thought possible.” Simon Sinek

In these challenging times, it is no longer good enough to hope that the agile few will work out the answers, while the rest of us sit back. Now is the time to embrace the opportunity for each person to do the work, to develop our own presence, responsiveness and agility and prepare ourselves for all that will be coming our way.

This six-webinar series with industry experts will provide you with skills, insights and information that will help create the incremental nature of agility.  Each webinar will address topics that will allow everyone the ability to address current challenges and lead others toward any short-term or long-lasting changes, effectively.

Professionals will have access to education opportunities and earn CEU’s from the comfort of their home or office. By registering, you gain access to six webinars, two per month, February thru April, that consist of nationally known speakers and leaders in their fields of expertise. Utilizing the Zoom platform, subscribers can participate in live webinars or on-demand recordings.

Space is limited. Each webinar is 75 minutes in length and worth 0.1 CEUs. Work together with your colleagues across the nation and join us for some high-quality, exciting, and interactive learning!

Can’t make it to the live webinar?  Register for the recorded version!

New! Agency Package Webinar Rate – $225 CPRA member / $250 non-member
*Unlimited live seats and recorded viewing for 90 days!*

Individual Webinar Rate- $35 CPRA member / $45 non-member
Package Webinar Rate – $150 CPRA member / $160 non-member

Register for the entire series and save $70!

Accountability; It’s Everybody’s Responsibility
February 23 at 1 pm MT
Presented by Lori A. Hoffner

Accountability; the obligation of an individual or organization to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them, and to disclose the results in a transparent manner. It is the expectation we have for ourselves and others, but how often do we meet it? Do we find solutions when things don’t go as we had planned or do we play the blame game? Together we will discuss how we move beyond understanding the need for accountability, to engaging your team in ways that can win their hearts, minds and commitment. You will learn how to create a philosophy of accountability that everyone can embrace and practice. A philosophy that removes fear; increases skills, confidence and reliability.
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Can I Bring my Pet Monkey to Work? Managing Employee Expression in an Expressive Age
February 25 at 1 pm MT
Presented by Chuck Passaglia

We live in a world in which anyone can – and frequently clamors to — be heard. Unfortunately, what some people say or do can also interfere with work. This is particularly true in extremely divisive times, compounded by a pandemic, with a wide array of communication tools at every person’s disposal. Moreover, people regularly fail to understand what our freedoms of speech and association truly mean. This program addresses the rights of employees to express themselves on and off-duty and what leaders can do about it. And it’s not always about politics. A wide range of employee “expressions” are discussed including physical appearance and hygiene, use of foul language in and outside of work, expressing one’s love and other romantic pursuits, bringing an animal (or a tuna fish sandwich) to work, religious expression, political activities, speaking out on matters of workplace concern, the use of social media and other technology, and engaging in harmful off-duty conduct such as drug and alcohol misuse or abuse.
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Lessons from the Road to LeadHERship
March 23 at 1 pm MT
Presented by Tiffany Johnson

This session will be both interactive and informative.  It will discuss tips and strategies for transitioning into leadership as a young or new professional.  It will provide key techniques to matriculating into leadership and managing staff. It will also present low-cost training, portable team building activities, virtual team building and humorous training game for use in your organization. Effective team building means more engaged employees, which is good for organizational culture.
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Whack-a-Mole is Not a Leadership Strategy
March 25 at 1 pm MT
Presented by Lisa Paradis

Whether we’ve practiced it ourselves or have been a victim of the consequences, we’ve all been part of the Whack-a Mole approach to managing and leading organizations. In the park and recreation world we often use a “duct tape and bailing wire” tactic to put out the fire of the day and satisfy the immediate and consistent demands of the community we serve. Done on the regular, this approach can create a culture of inequity of resource allocation, uncertainty, and complacency and trust issues. This session will use case studies as a backdrop to provide immediately implementable techniques to transition your organization from being consistently reactive to one that better responds to the needs versus wants of the community, using mission, vision and values as beacons for success. As part of this session, we will also explore the unique challenges and powerful future for women in leadership roles in our profession.
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Bouncing Back From COVID: Adapt, Innovate Overcome
April 27 at 1 pm MT
Presented by Chris Nunes

COVID 19 has impacted the Parks and Recreation in the way we conduct our programs, services and facilities. Professionals had to re-imagine how to operate in these challenging times. This session will focus on identifying management techniques that had to be used due to COVID, that may benefit the profession (participation, revenue, equity) in the long run.
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Social Togetherness During Social Distancing
April 29 at 1 pm MT
Presented by Brian VanDongen

Play and recreation brings people together, forms common bonds and encourages socializing, and usually with the benefits of being outdoors and in nature. But what happens when a pandemic takes this social togetherness away? Parks and recreation professionals had to reimagine their programs to keep their communities safe. Many agencies fully embraced the use of technology to create programs, allow people to play, and connect with their community. In-person programs had to be redesigned to meet state and CDC health guidelines.
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