Join us for this in-person learning and networking event. The Exchange is designed to bring together regional urban and suburban parks and recreation professionals, champions, and volunteers to address issues around the role of parks for neighborhoods and communities. State and local speakers will share their experiences and findings to kick off and facilitate discussion and idea sharing about issues and opportunities native to urban and suburban parks and communities. Pittsburgh Parks and Recreation and PRPS invites all who play a role in the development of recreation and open space management in their communities to join us on Thursday, April 20th.
8:30 am Arrival / Registration
9:00 Networking Coffee & Refreshments
Opportunity to network with local, regional and
9:30 Introductions, Overview, Agenda
Welcome - Tim Herd; PRPS and
9:45 Session: A Case Study in Cooperation.
11:15 Session: TBA
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 Topic Roundtables :
This is an opportunity for participants to have small group
conversations with experts. Possible topics include;
- Inclusion in outdoor activities
- Human Resources: Policies and Recruitment techniques to promote a diverse workforce
- Engaging underserved communities – How to solicit input and follow it
- Making all welcome at parks
- Partnership Development
- Building Capacity
2:30 Evaluations and Feedback
.3 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) available for attendees
This event made possible through funding by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources.
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