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. Lancaster Recreation Commission and PRPS invites all who play a role in the development of recreation and open space management in their neighborhoods to join us on Wednesday, November 2nd.
8:30 am Arrival / Registration
9:00 Networking Coffee & Refreshments
Opportunity to network with local, regional and statewide professionals
9:30 Introductions, Overview, Agenda
Welcome - Tim Herd; PRPS and Heather Dighe; Lancaster Recreation Commission
9:45 Session: What we Learned on the PRPS Youth Listening Tour
Kathi Muller; Muller Recreation and Dan Hendey; PRPS
11:15 Session: Earning Your Keep; Making your Agency Sustainable
Heather Dighe, Lancaster Rec.; Bill Salvatore; Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
12:00 pm Lunch
12:30 Tour of Lancaster Recreation Center and Brandon Park
Lancaster Recreation Commission
1:15 Meet with a Consultant:
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
2:00 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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