Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) 2014 Conference Presentations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentations from the

2014 Conference & Energize Workshop 

A Commitment to Excellence

Jasper Alberta
October 23-25, 2014

 

This annual conference provides delegates from across Alberta with opportunities to discuss their work, ideas, beliefs and current trends in recreation and parks.

Addressing Emerging Program Opportunities & Demands

Presenters: Robert Parks and Stephen Slawuta This presentation provides an overview of municipal practices and case studies,...

Alberta After School Infographics Resources (Physical Activity Promotion)

Various infographics -  Physical Activity in Alberta After-School Programs looks at recommended guidelines and offers suggestions on...

Aligning People and Resources: A Value-Based Approach to Leadership

Speakers: Jake Smithwick, Jeff Sawyer Explains the difference between leadership and management, and the processes to align...

Application of Value-Based Project Delivery to Recreation and Parks Management

Speakers: Jake Smithwick, Jeff Sawyer Review of the value-based model and its specific application to recreation and parks management...

AUMA Sessions: Capitalizing on Investments in Parks and Recreation, Grand Prairie Community Hub

ARPA and AUMA have been formal partners for a number of years. This session highlights some of the important work going on within...

Collaborating for Success: Implementing the Active Alberta Policy

Active Alberta is a government-wide policy designed to contribute to the quality of life of Albertans. Approved by 11 Ministries...

Community Action Research in Physical Literacy: An Evidence Based Approach to Child and Youth Program Planning in Recreation

Speakers: Dwayne Sheehan, Nadine van Wyk Cardel Place is on a mission to raise healthier generations. In partnership with the...

Engaging Newcomers to Alberta in Your Community

As Alberta’s workforce attracts international workers to fill shortages, communities are looking for new ways to engage this new...

Excel in Recreation

Speakers: Barb Pedersen, Janet Naclia Explores the ten competencies developed by ARPA for excellence in municipal and ...

Facilitation for Community Building: Let’s Meet and Talk in your Community!

Provides information on effective ways to involve citizens in communities, and to make community meetings more productive and fun...

Fostering Healthy Communities: Lessons from Communities ChooseWell

Speakers: Janet Naclia, Tracy King, Megan Pharo, Kristy Baron Discusses how Communities ChooseWell leaders across Alberta are helping...

Live the Athabasca: A Plan to Realize the Recreation and Tourism Potential of Alberta's Arctic Water Route

Live the Athabasca (LTA) is a forward-looking recreation and tourism concept plan for Alberta’s Trans Canada Trail Arctic Water...

Nature Play: Rediscovering Play in Natural Spaces

This resource looks at how to incorporate Nature Play into programs: How to encourage unstructured play opportunities in nature; ...

Not Just a Pretty Exterior! A Look into the Service Model that has Led to Increased Program Participation

Speakers: Jeff Tareta, Jim Younker, Lorrie O'Brien, Kim Snider Traditional methods of fostering participation and providing...

Pathways and Trails: Better Outcomes through Inter–Municipal Cooperation

Speakers: Neil Younger, Greg Van Soest, Veronique Pelletier The City of Calgary and Rocky View County are seeking to develop a...

Preparing for Excellence

This presentation is specifically geared towards students and recent graduates. Provides an opportunity to learn about the...

Recreation and Parks Research in Alberta

Speakers: David Legg, Gordon Walker, Heather Ray, Howie Harshaw, Julie Book Faculty and Graduate Students from the University of...

Schools are Hubs of our Communities

Speakers: Brian Torrance, Katelynn Theal Ever Active Schools explores the partnership and integration of schools as Community Hubs;...

Seeing What You Have That is Worth Revenue: Sponsorship Asset Identification for Revenue Development - Pre-conference Workshop

The session focuses on assisting organizations to determine in detail what they actually have to sell for corporate ...

Sponsorship trending and how it affects revenue for you: a commitment to excellence

This workshop informs delegates on what is happening today in parks, facilities, culture and recreation in Alberta and beyond with...

The Abundant Community Initiative

Speakers: Anne Harvey, Howard Lawrence The Abundant Community Initiative is a grassroots community development approach founded on...

The Importance of Proper Staff Training and the Establishment of Standards from a Risk Management Perspective

Speakers: Russel Tanner, Katherine MacKeigan, Rob Campbell This panel session provided insights into the importance of proper...

Value Based Project Delivery: Minimize Costs by Leveraging Expertise - Pre-conference Workshop

Speakers: Jake Smithwick, Jeff Evenson Provides information on how to implement value-creation tools in project delivery methods....

What’s Happening 'Out There'?: A Look into Nature-Based Play in Alberta Out-of-School Programs

Presenters: Nancy Spencer-Cavaliere, Bethan Kingsley, Elizabeth Halpenny, Allison Pratley, Mary Ann Rintoul, Lisa Tink The purpose of...

Working within the Municipal Government Act from a Recreation and Parks Perspective

The Municipal Government Act (MGA) is the legislative framework in which all municipalities and municipal entities across the...
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