NRPA Connect Hot Topics

December 1, 2015, Department, by Hayley MacDonell

The year may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean the conversations are stopping on NRPA Connect! Now is the time to network with your peers to gain inspiration for 2016. Below are some of the topics being discussed on the only networking platform dedicated to the park and recreation profession:

Geocache/Letterbox in Natural Areas: Your colleagues discuss their policies regarding the placement of geocaches on park property. For example, some agencies limit caches to specific preserves, make available maps of areas were caches are allowed and require a permit be obtained before caches can be placed.

Outdoor Fitness Equipment: Is your agency looking for new outdoor fitness equipment? Participants in this thread share their equipment recommendations, weigh in on the pros and cons of location placement and discuss maintenance concerns. 

Coaching Requirements: Are potential new coaches required to complete a background check? Do you offer coaching incentives? Do you have staff at all practices and games? Follow this discussion to learn the best practices for volunteer coaching requirements other professionals are using.

On-Call Policy: What is your agency’s current on-call policy? Do you offer compensation or flex-time benefits? One agency shares its “Manager on Duty” policy, which has proven to be a valuable tool. Visit this post to get new ideas and see how your policy compares. 

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Hayley MacDonell is NRPA's Membership Programs Manager.