Courageous Leadership February Bonus Episode 410

What Does It Take to Be a Courageous Leader? — February Bonus Episode

By Roxanne Sutton and Cort Jones | Posted on January 23, 2020

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we chat with Jamie Sabbach, president and CEO of 110% Inc. and Amilia Consulting USA, about true courageous leadership and why it is so important to park and recreation professionals.

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Challenges of a Small Park District 410

Challenges Faced by Small Park Districts

By Michael McCann, MS | Posted on January 21, 2020

Navigating the challenges of a small park district is well worth it when staff is able to experience the impact they make on their communities.

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MLK Day of Service 410

Pursuing the Dream Where Everyone Can Thrive

By Allison Colman | Posted on January 17, 2020

This year Martin Luther King, Jr. Day marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service, observed as “a day on, not a day off.” On this day — and all days in our profession — let’s remember the many things we do to serve our communities, and let’s strive to do even more to make King’s dream, and our dream, a reality.

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10 Minute Walk Network blog 410

New Year, New Webinars, New Leaders: 10 Minute Walk Learning Series

By Jared Mummert | Posted on January 17, 2020

In 2020, we’ll be building on our momentum with new webinar topics and new 10 Minute Walk Network leadership.

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The Future of Adaptive Programming 410

The Future of Adaptive Programming — Episode 057

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on January 16, 2020

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we chat with Julianne Mills of Disabled Sports USA to find out how they're improving the lives of wounded warriors, youth and adults with disabilities by providing sports and recreation opportunities.

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Anthony Iracki CPRP blog 410

Becoming a Certified Park and Recreation Professional

By Anthony Iracki, CPRP | Posted on January 16, 2020

For Anthony Iracki, becoming a CPRP is a personal commitment to the field and to serving his community at large.

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The Opposite of Addiction 410

The Opposite of Addiction Is Not Sobriety, It’s Connection

By Cassie Pais | Posted on January 10, 2020

Park and recreation professionals have a clear role to play in addressing the opioid epidemic by leveraging their strengths to foster connections, supporting people experiencing adversity and trauma, and creating positive experiences for our communities.

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Supporting Families Through Healthy Eating 410

Supporting Families Through Healthy Eating

By Daniel W. Hatcher | Posted on January 9, 2020

As we begin 2020, here are three resources from Healthier Generation’s new Eating Healthy at Home campaign.

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2020 Resolutions Podcast 410

Roxanne and Cort’s New Year’s Resolutions — Episode 056

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on December 31, 2019

It's New Year's Eve, and on this episode of Open Space Radio, we're reflecting on the past year and sharing some of our resolutions and mantras that will keep us motivated in 2020.

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Diving Deeper Into the 2020 Park and Rec Trends 410

Diving Deeper Into the 2020 Park and Rec Trends — January Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on December 26, 2019

To kick off our monthly bonus episodes of Open Space Radio, we're chatting with Rich Dolesh, NRPA's Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and author of "Top Trends in Parks and Recreation 2020" - the highly anticipated article in the January issue of Parks & Recreation magazine.

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ESTEAM LA County 410

Partnering to Deliver Education in Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

By Mercedes Santoro and Clement Lau | Posted on December 23, 2019

In the summer of 2019, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation partnered with the Natural History Museum of L.A. County, as well as the Department of Beaches and Harbors and the Department of Public Works, to offer ESTEAM camps at 17 county parks, serving over 900 children.

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Wow Your Community with an Epic Fireworks Display 410

Wow Your Community with an Epic Fireworks Display — Episode 055

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on December 17, 2019

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we chat with John Prue, Installation Program Director at Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR), Naval Station Great Lakes, and Wynn Cramer of Melrose Pyrotechnics about the things a park and recreation agency should consider when putting on a fireworks display.

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Substance Use in Parks 410

Substance Use in Parks and Recreation: We Can’t Do Nothing

By Allison Colman | Posted on December 5, 2019

With so many factors shaping this crisis, a multi-faceted approach is needed to address it, including a comprehensive approach from local government and community-based institutions, like parks and recreation.

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Park and Rec Life Hack 410

What Is Your Park and Recreation Life Hack? — Episode 054

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on December 3, 2019

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we chat with attendees at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference to learn their park and recreation life hacks — the tips and techniques that help get them through their day-to-day work.

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Thanksgiving Recipes Blog 410b

Healthy Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Table

By Maureen Acquino | Posted on November 25, 2019

As you nourish your souls with good company this year, we’re excited to put our Commit to Health Foods of the Month recipes and resources to good use and help you spend time nourishing your bodies with healthy, delicious foods!

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A Message For First Time Speakers blog 410

A Message to First-Time Speakers

By Attiyya Atkins | Posted on November 22, 2019

From never speaking in public to believing they can change the world, this first-time presenter shares their experience speaking at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference and why you should submit a proposal to speak in 2020 in Orlando!

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Creating Sustainability in Park and Rec Programs 410

Creating Sustainability in Your Park and Rec Programs

By Maureen Acquino | Posted on November 21, 2019

Using these tips is the perfect way to help your program stay strong after a particular funding opportunity has ended.

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Facilitate Collaborate Listen blog 410

Facilitate, Collaborate and Listen at the 2020 #NRPAConference

By Daniel W. Hatcher, MPH | Posted on November 20, 2019

The deadline to submit an education session proposal for the 2020 NRPA Annual Conference is coming up and it’s easy to get caught up in self-doubt. Here are some tips for if you're wondering what you’d present or letting the fear of public speaking hold you back.

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