WE GOT ENGAGED!: Tips for Communicating Effectively with Your Part-Time Workforce

10/28/2020 1:30 p.m. EDT

Session Type:  Education Session (1 hour)

Track: Career Development


This session will focus on tackling the challenges of effectively communicating with large numbers of part-time employees in an efficient manner that encourages collaboration, mentorship, cross-training and employee development. Attendees will learn about the benefits of creating a part-time advisory council, embracing the unique talents found in a diverse department, while exposing the part-time workforce to the varied and wide-ranging careers that can be found under the parks and recreation umbrella. Interactive discussion topics will include lessons learned from an array of communication and efficiency barriers, best practices suggestions for managing today's part-time employee, and tips for how to prepare for the future of increased service demands balanced with staffing challenges.


Learning Outcomes:

Be able to effectively communicate with diverse and spread-out part-time staff.

Know how to create a productive part-time leadership council.

Become more efficient with your time and resources while building morale and improving employee relations.



Adam Blackmore

Recreation Superintendent, City of Henderson (Nevada) Public Works, Parks and Recreation

Adam Blackmore is the recreation superintendent with the city of Henderson Department of Parks and Recreation in Henderson, Nevada. In his position, Blackmore manages 800 part-time staff and he has created numerous programs to engage with the workforce. He has been in the park and recreation industry for 13 years. Blackmore received a Master of Arts degree in sports management from Indiana State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation administration.

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