The Directors’ Corner education sessions are intended to attract directors and upper-level professionals who want to discuss cutting-edge issues and topics with their peers and learn how others are dealing with similar challenges they are facing. The nine Directors Corner sessions planned for the 2018 Annual Conference will be conducted in the combined room 116/117 at the convention center. The Directors’ Corner Sessions will be sixty minutes in length with fifteen minutes set aside for robust Q&A.
Education Session Details
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
- 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. – Impact of Parks on Social and Environmental Gentrification
Moderator: Richard Dolesh Speaker(s): David Rouse
- 2:35 – 3:50 p.m. – Parks for Inclusion: Working Towards Health Equity for our most Vulnerable Populations
Moderator: Autumn Saxton-Ross, Ph.D. Speaker(s): Art Hendricks; James H. Rimmer, Ph.D.; Jules Posadas.
- 4:10 – 5:25 p.m. – The Role of Parks in Creating Resilient Cities
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
- 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Exploring the Role of Parks and Recreation from a Mayor’s Perspective
Moderator: Kevin O'Hara Speakers: Mayor James Brainard, Mayor James Buttigieg
- 4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. – Public Parks, Private Dollars
Speaker(s): Latonda Henderson
Thursday, September 27, 2018
- 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. – Tackling Substance Use in Parks for the Safety of Staff, Youth, and the Community as a Whole
Speakers: Mark Focht, Julien Scott, Brian Zimmerman
- 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – How to Make the Most of Interagency Water Partnerships
Speaker: Kathryn Ott Lovell, Erik Myers, Kevin Shafer
- 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Top Trends in Parks and Recreation for 2019
Moderator: Richard Dolesh Speaker(s): TBD
- 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. – Key Steps for Successful Ballot Measures
Where: Indiana Convention Center, Combined Room 116/117
What's in it for you: The intent of these sessions is to engage participants in discussion and exploration of the issues at hand. CEUs will be offered as part of the Directors’ Corner and attendance will be purposely limited to 120 people available on a first-come, first-served basis.