NCRPA is partnering with Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources to offer a lunch and learn series in collaboration with Raleigh’s training program. NCRPA members are invited to attend these sessions for $15 and can obtain up to .1 ceu for attending. There are only 20 seats so be sure to register early! If you work with the City of Raleigh and would like to attend one of these workshops please contact Kathy Capps (Kathy.Capps@raleighnc.gov )
All sessions will be held at Five Points Center for Active Adults 2000 Noble Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608.
The session will be presented by Monica Quechol-Bradley, Recreation Program Director and Lisa Ann Utsumi, Recreation Program Specialist
Lunch and Learn: How to Engage Families and Communities to Achieve Your Department Mission
12pm - April 19th, 2016 – Raleigh
According to the Pew Research Center, if current trends continue, nearly one in five Americans will be an immigrant by 2050 (Pew, 2008). Many areas in the United States are experiencing a high influx of various ethnicities in their populations. However, do our Parks and Recreation programs and services reach everyone? Do we know what multicultural populations need and want? As Parks and Recreation professionals, we must be more inclusive, while still maintaining a high level of service on a limited budget. This workshop will be an opportunity for participants to honestly reflect on their own cultural values so they can open up the lines of communication and maximize efforts when conducting community outreach and building partnerships
1. Understand the importance of cultural competency and its role understanding the diverse populations they serve.
2. Be able to use knowledge and tools presented to better serve their communities, in particular those with multicultural populations.
3. Learn how to use existing resources and programs to create successful partnerships that benefit their communities.