Professional Development Training - Presented by Raleigh Parks and Recreation
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Join NCRPA and Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources for a day and a half of unique professional development training with renowned Educator, Author, Speaker, and Staff Trainer Michael Brandwein.

 Export to Your Calendar 10/25/2017 to 10/26/2017
When: October 25th and 26th
Where: Campbell Lodge
3237 Spottswood Street
Raleigh, North Carolina  27615
United States
Contact: 919-832-5868

Online registration is available until: 10/25/2017
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NCRPA is partnering with Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources to offer a unique professional development opportunity with renowned Educator, Author, Speaker, and Staff Trainer Michael Brandwein in collaboration with Raleigh’s training program. NCRPA members are invited to attend this workshop for $45 and can obtain up to .9 CEUs for attending.  There are only 45 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 Jessica Livingston (

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Wednesday 8:30-12:00pm-October 25  .3 CEUS

Part One
Time Management for People Who Don’t Have Time to Take a Time Management Course: The Real Secrets to Getting Things Done

This no-nonsense session demonstrates six groups of tools that have been acclaimed by busy people for their flexibility, practicality, and ease of use. You don’t have to use all of the techniques every day – just when you need them. They can be applied quickly and tailored to your individual needs and work habits. Learn and practice how to organize what needs to be done in a new and better way that replaces the usual “to do” list with something simple that helps you produce high quality work more efficiently. Identify special techniques to defeat procrastination and reduce interruptions. Increase productivity and efficiency; reduce stress. Get more done and never have a day when you got “nothing done.”

Part Two
Communication, Collaboration, & the Value of Varying Views

Team success and effective service require an open exchange of ideas, yet people bring to work an increasing diversity of attitudes, values, assumptions, and beliefs. This engaging session demonstrates specific, practical ways to use these differences as a strength, encourage the communication of fresh and different views, and manage the inevitable conflict in positive ways. Plus:

Expert listening: Increasing listening and flexibility in ourselves and others
Getting people to expect different opinions and to better understand the value of our differences
Reducing talk behind backs; build more open communication with specific, highly effective techniques
Reducing fear of new thinking and motivating more of it
Wednesday 1:30pm-5:00pm-October 25 .3 CEUs

Superb Skills for Supervision Success

This session by the best-selling author of Super Staff SuperVision is packed with specific and practical techniques and skills you can use immediately to lead others to their highest levels of performance. Replace expectations of “qualities” like responsibility and cooperation with the specific conduct you’re looking for. Identify exactly what you want people to do and learn teaching and communication techniques that develop and model these behaviors. Increase trust. Boost motivation by helping people achieve personal and personal goals. Provide more credible and useful support. Build positive relationships with those you lead to maximize service to the people you serve.
Thursday 8:30-12:30pm-October 26 .3 CEUS

Outstanding Ways to Lead Ourselves to Boost Our Leadership of Others & Our Personal & Professional Growth

Successful leadership of others begins with more expert leadership of ourselves. Michael uses a creative, highly entertaining approach to present a practical, no-nonsense set of tools to help people be more open to learning new things and keep growing professionally, handle change in positive ways, address challenges with better problem-solving and less stress, increase flexibility, resist burnout, work better with others, and more. This session lets each of us take a refreshing and often surprising look at the conclusions we’ve made about ourselves, why we believe them, and how they unconsciously hold us back by limiting our choices. It demonstrates how to listen to ourselves with greater skill and replaces the prevailing myth about people’s “styles” with more positive steps to help us be more flexibly effective. You’ll be recharged and revitalized!