NCRPA Business Management Summit
The NCRPA Business Management Summit will be held January 14th and 15th, 2020 in Raleigh, NC. This two-day summit will feature innovative sessions for parks and recreation mangers, supervisors, directors and executive level professionals looking to learn about business practices, budgeting, strategic planning, revenue generation, organizational planning, hiring, recruitment, revenue development, evaluation and more.
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Early-Bird - SAVE $25 on all prices (register by January 3rd)
One day Member Price $60 | Student Member Price $35 | Non-Member Price $85
Two day Member Price $110 | Student Member Price $50 | Non-Member Price $165
One day Member Price $85 | Student Member Price $60 | Non-Member Price $110
Two day Member Price $135 | Student Member Price $75 | Non-Member Price $190
There is no room block for this event. The following hotels are within a short drive of the workshop.
COURTYARD RALEIGH NORTH/TRIANGLE TOWN CENTER
3401 Sumner Blvd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27616 USA | 1 919-645-0088
Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh Triangle Town Center
6412 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27616 | (919) 876-5650
Maximizing Your Impact through Business Planning.
Monica Chaparro, Assistant Budget & Management Services Director Strategy & Performance, City of Durham
To be most effective, organizations require a clear roadmap for their work, including goals, activities for accomplishing those goals, and benchmarks for evaluating success. A business plan can provide this roadmap, and assist with optimizing activities, reporting successes and challenges, and communicating resource needs. This interactive session will walk attendees through conducting an environmental scan and developing aligned goals, initiatives, and performance measures.
Strategic Thinking: Transforming your Mindset
Lakita Watson, Executive Director, Richland County Recreation Commission
Strategic thinkers do it differently! We approach problems critically and demonstrate organizational value by creating more strategic thinkers. In this session, we will discuss several things you can do to become a strategic thinker.
Effectiveness and Necessity of Public-Private Partnerships
Michael Clark, Director, Roanoke Parks and Recreation
Patrick Boas, Recreation Manager, Roanoke Parks and Recreation
Pete Eshelman, Director of Outdoor Branding, Roanoke Regional Partnership
As much as we hate to admit it, we can't do everything ourselves. Between tightening budgets and an increased variety of private sector service providers, parks and recreation agencies need to embrace and seek out partnerships in order to maintain a sustainable park system. This session will use the City of Roanoke as a case study to demonstrate how successful public-private partnerships can be in the modern park system. Specific topics include volunteer trail maintenance and design; park planning and development; special event facilitation; urban forestry; and the role of parks and recreation in business relocation and economic development.
Conservancy and Foundation Partnerships: Raleigh Case Studies
Stephen Bently, Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Chris Heagarty, City of Oaks Foundation
Sean Malone, Dix Park
As park and recreation systems continue to evolve in their roles and responsibilities so do the strategic partnerships needed to be successful. City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources staff and two primary partners from the City of Oaks Foundation and Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy will discuss how they are working together to grow healthy, safe and affordable programs and public spaces. Through two case studies, presenters will discuss how the nonprofits support fundraising, reducing barriers to programs, outreach, grants and more.
How Better Preparation can Shorten the Road to Recovery / Disaster Declarations Process
James Jatko, FEMA
Mary Glasscock, Department of Public Safety
We all believe that we are personally “prepared” for a storm or power outage, but when something affects our entire community and impacts our livelihood or living conditions, the term “prepared” takes on a different meaning. Under this topic, I will point out steps in the FEMA Public Assistance process for local governments and Private Non-Profits for recovering from a catastrophic event whether it becomes a Presidential Declaration or not – the importance of a thing like having a Continuity of Operations Plan or having savings in the bank for up to one year of operations; having the proper levels and types of insurance and plans in place to get assistance on the ground quickly (even before FEMA shows up.) There are key activities that all organizations and local governments should be doing before, during and following a severe storm or catastrophic event that will significantly speed up receiving financial assistance, but the most important element is understanding the disaster declaration process itself to know where the input from your organization is essential.
Creating a Facility Business Plan
Joy Ennis, Operations and Program Supervisor The Cary Theater
Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department
Does your facility have a business plan? Taking time to flesh out a plan can guide your decision making and focus the vision you have for the future. Let's talk about creating a business plan specific for your own needs.
Enhancing Service Delivery using Contracts and Agreements
Shelia Roberson, Business Development and Partnership Services Manager,
Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources in Florida
Description: Struggling to manage a park system? Is the demand for parks and services high? Are your park patron expectations even higher? Do you have all the funding needed to meet demand or are you operating with the same “resources”? This interactive session will explore opportunities to enhance your service delivery by developing and successfully managing contracts/agreements with a variety of
9:00am-9:30am - Registration, Coffee and Networking
9:30am-9:45am - Ice Breaker
9:45am-11:00am - Session 1: Effectiveness and Necessity of Public-Private Partnerships
-Michael Clark, Director, Roanoke Parks and Recreation
-Patrick Boas, Recreation Manager, Roanoke Parks and Recreation
-Pete Eshelman, Director of Outdoor Branding, Roanoke Regional Partnership
11:15am-12:30pm - Session 2: Enhancing Service Delivery using Contracts and Agreements
-Shelia Roberson, Business Development and Partnership Services Manager
12:30pm-1:15pm - Lunch - Provided
1:15pm-2:30pm - Session 3: How Better Preparation can Shorten the Road to Recovery / Disaster Declarations Process
-James Jatko, FEMA
-Mary Glasscock, Department of Public Safety
2:35pm- 3:55pm - Session 4: Creating a Facility Business Plan
-Joy Ennis, Operations and Program Supervisor The Cary Theater
4:00pm- 4:45pm - Swap Shop (Not a CEU Session)
5:30pm - Happy Hour and Networking Social - Compass Rose Brewing
8:30am-9:00am - Registration, Coffee and Networking
9:00am-10:15am - Session 1: Maximizing Your Impact through Business Planning.
-Monica Chaparro, Assistant Budget & Management Services Director Strategy & Performance, City of Durham
10:30am-11:45am - Session 2: Conservancy and Foundation Partnerships: Raleigh Case Studies
-Stephen Bently, Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
-Chris Heagarty, City of Oaks Foundation
-Sean Malone, Dix Park
11:45am-12:30pm - Lunch - Provided
12:30pm-1:45pm – Session 3: Strategic Thinking: Transforming your Mindset
-Lakita Watson, Executive Director, Richland County Recreation Commission
2:00pm- 3:15pm - Session 4: Hands On Business Plans
Ariana Billingsley, Regional Center Director, Small Business and Technology Development Center At East Carolina University
3:15pm- 4:15pm - Swap Shop (Not a CEU Session)
*Schedule Subject to Change*
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Workshop Member Rates Information
NCRPA offers members a discounted rate on most educational workshops. To receive this rate, you must first log into your membership account and then register for the event. If you register at the nonmember rate and pay by credit card, we will gladly refund the difference minus a $5 processing fee. If you need a refund or assistance with any registration please email firstname.lastname@example.org.