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.
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.
Leveraging Resources and Building Partnerships
Michael Clark, Director, Roanoke Parks and Recreation
Patrick Boas, Recreation Manager, Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation
Pete Eshelman, Director of Outdoor Branding, Roanoke Regional Partnership
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, North Carolina Department of Public Service
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.
Session 8: 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.
Shelia Roberson, Business Development and Partnership Services Manager,
Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources in Florida
And more TBA!
Hotel: The Courtyard Marriott Triangle Town Center, will act as our host hotel. Details TBA.
Pre-Registration Now Available
Early-Bird - SAVE $25 on all prices (register by December 19th)
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
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9:00am-9:30am - Registration, Coffee and Networking
9:30am-9:45am - Ice Breaker
9:45am-11:00am - Session 1
11:15am-12:30pm - Session 2
12:30pm-1:00pm - Lunch - Provided
1:00pm-2:15pm - Session 3
2:30pm- 3:45pm - Session 4
3:45pm- 4:30pm - Swap Shop (Not a CEU Session)
5:30pm - Happy Hour and Networking Social -
8:30am-9:00am - Registration, Coffee and Networking
9:00am-10:15am - Session 1
10:30am-11:45am - Session 2
11:45am-12:30pm - Lunch - Provided
12:30pm-1:45pm – Session 3
2:00pm- 3:15pm - Session 4
3:15pm- 4:15pm - Swap Shop (Not a CEU Session)
*Schedule Subject to Change*
Pre-Registration Now Available
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 email@example.com.