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Recreation Programs Summit- Webinar

The Recreation Programs Summit will be offered in a shortened format online on its original dates, March 31st and April 1st, with part of the workshop taking place in Greensboro later on this spring.

When: March 31st and April 1st, 2020
Where: NEW LOCATION Barber Park Events Center. - Date TBA.
1502 Barber Park Drive
GREENSBORO, North Carolina  27407
United States
Contact: NCRPA

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NCRPA Recreation Programs Summit

The NCRPA Recreation Programs Summit will be held March 31st and/or April 1st, 2020 as an Webinar. 

The North Carolina Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA) is following the evolving novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in our state, across the country and the world.  The Recreation Programs Summit will be offered in a shortened format online on its original dates, March 31st and April 1st,  with part of the workshop taking place in Greensboro later on this spring.Details on the webinar, CEUs, the in person meeting and next steps will be shared early next week. You can see NCRPA's full response and press release here:

Registration Now Available  - Registrants will be sent a link to signup via GoToWebinar by Friday 3/37

Webinar Only Price $55 | Student Member Price Free | Non-Member Price $90 - Webinar will be worth .4 CEUS 
Webinar and in-person $110 | Student Member Price $35 | Non-Member Price $175 - Option to register for in-person will be open once date is confirmed. 

Webinar Schedule - Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation the schedule may chance. 


Tuesday - 3/31

3/31 - 10am -10:45am - Adult Recess

3/31 - 11:00am -11:45pm - Mobile Recreation

  • Lunch Break - 

3/31 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm -  Be The Change - SaulPaul ( may move earlier if needed) - *pending confirmation from speaker*


Wednesday 4/1

4/1 - 10am-10:45pm - E-Sports

4/1 - 11am - 11:45pm - Building Your Department through Talent Development Strategies

  • Lunch Break - 

4/1 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm - Park Programming Possibilities

4/1 - 1:45pm - 2:30pm - Trauma Informed Culture 


Be The Change - Saul Paul ( NRPA Keynote Speaker 2017) - *pending confirmation from speaker*

Prepare to move in this interactive experience where SaulPaul combines strategic storytelling, inspirational speaking, music, audience participation and the power of theater to share how parks and recreation shaped his life and the important role it plays in shaping all lives. He will discuss the application of the C.H.A.N.G.E (an acronym for Choose, Help, Accept, Notice, Go, Empower) technique.


Esports Events for the Win - Asheville 

Don't miss out on the newest and hottest trend in recreation. Esports has quickly captivated audiences by creating a social experience bridging generations. Funding your tournament or program doesn't have to be hard; we'll share funding sources available in most cities. 

Adult Recess – Actively Engaging Xennials and Millennials - Greensboro, Graham 

Grown-ups are looking for fun, unique ways to unplug from bills, bosses, and work. As recreational professionals, we can give them that, along with a grown-up beverage in hand! We will explore ways to engage adults in your communities through fun, interactive, unique recreation events.

Trauma Informed Culture, Planning effective youth programs with trauma in mind.- YMCA

Planning effective youth programs with trauma in mind is a specialized training under the "Trauma Informed Culture" umbrella. This training focuses on incorporating research based best practices into the planning process and implementation of youth oriented programs in order to serve the social-emotional needs of youth in our communities. 

Increasing Recreation Involvement Through Mobile Recreation- Burlington, Graham 

Mobile Recreation is rolling into a community near you! Have you been looking for ways to bring recreational offerings to your communities that lack close proximity to parks and facilities? Learn how to implement Mobile Recreation Unit (MRU) programming in an affordable way to increase your community’s recreational involvement. 


Building Your Department through Talent Development Strategies - Asheville
Hiring staff has become a reactionary process. Talent development strategies create a proactive approach to develop qualified and prepared internal candidates to fill the roles left by retirees, those pursuing other opportunities, or filling new department needs.


A Plethora of Park Programming Possibilities - Greensboro, Durham
This program will introduce participants to ways to increase interest and retention levels during environmental education programming, as well as serve as a discussion forum with which to trade activity ideas. There will be hands-on activities and takeaways. This will be an interactive presentation.

And More! 

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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