Past Educational Sessions

2021 Virtual Annual Conference (March 15-20, 2021)

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Community Resilience and Recovery

Presenter:  Kristine Stratton, CEO and President of the National Recreation and Park Association

Connection Before Content

Presenters:  Roz and Jed

Preventing and Addressing Substance Misuse: What Recreation & Parks Departments Can Do

Presenter:  Liz Blackwell-Moore, Public Health Consultant, Birch Lane Strategies

Toolkit for Parks and Recreation Departments: Preventing Youth Substance Use and Addressing Substance Misuse

Engaging Collaborative Municipal Partnerships

Presenters:  Denise Clavette, City of Saco Planning and Economic Development Director and
Ryan Sommer, Director of Saco Parks and Recreation

Changing The Game In Youth Sports

Presenter: John O’Sullivan, Founder of Changing the Game Project

Wellness While We Wait

Presenter: Abigail S. DiPasquale, MPH, MCHES,
Health Promotion Coordinator for Wellness Works at the Maine Municipal Employees Health Trust

Becoming an Age-Friendly Community

Presenter:  Lori Parham, State Director, AARP

Getting the Most Out of Your Natural Grass Fields

Presenter:  Ryan Bjorn, Field Superintendent at Gillette Stadium

Creating your Camp Culture

Presenters:  Roz and Jed, Roz and Jed Training and Consulting

Identities and Privileges, What They Are, What They’re Not, and Why It Matters For Maine Communities

Presenter: Amanda Manning, Operations Management and Intercultural Trainer, Maine Intercultural Communication Consultants, LLC

Session Material – Powerpoint Slides: – Identities and Priviledges Amanda Manning-Maine RPA Virtual Session 21-03-17

Vetting and Training Youth Coaches:  The Bar has been Raised

Presenter:  John LaMalva, Founder, Alpha Youth Sports

Session Material – Powerpoint Slides:  Vetting and Training Youth Coaches – Maine RPA Virtual Session 21-03-17-1

                   Vetting and Training Youth Coaches – ME Survey Mar 2021-1 conducted by Alpha Youth Sports

                    Alpha Youth Sports-CoachSpan Video

Grow More Leaders

Presenters:  Roz and Jed, Roz and Jed Training and Consulting

5 Key Elements of Social Emotional Learning For Children Of All Ages

Presenter:  Kellie Bailey, Maine Department of Education Social Emotional Learning Specialist


ENDNOTE ADDRESS: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Parks and Recreation

Presenters:  Allison Colman, NRPA Director of Health, Roxanne Sutton, NRPA Director of Communications and Elvis Cordova, NRPA V.P. of Public Policy and Advocacy

Session Material – Powerpont Slides NRPA Endnote 3.19.21 

                     NRPA Response and Recovery

NRPA covid-19-communications-toolkit