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114 For Board Members Only: A Primer on Board Powers and

Duties Topic Track: Location: Level

GOVERNANCE/LEGAL Columbus GH, East Tower, Gold

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am Speaker(s): Cynthia DeCola and Bob Kohn,

Attorneys, Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP

In exchange for the opportunity to serve as a park commissioner, you agree to comply with a web of state and federal laws outlining the authority of park boards and individual commissioners. As recent court cases involving bidding, access to public documents and final board action have shown, at stake in the use of your powers is not only the smooth operation of your agency, but personal and criminal liability for malfeasance. This workshop will provide a primer for essential board governance from the parameters of the oath of office, to bidding requirements and campaigning activities all from the commissioner's perspective. Is a board member limited in voting on a contract involving a relative? Should an employee recommended for dismissal be given a board hearing? Why is the board's role in policy making important in protecting the district from liaibility? These questions and more will be addressed in this information packed workshop.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will: (1)

become more familiar with the scope of their collective and individual legal powers as park commissioners; (2) gain a better understanding of the rationale behind a number of state and federal laws that impact the manner in which their agency must manage its operations.

133 Parliamentary Procedure and

Robert's Rules Topic Track: Location: Time:


BOARDSMANSHIP Columbus IJ, East Tower, Gold Level 9:00 am - 11:00 am Nancy Sylvester, Professional

Registered Parliamentarian, Sylvester Enterprises

Who was this Robert anyway and why are they his rules? Parlimentary Procedure and Robert's Rules are made easy and fun in this workshop! If you are a board member who has ever had something important to say at their monthly board meeting only to be drowned out by others who know how to take control of the meeting, or were just louder, you need to attend this workshop. The presenter Nancy Sylvester has been a practicing professional parliamentarian since 1980 and the author of two books including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Robert's Rules. This workshop will cover the aspects of Parliamentary Procedure and Robert's Rules that will help you keep your meetings effective and efficient. Participants will: (1) have

Learning Outcomes:

a clear understanding of quorum, agenda, processing a motion, precedence of motions, meaning of votes and script of a motion; (2) understand the special rules for a small board and basic characteristics of a motion.


Effectively Training Staff Topic Track: Location: Level Time:

Speaker(s): Director, NWSRA

This workshop will be beneficial to any supervisory staff as it teaches how to set up trainings and help your staff to gain the maximum from the training. Participants will: (1) walk

Learning Outcomes:

away with tools to plan training that will reach all staff, no matter what their learning style; (2) have a better understanding of how information can be processed based on verbal, nonverbal and paraverbal communication.

LEADERSHIP/MGMT Columbus CD, East Tower, Gold

9:00 am - 11:00 am Tracey Crawford, Executive


Drum Circles for Your THERAPEUTIC REC

Community Topic Track: Location:

Green Level Time:

Speaker(s): Facilitator

Crystal Ballroom C, West Tower,

9:00 am - 11:00 am Carlos Cornier, Drum Circle

Come join Carlos Cornier, premier drum facilitator in the Chicagoland area, for community drumming. Learn the basics of offering a drum circle at your park district or SRA, experience the music first-hand and see for yourself how invigorating music and drum circles can be.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will: (1) be

able to identify specific drums and beats to incorporate drumming in every day programs; (2) gain knowledge to successfully offer a drumming program at their agency or park district, obtaining the skills to organize and facilitate such an experience.

911 Identity Dos and Don'ts:

Agency Branding Topic Track: Location: Time:


MARKETING/COMM Columbus AB, East Tower, Gold Level 9:00 am - 11:00 am Scott Kolbe, Creative

Director/Partner, Sikich LLP

CAUTION: Your first impression is at stake (at last)! Following some simply guidelines and establishing rules for your identity will ensure that your first impression and the image you present in the market place is a positive one. Don't stop there! Continue to manage your identity into an overall branding system that always leaves clients and prospects with a consistent brand experience. Participants will: (1)

Learning Outcomes:

develop an understanding of what makes for an effective identity and how to manage the applications of an organization's image program; (2) be provided with the definition of branding and how it is an extension of identity - an established system questionnaire will provide participants with awareness of their branding deficiencies and offer solutions to improve upon these efforts.

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