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Time Suite 2/3 Suite 6 Suite 7 Suite 9 Suite 10
5 rooms          
2:00-3:15 INCLUSION:  The PossABILITIES are Endless! Brooke Taflinger, Carmel Clay Parks & Rec. Tree Risk Assessment - Skip Kincaid,  Davey Resource Group Networking 101 for the Reluctant Profesional    Walter Lenckos, Porter County Parks and Recreation Department Futuristic Spray Play - Bill Hachmeister, Water Odyssey Staff Retention Through Reward and Recognition - Eric Mehl, Carmel Clay Parks and Rec.
3:30 - 4:45 A Higher Level of Inclusive Play - Michael Fingeroth  Landscape Structures, Inc. Preparing for the CPRP Exam: Strategies,Tips and Practice - Julie Knapp, Indiana University Partnership for Creating  Healthy Communities -     Kim Irwin,
Alliance for Health
Understanding Indiana Local Government Finance -  Matt Eckrele, Umbaugh
5 rooms          
1:00-2:15 CALL OF THE WILD  Becky Barrick-Higgins & Leslie Brinson, Bloomington Parks & Rec. 5 Secrets to Operating a Successful Recreation Center - Alex Brown, Highland Parks and Recreation & Daniel Atilano, Dewberry Architects Manage Your Rock Stars! - Camille N. Nelsen,  Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation City of South Bend Wellness:  Encouraging a Healthy Workforce - Susan O'Connor, Amanda Yasko & Nicole A Fallowfield, Gibson Insurance Surviving the Petition/Remonstrance Process, Getting Your Project Built - Mike Clendenen, New Haven-Adams Twp. Parks & Recreation Dept. 
2:30 - 3:45 Establish a GenMove Community - Steve Donniger, GenMove Facility Design - Mini-Pitch & Multi-Use Fields  Jennifer Voreis, CHA Building Strong Teams with StrengthFinders - Chuck Lehman, Lehman & Lehman
4:00-5:15 The Exploration of Creative Play Environments: A Curious Philosophy - Eric Hornig, Hitchcock Design Group Community Wide Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning - Jonathan Mooney, CHA & Staci Young Warsaw Parks and Recreation Working with the "Y" Factor;  Managing Millenials - Lori Hoffner, Supporting Community, Inc. Building Sustainable Splashpads - Corey Anderson, Vortex Midwest Parks & Politics - Representative Mike Karickhoff
5 rooms          
9-10:15 Neighborhood Recreation Facilities; How the Staff Positively Impacts the Community - Lori Hoffner, Supporting Community, Inc.  Universal Trail Assessment Process - Joe Payne, West Lafayette Parks & Recreation & Davis Meihls, ADA Consultants of Indiana Technology for the Parks and Recreation Professional - Chuck Lehman of Lehman and Lehman, Dan McGuire of Valparaiso Parks and Steve Slauson of St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation The Heartbeat of Health and Wellness - Paula McDevitt, Bloomington Parks & Recreation IPRA Strategic Plan - Leon Younger, Pros Consulting and Chris Owens, IPRA
10:30-11:45 3 Essential Skills Front Line Employees Must Have - Denise Barreto, Relationships Matter Now, LLC Incorporating Green Infrastructure Planning into Park Master Plans - Joel Baldin, Hitchcock Design Group and Steve Barker, Cardno JFNew To Be Announced Accounting for Parks Funds - Charles Pride, State Board of Accounts