The NJRPA 45th Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held on February 23-26, 2020 at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center
Join us and experience:
- NJ’s largest conference & trade show for parks, recreation, and leisure services
- Trade Show of 115 vendors
- Numerous CEU opportunities; 30+ educational sessions featuring outstanding presenters
- Exciting keynote presentation by Joel Weintraub; Humor for the Health of It!
- Annual Awards Dinner and Pre-Reception
5 Pre-Conference Institutes on Sunday, February 23, 2020
- 1pm – 4pm Wildwood 12 How to Be Successful at Sponsorship Sales (.4 CEU): How to generate sponsorship dollars is one of the toughest assignments for recreation and park professionals. It is easy to charge fees; it is easy to write grants; it is not easy to sell sponsorship UNLESS you know how to do it. It is NOT a matter of going to the telephone book, finding someone that you think has money and telling them how much you need for what you do! This session will take you through a process that teaches you to understand what THE SPONSOR wants (and needs) and helping him/her achieve the park and recreation agency’s goals through an affiliation with your program. Who do you call? What do you say? How do you say it? What do you have to sell? When do you start selling? You will learn a 12 step sales process that is GUARANTEED to work IF you follow the steps! You are guaranteed to learn AND have fun! 1. Demonstrate skills that help you gain confidence in the sponsorship sales process. 2. Explain the 12 step sales process and the importance of the timing of the sales process. 3. Identify power words that lead the sponsor to yes. Presenter: Sylvia Allen, Allen Consulting, Inc. $99Member/$139 Non-Member
- 10am – 5pm Wildwood 14 Rutgers Youth Sports Research Council Clinician’s Workshop (.6 CEU): This 5th edition course is designed for parks and recreation staff, coaches, volunteers, and youth sports administrators. This full-day session teaches the fundamentals of implementing the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic – Sports Awareness For Educating Today’s Youth™ – which meets the stipulations of the NJ State “Little League” Law (P.L. 1988, c.87) and the Minimum Standards for Volunteer Coaches Safety Orientation and Training Skills Program (N.J.A.C. 5:52). 1. List the standards for receiving partial civil immunity under NJ State law protecting volunteer coaches. 2. Effectively administer the 5th edition of the Rutgers SAFETY Course for volunteer coaches. 3. Assist volunteer coaches with developing a philosophy of coaching consistent with the development of children. Presenters: Dr. David Feigley and Alejandro Diaz, Rutgers Youth Sports Research Council $149 member/$299 Non-member
- 11am – 4pm Wildwood 5 Making It All Happen: Your Extraordinary Summer from Start to Finish (.4 CEU): The Campers are Coming! The Campers are Coming! How do we make sure we are ready to give our campers an extraordinary summer? This highly interactive workshop will take you from pre-season planning to staff orientation and through your camp season all the way to the very last day of camp. Together, we will share and experience: • Tips to inspire your staff throughout the year, before they even arrive at camp. • Exciting activities to maximize staff training. • Ice breakers that do more than just break the ice which can be used with both staff and campers. • Fun programming ideas that create memorable moments, make down-time fun-time, and spice-up rainy days. • Unique ideas to close your camp season in a meaningful and inspirational way. 1. List activities that can be implemented at camp including ice breakers and rainy day activities. 2. Discuss ways to enhance camp staff training. 3. Identify tips to motivate and inspire camp staff. Presenters: Roz and Jed Buck, Roz and Jed Training & Consulting $99 Member/$139 Non-Member
- 10am-1pm Wildwood 8 AHA Heartsaver CPR AED Certification Course (.3 CEU): Heartsaver CPR AED is geared for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs and wants to become certified or recertified in CPR and AED. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, which will be valid for two years. 1. Learn to react to a medical emergency. 2. Acquire knowledge and skill to perform adult and pediatric CPR and to clear a foreign-body airway obstruction. 3. Learn how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Presenters: Craig Harley, Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Debbie Millar, RN, Community Wellness, Penn Medicine Princeton Health $50 Member/$60 Non-member
- 11am – 4pm Wildwood 10 2020 Aquatics Boot Camp – Best Practices (.4 CEU): All New Speakers and Topics with Pool and Waterfront Breakouts Come and explore the aquatics industry’s best practices with a panel of experienced aquatic professionals. This session will be helpful to those new to the industry and veterans alike. Whether you operate a pool or waterfront, you will find relevant topics that relate to both waterfront and pool management including issues and research in lifeguard vigilance, regulations, programming, industry trends, cost recovery, special populations, and regulations. This training will be especially important to your seasonal Managers. Participants will receive a binder full of information, checklists, and samples. The experience will be a blend of information and experience that will leave you informed, prepared, and entertained. You will have an opportunity to have your priorities addressed, while sharing great information with others in the aquatics industry in New Jersey. This year’s Boot Camp will include a special break out, separate from group instruction, to specifically address issues for pools to address best practices hosted by experienced professionals in each area. 1. Identify areas in your aquatics operation that need improvement. 2. Define industry best practices and learn how to apply them. 3. Develop training programs for employees to meet safety challenges and regulations in the aquatic environment. Presenters: Judith Leblein Josephs, JLJ Enterprises LLC Alex Sperling, Montclair State University Campus Recreation Cait Waxler, American Red Cross Training Center, PA Promotional support for this session is provided by Water Safety Products. $99 Member/ $139 Non-member
2020 Educational Session topics include:
Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Out-of-School Time Programs, Aquatic Special Event Planning, Mental Health First Aid Overview, Trends in NJ Employment and Labor Law, Programming Trends for the Future, Attracting Minorities and Underserved Populations to your Swim Program, Four Personalities of Senior Programming; Sports Field Quality, LGBTQ Best Practices, Bully Prevention and Awareness, Connect to Walk and Bike, Waterfront Management, Special Event and Party ideas for Active Adults 50+, Cultural Humility: Acknowledging Diversity and Empowering Communities, Dealing with Difficult Patrons and Seniors-50+, Putting Ethics First, The Opioid Epidemic, Policy Implementation to Strengthen Your Youth Sports Programs, and much, much more.
Full Registration Packet available soon OR visit our website at www.njrpa.org to register online.
LODGING: Room Rates per night are $75 in the Waterview Tower. Call 1-888-516-2215 and use Group Code SH02RP0.
QUESTIONS? CALL NJRPA at 609-356-0480