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Last call for all professionals!
HERC is still in need of eight-10 mock interviewers at the annual conference. The session is scheduled for Thursday, April 10, 2:15-3:30 p.m. Future professionals can improve their interview skills by completing mock interviews given by current professionals and receive personalized feedback on what they are already doing well and what areas they should continue to work on. Please email Sarah Sandquist if you are available to help.

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2014 WASLA/WRPA Joint Conference and Trade Show Engage, Experience and Enjoy
Engage, Experience and Enjoy
April 8-11 at Magnuson Park in Seattle

The Conference is next week! Experience three full days of stellar educational sessions, empowering keynote speeches and innovative social experiences in a campus setting. Enjoy a unique event blending art, recreation and landscape architecture into integrated indoor/outdoor experiences. Full conference and daily conference rates available. Read more

Session Spotlights

Attitude Effect: Shifting a Team's Attitude to Enhance Performorance

The Attitude Effect is an influential, powerful and dominant force in the workplace. It does not have physical form yet it can take over your team and be extremely damaging if left untreated. Therefore, understanding how to shift your team's attitude is vital to the growth, development and long-term success of your business.
Presented by: Donna Hutchinson, On The Edge Fitness Educators Inc.

Conducting Excellent Performance Evaluations for Full Time Staff
Performance evaluations are an essential step in creating a positive, efficient workplace. Performance and morale can be improved if reviews are conducted regularly and performance or conduct deficiencies are documented and discussed. Learn guidelines to conduct excellent performance reviews, strategies for documenting and completing evaluations and receive model performance evaluation policies and forms.
Presented by: Connie Poulsen, Management Training and Consulting

Leading the New Recreation Leaders
New recreation leaders are entering the field with a different skill set than they did 10 years ago. With this change brings a need for their supervisors to adjust the way they train, lead, motivate, and discipline. Learn more about the challenges and see how different supervisors manage these staff.
Presented by: Ken Wong, City of Redmond

There is still time to register for the conference.

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2014 AFO Courses
WMS Aquatics
April 28-29 in Cle Elum
April 30-May 1 in Kirkland

WMS Aquatics will be offering two Northwest AFO Pool Academies in April. During this two day course you will learn everything you need to know to become AFO Certified. Registration includes the latest material and AFO Edition Manual, Exam and Water Balance Calculator. Continental breakfast and lunch provided.

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WRPA Member Highlights/Happenings

Job advertising is free for all WRPA agency members
These job opportunities were recently posted at the WRPA Career Center:
  • Tennis instructor, city of Kirkland
  • Recreation assistant, city of Olympia
  • Athletic specialist, city of Covington
View the WRPA Career Center

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This Just In


Interested in attending the WRPA Awards Banquet?
You are still able to buy a stand-alone ticket for $55 to attend the awards banquet on Wednesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. Register now!
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Tacoma's new mountain-bike park emblematic of backers' long strides
The SeattleTimes
Deep in Swan Creek Park's Douglas fir forest is a new mountain bike trail with a meaningful name. Braking Bad. There are two ways to interpret the name, and both are right.
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Olympia's parks department seeks input on potential improvements to Percival Landing
The Bellingham Herald
Olympia's parks department will host a public meeting about ways to "enhance the boating experience" at Percival Landing. The city is seeking input on potential improvements that would attract visitors and improve the downtown waterfront.
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Styling and staying warm and dry on the trail
The Seattle Times
For some reason, fashion and the woods do not have an understanding. Not yet. Hiking clothes have improved from the early years, when high-waisted, ill-fitting pants were the norm, but there still is plenty of room for growth.
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WRPA Event Calendar


Your resource for dynamic professional development leadership and networking opportunities focused on best practices to promote excellence in the profession.
DateEventSponsorLocation
2014
April
8-11
*WASLA and WRPA Joint Conference & Trade Show  Seattle
April 28-29AFO Pool Academy WMS AquaticsSuncadia Resort,
Cle Elum
April 30-
May 1
AFO Pool Academy WMS AquaticsWoodmark Hotel,
Kirkland
May 14Facility Section TrainingWRPASeattle
May 28-29Software SymposiumWRPATukwila Community Center
Oct. 23*Business InstituteWRPATukwila
Nov. 12-14Certified Playground Safety InspectorWRPABellevue Red Lion

*WRPA recommended trainings to sustain your core competencies in parks and recreation

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