Conversations That Matter


To Challenge Our Thinking, Boost Our Creativity & Maybe Question Long Standing 
Beliefs & Thoughts

The Future of Public Parks & Recreation – Crisis or Prosperity?

Program 1: 8:00 am PT/9:00 am MT/10:00 am CT/11:00 am ET 

Program 2: 12:00 noon PT/1:00 pm MT/2:00 pm CT/3:00 pm ET 
Register (3 few spots left as of 5-18-2021)

    If I keep doing what I am about to do today for the next five years, will I end up with more of what I want or less of what I want?

Academy member Jamie Sabbach has been thinking during this COVID crisis about the impact it has had on the profession. She put her thoughts into a white paper entitled, The Future of Public Parks & Recreation – Crisis or Prosperity? [Click here to read] The Academy Board of Directors approved a trial of “AAPRA Conversations that Matter,” starting with Jamie’s white paper. 

The Conversation will take place over a 6-week period; you will sign up for all six sessions so the conversation can easily continue week to week. Conversations will be recorded so if you have to miss one, you can watch it before the next one happens. We are keeping the group size small to encourage participation. This is NOT a lecture, or a panel, or a presentation. Jamie will introduce a segment of the white paper and you will be asked to join in the conversation.

Participation Guidelines:

  1. Read The Future of Public Parks & Recreation – Crisis or Prosperity? [Click Here] before the first session. 
  2. Be ready to join in the conversation. As leaders we must be open to sharing our ideas and thoughts and we must be comfortable being challenged.
  3. Accept there are no “right” or “wrong” answers. This is a conversation. 
  4. CEU’s are available; participant will absorb the $20 optional CEU fee.‚Äč