2019 Leadership Summit

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Gather with leaders from around Ohio for two days of leadership sessions and networking opportunities.

The 2019 OPRA Leadership Summit provides high-level, leadership focused education sessions geared towards agency directors and leaders.  Participants have the opportunity to collaborate with peers from throughout the state on issues impacting parks and recreation.

  Rick Adler and Jonathon McKay  |  Rick Adler & Associates
CX & EX – Leading Transformational Experiences

Rick and Jonathon unleash individuals so they better understand their own leadership competencies.  They then show them how to integrate the continually growing body of knowledge into their toolbox.
Dr. Sean Bailey  |  The Bailey Institute for Research and Development
Building Emotional Intelligence as a Leader
Dr. Bailey specializes in process improvement, professional development and evidence-based learning design supporting agency leaders and their staff.
Dr. Ron McCarville  |  University of Waterloo
Service Quality
Great service is the goal of every leisure provider.  When we do the right things, we improve lives and build community.  Programs and facilities may provide the basis of our delivery systems but it’s our service quality that our clients remember.  Dr. Ron will lay out key issues in the successful delivery of every leisure encounter.
Bobbi Nance  |  Recreation Results LLC
10 Questions Leaders Should Stop Asking
Bobbi is an expert in bridging the gap between passion and proof.  She partners with park and recreation agencies across North America to help them find value in their data, capitalize on trends and push innovative thinking to increase their impact in the communities where they work.
Tom O’Rourke  |  Brandstetter Carroll, Inc.
Leading Yourself
Tom is responsible for operational recommendations of park and recreation master plans, recreation management, programming and finance recommendations for park and recreation agencies.  Tom also is a Professor of Practice at Clemson University.
Tom Speaks  |  The Impact Group
Moving from Being an Authentic Leader to Cultivating Authenticity in Others
Tom will share how to BE PRESENT, appreciate others, positively help them question…WHY…they do what they do and assist others in finding happiness in their roles and work life.

November 19-20, 2019

Location/Host Hotel Information
Sheraton at Capitol Square
75 East State Street
Columbus, OH  43215
Phone:   (800) 325-3535
Book Online

We have a set number of rooms reserved in the OPRA room block at the low rate of $122 per night (or the prevailing government per diem rate). Please book your hotel room early to take advantage of this rate. This rate will no longer be available after 5:00pm on October 29th or after the rooms have been filled up in our block.  Free Wi-Fi is included in your room cost.

No refunds for cancellations.


Tuesday, November 19

9:00amRegistration and Networking
10:00amService Quality  |  Dr. Ron McCarville
11:45amLunch on Your Own
1:15pmMoving from Being an Authentic Leader to Cultivating Authenticity in Others  |  Tom Speaks
2:45pmCX & EX – Leading Transformational Experiences  |  Rick Adler and Jonathon McCay
4:15pmOhio Legislative Update  |  Woody Woodward
5:30pmLegislative Reception

Wednesday, November 20

7:30amRegistration, Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30amLeading Yourself  |  Tom O’Rourke
10:00amBuilding Emotional Intelligence as a Leader  |  Dr. Sean Bailey
11:30amLunch and 10 Questions Leaders Should Stop Asking  |  Bobbi Nance

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