Winter Quarterly

Thank you for joining us on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 on Zoom for our Winter Quarterly.

More information to come for 2025's Winter Quarterly at the end of 2024!

CRPA 2024 Winter Quarterly

January 24, 2024
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Online: ZOOM

10:00 - 12:00 am: Macroeconomics and Parks & Recreation 0.2 CEU’s

Can the national economy effect your local parks & recreation department? What happens at the national level such as inflation, price levels, rate of economic growth, national income, gross domestic product (GDP), and changes in unemployment can have a large impact at the local level. Parks and Recreation services and programs are heavily impacted by macroeconomics; mitigating the impact of economic and consumer changes enhances financial resilience and sustainability.

Join Chris Nunes to explore how these factors can affect the purchasing decisions your residents (your consumers) make, and the impact program pricing (your commodity) has on them. Come away with an understanding of economic trends and the impact on your parks & recreation department.

1:00 - 3:00 pm: AI: Astonishing Capabilities & Alarming Concerns 0.2 CEU’s

Dive into the rapidly evolving world of Artificial Intelligence and its impact on jobs, local government, and our future. This session will showcase current AI tools enhancing productivity, forecast revolutionary workplace changes, and critically examine AI's potential dark side. From programming and communications to customer service and administration, there will be insights for park and recreation professionals in all roles. Join us as we explore how AI can benefit our communities and understand the challenges it may pose. 

Jump into the future of AI with Ryan Hegreness, a nationally respected marketing strategist, innovator, and local government consultant. Parks and Recreation will never be the same again.