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Hello, Please connect with Chicago North Shore for the latest events going on. Our trip and meeting planning services are free. I am a member of IPRA and would love to connect. Thank you. Caryn Shulman cshulman@cnscvb.com http://www.visitchicagonorthshore.com/Blog/Holiday_Gift_Guide_2018?fbclid=IwAR37M-UYLwAps1ykawNkUHl94KcXU8QOvIq5lpcjkuD8H4DhXUR0VdI5MeYe
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Pokemon Go!

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I am about a week in to the Pokémon Go craze. We were ‘late’ adopters. The argument with my 8 and 12 year old children went like this, ‘You shouldn’t need a device to get you outside or to exercise! Just because 10 million people are playing doesn’t mean you have to!’ Then in a moment of weakness, my husband gave in and downloaded it. I must say, while I have no idea what the goal is, or who the characters are, every night for the past week, we’ve hit the streets after dinner and often run into other players along the way. We’ve headed to the tried and true favorite parks in our community, and have explored some that have been forgotten over the ...
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The IAPD/IPRA Program Committee is currently accepting proposals for the 2017 Soaring to New Heights conference program. This is an excellent opportunity to share your best practice case studies, innovative program ideas, and the latest research and emerging trends with a multi-disciplinary audience of nearly 4,000 professionals and commissioners in the parks, recreation and conservation field . Proposals are being sought for sessions/workshops with a focus in one of the following content areas: Boardmanship – topics include board member job description, responsibilities, effectiveness, ethics, conduct, specific duties, rights ...
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Thank you to all who attended the 2016 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference! We had an excellent turnout this year with over 4,300 attendees and exhibitors converging downtown at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The three full days of activities, which included over 160 educational sessions, 17 pre-conference workshops, a robust exhibit hall and a wide array of networking socials, provided many wonderful opportunities for attendees to learn, connect and be inspired. As I travelled the multiple levels and towers of the Hyatt Regency numerous times throughout conference, I sensed an incredible energy that filled the air. Conference is an exciting ...
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Sessions: 1004 & 1008 Community Engagement Survey Tool: The purpose of the community engagement survey is to collect data that will provide meaningful results that can aid and empower your organization to make informed decisions as it relates to community and partnership engagement and cultural competence with the populations you serve and your workplace culture. All personal identification information collected will be kept secure and confidential, used solely for the purpose of this survey. About the evaluator: I am in independent evaluator, providing this survey tool and data collection ...
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