wRECked or RECognized?
Tuesday, March 31 • 10:50am – 11:50am
Grapevine D
Adam James, Sights, Sounds, & Success
Let’s face it: we all would like to have the best facilities, unlimited resources, and recreation departments that are always functioning under ideal circumstances. But the truth is we all have obstacles and hurdles. And we always will. Learn how to help your recreation department through those obstacles. Learn how to help your department go from what you may perceive as being “wRECked” to being positively RECognized and well-received by your diverse student population and institutions all over the country.
Core Competencies: Personal & Professional Qualities; Human Resource Management; Business Management; Philosophy & Theory
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the three steps to help turn obstacles into opportunities.
  2. Learn at least two strategies that will help you more effectively manage time.
  3. Be able to identify, after role playing during the session, the two most effective strategies for resolving conflict.
Small College/Community College; Experiential
069 Forget the Fish in the Pond: Enhancing Small Programs Using Large School Ideas
Wednesday, April 1 • 8:00am – 9:00am
Dallas 5-7
Andrew Shell, RCRSP, CRSS, Campbell University; Carl Birch, Campbell University; Justin Ford, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Benjamin Pruitt, Campbell University
Many small school campus recreation programs find themselves unable to develop the kind of comprehensive programming needed at their institution. Learn about the steps a small private institution took to better prepare itself to provide resources to its campus community. Information will be shared from competitive sports, fitness, summer programs, and facilities–as will the budgetary limitations that need to be considered when providing a truly comprehensive program. Firsthand experience from professional staff members and graduate assistants from large and small institutions alike will be shared.
Core Competencies: Programming; Business Management; Personal & Professional Qualities; Philosophy & Theory
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand how to use alternative mindsets to create a larger school vision with realistic small school expectations.
  2. Learn how to provide experiential learning for student staff as well as graduate assistants that will benefit them beyond their current position–even those that go into a field other than student affairs.
  3. Learn different ways to program collaboratively within all areas of the university community, not just within student affairs or campus recreation.