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February 26-28, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn, Suffolk, Virginia

Earn up to 1.3 CEUs!

Education Sessions from 21 Speakers Include:

  • Partners in Collaboration...Partners for Success 
  • Making Personalities Work!!
  • Viking or Farmer
  • Creating Value through Innovation
  • Creating a Community of UPLIFT
  • Managing Change and Transition
  • The Fun-damentals of Innovative Partnerships
  • Unraveling the Grant Writing Conundrum: Securing Resources for the Future
  • And...Action! Ready, Set, Grow
  • Meetings, Meetings, and More Meetings
  • Paradise Creek "A Sustainable Partnership"
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Legends of Main Street:  A Suffolk Ghost Walk
  • Don't Be the Missing Puzzle Piece
  • The ABC's of LinkedIn
  • Manage Up the Ladder
  • Situational Leadership "I'm Ready to Build Peak Performers"

Tyler Stefkovich, CPRP, Chesapeake Parks and Recreation
Manage Up the Ladder

How best to make the transition from frontline staff to management.  As young professionals (Millennials) are now making their mark on Middle and Executive Management positions, this is a question many are looking at while strategizing their next move.  As the next steps occur in a career, strong consideration and emphasis needs to be put in goal and vision setting, documentation, social media, certifications, professional developing and networking.  Strategic positioning along with seeking opportunities play an important role as a career develops.  

Tyler Stefkovich is a passionate, energetic and approachable leader with over ten years' experience in the development and delivery of parks and recreation services and facilities.  He holds a degree in Parks and Recreation Management from the University of Connecticut and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Old Dominion University.  Tyler has been involved with event planning, policy development, customer service initiatives, strategic planning and youth development projects and programs.  Currently, he oversees The City of Chesapeake's Youth Programs, eight Community Centers, Instructional programs/classes and therapeutic programs.  Throughout his career he has been a departmental and city trainer teaching conflict resolution, customer service, team building and relationship building.  In addition, he is an adjunct instructor at Old Dominion University.
Legends of Main Street:  a Suffolk Ghost Walk

A hair-raising encounter with the "spirited" side of Suffolk. Follow a costumed guide through the shadows of historic Main Street discovering stories, legends and "unexplained occurrences" by lantern light. Tales of unsolved mysteries and unresolved affairs abound throughout Suffolk's historically hip Ghost Walk. Not appropriate for children under 9.

Suffolk Tourism Center and Historic Cedar Hill Cemetary
Sunday, February 26, 2017
.1 CEU
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