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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"

Hilton Garden Inn Riverfront Suffolk
$110 VRPS Rate Good Until February 2, 2017 or Block Fills


  • Reservations for this event will be made by individual attendees directly with the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront reservations at 757-925-1300 or online at www.suffolk.gardeninn.com.
  • Mention Virginia Recreation and Park Society.
  • Enjoy your complimentary breakfast buffet with your night's stay!
Tori Spaugh Daurensburg and Debbie Woodbury, City of Raleigh
And ... Action!  Ready, Set, Grow

If you want something done right, then you have to do it yourself...or not! You can't successfully do it all by yourself and no one wants to work with a micro-manager. Discover ways to maximize your staff and increase productivity. Learn how to inspire and effectively lead your team.  And for those employees showing resistance and an unwillingness to get on board....don't let negativity in the office consume you. 


Debbie Woodbury is a Center Director with the City of Raleigh.  She has over 18 years of experience in the field of Parks and Recreation.  She is a Certified Public Manager and a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional.  She has attended and graduated from the Leadership Training Institute and Supervisor's Management School.  Debbie is a current MPA student at North Carolina State University.


Tori Spaugh Darensburg holds a Master's degree in Parks and Recreation Management and is a Certified Parks and Recreation professional. She has worked with in the field for over 10 years. Tori currently works with the City of Raleigh as a Center Director. She is very passionate about working with youth and the under-served communities. She is also the 2014 recipient of the NRPA Diversity Scholarship.
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