It’s A Whole New Ball Game
The Board of the CPRS Development and Operations (D&O) Section is revitalizing its annual educational program and has updated and improved its annual Athletic Field Maintenance Workshop on March 11, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at El Dorado Park West, in Long Beach. This year the workshop will include an expanded number of learning stations, a keynote speaker, and expert panel, educational materials and a raffle.
We have created a new, exciting partnership program for your organization to participate in the Workshop and be recognized as a D&O partner/sponsor in providing quality educational activities and events throughout the year and in conjunction with the California Park and Recreation Society Annual Conference and Expo in Long Beach from March 8–11, 2016.
We have a few opportunities remaining for partners to help facilitate our goals, and yours, through joint programming where our partners will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their products/services to our members in intimate settings and hands-on events offered within the context of the our annual events including the CPRS Conference and Expo and our successful annual Athletic Field Workshop on Friday, March 11
Here’s How To Get Involved
The Development and Operations Section is looking for skilled and knowledgeable partners to be speakers and provide/host educational sessions/stations at the Annual Athletic Field Maintenance Workshop. Vendors, Suppliers and Consultants serving the public park and recreation industry with products or services associated with the athletic field planning, design, construction and maintenance are encouraged to participate as a means to introduce themselves and their products and services to the Section membership.
Who’s the Audience
The D&O Section represents professionals involved in the planning, design, construction and management of parks, public spaces and nature resource areas from over 285 agencies and organizations throughout the state. In the public sector these are the people who specify, purchase and contract for the materials and services that support the development and maintenance of the public buildings, facilities, parks and open spaces. In the private sector our members are consultants, contractors and vendors. In addition, the Development and Operations Section cooperative arrangement with the Sports Turf Managers Association means that professionals from school districts, colleges and non profit organizations will be involved as well.
What’s the Workshop Format
Speakers/Station Hosts will be given the opportunity to present themselves, members of their team or organization and introduce the products or services they provide in a subtle manner incorporated into their instructional section used as an educational resource within their instructional talk.
Each 25 minute to 40 minute station should be composed of a presentation which includes experiential learning and audience participation where possible. Included in the 25/40 minute station should be five minutes for discussion and questions/answers. Five minutes will be provided for moving between stations. The topic and content of the workshop must relate to one of the field maintenance topical areas identified or one that you submit for approval by the Development and Operations Workshop Committee. Final stations and timeframes will be determined based upon the number and quality of Learning Station received.
For Further Information
Contact the event coordinator Westley Schroeder, CPRS Development & Operations Board Vice President, firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-661-5958 or Raquel Zepeda Section Section Treasurer email@example.com or 626-852-4875. They are available to answer questions about workshop format and content or assist you with your organization’s participation as a event partner/sponsor.
Workshop Partner / Sponsor Kit
The toggle boxes below will provide you access to workshop information and the forms and registration materials you will need to engage in a partnership with the Development and Operations Section for the upcoming Athletic Field Workshop. Just click titles to see a brief description of the document or for and then click on the link insider to view and download materials.
It only takes a few minutes to complete and transmit the convenient electronic fill-in forms to complete your registration as a workshop partner or sponsor. Be sure to review the Partner/Sponsor Checklist of the exact process to complete the registration process.
A helpful checklist (one page) to assist potential partners and sponsors in understanding the workshop opportunties and completing the application process to become a partner or sponsor.
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Full Partnership / Sponsor Package
The full Partnership / Sponsorship package of materials (13 pages) includes everything you need Invitation Letter, Program Participant Checklist, Program Participant Application, Partnership Agreement, Partnership/Sponsorship Opportunities Catalog, Station Host Guidelines and Expectations, Program Schedule and Station Line-up, Site Location Maps, Facility Layout and Event Flyers.
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The most recent event schedule including information about move-in, program, meal and move-out times.
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Site Host Application
A electronic fill-in form (one page) to identify the learning station topic, station content, space and equipment needed by the program each partner / sponsor.
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Site Host Guidelines
An overview of the guidelines and expectations ( two pages) associated with hosting a workshop station including workshop format, workshop topics, workshop location and logistics and proposal submittals.
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Partnership Agreement Form
This simple electronic fill-in form (one page) is used to provide partner / sponsor contact information, identify type of partnership selected and make payment for the partnership commitment selected. This form is required to complete a partnership/sponsorship arrangement.
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Partnership Levels / Sponsorship Catalog
The catalog (5 pages) of all the annual and event partnership opportunities and al-a-carte sponsorship opportunities available and specific benefits received for being a Section Partner or Sponsor.
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Street maps (two pages) showing the location of the workshop site relative to major highways and thoroughfares. Map showing the location of the workshop within El Dorado Park.
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Aerial photos of the Los Altos Youth Baseball facility area in El Dorado Park West for use in event planning and logistics workshop facility in El Dorado Park.
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Credit Card Authorization Form
A form (one page) to allow the payment of partnership and sponsorship comments by credit card. Form should not be transmitted to the Section Treasurer until the Treasurer provides a fax number for transmittal.
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Current flyers that are being used to promote the Athletic Field Workshop.
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This years Workshop is being offered in conjunction with the Greater Los Angeles Basin Chapter of the Sports Turf Managers Association and promises to be our best yet!Tony Hetherman