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Therapeutic Recreation Leadership Summit

Therapeutic Recreation Leadership Summit

Friday, September 22, 2023 (9:00 AM - 5:15 PM) (CDT)


TR Leadership Summit registration is CLOSED

The TR Leadership Summit, sponsored by IPRA's Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Section, offers a full day of hybrid continuing education for professionals that work in and around special recreation. The day will consist of three 75-minute concurrent breakout sessions, all of which have been CE approved by NCTRC and will be presented by highly-recognizable professionals in the field. Attendees can pick and choose the TR topic that best fits their personal and professional development needs. Lunch is included with in-person registration. Following the education will be a networking social onsite, so come enjoy a fun day of learning and networking in Carol Stream with your fellow colleagues. Event is generously sponsored by the Illinois Park & Recreation Foundation (IPRF).

Who Should Attend: Park and recreation, conservation, and forest preserve district professionals that work with or oversee therapeutic recreation and/or inclusive programming.

Virtual Track: Virtual attendees will have access to the keynote presentation with Cristen Grajeda and three live-stream sessions: How Sensory Processing Impacts Co-RegulationLetting Go of the Sticker Chart: Why Reward Systems Don’t Work in Teaching Social Emotional Skills, and Why are Diversity Recruiting Strategies Important?

How To Participate Virtually: The virtual track will take place live via Zoom Webinar - no recordings will be available after the event. It is not required to have an account, but the web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first meeting from a computer. Attendees can also participate from a smart device using the Zoom app, or can use the call-in feature. Upon registering for the event with IPRA, participants will be emailed an invitation from Zoom with a unique join link. If you have not received the invitation by 9:00 a.m. on September 21, please contact Kim Laper at

11:00a-12:15pBreakout 1
1:15-2:30pBreakout 2
2:45-4:00pBreakout 3
4:00pOnsite Social

Live Transcriptions: Live transcriptions are available to virtual participants via at no additional charge.

Cancellations: Refunds will be issued to requests received on or before September 15, 2023 less a 20% administrative fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after September 15, 2023.

CEUs: Event has been approved for up to 0.4 CEUs for CPRE, CPRP, and CTRS certifications (NCTRC approved).

Carol Stream Park District Fountain View Recreation Center 910 N. Gary Ave
Carol Stream, IL 60188 United States
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Janae Winston
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Friday, September 22, 2023 (9:00 AM - 5:15 PM) (CDT)
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