9:25 AM – 10:40 AM
NRPA Issues and Trends
Dr. Robert Ashcraft, NRPA Chair and Executive Director of ASU Lodestar Center
Incoming Chair of the National Recreation and Park Association and Executive Director of ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation is serving in a critical NRPA leadership position. Come and hear the current issues facing our national association and ask questions about its future.
10:50 AM - 12:50 AM
Dr. Jonathan Koppell, Dean of the ASU College of Public Programs
At 10:30 A.M., you are personally invited to hear the Opening General Session speaker – Dr. Jonathan Koppell, Dean of the ASU College of Public Programs – talk on the dynamic and changing relationships of the “public sector.” Dean Koppell brings an exciting and inspiring message for all people engaged in important public service and innovation.
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Arizona We Want – Next Steps
Join Patricia Beaty and Courtney Klein Johnson as the Center for the Future of Arizona presents the next important phase of planning Arizona’s future. This critical research project is a nationally featured discussion on Arizona’s future related to the environment, education, health, economy and the trend setting programs, which demonstrates successful trends and directions for our state.
The Arizona We Want, Arizona Community Foundation
Courtney Klein Johnson
Co-Founder of SEED SPOT
3:40 PM - 4:55 PM
Re-transformation of Arizona State Parks
Executive Director Bryan Martyn and Parks Board member R.J. Cardin will provide a current status of the state’s high profile park agency. Learn how the department is recovering and becoming a transformation model for other state park agencies in the country.