2016 SCMAF Institute
SCMAF’s primary conference and vendor fair's location and date for 2019 is Thursday, October 3 at the Carson Community Center. The SCMAF Institute offers 12-15 educational sessions for park and recreation employees plus a vendor fair and great networking opportunities. The Institute is the largest SCMAF General Membership Meeting attracting over 300 members.
SCMAF MEMBERS - $30.00*
NON-MEMBERS - $40.00*
PART-TIME EMPLOYEES (NON-MEMBERS) - $35.00*
STUDENTS - $25.00*
*Additional charge of $5.00 per registrant after deadline or walk-ups day of event
DEADLINE: Thursday, September 27, 2018
*Please make sure to fill out on the Registration if the Attendee is a Member (M), Non-Member (N), Part-Time Staff (P) or Student (S).
Vendor Fair Opens
8:00 - 9:00 am
9:00 - 10:00 am
General Opening Session
Olden Polynice (Retired NBA Player)
10:10 - 11:10 am
Educational Sessions #1
11:20 - 12:20 pm
Educational Sessions #2
12:20 - 1:20 pm
Buffet Lunch/ Vendor Fair/ 50-50 Raffle Winner/ Cornhole Tournament
1:25 - 2:25 pm
Educational Sessions #3
Table Raffle Winners
Post Institute Social
TRIVIA BOWL - SPORTS TRIVIA CHALLENGE II: The Rematch
Round Table Pizza
1139 Grand Avenue
*Schedule and times are subject to change
SCMAF is seeking proposals from high-quality presenters for innovative, timely and dynamic educational sessions to be presented at the SCMAF Institute. We are seeking speakers and facilitators who can challenge us to view/see health and recreation in a new light and help sharpen our skills essential to provide quality programming to our communities. All topics will be considered. Please contact Heide Xitco if you are interested in holding a session.
*speakers and topics subject to change
Creating a Dynamic Team - Gus Hernandez, City of Chino; Ted Bistrakey, Community Services Manager, Chino; Ryan Morais, Community Services Coordinator, Chino
Learn how to implement strategies and techniques in your organization to develop a team that is successful through motivation, communication, empowerment and accountability.
Raising Self-Esteem Through Creative Fitness Activities – Jess Wadleigh, National Accounts Manager, Skillastics
Numerous studies have shown that children who are active and healthy have a lower risk of juvenile behavior, and increase in academic achievement, and tend to have a much better self-image. This workshop steps outside the box of traditional fitness activities and will provide participants with innovate ideas to demonstrate how to get everyone up and moving while raising the self-esteem through creative fitness activities. Come prepared to move, laugh, and have fun!
These fun activities are non-competitive, appropriate for all ages and abilities, and can be taught in a limited amount of space. in this one-of-a kind workshop!
Make Your Event POP! – Nikki Hendricks, Community Services Coordinator, City of Chino
Want to give your event a little something extra? Learn how to do more with less and make your event POP! With fun and unique décor ideas, special guests, patron participation, entertainment and more! Spruce up your event by learning how to create balloon art such as towers, arches and flowers. Show your innovative side by creating quick, easy and inexpensive centerpieces, Participate in a round table sharing of ideas on events, décor, cost saving ideas, resources, and more. Challenge yourself to make future events POP! And leave with New ideas, tools, and resources to succeed.
Sports Programming – Public and Private Partnerships – Daniel Schneider, Community Services Manager, City of Fontana; Geneo Farrar, City of Fontana Community Services Supervisor, City of Fontana; Stan Clark, Community Services Coordinator, City of Fontana; Bobby Snarey, Programs Manager, Major League Softball Inc.
Now more than ever it is important that municipal recreation agencies search for opportunities to minimize costs and maximize revenues when offering sports programs and services. Learn about the power of leverage when establishing productive partnerships with private entities.
Those Who Know Know: How Knowing Social Development Cues Can Improve Your Program – Tiffany Starks, Community Services Supervisor, City of Fontana
This session will outline the various social trends emotional development cycles of children and youth from 3 to 12 years old. Learn how this information will positively impact your programs by empowering you to provide age-appropriate activities that will keep participants engaged and safe.
Healthy Cities Programming – Living Healthy, Building Community – Jason Hendrix Community Services Supervisor, City of Menifee; Chelsea Bollinger Community Services Leader II, City of Menifee; Eric Cruz, Progressive Health Pro – CEO/Founder
Learn about the four elements of the Healthy Menifee program and the positive impact it has had on their community. Discussion will explore how the program aided in improving residents quality of life, while also creating a sense of community pride through collaborative partnerships. Funding options for ensuring a successful program and several interactive, innovative activities to reinforce the main objectives will be included.
Program Marketing 101 – Justin Santos, Program Specialist, City of Santa Clarita; Sean Tuber, Program Specialist, City of Santa Clarita
Share different and out-of-the-box marketing strategies and resources that have been utilized successfully by other organizations. Participants will also discuss the growing need to market programs as well as what goals your agency should strive to achieve.
SCMAF tries to provide the best programming for its membership and we are looking for volunteers to help us with the 2016 Institute. Each volunteer will receive free registration and lunch and have a chance to attend at least two of the Educational Sessions throughout the day. Volunteers are needed for the following positions: Registration, Green Room (Speakers), 50/50 Raffle, Room Monitors and Vendor Fair. If you would like to help, please contact Ryan Morias firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
If you are a business looking to provide services or products to park & recreation agencies, districts, or departments, the SCMAF Institute is an excellent opportunity for your business to meet with these professionals. Nearly 300 park and recreational professionals attend this annual event. Please contact Jennifer Smith if you are interested in being a vendor.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: TBA
*vendor list subject to change
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SCMAF welcomes sponsorship from companies and organizations who wish to show case their products and services and have the opportunity of networking with park and recreation professionals.