2015 WRPA Business Institute
Registration | Schedule | Venue

Note: Online registration is now closed, but walk-ins are welcome!

Join hundreds of your colleagues from across the region on October 22nd at the Tukwila Community Center
for an inspiring day of professional development and networking.

Thank you to our Sponsors!



Business Institute Room Sponsors

DASH Platform

Musco Sports Lighting



Washington Cities Insurance Authority


One of WRPA's core values is diversity, and at the 2015 Business Institute you will have the opportunity to participate in two sessions focused on cultural competency, presented by Heidi Schillinger with Equity Matters. Cultural competency is a hot topic in today's diverse world. Be sure to sign up for these two sessions on the registration form; space is limited to 40 attendees!

The day will also include a fantastic mix of subjects to help navigate the ever-changing landscape of park & recreation. Choose from four tracks throughout the day:

1. Organization & Administration
2. Resource & Revenue Development
3. Business & Program Management
4. Communication & Marketing

Learn how to resolve and prevent workplace conflict, or how to successfully plan for the future. Touch up on best practices for recruiting, interviewing & hiring, or create processes that match WRPA's cultural competence and equity values.

To learn more, please read through the schedule, which is where you will find session information and speaker biographies. Speaking of speakers, we will be joined by:
-Wallace Wilkins, Ph.D with Resolution Resource Center
Connie Poulsen with Management Training & Consulting
-Heidi Schillinger with Equity Matters
-Debra Hentz with Local Government Performance Office
-Penny Mabie with EnviroIssues

Registration Fees:


Registration Fees after September 23:
WRPA Platinum Members $129

WRPA Members $149
Non-Members $179
Students $35

Online registration is now closed, but walk-ins are welcome! Onsite registration will begin at 7:30am on Thursday, October 22nd.