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The One Minute Manager ® Webinar
(posted July 3, 2014)

IAPD's Leadership Institute is in full swing! Join us for the second part in the IAPD Leadership Institute series — The One Minute Manager ®­ webinar on Wednesday, July 23 from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m.

You will learn that there is no one-best leadership style. Most effective leaders use a combination of four styles: Directing, Coaching, Supporting and Delegating. Learn how to consistently identify the correct leadership styles to help achieve your agency's goals.

The $50 registration fee includes the book Leadership and the One Minute Manager, by Ken Blanchard. 0.1 CEUs are available for $6
. Register today!

Read about the entire IAPD Leadership Institute program.

Volunteers Needed for Park District Conservation Day at the Illinois State Fair!
(posted June 18, 2014)

Park District Conservation Day volunteers have tons of fun assisting with this outstanding public awareness event for Illinois parks, recreation and conservation! 

Join IAPD and IPRA for Park District Conservation Day at the Illinois State Fair on Saturday, August 16th.  Volunteers are needed to distribute giveaways, coordinate park district entertainment, assist with the Park Play Station (free children's activities) and work the Park District Conservation Day booth.  Volunteers can work for a specified amount of time, and then enjoy their time at the Illinois State Fair. 

Volunteers receive FREE parking and FREE admission to the fair.  Sign up today!

Hotel reservations may be made at the Springfield Hilton, 1/800-HILTONS (1/800-455-8667) or call the hotel directly at 217/789-1530 and ask for the group rate of APD Conservation Day. Reserve your room by August 1 to receive the discounted rate of $105. Reservations may also be made online.

$24 Million in OSLAD Grants Available
(posted June 4, 2014)

Based upon IAPD's recommendation to the Governor and the General Assembly, the amount appropriated for the FY15 OSLAD Grants approved in next year's State's budget has been increased by an additional $10 million to a total appropriation of $24 million! Because of the high demand for capital construction projects and land acquisitions at local park and recreation facilities, this is a major victory.

IDNR is accepting applications for these FY2015 OSLAD grants until July 1, 2014. If your agency has an eligible project, we encourage you to apply. For more information, click here.

IAPD Platform Bills Headed to Governor
(updated May 23, 2014)

We are very pleased to report that both IAPD Platform bills for the Spring Session have passed both chambers.

HB 4597 (Martwick, R. / Bertino-Tarrant, J.)
will expand the options available to park districts when they need to borrow funds on a short-term basis by allowing the use of a simple promissory note. This new option will save park districts the time and expense associated with more costly financing options such as bonds and tax anticipation warrants.

HB 4483 (Reboletti, D. / Cullerton, T.) will allow newly elected officials of park districts, forest preserves and conservation districts to satisfy their Open Meetings Act training requirements by attending a special course developed by IAPD.

Both IAPD Platform bills now head to the Governor.

Golf with IAPD!  The 2014 Summer Golf Tour is in Full Swing! 

(posted May 15, 2104)

IAPD's 13th Annual Summer Golf Tour is making its next stop at Dundee Township Park District’s Randall Oaks Golf Club in Dundee on Monday, June 9th.

The Golf Tour is an excellent opportunity for commissioners, professionals, staff and friends to network, make new acquaintances, visit with good friends and learn about other agencies' golf operations, facilities and programs.

Join us for one or more of the following outings:

  • Monday, June 9 at Randall Oaks Golf Club, Dundee Township Park District
  • Wednesday, August 27 at Sanctuary Golf Course, New Lenox Community Park District
  • Monday, September 29 at Wilmette Golf Club, Wilmette Park District
Register online or download a registration form today! We are also accepting door prize donations.



What Do the Family Medical Leave Act, Hiring, Discipline and Discharge Decisions Have in Common?
(posted November 17, 2013)

They are all discussed in the Guide to Employment Laws! This publication is designed to provide guidance on the employment laws and their daily application.

Sample policies are located in the appendix!

Order Your Copy Today!

Database Updates
(updated November 13, 2013) 

Don't forget to update your profile information in IAPD's database. Download the instructions and update your information today!

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