The One Minute Manager ® WebinarIAPD'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.
(posted July 3, 2014)
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
Read about the entire IAPD Leadership Institute program.
Volunteers Needed for Park District Conservation Day at the Illinois State Fair!
(posted June 18, 2014)
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,
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.