2021 Conference

See the 2021 Great Lakes Park Training Institute schedule here:

2021 GLPTI Schedule

View the 2021 Great Lakes Park Training Institute session recordings here:

Recordings are provided for viewing only. CEUs are not given for recordings unless approved in advance.

Recordings will be available through April 31, 2021.

 The Key Components for Your Agency to Win Grant Dollars
Michelle Kelly
Approaches to Managing Small-scale Wildlands in ParksKate Wiltz
Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic and How it May Impact Future Park Design and UseDebbie Trueblood/ Ron Olson/ Allison Neimala/ Bob Newport/ Jackie Blodgett
Herbicide Resistance ManagementCraig Shepard
Successful Interpretive Roving: Get to know your Visitors while Protecting your ResourcesAaron Douglass
Spraypark and Splashpad MaintenanceJon Sheffer
The Case for CoachingSally Pelto-Wheeler
Building Community Through PlayMichelle Kelly
Leveling the Pond: Finding a Balance with BeaversAdam Bump
Farmland to Parkland- Prairie and Oak Savanna Restoration at Indiana’s Youngest State ParkJason Getz/ Jenna Parks Freeman
New Year’s Resolution Number One: Workforce DevelopmentChristy McCormick/Mark Tezel
Public Engagement in the COVID EraMichelle Kelly
Informal Interactions with VisitorsNona Henderson
Reflections of 2020: Looking Back, Moving ForwardPhil Gaines
Playground Maintenance Technician Training Program ONLINE!Sarah Murray
E-sports and its ImportanceKendra Beaver
Planning for Your Future ForestPhil Graf
Am I Creating Barriers?Ric Edwards
Motivators and Barriers to Use of Park and Recreation Resources and Tourism Opportunities in Rural IndianaGina Depper/ Shelbie Francescon
Accessible PathwaysMichelle Cook
Handling Tough Questions and Tough Customers RoundtableRon Olsen/ Jim O’Brien/ Ted Bohman
Why, How, When, and What- Proactive Safety InspectionsBill Hooker
Empowering a Volunteer Workforce to Help Manage Non-native, Invasive Plants on ParklandCorinne Stephens
Create Connections for Visitors, VirtuallyAngie Manuel
Leading from the MiddleJackie O’Connell
Managing Conflicts With Mute SwansCarl Vogelwede/ Lee Humberg
A Playbook for Future Ready Organization Leadership- Panel DiscussionSteve Wolter/ Janet Bartnik/ Terry Coleman/ Dave Brouillette
Conservation Land Acquisition Partnerships – Success StoriesAl Patterson/ Emy Brawley/ Reggie Hall
Building a Social Media Campaign Made EasyKyle Johnson/ Joshua Alsip