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Financial Fitness for Parks and Recreation Agencies

Presentation given at the 2012 Indiana Park and Recreation Association Conference. Discusses the major obstacles facing entrepreneurial managers and the three components to achieving financial fitness.

Attached files

IPRA_FinancialFitness_120120.ppt ( B) 

Implementing Best Practices in Strategic Planning and Continuous Improvement

Presentation given at the 2012 Michigan Recreation and Park Association Conference. Session defined best practices and key performance indicators, and explained their purpose and implementation in an agency.

Attached files

EPLY_MPRA-Presentation_BestPractices SP-CI_120210.ppt ( B) 


National Park Service Interpretive Field School Feasibility Study Report

Report summarizing the feasibility study for an interpretive field school to be based at Mather Training Center conducted on behalf of the National Park Service.

Attached files

nps_interp_field_school_feasibility_study_111102_final_1.pdf ( B) 

Facility Manager Leaders Program. Course 5: Capstone Study in Facility Management. Leadership Toolkit. April, 2011.

Publication consists of procedures, processes, and methods to disentangle and better understand leadership situations.

Attached files

Leadership_Toolkit_Combined_110325.pdf ( B) 

Facility Manager Leaders Program. Course 5: Capstone Study in Facility Management. Student Workbook. April, 2011.

A workbook containing all course materials, agendas, note pages, supplemental reading, and assignments designed for students in the Capstone Study in Facility Management course.

Federal Real Property Information Application. User Manual. March, 2011.

A manual designed to guide National Park Service Employees in reporting federal real property requirements to the Department of the Interior.

Attached files

FRP_Info_App_User_Manual_Final_110331.pdf ( B) 

Operations and Maintenance: Introduction to the Cost Estimating Software System Interface. Job Aid. February, 2011.

This job aid provides guidance in the proprietary application of the National Park Service Cost Estimating Software System Interface, modified from TimberlineTM.

Attached files

NPS_Cost Estimating_CESS Spreadsheet_Job Aid_110217_FINAL.pdf ( B) 

Facility Manager Leaders Program. Course 3: Advanced Facility Management Practices. Course Evaluation Report. January, 2011.

An evaluation of the data collected on instructor performance, course content, and learning as reported by the students of Course 3: Advanced Facility Management Practices.

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