Recording / Summer Programming Survival Guide

Summer Programming Survival Guide

Join us for our "Summer Survival Guide" webinar, designed to equip park and recreation professionals with essential strategies for a successful summer season. This engaging session will cover best practices for summer planning, leadership techniques with a social equity focus, and methods to prevent burnout. Additionally, discover creative ideas to celebrate Parks and Recreation Month and ensure your community enjoys a memorable and inclusive summer.

  1. Give Examples of best practices for effective summer planning.
  2. Discuss leadership strategies using a social equity lens.
  3. List techniques to avoid summer burnout.
  4. Develop ideas for celebrating Parks and Recreation Month.

Anthony Iracki (Moderator)

Professional Development Manager


As an experienced Professional Development Manager, Anthony Iracki is dedicated to making a positive impact in the park and recreation industry. Based in Michigan, he's passionate about promoting inclusion, innovative programming, and community vitality. 

Chris Bass

Parks and Recreation Director

City of Douglasville, GA

Chris Bass is a dedicated park and recreation professional with over 15 years of experience working in local government. Chris currently serves as the Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Douglasville.Prior to joining the Douglasville team, Chris worked for the Columbus Consolidated Government for 10 years leading a division of the parks and recreation department that was responsible for youth development and promoting volunteerism throughout the bi-city area. Chris currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) and a member of the executive committee for the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). In 2022, Chris was recognized as the top young professional by the Douglas County Chamber. Chris attended Columbus State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in communication and a Master of Public Administration.

Shajra Thrasher

Operations Manager

City of Douglasville, GA

Shajra Thrasher is the Operations Manager with the City of Douglasville Parks and Recreation Department in Douglasville, GA. Her major duties includes overseeing the departmental budget, major projects such as the Master Plan and CAPRA Accreditation. She is AFO and CPRP certified with 15 years of experience in recreation programming. She is active in her state association as a board member and previous AAPRA extern. She is also active with the National Recreation and Park Ethic Minority Society as a board member and committee chairperson overseeing education and training opportunities.

This session will offer the following credits:



CEUs for a total of 1 Professional Development Hours (0.1 IACET CEU)  will be provided to learners meeting the following requirements: 

  • Be present for 95% of the duration of the learning event; 
  • Participate in activities and discussion throughout; 
  • Complete assessment with 80% mastery of learning outcome;
  • Complete feedback/evaluation survey.

CEUs can be applied toward NRPA CPRP/CPRE renewal. To obtain your CEU, please visit the "Event Details" tab above to complete the associated components for this event.

Instructor(s) Disclosures:

The instructors of this training webinar are employed by PlayCore and disclose an interest in attendees partnering with PlayCore on their play and recreation initiatives.

Speakers Disclosures:

The opinions of the speakers in these events do not necessarily reflect the views of PlayCore and its brands.


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Recording / Summer Programming Survival Guide
Recorded 06/05/2024  |  75 minutes
Recorded 06/05/2024  |  75 minutes
Obtaining your CEU Credit
Step 1: Complete Summer Programming Survival Guide Survey
9 Questions
Step 2: Complete Summer Programming Survival Guide Quiz
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  80/100 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  80/100 points to pass
Step 3: Download Summer Programming Survival Guide Certificate
1.00 (0.1 IACET CEU) credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 (0.1 IACET CEU) credit  |  Certificate available