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Bruce Boliver has taught at Slippery Rock University for the past 38 years. He is currently the chair of a new department: Hospitality, Event Management & Tourism. He coordinates the Resort, Recreation & Hospitality Management academic program as well as the department’s internship program. Bruce is also in charge of the Chinese international non-degree certificate program. He has supervised over 1500 intern students during his tenure at SRU.Bruce has served in several other administrative positions at SRU: chairperson of the PREE department for 15 years, associate athletic director for 6 ½ years, intramural director for 9years, and assistant football coach for 14 years.
08:00 AM 04:00 PM Sunriver Resort
04:00 PM 08:00 PM Abbot II
07:00 PM 08:00 PM Abbot I
Students and Professionals from approved internship sites, this is your chance to get a head start on networking! This session is designed to connect students and professionals through fast paced casual conversation.
07:00 PM 08:00 PM Twisted River
08:00 PM 10:00 PM Twisted River
08:00 AM 05:30 PM Great Hall Foyer
08:30 AM 09:00 AM Landmark 1 & 2
“Need to Know” tips, tricks and conference overview for students, professionals and educators. Get useful information that will help guide you through the next three days for a successful conference experience.
08:30 AM 09:00 AM Heritage 1 & 2
09:15 AM 10:30 AM Great Hall
10:45 AM 12:00 PM Great Hall
12:00 PM 05:30 PM Heritage Gallery
12:15 PM 01:45 PM Abbot
02:00 PM 03:15 PM Great Hall
Learn how successful Recreation Professionals have paved their way and navigated the Recreation Industry as you hear from a few of RCRA’s past presidents and learn about their professional journey.
02:00 PM 03:15 PM Heritage 1 & 2
03:30 PM 04:45 PM Great Hall
03:30 PM 04:45 PM Heritage 1 & 2
What does every great party have?! MUSIC! Come learn how to take your events to the next level with this interactive workshop! Learn the music do’s & don’ts, guest interaction, “hype” techniques, program enhancements (games & dance parties), and teach fun new dances to bring back to your property or facility! See YOU on the Dance Floor!
05:00 PM 07:30 PM
05:00 PM 07:30 PM Homestead
07:30 PM 08:00 PM Meet at Sunriver Lobby
08:00 PM 10:00 PM
09:15 PM 10:15 PM
07:45 AM 05:00 PM Great Hall Foyer
07:45 AM 05:00 PM Heritage Gallery
08:00 AM 08:45 AM Heritage 1 & 2
Job Fair Professionals will present a brief overview of what their property or company has to offer and what they’re looking for in a future member of their team.
09:00 AM 10:30 AM Homestead
09:00 AM 10:30 AM
Sign up at the Registration Desk.Join the Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic and Recreation Center (SHARC) staff for a tour of their $18 million, year-round, facility that opened May 2012. The facility includes an indoor recreation pool with deep water lap pool, summer seasonal outdoor aquatics, conference hall and MORE!
09:00 AM 10:30 AM
10:45 AM 12:00 PM Heritage 1 & 2
Public speaking is daunting for many people. This interactive session will provide you with techniques, tips and tools on how to read, connect and engage your audiences. Discover how to develop your own style and let your personality shine while hosting activities and events. Professionally speaking, it’s time to step up to the mic!
10:45 AM 12:00 PM Landmark 2
10:45 AM 12:00 PM Homestead
12:00 PM 01:15 PM
12:00 PM 01:15 PM Heritage
01:30 PM 02:45 PM Landmark 1
This interactive educational session will allow participants to explore individual leadership styles or principles. Through interactive case studies and group discussions, the session is intended to explore the differences between being a manager and being a leader and explore how leaders can improve long-term strategic planning through a better understanding of leadership principles.
01:30 PM 02:45 PM Landmark 2
Explore how to increase revenue and program participation by capitalizing on popular trends. Identify target audiences and explore trends, creating building blocks that will help create amazing programs, attract more guests AND keep your programs current. We will cover everything from creative marketing, budgeting, presentation and post-program social interaction. Leave with lots of suggestions that you can use to make your programs MORE successful!
01:30 PM 02:45 PM Heritage 1 & 2
Being a recreation leader can be both challenging and rewarding at the same time. There are factors one must consider in order to create a successful experience. So get ready to take the lead when it comes to your programs… from introductions to setting the tone and knowing how to be better prepared and safe for a fantastic day ahead. This session will offer more leadership skills and at the same time be interactive, fun and motivational. *Great for emerging and young professionals getting ready for their internships or first full time job.
03:00 PM 04:14 PM Landmark 1
03:00 PM 04:15 PM Landmark 2
03:00 PM 04:15 PM Heritage 1 & 2
In this session, you will discover helpful tips related to entering the field of Recreation Management as I tell the story of how my experiences have brought me to my position today. Join me as we explore the differences between great leadership and horrible management, learn how to engage your team or co-workers when they need it most and discover the importance of embracing change through the 7 key pieces of advice I wish I had been told before becoming a manager for the first time.
04:30 PM 05:45 PM Heritage 1 & 2
04:30 PM 05:45 PM Landmark 2
05:45 PM 06:15 PM Registration Desk
07:00 PM 07:30 PM Great Hall Foyer
07:30 PM 10:00 PM Great Hall
08:30 AM 12:00 PM Heritage 2
08:30 AM 05:30 PM Great Hall Foyer
09:15 AM 11:00 AM Homestead
09:15 AM 11:00 AM Heritage 1
09:15 AM 10:15 AM Sign up at the Registration Desk
11:00 AM 12:15 PM
12:30 PM 01:45 PM Heritage 2
12:30 PM 01:45 PM Landmark 2
12:30 PM 01:45 PM Landmark 1
02:00 PM 03:00 PM Landmark 1
02:00 PM 03:15 PM Heritage 2
02:00 PM 03:15 PM Landmark 2
02:00 PM 03:00 PM Heritage 1
03:30 PM 05:25 PM Homestead
03:30 PM 04:45 PM Heritage 1
05:30 PM 07:30 PM
07:30 PM 08:30 PM Landmark 1 & 2
08:30 PM 11:00 PM Great Hall