337 - Diving into Diversity: Attracting, Training and Growing a Diverse Aquatic Team

Thursday, September 28
9:45 AM–11:00 AM

Location: Room 220

Days: Thursday, 28 September
NRPA Three Pillars: Social Equity
Track: Aquatics
Session Type: Education Session

The City of Milwaukee is comprised of the most diverse population in the state of Wisconsin. It is imperative that the individuals delivering recreation services reflect this diversity. The ability to meet this need has been especially challenging in the aquatics arena. Through the implementation of a number of creative strategies, Milwaukee Recreation now boasts a highly diverse aquatics workforce. This workshop will provide solid strategies designed to grow and retain a diverse team.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
List 6 benefits of creating a match between the demographics of participant base with the Aquatics Team.
Analyze demographics of your community and compare it to that of your existing team.
Compile at minimum 5 strategies that can be implemented to increase diversity of an Aquatics Team.

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