Parks and Recreation Professionals Learn About Transforming Workplaces during SDPRA State Conference

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Landscape Structures-sponsored keynote speaker delivers tips for engaging with employees.

Landscape Structures Inc., a Delano, Minn.-based commercial playground equipment manufacturer, along with its South Dakota playground consultant, Dakota Fence, will exhibit at the 2014 South Dakota Parks & Recreation Association (SDPRA) State Conference Sept. 22-24, in Spearfish. The conference will feature Scott Friedman, author and president of the National Speakers Association, as the keynote speaker. This learning experience was made possible through the 2014-2015 State Association Speaker Scholarship program from Landscape Structures.

Friedman will present two sessions during the State Conference, both of which will give attendees practical and effective tools to help them better engage with and honor employees, clients and accomplishments. With lighthearted humor and refreshing honesty, he’ll deliver tips for turning grievances into gratitude, dismay into play and failure into lessons learned. With research to back-up his ideas, Friedman will offer ready-to-use examples that showcase the power of the “Celebration Mindset” in action. All of which will help transform workplaces for the better, and guide attendees, their employees and clients toward achieving their greatest potential.

Join Friedman for 90- and 75-minute speaking sessions on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit Dakota Fence and Landscape Structures in the exhibit hall following Friedman’s sessions to learn about the latest trends in playground design including inclusive playgrounds.

About Landscape Structures Inc.
Since 1971, Landscape Structures Inc. has been the leading manufacturer of commercial playground equipment in the world. The employee-owned company is committed to creating a better world by encouraging outdoor activities that develop healthy kids, families and communities. Landscape Structures designs better playgrounds that welcome all ages and abilities, become signature gathering spaces for communities and offer the most innovative play experiences. The company’s mission from day one has been to enhance children’s lives by fostering and creating inspiring play experiences while honoring the environment.

About Dakota Fence
Dakota Fence, serving the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming since 1972, represents premier manufacturers of park, playground and athletic equipment. They have four professionally staffed offices to rapidly respond to needs, and their unique ability to create a design to fit in the available space, within budget and install these items sets us apart. Dakota Fence is certified, licensed, bonded and insured, and with more than 1,000 installations they’re the most experienced contractor in the region.

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