Presenter: Kevin Good

Commission Agenda Item No. 10
Managing Parks Operations (MPO) Training for State Parks Superintendents
January 25, 2007

I. Executive Summary: Staff will brief the Commission on the Managing Park Operations intensive training course that has been developed for park superintendents and key park management staff.

II. Discussion: State Parks senior staff developed the "Managing Park Operations" training course to increase awareness of and improve business practices and work culture in the division. Core competencies of park operations were defined and subject matter experts were identified within the division and across the agency. The course is a two-week seminar and is held at centrally-located TPWD Parrie Haynes Ranch. The program was designed to give park management a basic, uniform knowledge base and is in accordance with TPWD Land and Water Resources and Conservation and Recreation Plan Goal 8.