Learn and Earn CEU Credits

CEU Accredited FREE Webinars

Earn your CEU credits with Waterplay in a relaxed and live-streamed learning environment with our knowledgeable team of aquatic play experts. All sessions are FREE, LA/CES and AIA approved, highly collaborative and best suited for groups of professionals or office teams.

Perfect for industry events, ongoing education and office lunch and learns. Explore the topics listed below and contact us today to schedule a LIVE learning session for your team!

HOW PLAY & CURIOSITY CONNECT

Credits: 1 PDH / 1.00 LU | HSW
Length:
60 Mins.

Children are naturally curious about everything! Our most important job is to nurture this curiosity and build these learning processes into our aquatic play spaces. Join us for an engaging look at how to instill a sense of curiosity in children through innovative aquatic design so that they seek out new experiences and fully develop 21st-century skills needed for later academic achievement.

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FREE PLAY IN A CONTROLLED WORLD

Credits: 1 PDH / 1.00 LU | HSW
Length: 60 Mins.

Kids love risky play! We know that it helps to increase self-esteem, decrease conflict sensitivity, and help with problem-solving skills but what does risky play look like in an aquatic environment? How can we incorporate that into these spaces whilst keeping children safe? Let's explore these topics together and determine a road map for the construction of liberating multi-dimensional aquatic play environments.

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UNIVERSAL SPLASH PAD DESIGN

Credits: 1 PDH / 1.00 LU | HSW
Length: 60 Mins.

Invite everyone to play! In today’s world, we strive to avoid segregation and provide inclusive spaces. The 7 Principles of Universal Design, developed in 1979 by a professional group of designers, researchers, and engineers, are still applicable today and have become world-renowned in the design of any public space. Strengthen your knowledge of these design principles and how they can be applied to aquatic environments to create rewarding experiences featuring flexible, intuitive and approachable play for people of all ages and abilities.

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INCLUSIVE PLAY SPACES

Credits: 1 PDH / 1.00 LU | HSW
Length: 60 Mins.

Designing for inclusivity goes beyond ADA compliance. Individuals are still experiencing exclusion from traditional play experiences that can be easily avoided. Inclusive play goes beyond getting wet on the aquatic play pad, it’s about the quality of the play experience that follows. Broaden your understanding of inclusivity, its community benefits and how to simultaneously accommodate different play habits and styles so that everyone can play together in one space!

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BUILDING AQUATIC PLAY SPACES

Credits: 1 PDH / 1.00 LU | HSW
Length: 60 Mins.

Playspaces should promote development and learning. This session discusses the foundations and best practices in aquatic play design. How do we manage the water? How do we provide a facility that attracts patrons and keeps them coming back? How do we define success? Join us as we unite the concepts of play, design, and inclusivity to move forward into building successful aquatic environments.

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About Your Presenters

MELINDA PEARSON, Design & Specification Manager

With over two decades of experience in the aquatics industry, Melinda has helped deliver hundreds of unique and creative play projects across the globe and presented countless education seminars on playspace design. A self-professed lifelong learner, her work is driven by her passion for play value and the theories behind Universal Design and childhood development. Melinda has published numerous articles for industry magazines including Parks & Recreation Business, Athletic Business, Recreation Management, and World Waterpark Association publications. Contact Melinda.

KIRK HUTCHINSON, Training & Development Manager

With over a decade of industry experience, Kirk Hutchinson has seen the completion of hundreds of successful aquatic play projects. An impassioned learner and communicator, Kirk is responsible for Waterplay’s internal and partner training programs, as well, he takes the helm in the sales development of the East Asian, Southeast Asian and Australasian markets. Kirk is keen to support those around him achieve their goals. Throughout the year you can catch Kirk delivering learning sessions throughout the globe with topics ranging from introductory splash pad design, project planning best practices and play theory. Contact Kirk.

LISA d'ENTREMONT, Regional Sales Manager

Lisa is a Regional Sales Manager at Waterplay Solutions and overseas the growth of Canada, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, North Africa, and Central and South America. Specializing in new and emerging markets, Dentremont pulls from her breadth of technical knowledge in order to succeed in these large global markets. Lisa is an enthusiastic and diverse thinker and can see the bigger picture in all stages of aquatic play projects. Lisa works hard to identify project goals and specific needs and continues to pave a creative roadway to conquer unique venue requirements in the international aquatic market. Contact Lisa.

KYLE SIEDLIK, Regional Sales Manager

With over two decades of experience in both dry and aquatic playground equipment sales, Kyle has a refined knowledge in aquatic project planning and design, technical specifications and the procurement process. Kyle’s wealth of experience and knowledge in the recreation industry helps him cultivate an unequivocal customer-focused relationship and exciting perspective to each project. Kyle’s is committed to building well-planned public spaces and supporting the strategies needed to achieve world-class recreational spaces.  Contact Kyle.

SHAUN GOODYER, Regional Sales Manager

With over two decades of experience in transforming public and private recreational spaces throughout North America, Shaun is highly recognized in the industry for his ability to build strong partnerships and nurture projects through to successful completion and beyond. His extensive tenure in the industry shows a commitment to delivering excellence in every project he works on. Shaun’s career is driven by his passion for uniting communities together and connecting the world through exciting aquatic play experiences.  Contact Shaun.

SUSIE CIRILLO, Regional Sales Manager

Susie is a Regional Sales Manager at Waterplay Solutions and overseas the growth and development throughout the beautiful state of Florida, USA. With over a decade of experience in the recreational construction industry, Susie has personally overseen the installation of over 30 splash pad projects throughout the United States. Susie exemplifies an ongoing and evolving commitment to aquatic play innovation, and dedication to creating healthy, happy communities through the joy of water.  Contact Susie.

SEAN HARE, Regional Sales Manager

With over 20 years of experience in the U.S. aquatic recreation industry, Sean brings a wealth of expertise to his role as Direct Sales and Regional Sales Manager. Drawing from his business background operating multiple commercial swimming pool companies, Hare understands the unique complexities of aquatic facility construction and management. Working closely with key stakeholders—from designers and architects to municipalities and end users—Sean is focused on delivering successful projects that reinvent facilities, shape communities and enrich visitor experiences.  Contact Sean.

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