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RIRPA LogoLandscape Structures-Sponsored Keynote Speaker Encourages RIRPA Members to “Take Time to Think” 

March 11, 2013 —Jeff Yalden, a certified speaking professional and author, will be the keynote speaker at the Rhode Island Recreation & Park Association Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Portsmouth. This learning experience was made possible through the 2012-2013 State Association Speaker Scholarship program from Landscape Structures and its local playground consultant, M.E. O’Brien & Sons, Inc.

Yalden is a nationally recognized expert on how to motivate teens. Through his presentations and educational resources, he specializes in helping teens feel positive about themselves, build character, learn teamwork, respect others, appreciate diversity, practice kindness and become leaders. Yalden believes that success depends on one's worldview—how people perceive their position in the world.