In this episode of the Park Leaders Show I am joined by Donald Forgione, retired director of Florida state parks. Now I also get to welcome him as the host of the podcast, Tailgate Talks, which offers more conversations for park professionals.
Donald’s diverse skillset made him a valuable asset among park professionals. As he shared his experiences and knowledge with others, he discovered a common thread among park rangers: they all possessed a deep sense of service and duty. With his podcast, Donald is going to be able to help even more people that are navigating the challenges of park management and the importance of ongoing learning and development.
In this episode, you will:
- Recognize the crucial role of maintenance in effective parks management
- Tackle the difficult task of finding and retaining top-quality seasonal employees
- Appreciate the worth of third-party analysts in fostering productive dialogues
- Discover the wide-ranging skill sets of various park professionals
- Embrace the significance of continually evolving both personally and professionally
The episode provides valuable insights for park management professionals seeking to improve their maintenance and staffing policies. Donald continues to display an unwavering commitment to preserving the beauty of parks and their natural wonders.
If you enjoy this episode, share it with someone else. Then make sure to continue to learn from Donald’s curiosity and passion for parks by subscribing to his new podcast, Tailgate Talks. He takes on topics such as partnerships, wildlife management, forestry, and even interviewing techniques, proving that there is always more to learn in the world of park professionals.
Connect with Donald
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00:00:02 – Introduction,
00:02:19 – Starting a Podcast
00:06:41 – Comparing Beginnings and Practice
00:09:45 – Tailgate Talks
00:11:47 – Park Professionals
00:13:54 – Importance of Maintenance and Third-Party Involvement
00:15:52 – Working with Park People
00:17:05 – Future Episodes of Tailgate Talks
00:18:30 – Feedback and Guest Suggestions