ادريس جاسم العبودي
Idris Jassim Al-Oboudi
Idris, is a nationally recognized Recreation and Parks professional and public speaker. A Highly motivating, energetic, passionate leader with vision and a pragmatic approach to recreation issues and needs, has been working in the field of Recreation for the Past 30 years. He is currently the Manager of Parks and Recreation for the City of Manhattan Beach California. Idris is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and State / National and International notoriety and acclaim. In October, 2011 Idris, received from Los Angeles County a Special Commendation Award form forth District Supervisor Mr. Don Knabe. This Commendation is in recognition of Idris’ 25 years of dedicated service to the affairs of the community and for the civic pride demonstrated by numerous contributions for the benefit of all the citizens of Los Angeles County California.In March, 2011 received the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSIONERS AND BOARD MEMBERS (CAPRCBM) Outstanding Parks & Recreation Professional Finalist Award
In February, 2008 Idris, received the Professional Distinguished Service Award. This is the highest award bestowed by the NRPA Pacific Southwest Regional Council. It recognizes professionals in the Region who have consistently given outstanding service to the park, recreation and conservation movement on the State, National and in the case of Mr. Al-Oboudi the international level. He also received the 2007 NRPA’s Program Excellence Award for Special Event.In February, 2008 Idris, received Los Angeles County Special Commendation Award form forth District Supervisor Mr. Don Knabe. This Commendation is in recognition of dedicated service to the affairs of the community and for the civic pride demonstrated by numerous contributions for the benefit of all the citizens of Los Angeles County California.In March- 2006 Idris received The California Park & Recreation Society’s (CPRS Over 4000 in Membership) highest Award and Citation that recognizes outstanding contributions to CPRS and the parks, recreation, and/or human serves profession. This award also recognizes his contributions that significantly affect the parks & recreation profession on a regional, sectional, state & national level. Idris was honored for his contributions to the profession and commitment to the Creating Community VIP Action Plan. Both in 2005 and 2006 Idris received the California Parks and Recreation Society’s President’s Award for outstanding Leadership and dedicated service to the parks and recreation profession in California. In 2004 Al-Oboudi was the first Chair of California Parks and Recreation Society’s Youth Sports and Fitness Task Force (Initiative) in charge of providing modality, revamping and re-directing the youth sports experience in California municipalities and organizations. This Plan was rolled out in fall 2005 and is being implemented state and nation wide starting in spring 2006. Mr. Al-Oboudi was in the lead as a creator and organizer of the Rally in support of Youth Sports and Fitness at the California State Capital March-8-2007 during the CPRS annual Conference. Mr. Al-Oboudi is a 24 year member of the CPRS & a long time member of the NRPA. He has served the CPRS membership in many areas, he was the Education Program Chair of the 2008, CPRS Conference, and served in the same capacity in 2004. He has been an advisor for the CPRS Director of Education for the CPRS CONF 2003-2005& 2006. He was elected as Southern CA CPRS Administrators Section representative serving from 2003 to 2005.
Mr. Al-Oboudi is a frequent contributor to leadership workshops and meetings on recreation issues in Local Collages, Universities, and California Cities, community organizations, CPRS, NRPA and nation wide organizations. Mr. Al-Oboudi Developed a proto type frame work for Vision Insight Planning and Programming (Purpose Driven Programming PDP). This tool was further developed and adopted in Programming for Community and youth recreation, cultural and social activities (PDP) for the Islamic Community in the USA and the World. This is the First Vision Insight Planning programming tool developed for Muslim Organizations world wide. This ground braking work is a prelude to a comprehensive Initiative Mr. Al-Oboudi is Envisioning, Espousing and Creating, for the Muslim Community in the USA. 26 year resident of the California’s south bay, born in Baghdad Iraq, as a gifted child Idris was selected to attend a distinguished Soviet / Russian School for music and ballet. He was selected as an Arts scholarship student to study in the Soviet Union. In his youth and as a young adult Idris was involved with premier and ground braking international dance, theatrical and cinema productions. Idris is a world Traveler / Poet / Writer / Artist / Educator / Civil Servant / Speaker / Entrepreneur / Human rights and Peace activist. Idris brings a unique Multi Cultural view to his work & teaching.
Areas of Expertise
recreation and sport planning, recreation facility planning, Travel and Adventure, Arabic, Iraq, Youth at-risk, youth development, Communication and Leadership, Creating community, peace studies
An idea worth spreading
Vision Insight Planning and Programming (Purpose Driven Programming). This tool was Created by Idris Jassim Al-Obudi and Dr. Keith Fulthorp CSULB Programming using the VIP for Community and youth recreation, cultural and social activities. Please Contact Jane Adams firstname.lastname@example.org and Leslie Fritz email@example.com at CPRS regarding my work on the VIP with CPRS and NRPA.
I'm passionate about
Creating Community through People Parks and Programs. Ending the war on Iraq. Rebuilding Iraq. Rebuilding the educational system in Iraq. Youth Sports. TRAVEL . Service to Communities. Human rights
Talk to me about
IRAQ / RECREATION / IMPROVING YOUTH SPORTS / LEADERSHIP / THE VIP / Purpose Driven Programming / Ethics in gov / TRAVEL / PARKS / ART & CULTURE / HISTORY /DIVING/ MNHATTAN BEACH CA/
People don't know I'm good at
Cooking , Dance , Comady, Playing the Dumbac,
My TED story
I was a speaker at TED Manhattan Beach Feb-27-2010 & March-2011. I am working on Youth TEDX MB NOV-2011. I have recomended TED at my Most Resent Keynote /Presentations / Workshops for Parks and Recreation:CPRS District 12 Annual Training (Coronado California November 19, 2009
The Training and Staff Development of all levels of recreation professional in CPRS District 12 )Keynote opening: Passion into Practice Core Values Vision Mission into action & Lunch and Learn closing Keynote speaker: The Power of Choice (CONTACTS: Shannon Sellinger SSellinger@ci.oceanside.ca.us Linda RahanLrahn@coronado.ca.us ; Darin Loughrey firstname.lastname@example.org. CPRS (CAMS) California Aquatic Management School Monterey: October 16, 2009 Presentation . “Passion into Practice Vision, Creativity, & Magical Fundamentals”Contact: Rebecca Toussaint REBECCA.Toussaint@newark.org. WRPA: April-29-2009, Keynote Washington State Recreation and Parks Association Annual ConferencePaul Simmons email@example.com