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Leisure Program Planning and Deliverywill guide your students in-employing a comprehensive three-step plan for successful program planning, implementing, and evaluating;-learning the essentials of successful recreation programming theory through real-world case studies and examples; and-building a professional programming portfolio through completion of class assignments.Leisure Program Planning and Deliverywill prepare recreation students for 21st-century programming. The book provides a comprehensive three-step plan for successful programming of services, program leadership, and understanding operational management of program systems in recreation and leisure service organizations. The scope of the book makes it practical either for preparing students and new professionals or for retooling your recreation program for today's challenges.Grounded in contemporary professional practice and real-world applications, the book provides a systematic plan for students to learn the essentials of successful recreation programming, with examples of a variety of activities in community, outdoor, sport, cultural arts, and tourism sectors of the field. A companion Web site provides support for recreation professors with sample course syllabi, chapter review questions, PowerPoint presentations, and a test bank.Each chapter of Leisure Program Planning and Deliveryincludes the following student-friendly features:-Learning objectives-An opening vignette with a real-world example tied to the theme of the chapter-Photographs, tables, and figures-Examples of specific chapter programming concepts taken from actual programming for outdoor, sport, tourism, cultural arts, and community recreation organizations-A continuing case study highlighting the City of Westerville, Ohio, Parks and Recreation Department, a 2001 and 2007 Gold Medal Awardee-A chapter summary keyed to the learning objectives-A glossary of key termsA bound-in CD-ROM contains chapter-by-chapter activities and assignments that apply programming concepts and professional best practices from the text; Internet sites for interactive learning; and forms for planning, implementing, and evaluating programs. At the end of the course, the student assignments can be combined to create a student programming portfolio.Throughout the text, the City of Westerville, Ohio, Parks and Recreation Departmenta 2001 and 2007 Gold Medal Awardeeserves as a case study. The case illustrates how program concepts and practices apply in the real world of recreation programming.Leisure Program Planning and Deliveryis the foundational text to prepare students and practicing professionals for situations they will encounter on the job. As a reference, the book contains the essentials of programming and offers cutting-edge programming techniques, support tools, and forms that will help professionals meet challenges in leisure programming, making it a text that students will keep long after their course work is completed.
Table of Contents
|Foundations of Programming|
|The Importance of Programmed Leisure|
|Benefits of Leisure|
|Leisure and Well-Being|
|The Profession of Leisure Programming|
|Leisure Program Components|
|Putting the Components Together|
|Overview of the Program Planning Process|
|Program Planning Process|
|Understanding Your Organization and Community|
|Philosophy and Values|
|Network of Individual Constituents|
|Network of Group Constituents|
|Assessing Patrons' Program Needs|
|Methods of Needs Assessments|
|Identification, Interpretation, and Utilization of Data|
|Conducting a Needs Assessment|
|Uses of a Needs Assessment|
|From Needs Assessment to Marketing Plan|
|Program Goals and Objectives|
|The Program Plan|
|Purposes of a Program Plan|
|Types of Program Plans|
|Elements of a Program Plan|
|The Role of Program Life Cycles|
|Making Operational Decisions|
|Facility Usage and Coordination|
|Leading and Supervising Programs|
|Determining Staffing Needs|
|Expectations for Program Staff|
|Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Staff|
|The Importance of Program Monitoring|
|Specific Program Monitoring Systems|
|Other Program Monitoring Systems|
|Managing Risk in Leisure Programs|
|Developing a Risk Management Plan|
|Conducting Programs With Care|
|Supervising Participant Behavior|
|Timetables for Evaluation|
|Rationale for Evaluation|
|Obstacles to Evaluation|
|Types of Evaluation|
|Developing an Evaluation System|
|Preparing an Evaluation Proposal|
|Designing the Study|
|Selecting a Sample|
|Interpreting the Information Gathered|
|Preparing the Final Report|
|Putting the Findings Into Action|
|About the Authors|
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