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Leisure Program Planning and Delivery

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780736057332

ISBN10:
0736057331
Format:
Package
Pub. Date:
8/20/2007
Publisher(s):
Human Kinetics

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Summary

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

Preface
Acknowledgments
Foundations of Programming
The Importance of Programmed Leisure
Benefits of Leisure
Leisure and Well-Being
Programmed Leisure
Summary
Glossary
References
The Profession of Leisure Programming
Organizational Settings
Personal Qualities
Professionalism
Summary
Glossary
References
Programming Principles
Quality
Customer Service
Customer Satisfaction
Diversity
Public Good
Environmental Compatibility
Efficiency
Continuous Improvement
Summary
Glossary
References
Leisure Program Components
Activity Areas
Program Formats
Putting the Components Together
Summary
Glossary
References
Overview of the Program Planning Process
Program Models
Program Planning Process
Summary
Glossary
References
Planning Preparations
Understanding Your Organization and Community
Philosophy and Values
Vision
Network of Individual Constituents
Network of Group Constituents
Summary
Glossary
References
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
Summary
Glossary
References
Program Goals and Objectives
Program Rationale
Formulating Goals
Preparing Objectives
Summary
Glossary
References
The Program Plan
Purposes of a Program Plan
Types of Program Plans
Elements of a Program Plan
The Role of Program Life Cycles
Summary
Glossary
References
Program Implementation
Making Operational Decisions
Budgeting
Facility Usage and Coordination
Program Communication
Program Policies
Summary
Glossary
References
Leading and Supervising Programs
Determining Staffing Needs
Expectations for Program Staff
Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Staff
Summary
Glossary
References
Program Monitoring
The Importance of Program Monitoring
Specific Program Monitoring Systems
Other Program Monitoring Systems
Summary
Glossary
References
Managing Risk in Leisure Programs
Developing a Risk Management Plan
Conducting Programs With Care
Supervising Participant Behavior
Summary
Glossary
References
Program Evaluation
Evaluation Approaches
Timetables for Evaluation
Rationale for Evaluation
Obstacles to Evaluation
Types of Evaluation
Developing an Evaluation System
Summary
Glossary
References
Evaluation Steps
Preparing an Evaluation Proposal
Designing the Study
Selecting a Sample
Collecting Information
Interpreting the Information Gathered
Preparing the Final Report
Putting the Findings Into Action
Summary
Glossary
References
Index
About the Authors
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