Leisure Program Planning and Delivery / Edition 1

Leisure Program Planning and Delivery / Edition 1

by Ruth Russell, Lynn Jamieson
     
 

Leisure Program Planning and Delivery provides a three-step plan for programming and operational management in recreation and leisure service organizations. Grounded in contemporary practice and real-world application, the book enables students to learn the essentials of recreation programming, with examples of a variety of

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Leisure Program Planning and Delivery provides a three-step plan for programming and operational management in recreation and leisure service organizations. Grounded in contemporary practice and real-world application, the book enables students to learn the essentials of recreation programming, with examples of a variety of activities in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736057332
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
08/20/2007
Edition description:
Book & CD-ROM
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
799,338
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

Part I. Foundations of Programming
Chapter 1. The Importance of Programmed Leisure
Benefits of Leisure
Leisure and Well-Being
Programmed Leisure
Summary
Glossary
References

Chapter 2. The Profession of Leisure Programming
Organizational Settings
Personal Qualities
Professionalism
Summary
Glossary
References

Chapter 3. Programming Principles
Quality
Customer Service
Customer Satisfaction
Diversity
Public Good
Environmental Compatibility
Efficiency
Continuous Improvement
Summary
Glossary
References

Chapter 4. Leisure Program Components
Activity Areas
Program Formats
Putting the Components Together
Summary
Glossary
References

Chapter 5. Overview of the Program Planning Process
Program Models
Program Planning Process
Summary
Glossary
References

Part II. Planning Preparations
Chapter 6. Understanding Your Organization and Community
Philosophy and Values
Vision
Network of Individual Constituents
Network of Group Constituents
Summary
Glossary
References

Chapter 7. 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

Chapter 8. Program Goals and Objectives
Program Rationale
Formulating Goals
Preparing Objectives
Summary
Glossary
References

Chapter 9. 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

Part III. Program Implementation
Chapter 10. Making Operational Decisions
Budgeting
Facility Usage and Coordination
Program Communication
Program Policies
Summary
Glossary
References

Chapter 11. Leading and Supervising Programs
Determining Staffing Needs
Expectations for Program Staff
Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Staff
Summary
Glossary
References

Chapter 12. Program Monitoring
The Importance of Program Monitoring
Specific Program Monitoring Systems
Other Program Monitoring Systems
Summary
Glossary
References

Chapter 13. Managing Risk in Leisure Programs
Developing a Risk Management Plan
Conducting Programs With Care
Supervising Participant Behavior
Summary
Glossary
References

Part IV. Program Evaluation
Chapter 14. Evaluation Approaches
Timetables for Evaluation
Rationale for Evaluation
Obstacles to Evaluation
Types of Evaluation
Developing an Evaluation System
Summary
Glossary
References

Chapter 15. Evaluation Steps
Step 1: Preparing an Evaluation Proposal
Step 2: Designing the Study
Step 3: Selecting a Sample
Step 4: Collecting Information
Step 5: Interpreting the Information Gathered
Step 6: Preparing the Final Report
Step 7: Putting the Findings Into Action
Summary
Glossary
References

Index
About the Authors

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