Recreation & Leisure Program Project

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HOST 1086Managing Diverse Leisure Services

Recreation & Leisure Program Project

 

 

                  Due:  Week 14                                    Worth:  35% – Group of 4 to 5

In your group, develop a recreation and leisure program based on the Program Development Cycle developed by J.R. Rossman and E. Schlatter.  To develop a successful recreation and leisure program, follow the 4 stages the 9 steps as illustrated in the diagram provided to you in class. The guidelines below also provide you with an organized structure for your project. While the process seems linear and sequential, team interaction and communication is need to revisit and adjust based on team input to ensure a successful and operational program is completed.

Project Guidelines

****Group contract*******( 5%)

This is due week 7 (to be emailed to before midnight on the day of your class.  This document is to include names and student numbers of all your team members.   Contact information for each member to include email address and a phone number.  Each member will sign the contract (include pictures of each member or a group picture identifying who is who). The type of program intended to be developed.  The sector your intended program will fall under.  i.e. Public, Private or NPO.  Please choose one member of your team to be the main contact – that will be the one that emails the contract to me (cc’ing the others).  Feel free to create a team name for your group!  The subject line in the email should read as follows:

 <HOST1086, Group name or contact name, Group Contract, Day of Class (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday) >

Report (65%)                                            

  • Introduction
    1. In one paragraph, introduce the assignment and the goal of the assignment (what are you looking to accomplish by completing this assignment). Briefly introduce the Leisure Program you have created.
  • Program Development Plan

STAGE A: Define your Organizational Culture and Philosophy (introduction paragraph)

  1. Mission
    1. What is the long-term result you hope to achieve: Mission Statement

 

  1. Strategic Direction
    1. What are your medium range goals (3-5 years) plan for achieving your Mission
    2. What are your short range goals (1 year) plan for achieving your Mission

 

  • STAGE B: Connecting the culture with the participant needs and program offerings (introductory paragraph)

 

  1. Participant Input
    1. How will you gather information from your potential customers and participants
    2. What are the unique leisure program needs that exist
  • Who are the specific population and groups you are targeting

 

  1. Leisure Program Goals
    1. Define the Program Goals of a specific Leisure Program that will assist you in achieving your overall Mission and Strategic Goals identified earlier

 

Discuss the Planning Goals that are required to achieve your Performance Goals

 

  1. Program Design
    1. Describe your program in detail
    2. How does it meet your goals (Program, Strategic Direction, Mission)
  • Is it desired by participants (Make the connection to your Participant Input)
  1. Are the resources to implement the program within your grasp – keep the program attainable and realistic

 

  • STAGE C: (implementation of a plan and managing of the plan)

 

  1. Program Plan
    1. What is your operational plan (i.e. Location, Accessibility, Equipment, Pricing, Marketing, Funding for Public/NPO)

 

  1. Implementation
    1. Describe your staffing needs, recruitment strategies, and training requirements

 

 

  • STAGE D: Strategies to follow up on the implementation to assess success and possible changes to the program based on feedback/evaluation

 

  1. Evaluation and Decision Making
    1. Evaluation strategies to assess program success (Purpose, Audience, Process, Issues, Evidence, Reporting)

 

  • Partnerships
    1. Describe how Partnering with other sectors could add value (i.e. Public/Private/NPO Partnerships)
    2. Provide examples of potential partnerships

 

  • Conclusion
    1. Summarize the value of your program to the individual, family and society.
    2. Lessons learned

 

  • References/Sources – APA

 

  • Prepare a 5 minute presentation in order to pitch your proposed recreation and leisure program to the decision makers as per your program plan. Your team will be pitching this proposed program to the class – you will have only 5 minutes and will be rewarded accordingly by a panel of citizens to determine the viability and value of your program. (15 %)

 

  • Each member of the group will include a paragraph reflecting their personal learning experience with this assignment – to be attached after the References as appendix. (5%)

 

Written Submission Format (10%)

  1. Papers must be typed in a corporate office style, with correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.

 

  1. The paper must be double spaced, with 1” margins and printed on one side only.

 

  1. Write clearly, concisely and in an organized manner.  Use headings and sub-headings and be specific and detailed in your analysis.

 

  1. Do not use abbreviations, slang, contractions or undefined acronyms.

 

  1. Paragraphs must be between 3 and 5 sentences long.

 

  1. Each page excluding the title page must be numbered.

 

  1. Every exhibit, table or figure must have a title and a number.  The title of a table is placed above the table; the title of figure is put below the figure.

 

  1. The finished report must be bound or stapled securely.  Do not submit loose pages or pages held together with a paper clip. Please do not use plastic folios.

 

  1. A title page with the names of all contributors to the assignment(corresponding student numbers), the day of your class, the course code and the name of your Professor

 

  1. A table of contents

 

  1. Referencing must follow APA format guidelines.

 

  1. All team members will receive the same mark on the written assignment.

 

DUE IN THE FIRST 15 MINUTES OF CLASS! LATE PENALTY (10%) APPLIED ANY MINUTE AFTER.