Learning Events

***Please note that each learning event will have two one-hour conference calls. Unless noted, each call will be on Thursdays at 10 AM Pacific Time, 11 AM Mountain Time, Noon Central Time and 1 PM Eastern Time.

Free Learning Event – Orientation to Moodle (Jan 3 and again on Feb 21     10 AM PT, 11 AM MT, Noon CT, and 1 PM ET)
This is a free, 30 minute session to help you get started with Moodle, the online system you will use for all learning events. 

It is strongly recommended that you choose one of the above dates to be better prepared for your learning events. Pre-registration is required.

RS 101 – Intro to the Recreation and Sport System (Jan 6 – Jan 20, 2019)
Introduces the mix of groups, relationships, resources, and policies that form the system. Understanding these parts and priorities improves your ability to access resources for recreation.

RS 102 – Get to Know Your Community (Jan 20 – Feb 3, 2019)
Encourages leaders to get to know their communities well. Knowing how the system works, and understanding local people, context and culture, helps ensure meaningful, inclusive and accessible community recreation.  NOTE: Second conference call is on Friday, February 1st.

RM 101 – Manage Risk in Rural and Remote Communities (Feb 3 – Feb 17, 2019)
Explores how risk influences recreation opportunities and experiences. Learn basic ways to manage risk and reduce the chance of something bad happening to a participant, a leader, or a facility.

PE 101 – Deliver Recreation Programs and Events (Feb 24 – March 10, 2019)
Introduces a recreation programming process. Recreation staff and volunteers organize, deliver, and lead a broad range of programs and special events. By applying a series of steps to this process, your programs and events will be more successful and will benefit your participants and community. NOTE: First conference call is on Wednesday, February 27.

FS 101 – Use Spaces and Places Creatively (April 7 – April 21, 2019)
Explores how using community spaces and places creatively, and connecting people to nature and the outdoors, can address local interests and improve access to a variety of recreation opportunities.

RS 103 – Value Northern Recreation, Arts, Culture and Sport (April 28 – May 12, 2019)
Encourages appreciation for the diversity of Northern recreation, arts, culture and sport. Traditional games, dance, art, music, heritage, sport, and on-the-land activities support unique and meaningful recreation experiences.

PE 102 – Create Positive Program Experiences (May 19 – June 2, 2019)
Explores how to establish a safe and supportive environment for your participants. Use a strengths-based approach and variety of strategies and tools to confidently lead programs and events enjoyed by all.

RM 102 – Use Documentation in Rural and Remote Recreation (March 17 – March 31, 2019)
Introduces basic paperwork for community recreation and sport settings. Learn the “what” and “why” behind paperwork for participation and operations, and how to adapt forms to use in your community.

RM 103 – Understand Legal Risk in Recreation (May 5 – May 19, 2019)
Introduces legal risk. Learn more about negligence and liability and explore strategies for transferring risk (e.g., waivers and insurance). NOTE: First conference call is on Wednesday, May 8

BF 101 – Handle Basic Recreation Finances (2019/2020)
Develops a basic understanding of how to responsibly handle recreation finances. Learn to use a system to track, control and report on money coming in and money being spent on projects, programs and events. Become accountable to your organization, funders and community.

CB 101 – Community Building Basics (2019/2020)
Demonstrates that recreation opportunities are more meaningful when local people help make them happen. A community development approach engages your community and encourages positive approaches to local issues.

RP 101 – Plan for Success (2019/2020)
Introduces outcomes-based thinking to achieve individual and community benefits through recreation. Whether used daily or annually, an outcomes-based approach will help you plan, prioritize, and demonstrate the impact of recreation.

BF 102 – Proposal Writing (2019/2020)
Introduces an essential skill–how to prepare a good proposal. When you develop and write an effective proposal, you build relationships with donors and generate funding for new or existing recreation projects, programs and events.

SV 101 – Find and Keep Volunteers (2019/2020)
Recognizes the value of volunteers to recreation in rural and remote communities. Explore some tips and tools to help you engage local residents in the delivery of community-based activities and events.

RS 104Y – Yukon First Nations 101 (Yukon Only)
Educates about the culture and history of the First Nations Peoples of the Yukon; the cultural values shared among Yukon First Nations today; and how to communicate respectfully with First Nation individuals and communities.

PM 101 – Promote Your Programs and Events (2019/2020)
Explores basic concepts to promote recreation. Discover practical ways you can capture interest, educate about the benefits of recreation, and motivate people to participate.

RF 101 – Intro to Recreation Foundations (2019/2020)                            Introduces the basics of recreation and how it benefits individual, community and environmental well-being. After exploring the foundations of recreation, you will be able to promote recreation as an essential and relevant service in your community.

RL 101 – Intro to the Recreation and Sport System (2019/2020)
Explores some of the things recreation leaders need to know and be able to do when working or volunteering in their community. Your own path will emerge as you learn more about yourself and identify opportunities to grow as a recreation leader.

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