Learning Events

Learning Events are scheduled in this calendar, but are subject to date changes.

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FREE Learning Event    Getting Started
Register anytime… Begin anytime… Browse at your own pace. This free learning event introduces you to the Recreation North Training Program, to the basics of learning online, and to Recreation North’s Learning Space. Work through what you need to successfully participate in our learning events.

Required Learning Events for Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership

RF 101 – Recreation Foundations 
Introduces the basics of recreation and explores how it benefits individual, community and environmental well-being. A solid understanding of the field helps promote recreation as an essential community service.

RL 101 – Identify Your Leadership Strengths
Explores what recreation leaders need to know and be able to do when working or volunteering in their community. Your own path will begin to emerge as you learn more about yourself and identify opportunities to develop as a recreation leader.

RS 101 – Recreation and Sport System
Introduces the system; a mix of groups, relationships, resources, and policies. Understanding these parts and priorities improves access resources for recreation.

RS 102 – Get to Know Your Community
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. 

RS 103 – Value Northern Recreation, Arts, Culture and Sport
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.
* This learning event is available for 2.0 AFLCA Credits.

PE 101 – Deliver Recreation Programs and Events
Introduces six steps recreation leaders can use to design and deliver a recreation program or a special event. Effective design and delivery of each activity results in successful, safe and enjoyable recreation experiences.
* This learning event is available for 2.0 AFLCA Credits.

PE 102 – Create Positive Program Experiences
Explores how to establish a safe and supportive environment for participants. When recreation leaders use a strengths-based approach, they contribute to inclusive and positive recreation experiences.
* This learning event is available for 2.0 AFLCA Credits.

FS 101 – Use Spaces and Places Creatively
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.

BF 101 – Basic Recreation Finances
Develops a basic understanding of how to responsibly handle recreation finances. Learn how to plan, track, and report on money coming in and money being spent on projects, programs, and events.

CB 101 – Community Building
Explores the meaning and value of “community.” Recreation offers many opportunities to build and strengthen community. A community development approach engages the people in your community and encourages positive approaches to local issues.

RP 101 – Plan for Success
Introduces the importance of planning in recreation settings. Although the type of plan varies by its purpose, planning is about making a difference. Outcomes-based and strategic approaches make it easier to prioritize and plan recreation for individual and community benefit.

RM 101 – Manage Risk in Rural and Remote Communities
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.

Elective Learning Events

BF 102 – Proposal Writing
Introduces the process of preparing and writing a successful proposal. A ‘good’ proposal generates an investment in recreation. Strong proposals gain the financial resources and support needed for community-driven projects, programs, and events. NOTE: BF102 is 4 weeks long to allow time to develop a full proposal. There are no conference calls.

BF 103 – Report Writing
Introduces the process of completing a report upon completion of an event or program.

PM 101 – Promote Your Programs and Events
Explores basic concepts to promote recreation. Discover practical ways you can capture interest, educate about the benefits of recreation, and motivate people to participate.
* This learning event is available for 2.0 AFLCA Credits.

RM 102 – Use Documentation in Rural and Remote Recreation
Introduces basic paperwork for recreation and sport settings. Learn the “what” and “why” behind paperwork related to participation and operations, and how to modify some of the forms that are used by recreation leaders.

RM 103 – Understand Legal Risk in Recreation
Introduces legal risk and explains the concepts of negligence and liability. Following a reminder of how to reduce risk in five key areas, strategies for transferring risk (e.g., waivers and insurance) are explored. NOTE: Before registering, please make sure your schedule allows your full participation in all online activities, in a required group activity, and in both conference calls.

SV 101 – Find and Keep Volunteers
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.