Learning Events

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

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For a list of available learning events, please scroll down.

***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    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.

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.

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: Before registering, please make sure your schedule allows your full participation in all online activities, in a required group activity, and in two required conference calls on Wednesday, May 8 and Monday, May 13.

RM103 introduces the complex topic of legal risk. Before registering, please make sure your schedule allows you to participate in week 1 and week 2 activities, in two conference calls (on Wednesdays), and in a required group activity. 

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.

BF 101 – Handle Basic Recreation Finances
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
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
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
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
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
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 
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 – Identify Your Own Leadership Strengths
Explains leadership as a personal journey that reflects culture and community. Learn more about your strengths and identify strategies for personal growth. As a recreation leader, model positive behaviours that encourage health and well-being.

RS 101 – Intro to the Recreation and Sport System
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
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
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
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.

RM 102 – Use Documentation in Rural and Remote Recreation
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.