Carmacks Tests Team Approach to Leadership Learning

Learning online can be challenging at times—trying to stay motivated, on schedule, and completing assignments while working to provide recreation opportunities to your community is no easy task. But when you are new to a job, or your job or workplace changes, it can be even harder to keep up. The Carmacks Recreation Department has faced a great deal of change in the recent past. When the Recreation North Training Program became available, CAO Tracy Thomas encouraged Sherry Whittle, the Acting Recreation Director at the time, to enroll in the online leadership training alongside staff members Jamie Birckel, Recreation Assistant, and Trisha Johnnie, After School Program Coordinator. The flexibility of the design and the focus on leadership skills that would be immediately useful in Northern communities made the training a great fit.

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Developing a Network of Northern Learners

Sharing passions, exchanging experiences and ideas, exploring new concepts, and developing critical recreation leadership skills and knowledge – that’s what 72 individuals across the North have been doing since November last year!  From Whale Cove (Tikirarjuaq) to Whitehorse, criss-crossing communities in Nunavut, NWT and Yukon, a diverse group of people interested in the potential of recreation have been engaging with each other and learning online.

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Recreation North Training Program Begins November 2018

Recreation North is excited to announce that learning events will begin in November 2018 for the Training Program. Last year, a group of Northern recreation leaders from the three territories piloted the program. This year, the Training Program will be available to any individuals residing in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, or Nunavut.

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Training helps me contribute to my community

A Pilot of the Community Recreation Leadership Program ran from October 2017 to May 2018. Stephanie Cardinal-Clark, from Tsiigehtchic, NT, was one of the participants who completed the pilot and received her certificate in May. Stephanie has held various staff and volunteer roles in recreation in her home community. After earning her Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership, Stephanie shared a bit about herself. Continue reading “Training helps me contribute to my community”

New recreation training program completes pilot and moves into a program this fall

This week, Recreation North announced that the Community Recreation Leadership Pilot is moving from a pilot into a program. Launching across the territories in the fall of 2018 and winter of 2019, the Program will offer training delivered remotely and in-person to recreation leaders, including paid staff, volunteers, or individuals interested in entering the field of recreation. Participants can choose training that satisfies their professional development interests and strengthens their competencies for working and volunteering in the field of recreation.

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