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.Continue reading “Carmacks Tests Team Approach to Leadership Learning”
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.Continue reading “Developing a Network of Northern Learners”
2018 – 2019 ReportContinue reading “Year In Review”
A month ago, we launched our Recreation North Training Program. We learned lots from our Pilot that took place last year. A few changes to the Training Program will enhance the experience for learners. You can now:
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.
Nyasha Kamera, Recreation Coordinator with the Hamlet of Pond Inlet, NU, was one of the ten participants to receive a Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership. After participating in the training program pilot from October 2017 to May 2018, Nyasha shared a bit about his experience. Continue reading “On-the-Job Training was Beneficial”
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”
Pravina Bartlett was one of the participants, in a Pilot of the Community Recreation Leadership Program that concluded in May 2018. Pravina, the Executive Director for Hay River Committee for Persons with Disabilities, earned a Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership. Recently, Pravina shared a bit about herself. Continue reading “Training helped me access to recreation”
In May 2018, a Pilot of the Community Recreation Leadership Program concluded. Deian Cassie, a participant in the Pilot, lives in Norman Wells, NT. After completing the learning events required for her Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership, Deian shared a bit about herself. Continue reading “Training helps to become an effective and efficient recreation leader”
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.