Managing Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services introduces management concepts for recreation, parks, and leisure services.
This book also discusses managerial leadership issues such as ethics, collaboration and cooperation, and leadership and motivation. Further, it explores the maanagement of resources, discussing topics such as human resources and legal issues and risks. It also looks toward the future, examining future perspectives such as the global economy, demographic changes, and innovation and entrepreneurship.
Beyond higher education experiences, the authors have professional experiences such as founder of Camp Adventure™ Child & Youth Services, program planner, education director of the National Program for Playground Safety, and public services manager.
Part I: Managing Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services: Setting the Context
Chapter 1: Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services in the 21st Century
Chapter 2: The Evolution of Management Theory and Practice
Chapter 3: Vision, Mission, Goals, and Policy
Chapter 4: Organizing and Structuring Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services
Part II: Key Managerial Leadership Issues
Chapter 5: Ethics: Human/Social, Community, and Environmental Responsibilities
Chapter 6: Managerial Leadership and Motivation
Chapter 7: Planning for Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services
Chapter 8: Decision Making and Problem Solving
Chapter 9: Promoting Collaboration and Cooperation
Part III: Managing Resources
Chapter 10: Human Resources
Chapter 11: Fiscal Resources
Chapter 12: Marketing Resources
Chapter 13: Legal Issues and Risk Management
Chapter 14: Evaluating Community Services
Part IV: The Future
Chapter 15: Future Perspectives