Leadership in Recreation, 4th ed.
Leadership in Recreation covers the concepts and skills required of leaders to conduct recreational activities and to supervise volunteer and paid staff who serve in recreation agencies and organizations. This book draws examples from outdoor recreation, therapeutic recreation, sport and fitness, adventure settings, municipal services, and hospitality and tourism.
In addition to teaching at the higher education level, the author has served professional organizations such as the National Recreation and Park Association and the Society of Park and Recreation Educators. She also has professional experience with the San Diego Recreation and Parks Department, the San Diego–Imperial Counties Girl Scout Council, and the Chateau La Jolla Retirement Center.
The book is primarily for undergraduate students preparing for careers in the management of recreation settings. It can be used for a course on recreation leadership, recreation supervision, or recreation activity methods. As well, it is useful as a resource for practicing recreation professionals.
Part One: A Foundation
Chapter 1: The Necessity of Recreation Leadership
Chapter 2: The Framework of Recreation Leadership
Part Two: General Leader Proficiencies
Chapter 3: Definitions and Principles of Leadership
Chapter 4: Ethical Leadership
Chapter 5: Decision Making and Problem Solving
Chapter 6: Group Management
Chapter 7: Communication
Chapter 8: Leading Change and Innovation
Chapter 9: Collaboration
Chapter 10: Leading with Technology
Chapter 11: Managing the Leader
Part Three: Specific Recreation Leader Proficiencies
Chapter 12: Teaching Recreation Skills
Chapter 13: Motivating for Activity Participation
Chapter 14: Facilitating Recreation Behavior
Chapter 15: Managing Problematic Participant Behavior
Chapter 16: Leading Safely
Chapter 17: Leading According to Age Groups
Chapter 18: Inclusive Leadership
Appendices: Recreation Leader’s Activity Handbook
Leading Group Fitness
Leading Through Nature
Leading Risk Activities
Planning and Conducting Parties