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Parks and Recreation Programming and Management

Learn the basics of planning a parks and recreation program and gain valuable insight into training and motivating staff
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Created by Jordan Wienke
Published 4/2014
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  • 1 Supplemental Resource
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This course will provides expert advice from a Parks and Recreation professional with 20+ years of experience. In this course, you will gain basic knowledge about Parks and Recreation programming. In this industry programming is used to describe schedule activities and classes that facilities provide to members such as fitness classes, swimming lessons or sports camps. From identifying a potential area of opportunity to thinking through the logistics and planning of your event, this course will provide you with the basic knowledge to plan and organize a Recreation and Leisure program for your community. Other course segments will provide insights on hiring and training full-time and part-time staff to run your programs. Topics include interview questions that will provide valuable insights to performance reviews and goal setting. The final course segment on idea generation will help you identify unique program themes that will differentiate your program for others in your area. Parks and Recreation Programming and Management will give you the insight and know how to plan and execute outstanding programs for your community.

Who is the target audience?
  • Entry to Mid-Level Parks and Recreation Professionals
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What Will I Learn?
Learn how to identify the needs of your community
Identify quality employees to improve your programming
Provide training and management to motivate and empower staff
Generate ideas to make programs relevant and exciting to potential attendees
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  • Basic understanding of parks and recreation
  • Part-time or full-time job in parks and recreation
  • An interest in the parks and recreation industry
  • An understanding of the definition of programming in the field of parks and recreation
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 7 Lectures Collapse All 7 Lectures 02:19:47
Introduction to Programming and Management
7 Lectures 50:47

Interviews - A Path To Success

Program Management Part 2

Idea Generation


This presentation provides you with the informational content shown in all the video segments. Great for using to take notes during each lecture.

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About the Instructor
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Parks and Recreation Professional

With over 20 years of experience in Parks & Recreation, Jordan Wienke has worked in a large variety of public, private and university including the Georgia Institute of Technology, the YMCA and several multi-million dollar recreational complexes. During her long career, Jordan has played key roles in the planning and management of programs and events such as the 2006 Division I NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championship. Her work has also been published in a number of industry publications. She is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Recreation Administration for Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. In her free time, Jordan writes for, a website dedicated to offering free advice to up-and-coming Parks and Recreation professionals.

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