Recreation 210 ? 2/18/08 Organized Leisure Services ? Why? Unorganized Activities carried out voluntarily and spontaneously by participants without formal guidance, structure or sponsorship Hidden assistance Organized Provided or sponsored by group that schedules activities, provides leadership, provides equipment and maintains physical settings for participation The groups are collectively referred to as the Leisure Delivery System Systems in general Normally all parts in a system are interrelated and each part has a specific part to play >think of the human body Not the case in the field of leisure- they tend to operate in little pieces. Leisure delivery systems basics Book > 1) Provide or promote programs & opportunities to meet human needs. 2) Elements in the system often interact with each other, competing for support and participants. 3) Growing partnership promotes integration between the elements. To Vern it?s all jumble. ?What does that all mean.? Book > divides organizations into 10 basic groups + professional associations + environmental groups + educational institutions + major festivals & events Major festivals and events= 25 years old. Vern > All elements can be defined by basic program planning structure > people to be served/marketing (book = information/facilitation/advocacy), facilities & equipment, budget, staff/leadership, activities Competition ? Cooperation 5 basic program planning elements: 1. People/ market 2. Budget/ finance/ resources 3. Staff/ volunteers 4. Facility/equipment 5. Activities Why learn about all elements in the system? Expand career knowledge ? you?ll be more successful Career mobility Partnerships/networking
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