Course Summary
Credit Type:
80 hours + 20 hours pre-course assignments and 8 hours post-course assignments
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Recreation and Parks Administration, Leisure Studies, Public Administration, or Organizational Development


To provide Recreation Program Managers with the systems thinking, financial management, program planning, program delivery, and leadership tools required to lead and manage a quality, customer-driven recreation program.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify their primary purpose and role on their team, analyze their contributions to that team, diagnose team dysfunction, and take positive action to correct deficiencies and improve team results
  • Embrace Recreation Delivery Systems (RDS) and systems thinking by developing long-term programming plans that are both cooperative and collaborative
  • Analyze various financial reports to determine program limitations and fiscal health
  • Forecast contribution margins and apply breakeven analysis to programming and effective budgeting
  • Formulate short- and long-term goals for Recreation programs based on market research, customer feedback, and recreation trends
  • Evaluate the recreation program effectiveness based on established metrics or benchmarks and improve programming in the out years
  • Create a team-oriented environment that supports internal and external partnerships
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises
  • Project-based Instruction
  • Work-based Learning
Supplemental Materials

Other offerings from Installation Management Command, G7 Training Division MG Robert M. Joyce School for Family and MWR