Course Summary
Credit Type:
80 hours (2 weeks) and 10 hours pre-course assignments
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Recreation and Parks Administration, Public Administration, Leadership, or Organizational Development


To transform program managers into multi-program leaders. To conceptualize a strategic vision for multi-recreation programs, fund and resource them (human, assets and financial), and monitor an ever-changing recreation environment at the installation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify current customers, target markets and project trends in recreation to develop strategies for customer-driven programming
  • Evaluate current program effectiveness and external factors to identify program strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
  • Incorporate the research from recreation MIS reports into strategic planning
  • Identify the risks associated with recreation programming and develop strategies for implementing a Risk Management Plan
  • Use a systems approach to formulate a vision for recreation programs that incorporates current recreation initiatives and processes
  • Assess the influence (and positive and negative affects) of personal leadership behaviors on recreation programs, customers and the workforce
  • Develop strategies to leverage analyses, personnel, finances, and infrastructure to maximize programs and services in a changing environment
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Case Studies
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises
  • Project-based Instruction
Supplemental Materials

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