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Principles and Practices

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Outdoor recreation programming is a growing and diverse field that requires administrators to be ready to work in complex and multidisciplinary environments. Outdoor Program Administration: Principles and Practices will help both seasoned and new administrators—as well as students and emerging professionals—flourish in various settings, including university, military, government, commercial, and nonprofit organizations.

You’ll learn the best contemporary administrative strategies and practices from veteran professionals from the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE). The AORE authors provide extensive coverage of all aspects of administrative duties and responsibilities from a diverse organizational setting.

Outdoor Program Administration: Principles and Practices guides you in developing and sustaining programs in outdoor recreation settings across public, private, and nonprofit sectors. You will reap the benefits of the experience shared by the AORE authors, who also provide questions and critical thinking exercises that will enhance the materials and deepen your understanding.

This reference explores all the issues pertinent to being a successful outdoor program administrator. The book has four sections: Outdoor Program Foundations, Program Design and Implementation, Staffing Considerations, and Facilities and Programs. Topics you’ll delve into include

• designing and developing programs;

• risk management and legal considerations;

• budgeting and financial operations;

• marketing and land access (permits);

• environmental stewardship;

• staff recruitment, supervision, training, and assessment; and

• management of indoor climbing walls and challenge courses.

Outdoor Program Administration: Principles and Practices presents material that will help you improve your administrative skills and enhance the programs you oversee. As such, it’s an essential book for your professional library.

Part I. Outdoor Program Foundations

Chapter 1. The Outdoor Program Administrator

Mat Erpelding and Geoff Harrison

Outdoor Program Administration Defined

Outdoor Program Administrator Defined

Skill Sets for Outdoor Program Administrators

Administrative Competence

Minimum Competencies for Outdoor Program Administrators

Acquiring Skills

Professional Maintenance

Administrative Challenges

Summary

Chapter 2. History of Outdoor Recreation in the United States: An Outdoor Administrator’s Perspective

Steven P. Guthrie, Bryan J. Cavins, and Jerome Gabriel

National Events Set the Stage for Emergence of Outdoor Recreation: 1825–1890

The Beginnings of a Profession: 1890–1920s

Outdoor Recreation Evolves and Grows: 1920s–1960s

Adventure Programming Emerges: 1960s–1990

Adventure Programming Today (1990–present)

Summary

Chapter 3. Dimensions of Outdoor Recreation Programs

Todd Bauch and Steve Hutton

Three Service Sectors of Outdoor Recreation Programs

Common Programmatic Types

Common Facilities or Resources of Outdoor Programs

Outdoor Program Administrative Structures and Models

Summary

Chapter 4. The Future of Outdoor Program Administration

Laurlyn K. Harmon and Susan L. Johnson

Evolving Participant Characteristics

Staffing

Professionalization of the Field: Standards, Certifications, Accreditation

Youth and the Outdoors

Technology and the Outdoors

Sustainability

Collaborations and Partnerships

Outcome Assessment

Summary

Part II. Program Design and Implementation

Chapter 5. Designing and Developing Outdoor Recreation and Education Programs

Todd Miner and Heidi Erpelding-Welch

Vision

Mission Statement

Strategic Plan

Sustainability

Dealing With Change: Evolve to Survive and Thrive

Summary

Chapter 6. Administrative Risk Management

Mat Erpelding and Geoff Harrison

Terms and Definitions of Risk Management

Creating a Comprehensive Risk-Management Plan

Summary

Chapter 7. Legal Considerations in Outdoor Recreation

Brent Wilson and Tracey Knutson

Negligence

Legal Definition (Elements) of Negligence

Negligence and Negligence Related Theories of Liability

Defenses Against Negligence

Role of Insurance in Legal Liability Matters

Summary

Chapter 8. Budgeting and Financial Operations of Outdoor Programs

Tim J. Moore and Geoff Harrison

Budget Components

Budget-Development Strategies

Forecasting Expenses and Revenue

Summary

Chapter 9. Marketing Outdoor Programs

John McIntosh and Geoff Harrison

Marketing Basics

Identifying the Market

Marketing Mix

Developing a Marketing Plan

Branding

Marketing Methods

Summary

Chapter 10. Access and Permitting for Use of Public Lands

Rachel M. Peters

Outdoor Programs on Public Lands

Permitting Defined

Management Agencies and Regulations

Permitting Tips

Summary

Chapter 11. Environmental Stewardship

Whitney Ward and Will Hobbs

History of Environmental Stewardship in the United States

Major Impacts of Recreation Today

Applied Environmental Stewardship

Integration of Environmental Stewardship and Recreation

Summary

Chapter 12. Developing Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines for Outdoor Programs

Mat Erpelding, Curt Howell, and Brien Sheedy

Characteristics of Quality Policy, Procedure, and Guideline Documents

Considerations Specific to Developing Policies and Procedures

Developing Administrative Policies and Procedures

Developing Field Policies and Procedures

Summary

Part III. Staffing Considerations

Chapter 13. Staff Recruitment and Supervision

Jeff Turner and Leigh Jackson-Magennis

Human Resource Planning

Staff Selection

Staff Supervision

Summary

Chapter 14. Staff Training

Bruce Saxman and Tom Stuessy

Needs Assessment

Hiring and Staff Training

Initial Standardized Training

Mentoring

Staff-Training Assessment

Mechanisms for Training Assessment and Evaluation of Staff

Staff-Training Designs: Integrated Training Model

Activity-Specific Training

Staff Appraisal

Summary

Chapter 15. Staff Assessment

Mark Wagstaff and Jenny Kafsky

The Basics and Purpose of Staff Assessment

An Effective Environment for Assessment

Assessment Criteria

Assessment Tools

An Effective Assessment System

Summary

Part IV. Facilities and Programs

Chapter 16. Rental Operations

Rob Jones

Planning

Purchasing

Rental Center Operations

Summary

Chapter 17. Indoor Climbing Walls

John Bicknell and Guy deBrun

History of Artificial Climbing Walls

Climbing Wall Facilities and Construction

Climbing Wall Activities

Climbing Wall Management

Summary

Chapter 18. Challenge Course Management

Christina Carter Thompson and Adam Bondeson

Challenge Terms

History

Challenge Course Program Design and Outcomes

Primary Influences on Challenge Programming

Challenge Course Facilities

Designing and Choosing a Course

Bidding Process

Building Process

The Challenge Course Administrator

Organizational Support and Resources

Summary

Chapter 19. Land-Based Programming

Curt Howell

Incident Prevention and Incident Response

Cost Analyses

Determining Learning Outcomes

Risk Management

Backpacking

Climbing

Caving Programs

Mountaineering

Ski Programs

Cycling

Summary

Chapter 20. Water-Based Programming

Andy Reimers and Chris Stec

Incident Prevention and Incident Response: Needs Assessment

Water-Based Programming: Flat Water

Water-Based Programming: Moving Water and Whitewater Venues

Water-Based Programming: Open Water

Summary

Chapter 21. Special Events Programming

Brent Anslinger and Amy Anslinger

Special Event Options

Risk Management for Special Events and Competitions

Assessing and Planning Your Event

Staffing

Managing the Event

Developing Timelines for Successful Events

Putting the Planning Into Motion

Summary

The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) provides opportunities for professionals and students in the field of outdoor recreation and education. AORE’s mission is to exchange information; promote the preservation and conservation of the natural environment; and address issues common to college, university, community, military, and other not-for-profit outdoor recreation and education programs.

Geoff Harrison, MS, has been working in the field of health and recreation for over 20 years and has been fostering student and staff development at Boise State University since 1998. Geoff serves as the associate director of education and recreation at Boise State University, where he oversees multiple programs and service areas, department partnerships, and initiatives. He also serves as an adjunct faculty for the department of kinesiology. Prior to his work at Boise State, Geoff worked in the fields of publishing, event promotion, and domestic and international adventure travel.

Geoff has served the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education as a committee chair, board member, conference host, and interim national director. In 2010, Geoff was the recipient of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education’s Jim Rennie Leadership Award.

Mat Erpelding, MA, has been working in the field of physical education and outdoor leadership for over 15 years. Currently, he teaches at the College of Western Idaho in the physical education department and at Boise State University in the leadership studies minor. Additionally, Mat guides mountain climbers and teaches courses for the American Alpine Institute and teaches wilderness medicine courses for the Wilderness Medicine Training Center. Before making the transition to outdoor education, Mat worked as a developmental therapist and in the mental health industry.

Mat is a past president of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education and served on committees and the board of directors and as a conference host. In 2006, Mat was the recipient of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education’s Jim Rennie Leadership Award, and in 2010 he received the Instructor of the Year Award from the Wilderness Education Association.

Mat and Geoff co-own Experiential Adventures LLC. They provide training and consulting services to organizations that foster leadership development, help organizations manage change, develop positive organizational cultures that promote success, and build professionalism in outdoor programs through trainings and certifications.

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Outdoor Program Administration PDF

$56.00 USD

Outdoor recreation programming is a growing and diverse field that requires administrators to be ready to work in complex and multidisciplinary environments. Outdoor Program Administration: Principles and Practices will help both seasoned and new administrators—as well as students and emerging professionals—flourish in various settings, including university, military, government, commercial, and nonprofit organizations.

You’ll learn the best contemporary administrative strategies and practices from veteran professionals from the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE). The AORE authors provide extensive coverage of all aspects of administrative duties and responsibilities from a diverse organizational setting.

Outdoor Program Administration: Principles and Practices guides you in developing and sustaining programs in outdoor recreation settings across public, private, and nonprofit sectors. You will reap the benefits of the experience shared by the AORE authors, who also provide questions and critical thinking exercises that will enhance the materials and deepen your understanding.

This reference explores all the issues pertinent to being a successful outdoor program administrator. The book has four sections: Outdoor Program Foundations, Program Design and Implementation, Staffing Considerations, and Facilities and Programs. Topics you’ll delve into include

• designing and developing programs;

• risk management and legal considerations;

• budgeting and financial operations;

• marketing and land access (permits);

• environmental stewardship;

• staff recruitment, supervision, training, and assessment; and

• management of indoor climbing walls and challenge courses.

Outdoor Program Administration: Principles and Practices presents material that will help you improve your administrative skills and enhance the programs you oversee. As such, it’s an essential book for your professional library.

Part I. Outdoor Program Foundations

Chapter 1. The Outdoor Program Administrator

Mat Erpelding and Geoff Harrison

Outdoor Program Administration Defined

Outdoor Program Administrator Defined

Skill Sets for Outdoor Program Administrators

Administrative Competence

Minimum Competencies for Outdoor Program Administrators

Acquiring Skills

Professional Maintenance

Administrative Challenges

Summary

Chapter 2. History of Outdoor Recreation in the United States: An Outdoor Administrator’s Perspective

Steven P. Guthrie, Bryan J. Cavins, and Jerome Gabriel

National Events Set the Stage for Emergence of Outdoor Recreation: 1825–1890

The Beginnings of a Profession: 1890–1920s

Outdoor Recreation Evolves and Grows: 1920s–1960s

Adventure Programming Emerges: 1960s–1990

Adventure Programming Today (1990–present)

Summary

Chapter 3. Dimensions of Outdoor Recreation Programs

Todd Bauch and Steve Hutton

Three Service Sectors of Outdoor Recreation Programs

Common Programmatic Types

Common Facilities or Resources of Outdoor Programs

Outdoor Program Administrative Structures and Models

Summary

Chapter 4. The Future of Outdoor Program Administration

Laurlyn K. Harmon and Susan L. Johnson

Evolving Participant Characteristics

Staffing

Professionalization of the Field: Standards, Certifications, Accreditation

Youth and the Outdoors

Technology and the Outdoors

Sustainability

Collaborations and Partnerships

Outcome Assessment

Summary

Part II. Program Design and Implementation

Chapter 5. Designing and Developing Outdoor Recreation and Education Programs

Todd Miner and Heidi Erpelding-Welch

Vision

Mission Statement

Strategic Plan

Sustainability

Dealing With Change: Evolve to Survive and Thrive

Summary

Chapter 6. Administrative Risk Management

Mat Erpelding and Geoff Harrison

Terms and Definitions of Risk Management

Creating a Comprehensive Risk-Management Plan

Summary

Chapter 7. Legal Considerations in Outdoor Recreation

Brent Wilson and Tracey Knutson

Negligence

Legal Definition (Elements) of Negligence

Negligence and Negligence Related Theories of Liability

Defenses Against Negligence

Role of Insurance in Legal Liability Matters

Summary

Chapter 8. Budgeting and Financial Operations of Outdoor Programs

Tim J. Moore and Geoff Harrison

Budget Components

Budget-Development Strategies

Forecasting Expenses and Revenue

Summary

Chapter 9. Marketing Outdoor Programs

John McIntosh and Geoff Harrison

Marketing Basics

Identifying the Market

Marketing Mix

Developing a Marketing Plan

Branding

Marketing Methods

Summary

Chapter 10. Access and Permitting for Use of Public Lands

Rachel M. Peters

Outdoor Programs on Public Lands

Permitting Defined

Management Agencies and Regulations

Permitting Tips

Summary

Chapter 11. Environmental Stewardship

Whitney Ward and Will Hobbs

History of Environmental Stewardship in the United States

Major Impacts of Recreation Today

Applied Environmental Stewardship

Integration of Environmental Stewardship and Recreation

Summary

Chapter 12. Developing Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines for Outdoor Programs

Mat Erpelding, Curt Howell, and Brien Sheedy

Characteristics of Quality Policy, Procedure, and Guideline Documents

Considerations Specific to Developing Policies and Procedures

Developing Administrative Policies and Procedures

Developing Field Policies and Procedures

Summary

Part III. Staffing Considerations

Chapter 13. Staff Recruitment and Supervision

Jeff Turner and Leigh Jackson-Magennis

Human Resource Planning

Staff Selection

Staff Supervision

Summary

Chapter 14. Staff Training

Bruce Saxman and Tom Stuessy

Needs Assessment

Hiring and Staff Training

Initial Standardized Training

Mentoring

Staff-Training Assessment

Mechanisms for Training Assessment and Evaluation of Staff

Staff-Training Designs: Integrated Training Model

Activity-Specific Training

Staff Appraisal

Summary

Chapter 15. Staff Assessment

Mark Wagstaff and Jenny Kafsky

The Basics and Purpose of Staff Assessment

An Effective Environment for Assessment

Assessment Criteria

Assessment Tools

An Effective Assessment System

Summary

Part IV. Facilities and Programs

Chapter 16. Rental Operations

Rob Jones

Planning

Purchasing

Rental Center Operations

Summary

Chapter 17. Indoor Climbing Walls

John Bicknell and Guy deBrun

History of Artificial Climbing Walls

Climbing Wall Facilities and Construction

Climbing Wall Activities

Climbing Wall Management

Summary

Chapter 18. Challenge Course Management

Christina Carter Thompson and Adam Bondeson

Challenge Terms

History

Challenge Course Program Design and Outcomes

Primary Influences on Challenge Programming

Challenge Course Facilities

Designing and Choosing a Course

Bidding Process

Building Process

The Challenge Course Administrator

Organizational Support and Resources

Summary

Chapter 19. Land-Based Programming

Curt Howell

Incident Prevention and Incident Response

Cost Analyses

Determining Learning Outcomes

Risk Management

Backpacking

Climbing

Caving Programs

Mountaineering

Ski Programs

Cycling

Summary

Chapter 20. Water-Based Programming

Andy Reimers and Chris Stec

Incident Prevention and Incident Response: Needs Assessment

Water-Based Programming: Flat Water

Water-Based Programming: Moving Water and Whitewater Venues

Water-Based Programming: Open Water

Summary

Chapter 21. Special Events Programming

Brent Anslinger and Amy Anslinger

Special Event Options

Risk Management for Special Events and Competitions

Assessing and Planning Your Event

Staffing

Managing the Event

Developing Timelines for Successful Events

Putting the Planning Into Motion

Summary

The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) provides opportunities for professionals and students in the field of outdoor recreation and education. AORE’s mission is to exchange information; promote the preservation and conservation of the natural environment; and address issues common to college, university, community, military, and other not-for-profit outdoor recreation and education programs.

Geoff Harrison, MS, has been working in the field of health and recreation for over 20 years and has been fostering student and staff development at Boise State University since 1998. Geoff serves as the associate director of education and recreation at Boise State University, where he oversees multiple programs and service areas, department partnerships, and initiatives. He also serves as an adjunct faculty for the department of kinesiology. Prior to his work at Boise State, Geoff worked in the fields of publishing, event promotion, and domestic and international adventure travel.

Geoff has served the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education as a committee chair, board member, conference host, and interim national director. In 2010, Geoff was the recipient of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education’s Jim Rennie Leadership Award.

Mat Erpelding, MA, has been working in the field of physical education and outdoor leadership for over 15 years. Currently, he teaches at the College of Western Idaho in the physical education department and at Boise State University in the leadership studies minor. Additionally, Mat guides mountain climbers and teaches courses for the American Alpine Institute and teaches wilderness medicine courses for the Wilderness Medicine Training Center. Before making the transition to outdoor education, Mat worked as a developmental therapist and in the mental health industry.

Mat is a past president of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education and served on committees and the board of directors and as a conference host. In 2006, Mat was the recipient of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education’s Jim Rennie Leadership Award, and in 2010 he received the Instructor of the Year Award from the Wilderness Education Association.

Mat and Geoff co-own Experiential Adventures LLC. They provide training and consulting services to organizations that foster leadership development, help organizations manage change, develop positive organizational cultures that promote success, and build professionalism in outdoor programs through trainings and certifications.

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