A world-wide, non-governmental association dedicated to discovering and fostering those conditions best permitting leisure to serve as a force for
human growth, development and well-being.
Traineeships are an opportunity to learn from future leisure professionals, benefitting from their refreshing ideas and ways of doing, while passing on some of our knowledge and training future WLO ambassadors. As one more proof of our commitment to the youth, the WLO warmly welcomes Sandra del Campo, the first trainee to join the scientific … Continue reading “WLO scientific and technical office in Bilbao welcomes a new trainee”
Here we come again with a new Q&A session! In this case, we introduce you to Dr. Basawaraj Gulshetty, a professor and researcher on the sociology of leisure who recently joined the WLO Board of Directors.
We asked some of the members or former members of the WLO Board of Directors (BoD) who are among the most involved in sports –BoD members Mr. Ling Ping and Mr. MA Zhongqiang (Victor), and former member Dr. Lijun (Jane) Zhou– about their work in this thematic area. Here a snapshot of their extensive work … Continue reading “Some notes on WLO Board of Directors members and former members’ work in the field of sports”
Roger Coles, Cristina Ortega and Jack Agrios, WLO Chairman, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and legal advisor, travelled to China in May for the signature of a new contract for the WL Expo in Hangzhou and the WL Games in Laixi, Qingdao, in 2019. The trip was also an opportunity to meet relevant actors in the … Continue reading “Further developing strategic partnerships in China”
The second edition of the World Leisure Games was organized in Laixi, Qingdao, China, in 2015, and involved 27,000 athletes from more than 90 countries and regions. This event is valued by the organizing institutions as a turning point in the local leisure scene, linked to the building of the WL Games’ main venue, the … Continue reading “The city of Laixi, Qingdao, will host the WL Games in 2019”
We love to talk to our members. They always provide us new ways of understanding leisure and that makes us grow as an organization. On this occasion, we talked to Trudie Walters (University of Otago, New Zealand), who was recently elected as a member of the WLO Board of Directors.
The WLO Special Interest Group (SIG) on Leisure and Well-being aims at looking into the diverse fields and dimensions of well-being within leisure contexts and related human experiences, anchored in the psychological perspective of optimal human functioning.
Mr. Ling Ping joined the WLO Board of Directors after the election process of new Board members launched in October 2017. Since then, Ling Ping has been actively engaged in the promotion of the WLO among different Chinese institutional bodies and organizations.
We are very happy to welcome a new WLO member: Erin Wilkins, Department Chair and Instructor in the Recreation Studies Department at Langara College in Vancouver (Canada). We asked her about the work she does for the promotion of leisure, as well as about her expectations with regard to the WLO.
By Teresa Freire, Facilitator of the SIG “Leisure and Well-being” Under the research team I lead in my University (the Research Team on Positive Development and Optimal Functioning), we have an intervention group program about leisure for middle adolescents, titled: “Growing-up with leisure”. This is a validated intervention program to promote adolescents’ positive attitudes toward leisure and … Continue reading “The Special Interest Group (SIG) on Leisure and Well-Being is calling for a world joint project on leisure and middle adolescents”
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World Leisure Organization is a non-profit organization in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council since 1990.