Category: WLO News-Network

Jan 1
1970

Reflections after the events supported by the WL Latin American Chapter in Mexico: progress in the Latin American process

By Carlos Alberto Rico, WL Board of Directors member

The first event articulated two academic spaces: The Congress of the Latin American Association of Sports Management-ALGEDE and the VIII Latin American Recreation Encounter. These were held in the city of Colima, Mexico, under the organization of the University of Colima. Advances in research, education and recreation management were discussed at these events. Nevertheless, one of the main achievements was the advance on the working agenda of the Latin American Recreation Network, given that several countries of the continent, which have been working systematically in the field, were present.

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By Carlos Alberto Rico, WL Board of Directors member

The first event articulated two academic spaces: The Congress of the Latin American Association of Sports Management-ALGEDE and the VIII Latin American Recreation Encounter. These were held in the city of Colima, Mexico, under the organization of the University of Colima. Advances in research, education and recreation management were discussed at these events. Nevertheless, one of the main achievements was the advance on the working agenda of the Latin American Recreation Network, given that several countries of the continent, which have been working systematically in the field, were present.

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Jan 1
1970

WLO’s Leisure Management Special Interest Group (LM SIG) establishment

The LM SIG has used the very successful Leisure Management Commission as the foundation for its shift to the WLO SIGs. The beauty of the WLO’s SIGs is the opportunity address leisure issues on a global scale that can have applications on a local level. The LM SIG provides leisure professionals and scholars the opportunity to network and develop projects at an international level. Details about the LM SIG are available from http://worldleisure.org/sig-leisure-management/ 

The LM SIG’s overall aim is to complement the WLO vision by documenting how leisure programs, facilities and services are enhancing the human condition and contributing to communities’ quality of life. The goals are evolving but are currently listed as:

  • Establish the LM SIG to share information about leisure management research, practices and publications.
  • Establish a database of leisure management researchers and their areas of expertise.
  • Document research about how leisure programs, facilities and services are contributing to communities’ quality of life.
  • Document research about how leisure programs, facilities and services are helping communities in achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN’s SDGs).

The LM SIG membership are currently working to put some substance to the goals by determining the tasks, responsibilities and timelines for our next steps.

John Tower and Jo An Zimmermann are the Co-convenors for the LM SIG. They bring their decades of leisure management experience to facilitate the activities of the LM SIG’s registered members. World Leisure Journal readers may recall that John and Jo An co-edited WLJ’s Special Issue on Leisure Management – Volume 59, Issue 1, March 2017.

People wanting to become involved with the LM SIG should register their interest by contacting  WLO ( secretariat@worldleisure.org ), John Tower  (john.tower@vu.edu.au ) or Jo An Zimmermann ( jz15@txstate.edu). WLO members attending the WLO Congress in Sao Paulo can learn more about the LM SIG when we have our first face-to-face meeting.

The LM SIG has used the very successful Leisure Management Commission as the foundation for its shift to the WLO SIGs. The beauty of the WLO’s SIGs is the opportunity address leisure issues on a global scale that can have applications on a local level. The LM SIG provides leisure professionals and scholars the opportunity to network and develop projects at an international level. Details about the LM SIG are available from http://worldleisure.org/sig-leisure-management/ 

The LM SIG’s overall aim is to complement the WLO vision by documenting how leisure programs, facilities and services are enhancing the human condition and contributing to communities’ quality of life. The goals are evolving but are currently listed as:

  • Establish the LM SIG to share information about leisure management research, practices and publications.
  • Establish a database of leisure management researchers and their areas of expertise.
  • Document research about how leisure programs, facilities and services are contributing to communities’ quality of life.
  • Document research about how leisure programs, facilities and services are helping communities in achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN’s SDGs).

The LM SIG membership are currently working to put some substance to the goals by determining the tasks, responsibilities and timelines for our next steps.

John Tower and Jo An Zimmermann are the Co-convenors for the LM SIG. They bring their decades of leisure management experience to facilitate the activities of the LM SIG’s registered members. World Leisure Journal readers may recall that John and Jo An co-edited WLJ’s Special Issue on Leisure Management – Volume 59, Issue 1, March 2017.

People wanting to become involved with the LM SIG should register their interest by contacting  WLO ( secretariat@worldleisure.org ), John Tower  (john.tower@vu.edu.au ) or Jo An Zimmermann ( jz15@txstate.edu). WLO members attending the WLO Congress in Sao Paulo can learn more about the LM SIG when we have our first face-to-face meeting.

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Jan 1
1970

Working in the field of “Leisure and Well-being”? Join WLO Special Interest Group (SIG) on the topic!

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.

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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.

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Jan 1
1970

Stephen Anderson (USA): “I joined the WLO because I wanted to be a member of the only international organization that promotes leisure”

We talked to Stephen Anderson, member of the WLO Board of Directors and a Professor at Florida International University (USA). This short interview is part of a series of posts aimed to bring you closer to the members of our Board.

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We talked to Stephen Anderson, member of the WLO Board of Directors and a Professor at Florida International University (USA). This short interview is part of a series of posts aimed to bring you closer to the members of our Board.

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Jan 1
1970

World Leisure Communities of Excellence: showcasing and networking opportunities

A call for applications to become a World Leisure Community of Excellence is open now and until the 1 July 2018. This designation is bestowed by the WLO, for a three-year period, upon communities of any size that have undertaken broad-based citizen involvement to promote leisure as integral to the social, cultural, economic, and sustainable environmental development of the community.

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A call for applications to become a World Leisure Community of Excellence is open now and until the 1 July 2018. This designation is bestowed by the WLO, for a three-year period, upon communities of any size that have undertaken broad-based citizen involvement to promote leisure as integral to the social, cultural, economic, and sustainable environmental development of the community.

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Jan 1
1970

Future leisure managers from WLCE NHTV Breda visit the City of Richmond, World Leisure Community of Excellence

On November 14, 2017, 39 undergraduate students from the NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands visited the City of Richmond and toured its leisure sites and services.

The day commenced with a welcome and introduction from the Director of Parks and Recreation at Richmond’s newest community centre in the heart of the city. Three presentations were given by managers in the Community Services Division on the unique features that make Richmond a World Leisure Community of Excellence; the events that took place in Celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday as well as the community grants program; and how the City of Richmond implements its sustainable sports and events program through the use of a toolkit.

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On November 14, 2017, 39 undergraduate students from the NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands visited the City of Richmond and toured its leisure sites and services.

The day commenced with a welcome and introduction from the Director of Parks and Recreation at Richmond’s newest community centre in the heart of the city. Three presentations were given by managers in the Community Services Division on the unique features that make Richmond a World Leisure Community of Excellence; the events that took place in Celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday as well as the community grants program; and how the City of Richmond implements its sustainable sports and events program through the use of a toolkit.

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Jan 1
1970

WLO is happy to welcome the Department of Tourism of the University of Otago as a new WL Center of Excellence

The Department of Tourism of the University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand) has been recognized as a new World Leisure Center of Excellence (WLCE). The University of Otago is within the top two percent of universities worldwide according to the QS World University Rankings, is a major employer in the region and makes a significant contribution to the local economy. The University of Otago Business School in general and particularly the Department of Tourism plays a significant role in promoting tourism and leisure in the region, undertaking research for the tourism industry and producing a large number of tourism and leisure publications: books, journal articles, working papers and industry reports. The focus for leisure research at the University of Otago is wellbeing, with projects focused on growing personal and ecological wellbeing through leisure, which includes tourism, recreation, events, and hospitality.

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The Department of Tourism of the University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand) has been recognized as a new World Leisure Center of Excellence (WLCE). The University of Otago is within the top two percent of universities worldwide according to the QS World University Rankings, is a major employer in the region and makes a significant contribution to the local economy. The University of Otago Business School in general and particularly the Department of Tourism plays a significant role in promoting tourism and leisure in the region, undertaking research for the tourism industry and producing a large number of tourism and leisure publications: books, journal articles, working papers and industry reports. The focus for leisure research at the University of Otago is wellbeing, with projects focused on growing personal and ecological wellbeing through leisure, which includes tourism, recreation, events, and hospitality.

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Jan 1
1970

Interested in “Leisure and Innovation”? Join WLO Special Interest Group (SIG) on the topic

The WLO Special Interest Group on “Leisure and Innovation” aims at looking into the diverse fields of innovation in leisure contexts, practices and theories. In a world where change is constant, new challenges and practices arise, also in leisure. Innovation in different areas have consequences in leisure as well as leisure becomes a field of experimentation, innovation and constant search for entertainment, sport, recreation, learning, social life or quality of life. Connected to changes in business or individual practices, increasingly more issues related to leisure and lifestyle seem to be permeated with innovative approaches.

Continue reading “Interested in “Leisure and Innovation”? Join WLO Special Interest Group (SIG) on the topic”

The WLO Special Interest Group on “Leisure and Innovation” aims at looking into the diverse fields of innovation in leisure contexts, practices and theories. In a world where change is constant, new challenges and practices arise, also in leisure. Innovation in different areas have consequences in leisure as well as leisure becomes a field of experimentation, innovation and constant search for entertainment, sport, recreation, learning, social life or quality of life. Connected to changes in business or individual practices, increasingly more issues related to leisure and lifestyle seem to be permeated with innovative approaches.

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Jan 1
1970

Get to know the facilitators and join WLO’s Special Interest Groups!

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are intended to focus upon a significant segment of leisure study and/or service. Member-generated and member-driven, they provide a space for WLO members to meet and work together at a global level. SIG are coordinated by the WLO Research and Knowledge Transference Committee, and particularly by the chair of the Committee Dr. Douglas A. Kleiber, University of Georgia.

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Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are intended to focus upon a significant segment of leisure study and/or service. Member-generated and member-driven, they provide a space for WLO members to meet and work together at a global level. SIG are coordinated by the WLO Research and Knowledge Transference Committee, and particularly by the chair of the Committee Dr. Douglas A. Kleiber, University of Georgia.

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Jan 1
1970

2018 WL Field School: Are you a leisure student? This will surely be of your interest!

The World Leisure Field School is an international experience combining field experience and Congress attendance. The 2018 World Leisure Congress to be held in São Paulo (Brazil) focuses on the theme “Leisure Beyond Constraints”. The theme refers to the issue of leisure and access in its broadest sense, and comprises at least three dimensions of barriers – physical, socio‐economic and symbolic – which must be recognized, discussed and overcome, so that all people can fully enjoy and take advantage of leisure. Utilizing that theme, students will study and experience leisure constraints in a local Brazilian community. Students will be in the field for approximately 3-4 days followed by the Congress attendance. The first inaugural WL Field School took place in Mobile, Alabama, and the second one in Durban (South Africa) with 30 students from 9 countries, so a very dynamic, global experiential exposure is expected in beautiful Brazil!

Continue reading “2018 WL Field School: Are you a leisure student? This will surely be of your interest!”

The World Leisure Field School is an international experience combining field experience and Congress attendance. The 2018 World Leisure Congress to be held in São Paulo (Brazil) focuses on the theme “Leisure Beyond Constraints”. The theme refers to the issue of leisure and access in its broadest sense, and comprises at least three dimensions of barriers – physical, socio‐economic and symbolic – which must be recognized, discussed and overcome, so that all people can fully enjoy and take advantage of leisure. Utilizing that theme, students will study and experience leisure constraints in a local Brazilian community. Students will be in the field for approximately 3-4 days followed by the Congress attendance. The first inaugural WL Field School took place in Mobile, Alabama, and the second one in Durban (South Africa) with 30 students from 9 countries, so a very dynamic, global experiential exposure is expected in beautiful Brazil!

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