417 - “Value-ocity” – Minimizing Costs, Maximizing Efficiency
Dan Reamer, Physical Instructor, Chicago Park District; Heather Smith-Umrani, Playground Supervisor, Chicago Park District; Juliana Escutia, Physical Instructor, Chicago Park District
This session will focus on creating and adding value to recreational activities, programs, and leagues. Programmers will be exposed to a variety of programs that are cost-effective and provide quality instruction. Value creation strategies for leagues will be discussed along with less organized activities. The background will be given on the presenters’ diverse experiences in value-adding inner-city recreation. Participants will also learn how to assess the value of their programs, activities, and leagues. A group activity will be conducted where groups receive a mock program with a set price. They will have to work backward to produce activities to create the most value. A debrief will follow in which groups will share their ideas as an opportunity for debate and peer learning.
- Identify materials and concepts that add or create value for recreational programs.
- Effectively manage facilities, leagues, and programs with the intent of creating or adding the most value.