The Big Apple’s Approach to Parks and Recreation

Autumn Seminars in London,  30 September and Birmingham 12 October. Duncan Wood-Allum invites you to SLC’s exclusive half day seminars highlighting a number of successful approaches that could be the inspiration for adapting ways of working in the sport, parks and leisure industry in the UK.

A guest of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department for eight days, he was given unprecedented access to leaders, projects and initiatives of relevance to the UK Culture and Sport Sector. Is this for me? This interactive seminar is aimed at Directors and Heads of Service, Commissioners, Operations Managers, in the sport, parks, leisure, health, and education sectors, looking for new approaches to assist them in tackling the challenges they are facing. Learn, debate and be inspired Can aspects of New York’s approach be adapted to work in the UK? Could this learning help to position sport, leisure and parks services at the heart of the Big Society Agenda?
1. Learn how the City of New York:

  • responded to significant budget cuts through unlocking the potential of communities to help themselves – their approach to ‘Big Society’
  • addressed city wide issues such as obesity and poor nutrition through Commissioning with their Health and Education partners
  • developed new approaches to improving active participation through partnerships, pricing and outreach
  • empowered social enterprises and the voluntary sector to reposition and advocate its Parks and Recreation service
  • secured commercial partnerships to support its programmes.

2. Debate what is being presented throughout the seminar which will be reported in The  Leisure Review Journal.

3. Be inspired and energised to take new approaches back to your organisation and learn how CLOA’s new International Exchange Panel can support you in accessing new ideas and support.
Register today If you would like further details on the full programme and registration information, please click this link or call SLC on 01444 459927. Spaces are strictly limited to ensure quality of debate and discussion amongst delegates.