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WORKSHOPS I have over three decades of experience in tourism, recreation and parks in a variety of contexts and in that time I have worked more than 200 hundred commercial, not-for-profit and government organizations on numerous issues. The central theme that links my experience is dealing with change within tourism and recreation. The workshops I provide combine evidence-based information with a highly engaged format. Tourism and recreation is a multi-stakeholder sector that often requires a connecting force to bring parties together to be successful.
Why Workshops? After decades of consulting and research I have determined that the best way for organizations considering an initiative, change or those embarked on change is the workshop. Workshops support organizational and community goals: • Workshops and especially multi-stakeholder workshops allow everyone in the room to get on the same page; • They provide the best way to ensure your initiative gets a positive start • A sound evidence-based workshop can be the best context for your agency as it moves through an initiative; • They can be an excellent method to determine if a direction is worth pursuing There is great value in bringing everyone together in the same room to hear ideas, discuss, debate and move forward on the same page. I firmly believe you will save money in the long run by getting everyone on the same page. All workshops are provided on a half or full day basis with options for extended workshops based on client needs. All workshops are tailored to the needs and situation of the client group.
Ecotourism and Nature Tourism Eco and Adventure tourism no longer resides on the fringe of tourism; it has grown faster than any other tourism sector in the past decade. But as popular as it is, it remains much of an unknown to many including those in tourism. This workshop allows your group to explore: a. What is the ecotourism and nature tourism sector and what does it look like in our part of the world; b. What are the critical success factors for communities engaged in ecotourism and nature-based tourism; c. Why is it successful in some parts of the world and not others; d. How it may fit into your community; and e. What the prospects for success are for your community At the end of this workshop your group will have the confidence to determine if ecotourism and/or nature tourism are directions worthy of further exploration or not. The workshop is ideal for groups considering ecotourism as much as it is for those requiring a check in or change. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. Tourism Destination Planning - Getting Started to Reinvention Tourism destination planning is fundamentally about bringing together many partners to work together – it is about collaboration among partners. This workshop is designed to get your group on the same page with some of the most critical questions you will face in developing tourism in your region. The value of the workshop is that it provides you with a forum to immerse your group into key questions before you venture into RFP and other forms of planning and include a variety of stakeholders such as administrators, elected officials, community and business. We will incorporate your community data relative to the most common challenges in developing tourism along with do’s and don’ts. What can you realistically expect from tourism? How is it going to impact your residents? What level and type of tourism development may be best for your community? This workshop is ideal for communities considering tourism, early into tourism or seeking a direction change. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement.
Recreation / Tourism Planning for Rural Communities Rural communities have woken to the realization that you get much more from your resources when you work together. Nowhere is this more evident than in the planning of recreation and tourism for rural communities. In this workshop I will take you through rural planning ideas, examples, and does and don’ts. I have considerable experience in working with rural communities in finding ways to bring together recreation and tourism synergies to create greater value for the community and visitors. You will be able to better determine if it is right for your community. This workshop is ideal for all stakeholders including administration, elected officials, the business community and more – invite them all. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement.
Public Recreation: Revisiting Public Recreation Public Recreation is in the midst of a mild crisis of identity; it is being pulled into numerous directions that have taken it away from its core business. That may be viewed as a good or bad thing but it is occurring and along with it there are many subtle trade-offs that can alter the effectiveness of your agency forever. This session brings to light the slow and precipitous change affecting public recreation in urban centers throughout North America. The value of this workshop is that it allows your agency to situate itself in mêlée of modern change so you can determine what is beneficial or not but situating in the midst of change is never a bad thing. It is ideal as a pre-change workshop to gain context relative to broader happenings or simply a productive and provocative way to bring together your staff; it is guaranteed to make your agency think. Your workshop will be tailored to your community or agency through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. For a brief four-page description of Public Recreation and Role Creep, you can download this paper.
WORKSHOPS
I have over three decades of experience in tourism, recreation and parks in a variety of contexts and in that time I have worked more than 200 hundred commercial, not-for-profit and government organizations on numerous issues. The central theme that links my experience is dealing with change within tourism and recreation. The workshops I provide combine evidence-based information with a highly engaged format. Tourism and recreation is a multi-stakeholder sector that often requires a connecting force to bring parties together to be successful.
Why Workshops? After decades of consulting and research I have determined that the best way for organizations considering an initiative, change or those embarked on change is the workshop. Workshops support organizational and community goals: • Workshops and especially multi-stakeholder workshops allow everyone in the room to get on the same page; • They provide the best way to ensure your initiative gets a positive start • A sound evidence-based workshop can be the best context for your agency as it moves through an initiative; • They can be an excellent method to determine if a direction is worth pursuing There is great value in bringing everyone together in the same room to hear ideas, discuss, debate and move forward on the same page. I firmly believe you will save money in the long run by getting everyone on the same page. All workshops are provided on a half or full day basis with options for extended workshops based on client needs. All workshops are tailored to the needs and situation of the client group.
Ecotourism and Nature Tourism Eco and Adventure tourism no longer resides on the fringe of tourism; it has grown faster than any other tourism sector in the past decade. But as popular as it is, it remains much of an unknown to many including those in tourism. This workshop allows your group to explore: a. What is the ecotourism and nature tourism sector and what does it look like in our part of the world; b. What are the critical success factors for communities engaged in ecotourism and nature-based tourism; c. Why is it successful in some parts of the world and not others; d. How it may fit into your community; and e. What the prospects for success are for your community At the end of this workshop your group will have the confidence to determine if ecotourism and/or nature tourism are directions worthy of further exploration or not. The workshop is ideal for groups considering ecotourism as much as it is for those requiring a check in or change. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement.
Tourism Destination Planning - Getting Started to Reinvention Tourism destination planning is fundamentally about bringing together many partners to work together – it is about collaboration among partners. This workshop is designed to get your group on the same page with some of the most critical questions you will face in developing tourism in your region. The value of the workshop is that it provides you with a forum to immerse your group into key questions before you venture into RFP and other forms of planning and include a variety of stakeholders such as administrators, elected officials, community and business. We will incorporate your community data relative to the most common challenges in developing tourism along with do’s and don’ts. What can you realistically expect from tourism? How is it going to impact your residents? What level and type of tourism development may be best for your community? This workshop is ideal for communities considering tourism, early into tourism or seeking a direction change. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement.
Recreation / Tourism Planning for Rural Communities Rural communities have woken to the realization that you get much more from your resources when you work together. Nowhere is this more evident than in the planning of recreation and tourism for rural communities. In this workshop I will take you through rural planning ideas, examples, and does and don’ts. I have considerable experience in working with rural communities in finding ways to bring together recreation and tourism synergies to create greater value for the community and visitors. You will be able to better determine if it is right for your community. This workshop is ideal for all stakeholders including administration, elected officials, the business community and more – invite them all. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. Public Recreation: Revisiting Public Recreation Public Recreation is in the midst of a mild crisis of identity; it is being pulled into numerous directions that have taken it away from its core business. That may be viewed as a good or bad thing but it is occurring and along with it there are many subtle trade-offs that can alter the effectiveness of your agency forever. This session brings to light the slow and precipitous change affecting public recreation in urban centers throughout North America. The value of this workshop is that it allows your agency to situate itself in mêlée of modern change so you can determine what is beneficial or not but situating in the midst of change is never a bad thing. It is ideal as a pre-change workshop to gain context relative to broader happenings or simply a productive and provocative way to bring together your staff; it is guaranteed to make your agency think. Your workshop will be tailored to your community or agency through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. For a brief four-page description of Public Recreation and Role Creep, you can download this paper.
WORKSHOPS
I have over three decades of experience in tourism, recreation and parks in a variety of contexts and in that time I have worked more than 200 hundred commercial, not-for-profit and government organizations on numerous issues. The central theme that links my experience is dealing with change within tourism and recreation. The workshops I provide combine evidence-based information with a highly engaged format. Tourism and recreation is a multi-stakeholder sector that often requires a connecting force to bring parties together to be successful.
Why Workshops? After decades of consulting and research I have determined that the best way for organizations considering an initiative, change or those embarked on change is the workshop. Workshops support organizational and community goals: • Workshops and especially multi-stakeholder workshops allow everyone in the room to get on the same page; • They provide the best way to ensure your initiative gets a positive start • A sound evidence-based workshop can be the best context for your agency as it moves through an initiative; • They can be an excellent method to determine if a direction is worth pursuing There is great value in bringing everyone together in the same room to hear ideas, discuss, debate and move forward on the same page. I firmly believe you will save money in the long run by getting everyone on the same page. All workshops are provided on a half or full day basis with options for extended workshops based on client needs. All workshops are tailored to the needs and situation of the client group.
Ecotourism and Nature Tourism Eco and Adventure tourism no longer resides on the fringe of tourism; it has grown faster than any other tourism sector in the past decade. But as popular as it is, it remains much of an unknown to many including those in tourism. This workshop allows your group to explore: a. What is the ecotourism and nature tourism sector and what does it look like in our part of the world; b. What are the critical success factors for communities engaged in ecotourism and nature-based tourism; c. Why is it successful in some parts of the world and not others; d. How it may fit into your community; and e. What the prospects for success are for your community At the end of this workshop your group will have the confidence to determine if ecotourism and/or nature tourism are directions worthy of further exploration or not. The workshop is ideal for groups considering ecotourism as much as it is for those requiring a check in or change. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement.
Tourism Destination Planning - Getting Started to Reinvention Tourism destination planning is fundamentally about bringing together many partners to work together – it is about collaboration among partners. This workshop is designed to get your group on the same page with some of the most critical questions you will face in developing tourism in your region. The value of the workshop is that it provides you with a forum to immerse your group into key questions before you venture into RFP and other forms of planning and include a variety of stakeholders such as administrators, elected officials, community and business. We will incorporate your community data relative to the most common challenges in developing tourism along with do’s and don’ts. What can you realistically expect from tourism? How is it going to impact your residents? What level and type of tourism development may be best for your community? This workshop is ideal for communities considering tourism, early into tourism or seeking a direction change. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement.
Recreation / Tourism Planning for Rural Communities Rural communities have woken to the realization that you get much more from your resources when you work together. Nowhere is this more evident than in the planning of recreation and tourism for rural communities. In this workshop I will take you through rural planning ideas, examples, and does and don’ts. I have considerable experience in working with rural communities in finding ways to bring together recreation and tourism synergies to create greater value for the community and visitors. You will be able to better determine if it is right for your community. This workshop is ideal for all stakeholders including administration, elected officials, the business community and more – invite them all. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. Public Recreation: Revisiting Public Recreation Public Recreation is in the midst of a mild crisis of identity; it is being pulled into numerous directions that have taken it away from its core business. That may be viewed as a good or bad thing but it is occurring and along with it there are many subtle trade-offs that can alter the effectiveness of your agency forever. This session brings to light the slow and precipitous change affecting public recreation in urban centers throughout North America. The value of this workshop is that it allows your agency to situate itself in mêlée of modern change so you can determine what is beneficial or not but situating in the midst of change is never a bad thing. It is ideal as a pre-change workshop to gain context relative to broader happenings or simply a productive and provocative way to bring together your staff; it is guaranteed to make your agency think. Your workshop will be tailored to your community or agency through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. For a brief four-page description of Public Recreation and Role Creep, you can download this paper.
WORKSHOPS
I have over three decades of experience in tourism, recreation and parks in a variety of contexts and in that time I have worked more than 200 hundred commercial, not-for-profit and government organizations on numerous issues. The central theme that links my experience is dealing with change within tourism and recreation. The workshops I provide combine evidence-based information with a highly engaged format. Tourism and recreation is a multi-stakeholder sector that often requires a connecting force to bring parties together to be successful.
Why Workshops? After decades of consulting and research I have determined that the best way for organizations considering an initiative, change or those embarked on change is the workshop. Workshops support organizational and community goals: • Workshops and especially multi-stakeholder workshops allow everyone in the room to get on the same page; • They provide the best way to ensure your initiative gets a positive start • A sound evidence-based workshop can be the best context for your agency as it moves through an initiative; • They can be an excellent method to determine if a direction is worth pursuing There is great value in bringing everyone together in the same room to hear ideas, discuss, debate and move forward on the same page. I firmly believe you will save money in the long run by getting everyone on the same page. All workshops are provided on a half or full day basis with options for extended workshops based on client needs. All workshops are tailored to the needs and situation of the client group.
Ecotourism and Nature Tourism Eco and Adventure tourism no longer resides on the fringe of tourism; it has grown faster than any other tourism sector in the past decade. But as popular as it is, it remains much of an unknown to many including those in tourism. This workshop allows your group to explore: a. What is the ecotourism and nature tourism sector and what does it look like in our part of the world; b. What are the critical success factors for communities engaged in ecotourism and nature-based tourism; c. Why is it successful in some parts of the world and not others; d. How it may fit into your community; and e. What the prospects for success are for your community At the end of this workshop your group will have the confidence to determine if ecotourism and/or nature tourism are directions worthy of further exploration or not. The workshop is ideal for groups considering ecotourism as much as it is for those requiring a check in or change. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. Tourism Destination Planning - Getting Started to Reinvention Tourism destination planning is fundamentally about bringing together many partners to work together – it is about collaboration among partners. This workshop is designed to get your group on the same page with some of the most critical questions you will face in developing tourism in your region. The value of the workshop is that it provides you with a forum to immerse your group into key questions before you venture into RFP and other forms of planning and include a variety of stakeholders such as administrators, elected officials, community and business. We will incorporate your community data relative to the most common challenges in developing tourism along with do’s and don’ts. What can you realistically expect from tourism? How is it going to impact your residents? What level and type of tourism development may be best for your community? This workshop is ideal for communities considering tourism, early into tourism or seeking a direction change. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement.
Recreation / Tourism Planning for Rural Communities Rural communities have woken to the realization that you get much more from your resources when you work together. Nowhere is this more evident than in the planning of recreation and tourism for rural communities. In this workshop I will take you through rural planning ideas, examples, and does and don’ts. I have considerable experience in working with rural communities in finding ways to bring together recreation and tourism synergies to create greater value for the community and visitors. You will be able to better determine if it is right for your community. This workshop is ideal for all stakeholders including administration, elected officials, the business community and more – invite them all. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. Public Recreation: Revisiting Public Recreation Public Recreation is in the midst of a mild crisis of identity; it is being pulled into numerous directions that have taken it away from its core business. That may be viewed as a good or bad thing but it is occurring and along with it there are many subtle trade-offs that can alter the effectiveness of your agency forever. This session brings to light the slow and precipitous change affecting public recreation in urban centers throughout North America. The value of this workshop is that it allows your agency to situate itself in mêlée of modern change so you can determine what is beneficial or not but situating in the midst of change is never a bad thing. It is ideal as a pre-change workshop to gain context relative to broader happenings or simply a productive and provocative way to bring together your staff; it is guaranteed to make your agency think. Your workshop will be tailored to your community or agency through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. For a brief four-page description of Public Recreation and Role Creep, you can download this paper.
WORKSHOPS I have over three decades of experience in tourism, recreation and parks in a variety of contexts and in that time I have worked more than 200 hundred commercial, not-for-profit and government organizations on numerous issues. The central theme that links my experience is dealing with change within tourism and recreation. The workshops I provide combine evidence-based information with a highly engaged format. Tourism and recreation is a multi-stakeholder sector that often requires a connecting force to bring parties together to be successful.
Why Workshops? After decades of consulting and research I have determined that the best way for organizations considering an initiative, change or those embarked on change is the workshop. Workshops support organizational and community goals: • Workshops and especially multi-stakeholder workshops allow everyone in the room to get on the same page; • They provide the best way to ensure your initiative gets a positive start • A sound evidence-based workshop can be the best context for your agency as it moves through an initiative; • They can be an excellent method to determine if a direction is worth pursuing There is great value in bringing everyone together in the same room to hear ideas, discuss, debate and move forward on the same page. I firmly believe you will save money in the long run by getting everyone on the same page. All workshops are provided on a half or full day basis with options for extended workshops based on client needs. All workshops are tailored to the needs and situation of the client group. Ecotourism and Nature Tourism Eco and Adventure tourism no longer resides on the fringe of tourism; it has grown faster than any other tourism sector in the past decade. But as popular as it is, it remains much of an unknown to many including those in tourism. This workshop allows your group to explore: a. What is the ecotourism and nature tourism sector and what does it look like in our part of the world; b. What are the critical success factors for communities engaged in ecotourism and nature-based tourism; c. Why is it successful in some parts of the world and not others; d. How it may fit into your community; and e. What the prospects for success are for your community At the end of this workshop your group will have the confidence to determine if ecotourism and/or nature tourism are directions worthy of further exploration or not. The workshop is ideal for groups considering ecotourism as much as it is for those requiring a check in or change. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. Tourism Destination Planning - Getting Started to Reinvention Tourism destination planning is fundamentally about bringing together many partners to work together – it is about collaboration among partners. This workshop is designed to get your group on the same page with some of the most critical questions you will face in developing tourism in your region. The value of the workshop is that it provides you with a forum to immerse your group into key questions before you venture into RFP and other forms of planning and include a variety of stakeholders such as administrators, elected officials, community and business. We will incorporate your community data relative to the most common challenges in developing tourism along with do’s and don’ts. What can you realistically expect from tourism? How is it going to impact your residents? What level and type of tourism development may be best for your community? This workshop is ideal for communities considering tourism, early into tourism or seeking a direction change. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. Recreation / Tourism Planning for Rural Communities Rural communities have woken to the realization that you get much more from your resources when you work together. Nowhere is this more evident than in the planning of recreation and tourism for rural communities. In this workshop I will take you through rural planning ideas, examples, and does and don’ts. I have considerable experience in working with rural communities in finding ways to bring together recreation and tourism synergies to create greater value for the community and visitors. You will be able to better determine if it is right for your community. This workshop is ideal for all stakeholders including administration, elected officials, the business community and more – invite them all. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement.
Public Recreation: Revisiting Public Recreation Public Recreation is in the midst of a mild crisis of identity; it is being pulled into numerous directions that have taken it away from its core business. That may be viewed as a good or bad thing but it is occurring and along with it there are many subtle trade-offs that can alter the effectiveness of your agency forever. This session brings to light the slow and precipitous change affecting public recreation in urban centers throughout North America. The value of this workshop is that it allows your agency to situate itself in mêlée of modern change so you can determine what is beneficial or not but situating in the midst of change is never a bad thing. It is ideal as a pre-change workshop to gain context relative to broader happenings or simply a productive and provocative way to bring together your staff; it is guaranteed to make your agency think. Your workshop will be tailored to your community or agency through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. For a brief four-page description of Public Recreation and Role Creep, you can download this paper.
WORKSHOPS I have over three decades of experience in tourism, recreation and parks in a variety of contexts and in that time I have worked more than 200 hundred commercial, not-for-profit and government organizations on numerous issues. The central theme that links my experience is dealing with change within tourism and recreation. The workshops I provide combine evidence-based information with a highly engaged format. Tourism and recreation is a multi-stakeholder sector that often requires a connecting force to bring parties together to be successful.
Why Workshops? After decades of consulting and research I have determined that the best way for organizations considering an initiative, change or those embarked on change is the workshop. Workshops support organizational and community goals: • Workshops and especially multi-stakeholder workshops allow everyone in the room to get on the same page; • They provide the best way to ensure your initiative gets a positive start • A sound evidence-based workshop can be the best context for your agency as it moves through an initiative; • They can be an excellent method to determine if a direction is worth pursuing There is great value in bringing everyone together in the same room to hear ideas, discuss, debate and move forward on the same page. I firmly believe you will save money in the long run by getting everyone on the same page. All workshops are provided on a half or full day basis with options for extended workshops based on client needs. All workshops are tailored to the needs and situation of the client group. Ecotourism and Nature Tourism Eco and Adventure tourism no longer resides on the fringe of tourism; it has grown faster than any other tourism sector in the past decade. But as popular as it is, it remains much of an unknown to many including those in tourism. This workshop allows your group to explore: a. What is the ecotourism and nature tourism sector and what does it look like in our part of the world; b. What are the critical success factors for communities engaged in ecotourism and nature-based tourism; c. Why is it successful in some parts of the world and not others; d. How it may fit into your community; and e. What the prospects for success are for your community At the end of this workshop your group will have the confidence to determine if ecotourism and/or nature tourism are directions worthy of further exploration or not. The workshop is ideal for groups considering ecotourism as much as it is for those requiring a check in or change. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. Tourism Destination Planning - Getting Started to Reinvention Tourism destination planning is fundamentally about bringing together many partners to work together – it is about collaboration among partners. This workshop is designed to get your group on the same page with some of the most critical questions you will face in developing tourism in your region. The value of the workshop is that it provides you with a forum to immerse your group into key questions before you venture into RFP and other forms of planning and include a variety of stakeholders such as administrators, elected officials, community and business. We will incorporate your community data relative to the most common challenges in developing tourism along with do’s and don’ts. What can you realistically expect from tourism? How is it going to impact your residents? What level and type of tourism development may be best for your community? This workshop is ideal for communities considering tourism, early into tourism or seeking a direction change. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. Recreation / Tourism Planning for Rural Communities Rural communities have woken to the realization that you get much more from your resources when you work together. Nowhere is this more evident than in the planning of recreation and tourism for rural communities. In this workshop I will take you through rural planning ideas, examples, and does and don’ts. I have considerable experience in working with rural communities in finding ways to bring together recreation and tourism synergies to create greater value for the community and visitors. You will be able to better determine if it is right for your community. This workshop is ideal for all stakeholders including administration, elected officials, the business community and more – invite them all. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement.
Public Recreation: Revisiting Public Recreation Public Recreation is in the midst of a mild crisis of identity; it is being pulled into numerous directions that have taken it away from its core business. That may be viewed as a good or bad thing but it is occurring and along with it there are many subtle trade-offs that can alter the effectiveness of your agency forever. This session brings to light the slow and precipitous change affecting public recreation in urban centers throughout North America. The value of this workshop is that it allows your agency to situate itself in mêlée of modern change so you can determine what is beneficial or not but situating in the midst of change is never a bad thing. It is ideal as a pre-change workshop to gain context relative to broader happenings or simply a productive and provocative way to bring together your staff; it is guaranteed to make your agency think. Your workshop will be tailored to your community or agency through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. For a brief four-page description of Public Recreation and Role Creep, you can download this paper.
WORKSHOPS I have over three decades of experience in tourism, recreation and parks in a variety of contexts and in that time I have worked more than 200 hundred commercial, not-for-profit and government organizations on numerous issues. The central theme that links my experience is dealing with change within tourism and recreation. The workshops I provide combine evidence-based information with a highly engaged format. Tourism and recreation is a multi-stakeholder sector that often requires a connecting force to bring parties together to be successful.
Why Workshops? After decades of consulting and research I have determined that the best way for organizations considering an initiative, change or those embarked on change is the workshop. Workshops support organizational and community goals: • Workshops and especially multi-stakeholder workshops allow everyone in the room to get on the same page; • They provide the best way to ensure your initiative gets a positive start • A sound evidence-based workshop can be the best context for your agency as it moves through an initiative; • They can be an excellent method to determine if a direction is worth pursuing There is great value in bringing everyone together in the same room to hear ideas, discuss, debate and move forward on the same page. I firmly believe you will save money in the long run by getting everyone on the same page. All workshops are provided on a half or full day basis with options for extended workshops based on client needs. All workshops are tailored to the needs and situation of the client group. Ecotourism and Nature Tourism Eco and Adventure tourism no longer resides on the fringe of tourism; it has grown faster than any other tourism sector in the past decade. But as popular as it is, it remains much of an unknown to many including those in tourism. This workshop allows your group to explore: a. What is the ecotourism and nature tourism sector and what does it look like in our part of the world; b. What are the critical success factors for communities engaged in ecotourism and nature-based tourism; c. Why is it successful in some parts of the world and not others; d. How it may fit into your community; and e. What the prospects for success are for your community At the end of this workshop your group will have the confidence to determine if ecotourism and/or nature tourism are directions worthy of further exploration or not. The workshop is ideal for groups considering ecotourism as much as it is for those requiring a check in or change. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. Tourism Destination Planning - Getting Started to Reinvention Tourism destination planning is fundamentally about bringing together many partners to work together – it is about collaboration among partners. This workshop is designed to get your group on the same page with some of the most critical questions you will face in developing tourism in your region. The value of the workshop is that it provides you with a forum to immerse your group into key questions before you venture into RFP and other forms of planning and include a variety of stakeholders such as administrators, elected officials, community and business. We will incorporate your community data relative to the most common challenges in developing tourism along with do’s and don’ts. What can you realistically expect from tourism? How is it going to impact your residents? What level and type of tourism development may be best for your community? This workshop is ideal for communities considering tourism, early into tourism or seeking a direction change. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. Recreation / Tourism Planning for Rural Communities Rural communities have woken to the realization that you get much more from your resources when you work together. Nowhere is this more evident than in the planning of recreation and tourism for rural communities. In this workshop I will take you through rural planning ideas, examples, and does and don’ts. I have considerable experience in working with rural communities in finding ways to bring together recreation and tourism synergies to create greater value for the community and visitors. You will be able to better determine if it is right for your community. This workshop is ideal for all stakeholders including administration, elected officials, the business community and more – invite them all. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. Public Recreation: Revisiting Public Recreation Public Recreation is in the midst of a mild crisis of identity; it is being pulled into numerous directions that have taken it away from its core business. That may be viewed as a good or bad thing but it is occurring and along with it there are many subtle trade-offs that can alter the effectiveness of your agency forever. This session brings to light the slow and precipitous change affecting public recreation in urban centers throughout North America. The value of this workshop is that it allows your agency to situate itself in mêlée of modern change so you can determine what is beneficial or not but situating in the midst of change is never a bad thing. It is ideal as a pre-change workshop to gain context relative to broader happenings or simply a productive and provocative way to bring together your staff; it is guaranteed to make your agency think. Your workshop will be tailored to your community or agency through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. For a brief four-page description of Public Recreation and Role Creep, you can download this paper.
WORKSHOPS I have over three decades of experience in tourism, recreation and parks in a variety of contexts and in that time I have worked more than 200 hundred commercial, not-for-profit and government organizations on numerous issues. The central theme that links my experience is dealing with change within tourism and recreation. The workshops I provide combine evidence-based information with a highly engaged format. Tourism and recreation is a multi-stakeholder sector that often requires a connecting force to bring parties together to be successful.
Why Workshops? After decades of consulting and research I have determined that the best way for organizations considering an initiative, change or those embarked on change is the workshop. Workshops support organizational and community goals: • Workshops and especially multi-stakeholder workshops allow everyone in the room to get on the same page; • They provide the best way to ensure your initiative gets a positive start • A sound evidence-based workshop can be the best context for your agency as it moves through an initiative; • They can be an excellent method to determine if a direction is worth pursuing There is great value in bringing everyone together in the same room to hear ideas, discuss, debate and move forward on the same page. I firmly believe you will save money in the long run by getting everyone on the same page. All workshops are provided on a half or full day basis with options for extended workshops based on client needs. All workshops are tailored to the needs and situation of the client group. Ecotourism and Nature Tourism Eco and Adventure tourism no longer resides on the fringe of tourism; it has grown faster than any other tourism sector in the past decade. But as popular as it is, it remains much of an unknown to many including those in tourism. This workshop allows your group to explore: a. What is the ecotourism and nature tourism sector and what does it look like in our part of the world; b. What are the critical success factors for communities engaged in ecotourism and nature-based tourism; c. Why is it successful in some parts of the world and not others; d. How it may fit into your community; and e. What the prospects for success are for your community At the end of this workshop your group will have the confidence to determine if ecotourism and/or nature tourism are directions worthy of further exploration or not. The workshop is ideal for groups considering ecotourism as much as it is for those requiring a check in or change. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. Tourism Destination Planning - Getting Started to Reinvention Tourism destination planning is fundamentally about bringing together many partners to work together – it is about collaboration among partners. This workshop is designed to get your group on the same page with some of the most critical questions you will face in developing tourism in your region. The value of the workshop is that it provides you with a forum to immerse your group into key questions before you venture into RFP and other forms of planning and include a variety of stakeholders such as administrators, elected officials, community and business. We will incorporate your community data relative to the most common challenges in developing tourism along with do’s and don’ts. What can you realistically expect from tourism? How is it going to impact your residents? What level and type of tourism development may be best for your community? This workshop is ideal for communities considering tourism, early into tourism or seeking a direction change. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. Recreation / Tourism Planning for Rural Communities Rural communities have woken to the realization that you get much more from your resources when you work together. Nowhere is this more evident than in the planning of recreation and tourism for rural communities. In this workshop I will take you through rural planning ideas, examples, and does and don’ts. I have considerable experience in working with rural communities in finding ways to bring together recreation and tourism synergies to create greater value for the community and visitors. You will be able to better determine if it is right for your community. This workshop is ideal for all stakeholders including administration, elected officials, the business community and more – invite them all. Your workshop will be tailored to your community through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day or longer formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. Public Recreation: Revisiting Public Recreation Public Recreation is in the midst of a mild crisis of identity; it is being pulled into numerous directions that have taken it away from its core business. That may be viewed as a good or bad thing but it is occurring and along with it there are many subtle trade-offs that can alter the effectiveness of your agency forever. This session brings to light the slow and precipitous change affecting public recreation in urban centers throughout North America. The value of this workshop is that it allows your agency to situate itself in mêlée of modern change so you can determine what is beneficial or not but situating in the midst of change is never a bad thing. It is ideal as a pre-change workshop to gain context relative to broader happenings or simply a productive and provocative way to bring together your staff; it is guaranteed to make your agency think. Your workshop will be tailored to your community or agency through pre-workshop consultations. This session can be presented in half or full day formats with the latter offering more hands-on involvement. For a brief four-page description of Public Recreation and Role Creep, you can download this paper.