World Urban Parks – Parks & Recreation Covid-19 Resources

World Urban Parks website

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World Urban Parks has compiled a list of resources to help respond to and prepare for COVID-19 impacts, including Media Resources, Managing and Re-Opening Parks, Physical & Mental Wellbeing Resources, News Articles and Webinars.

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National Park Service Collaboration Handbook

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This handbook presents an overview of 10 core lessons for improved collaboration. These lessons encompass the lifespan of a collaborative effort, starting with internal capacity building practices, moving to forming new collaborations, and ending with sustaining collaborative initiatives. The lessons include stories, tools, and discussion points that can help park professionals incorporate the lessons into their work.

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The Value of Strategic Mentorship in Park and Recreation Agencies

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The purpose of this study was to identify the benefits of a systematic mentorship programme using a recreational agency as the case study. Demographic information was used to understand the current state of recreation agencies and this resulted in utilising a systematic mentoring process to address a lack diversity and inclusion in their membership agencies and communities, with the intended purpose of improving the effectiveness of park and recreation agencies. An example of a systematic mentorship programme is a 3-person cohort programme that facilitates the exchange of knowledge and experience between each member of the cohort. The benefit of this mentorship approach is to engage in discussions to strategically address and provide recommendations related to diversity and inclusion.

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