Connecting Park Leadership Research and Practice With Self-Directed Learning Online

The following was an ePoster/eMedia submission to the March 9-12, 2021 Virtual Research Summit by Sylvie Plante of Royal Roads University with Don Carruthers Den Hoed of CPCIL. Click on the image below to view.

Voici une présentation ePoster/eMedia au Sommet de Recherche Virtuel du 9 au 12 mars 2021 par Sylvie Plante avec Université de Royal Roads et Don Carruthers Den Hoed avec CPCIL. Cliquez sur l’image ci-dessous pour la visualiser.


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ABSTRACT

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How can the community of parks and protected areas effectively connect academic and applied research with day-to-day practice? How can learning that disseminates new research support the evolution of leadership practice? Taking on both roles of creator and participant, in the self-directed online learning of the proposed CPCIL park primers, I offer a unique perspective to share insights about the process and experience of integrating research and practice to create online learning that disseminates the latest research. As the lead researcher behind one of the CPCIL park primers, and also a professional learning designer and facilitator, I can share ideas on things to keep in mind when we create experiential learning for parks leaders and practitioners. I can also solicit input from participants on what they look for in self-directed online learning, to circle back into the process of co-creation and continuous improvement that connects knowers and learners. The session draws on interdisciplinary knowledge I gathered through my journey in the Doctor of Social Sciences program at Royal Roads University, culminating in the creation of a dissertation portfolio that included the learning module that informed the pilot park primer. The Collaborative Leadership for innovation park primer and accompanying video Partnering for Innovation: Social Capital for Greater Value were developed in collaboration with CPCIL using an action research approach.

ABSTRACT

Comment la communauté des parcs et des zones protégées peut-elle relier efficacement la recherche universitaire et appliquée à la pratique quotidienne ? Comment l’apprentissage qui diffuse les nouvelles recherches peut-il soutenir l’évolution des pratiques de leadership ? Assumant à la fois les rôles de créateur et de participant, dans l’apprentissage en ligne autodirigé des abécédaires des parcs proposés par CPCIL, j’offre une perspective unique pour partager des idées sur le processus et l’expérience d’intégration de la recherche et de la pratique afin de créer un apprentissage en ligne qui diffuse les dernières recherches. En tant que chercheur principal de l’un des abécédaires du parc CPCIL, et également concepteur et animateur professionnel de l’apprentissage, je peux partager des idées sur les choses à garder à l’esprit lorsque nous créons un apprentissage expérientiel pour les responsables et les praticiens des parcs. Je peux également solliciter les commentaires des participants sur ce qu’ils recherchent dans l’apprentissage autodirigé en ligne, pour revenir au processus de co-création et d’amélioration continue qui relie les connaisseurs et les apprenants. La session s’appuie sur les connaissances interdisciplinaires que j’ai acquises au cours de mon parcours dans le cadre du programme de doctorat en sciences sociales de l’Université Royal Roads, et qui ont abouti à la création d’un dossier de thèse comprenant le module d’apprentissage qui a servi de base à l’introduction au parc pilote. L’abécédaire du parc collaboratif pour l’innovation et la vidéo d’accompagnement Partnering for Innovation : Social Capital for Greater Value ont été élaborés en collaboration avec CPCIL en utilisant une approche de recherche-action.

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2017 Profile of Canadian Environmental Employment

ECO Canada Profile of Canadian Environmental Employment September 2017

Survey / Report

The 2016 survey is the most recent in the ECO Canada Profile of Canadian Environmental Employment series, and follows 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 1999 and 1993 publications. It marks a watershed moment and not the first course correction in the history of ECO Canada labour market research. Since 1993, ECO Canada’s understanding of what goes to make up “environmental employment” has shifted and evolved more than once based on experience and learning.

ECO Canada Profile of Canadian Environmental Employment September 2017
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National Park Service Collaboration Handbook

External Resource

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

External Resource

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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