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Christopher R. Edginton Receives Distinguised Service Award Posted on July 11th, 2014
Christopher R. Edginton, Secretary General of the World Leisure Organization was selected to receive the “2014 Distinguished Service Award” from the United States Sport Academys Board of Trustees and the Academys Awards of Sport Committee. The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is given annually to those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to national or international sport through education, research, or service. The award is in recognition of Dr. Edgintons great work in the area of recreation and leisure over the past decade with the organization.
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Attached DocumentsPress Release- Christopher R. Edginton
Call for Expressions of Interest- Chief Operating Officer Posted on April 23rd, 2014Call for Experessions of Interest
The World Leisure Organization seeks nominations and applications of individuals to serve as the Chief Operating Officer. In what is a voluntary position, the Chief Operating Officer is responsible for the overall management and administration of the organization and will serve as the accounting officer in accordance with its Constitution and Bylaws.
As Chief Operating Officer, the successful applicant will have a rare opportunity not only to serve the international leisure community in general, but also to be at the leading edge of the stimulating world of leisure research, scholarship, practice and advocacy. A Search Committee, supported by the World Leisure Organization’s Secretariat, will hold all inquiries, nominations and applications in confidence.
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Attached DocumentsWLO Call for Chief Operating Officer
World Leisure at the United Nations Posted on March 18th, 2014Abubakarr Jalloh Represented WLO at the UN High-Level Meetings in New York City
Abubakarr Jalloh, United Nations (UN) Representative, attended two (2) important/high-level UN meetings (March 6-11, 2014) that aligns with the work of the World Leisure Organization (WLO) towards the UN system. He represented WLO at the: (1) High-Level Event of the General Assembly on the Post-2015 Development Agenda; and (2) The 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The Post-2015 Development Agenda (i.e., Post-2015 agenda/framework) refers to a global process led by the UN system that aims to help define the future global development framework that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight global development targets that will expire in 2015. His report summarizes the meetings with a conclusion on their links to the work of WLO towards the UN as the organization continues to foster its working relationship with the UN system.
World Leisure Seeks New World Leisure Centers of Excellence Posted on March 3rd, 2014Request for Proposals
The World Leisure Organization (WLO) requests proposals to establish new World Leisure Center of Excellence (WLCE) programs. The required documentation of expertise and qualifications outlined in this request are intended to serve primarily as a general guide for each statement of qualifications, with the minimum requirements listed. Each college and/or university is expected to submit a fully detailed statement of qualifications, which adequately describes the advantages and benefits WLO would realize by selecting their institution. Through this Request for Proposal process WLO may select multiple intuitions to establish WLCE.
WLCE programs are organized as an international post-graduate program with research and service elements supporting the effort. Such centers provide a unique opportunity for graduate students from throughout the world and leisure educators, researchers and professionals to come together at one venue to participate in and/or contribute to the offering of an English-based graduate program.
Qualifications for a WLCE include:
1. Host Colleges and/or Universities must be accredited and/or approved by recognized bodies such as governmental agencies.
2. Host Colleges and/or Universities must have demonstrated a previous commitment to providing a leisure focus academic curriculum and have sufficient resources in terms of administrative services, faculty, and support resources to implement the proposed curriculum.
3. WLO shall make such investigations deemed necessary to determine the ability of the Colleges and/or Universities to service the University’s needs and requirements.
4. WLO reserves the right to reject any proposal if the evidence submitted by, or investigation of, such colleges and/or universities fails to satisfy WLO that the colleges and/or universities is properly qualified and possesses the capabilities and resources to carry out the obligations of the potential contract. In submitting a proposal, adequate information regarding these capabilities shall be provided by the colleges and/or universities.
5. The Colleges and/or Universities shall keep informed of, and shall comply with, all applicable codes, laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and orders of the municipal, state, and federal government, or other public bodies having jurisdiction affecting this RFP.
World Leisure Commission on Leisure Education Posted on January 31st, 2014Seeking Submissions and Abstracts
The World Leisure Commission on Leisure Education (WLCE) is seeking:
1. Submissions for the development of an online Leisure Education Resource Hub
2. Abstracts for the Leisure Education track of the 2014 Mobile Bay World Leisure Congress in Mobile, Alabama, USA, September 7-14, 2014.
For questions, ideas or to get more involved with our Commission, email Alison Link, World Leisure Commission on Leisure Education, Chair email@example.com.
Our WLCE steering committee is working on creating an online Leisure Education Research Hub, collecting submissions to make abailable to all stakeholders.
What our commission means by leisure education:
We are not necessarily talking about the academic context of professional preparation for work within the leisure field but rather we are concerned with the ways and means through which individuals and groups acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that inform and determine their leisure functioning.
Partnership with LIN
This will be created with the generous support of Leisure Information Network (http://lin.ca/). We will be able to add our topics to be listed under their Featured Collections http://lin.ca/featured-collections.
Topics of types of sybmissions/resources we are looking for:
· Leisure Education Blog where key issues are identified, discussed, and debated (let us know if you are
interested in submitting blog posts as a one time contributor or ongoing). Blog submissions will be forwarded
to Dr. Charlene Shannon
· What is meant by Leisure Education and related concepts?
· Historical/Theoretical Perspectives on leisure education
· Cultural perspectives on leisure education
· Syllabi for Leisure Education programs and initiatives
· Program materials in support of leisure education initiatives
· Books, Curricula, Implementation guides Position Papers (WLCLE)
· Contexts in which leisure education occurs (family, school, community- based, prison, etc)
· Policies in support of the inclusion of leisure education initiatives
· Evidence-Based Research on the impacts of leisure education
· Promoting Best Practices in leisure education
· Evaluation/Assessment Instruments
· Advocacy initiatives in support of leisure education
Submissions can be in the form of electronic documents or URL links to abstracts, journal articles, presentation papers, curricula, program materials, leisure education assessment instruments, reflections, and other materials. Please also send Leisure Education related bibliographies. First round submission deadline is February 15, 2014 to be part of our launch.
How to submit:
Email Alison Link, World Leisure Commission on Leisure Education, Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a designation of submission type for each submission (see list of types of submissions above). Please use the Subject Line: Leisure Education Resource Hub.
World Leisure Congress in 2014, September 7-12
We are seeking full participation in the next World Leisure Congress September 7-12, 2014, in Mobile Bay, Alabama. The conference is where our virtual community can meet in person to share, identify and advance our individual and collective leisure education goals and objectives. If you have an abstract to submit for the Leisure Education Track, follow this link: http://agora-abstracts.com/en/abstracts/worldleisure2014.
World Leisure Journal
The World Leisure Journal published a special issue focused on Leisure Education in March 2011. WLO members can access this issue of the World Leisure Journal by logging into the "Members Only" section of the the World Leisure website. Click here to sign in now or to complete the membership application to have online access to the entire World Leisure Journal click here.