I would like some information on professional development opportunities in leisure and recreation - informal and formal ways of learning
There is a useful book in our collection:
CHCLAH001 Work Effectively in the leisure and health industries - Learner Guide.
Topic 2D - Seek information for professional development and further training options is on Page 75.
The following professional bodies in Australia support the Professional Development of workers in the leisure and recreation industries:
Diversional and Recreational Therapy Australia
Open the Professional Development Guide - http://diversionaltherapy.org.au/Portals/0/Documents/A%20Guide%20to%20Professional%20Development%20Points.pdf
There are examples of informal learning in the Diversional Therapy Practice section; while the DT Professional Education section gives examples of formal learning.
Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
Occupational Therapy Board of Australia - Guidelines on Continuing Professional Development:
A table at the bottom of this page gives examples of formal and informal learning.
ACHPER - The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Inc.
Redleaf Training and Consultancy has developed a range of informative and practical workbooks focused on best practice approaches within diversional therapy and leisure and lifestyle service provision. High quality professional development resources that you can work through at your own pace or within a group in your workplace.