Rec Ignite

Ignite your learning, your networks and your passion for the sport, recreation and leisure industry by attending our FREE online industry forum, Rec Ignite.

Rec Ignite is a great way for sport, recreation and leisure industry professionals to come together, share best practices and find support.

Over the course of 2020, Rec Ignite (then called, This World Can) had 1360 registrations from 70 Councils across Australia and 50 partner agencies, including the likes of VicHealth and Sport Vic.

Rec Ignite Calendar for 2021
All sessions are from 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm AEST

8 April – Planning for Physically Active Communities – Fail to plan you plan to fail. So let’s start the year getting PA planning right because 2021 is a planning bonanza. We start with MPHWP. What it is, where it fits with the suite of council policies and how to get involved and influence.

27 May – Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion – Diversity and Inclusion is not one person’s role in an organisation, it is everybody’s. This session aims at increasing your knowledge of diversity, inclusion and belonging and how the knowledge can help you as an individual and in your role.

15 July – Marketing and Campaigns – Successful campaigns to get communities physically active are a key part of behaviour change. Hear what works, what doesn’t work and how do you do it?

2 September – Active Recreation – If it’s not formal sport, what is it? More people participate in active recreation than sport. So how do we get it on the agenda and make it a priority?

30 September – Active Schools (from 10.30 am to 11.30 am) – Find out about the Department of Education Victoria’s Active School’s Framework and the opportunities that it presents to Local Government Physical Activity teams and the wider sector.

Coming in 2022 – Active Transport – is the low hanging fruit of getting people active. We will discuss strategies, partnerships and action everyone can focus on! 

Coming in 2022 – Influencing Without Authority – if you are the subject matter expert, but not the boss, how do you get the community’s needs on the radar?

Rec Education

Rec Education provides professional development opportunities for local government employees in sport, recreation or leisure roles.

Each course requires a 1.5 hour commitment per week over a 4 week period, delivered online via Zoom meetings.

The small group setting is designed for new employees into local government or those with experience in the sector seeking change. Those with experience in the wider sport and recreation sector wishing to transition into a similar role within local government are also encouraged to participate.

Our online courses are delivered by industry professionals with extensive local government experience.

The courses are aimed at not only improving knowledge but fast-tracking networking opportunities with other employees in local government as well as industry partners.

PLA Members and Member Organisation Discount

PLA members and member organisations (Vic/Tas only) with staff that register for courses receive a $100 discount. Other discounts are also available. Click on course link below to register or for more details.

Sports Development Starting 27 August 2021
Recreation Planning Part 1 Starting 13 October 2021

The following courses have dates that will be confirmed soon. PLEASE REGISTER your interest for any of the courses below by clicking on their link and we will keep you updated on when the course(s) you are interested in will run.

Diversity and Inclusion
Physical Activity and Activation
Recreation Planning Part 2

Our courses are delivered in partnership with:

Closed Captions and Auslan Interpreters

Our Rec Ignite online industry forums, and Rec Education courses have live transcription available and we also offer Auslan interpreters on request. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require further assistance in accessing our serrvices.

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