The purpose of this study is to describe strategic planning and its implications for administration in private sector recreation organizations. This study consists of three parts. The first part presents the ideology of strategic planning. The second part describes the strategic planning process. Whereas, the third part discusses the strategic planning process for application by recreation administrators in private sector recreation organizations. The strategic planning process suggested for application by administrators in private sector recreation organizations consists of six steps: ( 1) understanding recreation trends and values of society, (2) understanding the current state of condition of the recreation organization, (3) recreation problem diagnosis, (4) recreation resource analysis, (5) determining strategic planning alternatives, and (6) selection of strategic recreation alternatives. It is concluded that strategic planning may be an effective means of managing for private sector recreation administrators because it provides an opportunity to diagnose management decisions before change is actually implemented.
"Strategic Planning for Recreation Administrators in Private Sector Recreation Organizations,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 14:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol14/iss2/2