RLS140 - Personal Growth and Group Dynamics

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Subject Title
Personal Growth and Group Dynamics

Subject Description
This interpersonal behavior subject focuses on the ability to interact effectively with others.  Both as a student and as a graduate, you will continually be requested to share information, cooperate on task or projects, or present recommendations or requests to management.  This occurs in informal situations, project work sessions and formal meetings.  This subject utilizes experiential activities and the investigation of theories, personal styles and preferences, as well as current skills and abilities to enhance the repertoire of responses and behaviors available to students when dealing with others.  You will learn how to develop and maintain trust, how to communicate more skillfully, how to resolve interpersonal conflicts and how your own behavior has impact on other people.

Credit Status
This subject is a required credit to graduate from the Recreation and Leisure Services Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Use appropriate motivational techniques for involving participants
  2. Apply knowledge of theories of personality development and behavior
  3. Access individual group member role behavior and determine appropriate action
  4. Demonstrate listening skills and question skills working with groups
  5. Apply appropriate leadership roles related to the situation at hand and the maturity and behavior of group members
  6. Apply a variety of conflict resolution strategies appropriate to the development stage (s) of the individual and/or group
  7. Apply the principles of human growth and lifespan development to the design and implementation of recreation and leisure activities
  8. Recognize the importance of recreation and leisure activities in a variety of settings including institutional settings
  9. Describe and recognize the impact of demographic changes (e.g. aging population) on Recreation and Leisure Services.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.