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2016 Mid-Year Conference

February 7–9, 2016

San Antonio, Texas

Recreation Therapists as Leaders in Healthcare

Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 5:00 PM–6:00 PM CST
San Antonio I (100 classroom)
Session Description

NCTRC Job Analysis - Advancement of the Profession. The best leaders are never satisfied with traditional practice, static thinking, conventional wisdom, or common performance. Outstanding leaders tend to be described as visionary, innovators, intrinsically motivated, and inspirational. The best Recreational Therapists are never satisfied with static treatment, "good enough" performance, or unchanging practice. Recreation Therapists are often described as

Learning Outcomes - Provide three measurable learning objectives for the session that relate to the NCTRC Job Anaylsis.

1.  Identify three characteristics and skills of leaders within healthcare organizations.

2.  Identify common skills and characteristics of both leaders and recreation therapists which position the RT favorably in leadership positions.

3.  Develop personal develop plan for enhancing skills and characteristics to engage in leadership activities within vocational and professional organizations.

Detailed Session Outline - Include time spent on each portion of the outline. An example is given in the help text.

1. Foundation of leadership (35 minutes)

a.  Skills and characteristics

b.  Examples of leadership within healthcare and other organizations

2.  Development of crosswalk of leadership and RT (25 minutes)

3.  Development of personal development plan/goals for increasing leadership potential and engagement in vocational and professional organizations. (25 minutes)

4.  Q&A, Wap Up (5 minutes)

NCTRC Job Analysis.

Advancement of the Profession: Professionalism, Credential maintenance/ professional competencies, PR/promotion/marketing

Target Audience
New Graduates/New Professionals
Mid-Career Professionals
Seasoned Professionals


Rebecca Stackhouse, MA, CTRS, FACHE