Conducting a Community Needs Assessment on a Shoestring Budget
Track: Leadership & Management

Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 1:15 to 2:30pm

Tom Powers, Program Supervisor, City of Eugene Recreation

Session Description:

Are you happy with your community needs assessment? Wait, you don't have one? As a parks and recreation provider, you need assurances that you’re offering the right programs and services for your community. This session will help you get there by providing you with the tools to conduct an in-house needs assessment on a “next to nothing” budget. The speaker will walk you through the key components of a community needs assessment and introduce you to the tools needed to get the job done – surveys, focus groups, partner interviews and more!

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn the basic components of a community needs assessment.
  • Participants will identify the tools and resources needed to perform a community needs assessment.
  • Participants will learn to utilize the data gathered to develop the final plan.