Profession activity leader

Activity leaders provide recreational services to people and children on vacation. They organise activities such as games for children, sport competitions, cycling tours, shows and museum visits. Recreational animators also advertise their activities, manage the available budget for each event and consult their colleagues. 

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Communication principles

    The set of commonly shared principles in regards with communication such as active listening, establish rapport, adjusting the register, and respecting the intervention of others.

  • Communication

    Exchanging and conveying information, ideas, concepts, thoughts, and feelings through the use of a shared system of words, signs, and semiotic rules via a medium.

Skills

  • Demonstrate games

    Explain and demonstrate games and game rules to new players/visitors.

  • Plan self-organisation

    Identify the necessary tasks and prioritise them in order to develop an individual schedule and perform the work in an autonomous way, ensuring that the requirements are met.

  • Entertain people

    Provide people with amusement by doing or offering a performance, like a show, a play or an artistic performance.

  • Implement risk management for outdoors

    Devise and demonstrate the application of responsible and safe practices for the outdoor sector.

  • Supervise children

    Keep the children under supervision for a certain period of time, ensuring their safety at all times.

  • Assess risk in the outdoors

    Elaborate and accomplish risk analysis.

  • Evaluate outdoor activities

    Identify and report problems and incidents according to outdoor programme safety national and local regulations.

  • React acordingly to unexpected events outdoors

    Detect and respond to the environment changing conditions and their effect on human psychology and behaviour.

  • Apply organisational techniques

    Employ a set of organisational techniques and procedures which facilitate the achievement of the goals set. Use these resources efficiently and sustainably, and show flexibility when required.

  • Manage outdoor resources

    Recognise and relate meteorology to topography; apply the principal of ‘Leave no trace'.

  • Animate in the outdoors

    Independently animate groups in the outdoors, adapting your practice to keep the group animated and motivated.

  • Communicate with youth

    Use verbal and non-verbal communication and communicate through writing, electronic means, or drawing. Adapt your communication to children and young people`s age, needs, characteristics, abilities, preferences, and culture.

  • Communicate in an outdoor setting

    Communicate with participants in more than one language of the European Union; handle a crisis following guidelines and recognise the importance of proper behaviour in crisis situations.

  • Organise camp activities

    Organise various recreational activities for participants (usually youth) at a camp, such as games, day trips, and sport activities.

  • Manage feedback

    Provide feedback to others. Evaluate and respond constructively and professionally to critical communication from colleagues and customers.

  • Give feedback on changing circumstances

    Respond appropriately to changing circumstances in an activity session.

  • Play with children

    Engage in activities for enjoyment, tailored to children of a certain age. Be creative and improvise to amuse children with activities such as tinkering, sports or board games.

  • Support children's wellbeing

    Provide an environment that supports and values children and helps them to manage their own feelings and relationships with others.

  • Manage groups outdoors

    Conduct outdoor sessions in a dynamic and active way

Optional knowledge and skills

geographical areas relevant to tourism monitor activities structure information sport games rules outdoor activities recreation activities liaise with colleagues promote recreation activities cooperate with colleagues geographic areas manage budgets empathise with outdoor groups geographical routes develop recreation programmes coordinate events research outdoor activities features of sporting equipment