Management Learning Laboratories 
Agenda for the Workshop on Best Practices in Recreation Needs Assessment
10:00 to 10:30 am
Discussion of the theoretical and philosophical implications of needs assessment in recreation
10:30 to 11:00 am
Discussion of the fundamental assumptions and foundations on which a needs assessment should be conducted
Pragmatic value of doing needs assessments
11:00 to 11:30 am
The best methodology for conducting needs assessments and user surveys
11:30 to 11:45 am
11:45 am to 12:15 pm
Continuation of methods discussion including harvesting of Big Data
12:15 to 1:15 pm
Lunch on your own, coffee and cookies will be provided in the afternoon
1:15 to 1:45 pm
Overview of statistical procedures needed to analyze needs assessment data
1:45 to 2:30 pm
Description of Big Data
Overview of the analysis of Big Data from social media for decision making
2:30 to 2:45 pm
2:45 to 3:15 pm
Demonstration of an analytical tool for analysis of needs assessment data
3:15 to 3:45 pm
Needs assessment skill set development
3:45 to 4:00 pm
Needs assessment costs
4:00 to 4:30  pm
MLL Methods
RecStor Big Data Analysis
RecStor Big Data Analysis
MLL Research and Scholarship
Past Studies and References
About MLL
MLL Workshop
MLL Consumer Services