Best Practices Development Methodology

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  • Each Best Practices survey was developed, vetted, reviewed and tested by multiple experts in the appropriate field.
  • Surveys were administered through SurveyMonkey, and survey data analyzed using a specially designed database.
  • Surveys were developed as a series of statements e.g. ‘The Weight Room is supervised at all times’.
  • Staff members completing the surveys have three response options for all Best Practice statements, and a ‘response value’ is assigned to each response:

2:         ‘Currently doing this’
1:         ‘Plan to do this’
0:         ‘Not planning to do this’

  • Each Best Practice statement is assigned a ‘weight factor’ using a 3, 2, 1 scale to reflect their relative importance.

3:         Critical
2:         Very important
1:         Important

  • A score for each Best Practice statement is determined by multiplying the ‘response value’ and the ‘weight factor’ (e.g. a ‘currently doing this’ response (2) coupled with a ‘critical’ weight factor (3) scored a total of 2×3 = 6).
  • Using these calculations, a ‘Category Score’ is calculated for each category (staffing, supervision etc.) within each survey.
  • A ‘Total Score’ for each Best Practice area is obtained by adding the scores from all Categories.

 

 

Working with McGregor & Associates allowed our staff to come together and learn how to communicate with each other about risk management issues… it was an outstanding team-building and/or learning environment for everyone. Our entire professional staff participated in the process and was divided into “working committees” to facilitate the collection of materials and develop common, department-wide, policies and risk management procedures.

As a result of working with McGregor & Associates, our Department has a well defined, and operational, Risk Management Manual, that incorporates its entire set of programs and services…. this is an active and fluid document that will continue to be updated and reviewed on a regular basis. In addition, as a result of this process, the department has established a department-wide Risk Management Committee that is responsible to monitor and manage the various risk-related issues associated with our programs and services. This committee will meet on a regular basis, communicate with the university’s Risk Management Services and will continue to oversee the management of our organization’s risk related needs.

John Campbell

Director, Campus Recreation
UC Davis

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