LEADERSHIP IN THE UTDOORS
As outdoor professionals, we hold people’s lives in our hands.
This comprehensive course is designed to take Field Instructors, Program Leaders and Field Operations Managers beyond passion.
Covering the core elements of physical safety, individual modules in the program focus on building a risk & safety mindset that is needed for responsible outdoor leadership.
What will you take away?
Core Outdoor Education Theory
Methodical Decision Making Skills in the Field
Risk Assessment and Management skills
Ability to write a Risk Plan.
Situational/Conditional Leadership Theory
How to Lead groups in the Outdoors space (OE skills, Strategy, Psychology.)
What can you expect?
This course may need you to unlearn some of the things you may have learnt over years.
The course combines theory and practice. Parts of it will need you to read!
To get the maximum out of this course, you will need to spend 6-8 hours/week (beyond the sessions) on your learning.
Learning happens best in a collaborative environment.
We would like you to question, discuss, listen to and engage with your peers.
leadership in the outdoors
12 Online Sessions of 120 minutes each Saturdays/Sundays.
STARTS AUGUST 14, 2022
Some Concepts Covered
Outdoor Leadership Wall
Outward Bound Process Model
Absolute and Residual Risk
Core Principles of Outdoor Programming.
Identifying Hazards & Understanding Risk
Trip Planning ( Before-During-After)
Philosophical Issues with OE/AE
Leadership Styles and Conditional Favourability
Stages of OE Facilitation
Adventure Experience Paradigm.
Principles and Ethics
SARABJIT SINGH WALLIA
has over 2 decades of Experience designing and delivering physically and emotionally safe outdoor experiences for Children and Adults. Having worked with Inme Learning Pvt. Limited first as Head of Learning and Development and then as COO till 2019, Sarabjit, has built India’s first Standard Operating Procedure manual for outdoor programs with focus on a range of scenarios like Injury in the field , Road Travel, Lost Group / Individual, Landslides, Floods.
The SOP focuses on organisational standardisation of key aspects like evacuation process, roles and responsibilities, communication protocols & timelines, etc. His key process and training driven initiatives include Audit, Review of Field Processes and Safety and Participant experiences.
He effortlessly combines the principles of Experiential Education, Outdoor and Adventure Based Counselling . He has worked with over 15000 young adults across the globe, and currently heads Entendido, a company focused on working with youth on imparting 21st Century and SEL Skills.
2009-2010 : Masters in Outdoor Education La Trobe Univesity, Australia
2008: Graduate Diploma In Outdoor & Environmental Education La Trobe University, Australia
2004: Certified Facilitator for Adventure Based Counselling Project Adventure. USA