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Field Leader Hiking

October 15 @ 9:00 am October 16 @ 5:00 pm MDT

This course is suitable for anyone wanting the FL (Hiking) certification, or planning to become an instructor of this course.

Certification: Successful graduates will be certified as OCC ‘Outdoor Field Leaders’ with a ‘Hiking’ specialization.

Prerequisites: The only prerequisite for this course is a love of the outdoors and a passion to share that experience with others.

Pre-Course Preparation: You are required to read the manual and answer the quizzes in it before you come the the course. Once you have registered you will be sent an email containing a link to the manual and quizzes.

Course Content:

The course will be split between in-class learning (65%) and field exercises (35%). The learning format will be primarily guided experiential learning. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the role of the leader and leadership style
  • Integrating ‘activity’ ‘participant’ and ‘venue’ characteristics so as to promote event quality and safety
  • Constructing an activity plan
  • Identifying hazards and mitigation strategies
  • Communication and team building between participants, co-leaders and other stakeholders
  • Group management in the field
  • Enhancing situational awareness for quality and safety management
  • Emergency response
  • Post trip debriefing and facilitation

Cancellation policy: There will be no cancellation fee for COVID-19 related cancellation or postponement. Otherwise, there is a $15 administration fee to cancel up to 7 days prior to the start of the course. No refund available after 7 days prior.

To Register –

https://hikemanitoba.co/hikesworkshops/p/guxstqyswwanrw1kdy2xknejpfn0kf

$185.00 Course fee includes; instruction, student manual (as a pdf), and one year’s membership fee to the Outdoor Council of Canada.

Total Spaces Available

10