In Person - Full Day Workshop

Denver - Colorado - Venue TBC

Join us and other outdoor education professionals for an interactive solutions-based workshop day for Senior Outdoor Leaders, Administrators and Directors. This workshop will add to your ongoing Risk Management skills and upskill your repertoire to effectively manage collective risks associated with your outdoor programs. This will also enable you to understand what other industry professionals are doing, what current standards are in-place and build upon your professional networks to share best practice and upskill on some areas which may be causing pain-points for your organization. Places are limited, enrol today via the link below. NB: Enrolment fee includes lunch for the day.

Course Information

Location: Denver - CO - TBC

Date: 17th Jan 2023

Length: Full Day Program

Start Time: 8:30am

Finish Time: 4:00pm

Catering: Lunch Provided

Cost: $499.00 USD per person

NB: Please email if you'd like to enrol and need to pay by invoice rather than online

Who Is This Course For?

• Outdoor Education Leaders - Middle to Senior Managers

• Heads of Outdoor Education

• Risk & Compliance Managers

• Outdoor Education Instructors - Looking to seek leadership roles

Outdoor Education Teachers - Looking to seek leadership roles

• Confidently develop and implement effective risk management systems for your organisation and outdoor education programs at an organisational and leadership level

Build upon your professional network with industry specialists in risk management and safety for outdoor education and recreation programs

• Actively reduce the risk of incidents on programs

• Further develop mitigation strategies your organisation's risk management systems

• Improved understanding of the added complexity of the current risk management landscape for the outdoor industry

• Understanding and building on leadership skills and communications strategies for effective stakeholder engagement and risk management

The Training Course Covers:

• A structured approach to developing a risk management mindset for outdoor education programs from a leadership and organization-wide perspective.

• Leadership style awareness and it's impact on managing risk, especially in complex situations.

• Culture building and effective employee engagement, 

• Effective communications, clarity of communications, feedback and conflict management.

• And some engaging scenarios and experiential activities.


Senior Instructor Global Risk Management

Paul Tame

Having worked in the outdoor education and adventure leadership industry for over 30 years, Paul has served as a risk management consultant for various outdoor schools, worked in numerous countries as both a field instructor, guide, program administrator and basecamp director and has been working specifically with higher education programs in the US for the last 11 years. A particular focus, when looking at risk management systems, is employee engagement and staff buy-in with risk mitigation systems. Prior to working with Xcursion Paul was a senior lecturer at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, CO, where he had worked for the past 11 years, leading expeditions both domestically and internationally, facilitating and teaching in the classroom and serving the schools risk management committee. Before moving to CO, Paul worked for Outward Bound (in 6 countries), the National Outdoor Leadership School, and also, works in an ongoing capacity as a senior consultant with Action Learning Associates (USA).

Experiential Education & Risk Mgt Instructor

Raeanna Anglen

Rae Anglen is an Outdoor Educator with a passion for building effective and wholehearted leaders. Leaning on her progressive multi-industry management experience—whether that’s managing trail crews deep in the wilderness, guiding and instructing outdoor excursions, or building new systems of operation for multi-million dollar delivery service companies—Rae understands that the foundation of risk management begins with our ability to understand ourselves and others. Since she is located in Gunnison, Colorado, on any given day you may find Rae white-water rafting, backpacking, ice climbing, Nordic skiing, fly fishing, or chasing sunsets.

The Solutions-Based Workshop Approach

This course is designed to help you build upon your experience & develop practical action steps for all your outdoor programs

  • Build On Your Experience

    Build upon your existing knowledge and experience planning and running outdoor education programs and your understanding of current industry best practices and tends

  • Stakeholder Engagement

    Build and improve upon your stakeholder engagement and communications plans with staff and clients

  • Scenario Training

    Work in teams to test your preparedness and critical thinking skills through engaging and practical scenarios

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