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January 26-27, 2015 - Field Leader - Hiking (Markham)

  • 26 Jan 2015
  • 9:00 AM (EST)
  • 27 Jan 2015
  • 5:00 PM (EST)
  • Markham Pan Am Centre
  • 11


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Field Leader (Hiking)
Successful graduates will be certified as OCC 'Outdoor Field Leaders' with a 'Hiking' specialization.

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

Course fee, to be paid to your instructor, includes; instruction, student manual, and one year's membership fee to the Outdoor Council of Canada.

Please download the following course manual and read it prior to the course date:

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

Your Instructor will be Leah Tandy, email at and Emma Brandy, email at

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