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Sept. 26,27, Field Leader (Hiking) Newfoundland

  • 26 Sep 2015
  • 9:00 AM
  • 27 Sep 2015
  • 5:00 PM
  • Skerwink Hostel
  • 6


  • Please contact the instructor of this course for details on course fees and payment.

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

Please note: 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
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 Albi Sole Email at

Accommodation: There are dormitory rooms ($29) and single rooms ($59) available at the Skerwink Hostel. These are not included in the course fee and must be paid to the hostel.

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