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October 21 and December 5th (Vancouver), Pro D days Field Leader (Hiking)

  • 21 Oct 2016
  • (PDT)
  • 05 Dec 2016
  • (PST)
  • 2 sessions
  • 21 Oct 2016, 8:30 AM 4:30 PM (PDT)
  • 05 Dec 2016, 9:00 AM 4:30 PM (PST)
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 4


  • If possible please pay online so you can receive your manual right away. If you need to pay by cheque than you will need to contact me so I can send you the manual.

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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 Instructors will be Robyn Rankin, Krystil Koethler and Nick Townley

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