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May 22-24, 13 - Leadership Level 1 (Hiking) with Winter Module - Prospect

  • 22 May 2013
  • 9:00 AM (MDT)
  • 24 May 2013
  • 5:00 PM (MDT)
  • Prospect (Calgary)
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  • Please contact the instructor of this course for details on course fees and payment.

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Outdoor Leadership Level 1 (Hiking)
Successful graduates will be certified as OCC 'Leadership Level 1 (LL1)' with a 'Level 1 Hiking' specialization.

This course is suitable for anyone wanting the LL1 (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.

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 even 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.

Winter Leadership level 1
Successful graduates will be certified to lead trips into class 1 hiking terrain in winter conditions per the the description for Class 2 terrain in the hiking terrain matrix.

Course fee includes instruction and student manual.

Topics covered include:
  • Clothing selection for various winter conditions
  • Preparing an activity plan for a particular location under specified weather conditions
  • Understanding what specialized equipment is required and how to use it
  • Understanding the additional group management skills required for winter over summer environments
  • being able to recognize and respond to the onset of cold injury
  • Understanding the role of nutrition and water intake in winter conditions
  • Recognizing how to manage slippery surfaces

Prerequisites: The LL1 certification is a prerequisite to take this course. 

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