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April 28-29, 2014 Leadership Level 1 - Hiking and Paddling (RKY Camp)

  • 28 Apr 2014
  • 9:00 AM (EDT)
  • 29 Apr 2014
  • 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • RKY Camp (Parham Ontario)
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Leadership Level 1 + Paddling
Successful graduates will be certified as OCC 'Leadership Level 1 (LL1)' with a 'Level 1 Hiking & Paddling' specialization.

Prior to the course dates you will need to read the Leadership Level 1 found at: and the paddling manual found at

This course is suitable for anyone wanting the LL1 (Hiking & Paddling) 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.

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