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    • 22 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM (MDT)
    • 23 Aug 2020
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Canmore
    • 9
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    Field Leader (Hiking) Course 

    This Course will be delivered outdoors and in accordance with Provincial Health Requirements for Covid-19 Safety.

    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.

    Cancellation policy: There is a $15 administration fee to cancel up to 7 days prior to the start of the course. No refund available after 7 days prior.

    • 17 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Canmore
    • 9
    Register

    Field Leader (Winter) Course 

    Successful graduates will be certified as OCC 'Field Leader' with a 'Winter' specialization.

    Field Leader (Hiking) and a current membership in the OCC are pre-requisites for 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 learning format will be primarily guided experiential learning. Topics covered include:

    • Reviewing the role of the leader, leadership style, communication and team-building.
    • Integrating ‘activity’ ‘participant’ and ‘venue’ characteristics in a winter setting so as to promote event quality and safety
    • Constructing a winter activity plan
    • Identifying hazards and mitigation strategies in the winter environment
    • Group management in the winter environment
    • Enhancing situational awareness for quality and safety management
    • Emergency response
    • Post trip debriefing and facilitation

    Prerequisites: Field Leader (Hiking) and a current membership in the OCC

    Cancellation policy: There is a $15 administration fee to cancel up to 7 days prior to the start of the course. No refund available after 7 days prior.

Past events

25 Jul 2020 July 25,26 Canmore Field Leader (Overnight)
18 Jul 2020 July 18,19, Field Leader (Hiking) Canmore
09 Jul 2020 July 9,10, Field Leader (Hiking) Saskatoon
13 Jun 2020 June 13,14, Field Leader (Hiking) Canmore
20 Apr 2020 April 20, Field Leader (Winter) Canmore
18 Apr 2020 Postponed - April 18,19, Field Leader (Hiking) Canmore
01 Jun 2019 June 1,2, Field Leader (Hiking) Canmore
01 Apr 2019 (April 1,2) Field Leader (Hiking)
17 Nov 2018 Nov. 17,18 Field Leader (Hiking) Edmonton
19 Oct 2018 (October 19-20) Field Leader (Hiking) SD-21 Penticton
25 May 2018 (May 25,26) Field Leader (Hiking)
28 Apr 2018 (28-29 Avril) Leader terrain (randonnée) -Gatineau
09 Apr 2018 (April 9-11) Field Leader (Hiking) Course for Laurentian
20 Oct 2017 October 20th and 21st (Vancouver), BC Pro D Field Leader course (Hiking)
29 Sep 2017 (Sept. 29 - Oct. 1) Field Leader (Hiking) Course + Camping Skills for DofE Award
17 Aug 2017 (August 17-18) Field Leader (Hiking) Course for Scouts Canada
27 May 2017 Overnight Workshop
21 Oct 2016 October 21 and December 5th (Vancouver), Pro D days Field Leader (Hiking)
20 Oct 2016 Wild Connect: Oct. 20-22
26 Sep 2015 Sept. 26,27, Field Leader (Hiking) Newfoundland
25 Aug 2015 Aug. 25,26 Field Leader (Hiking) for CRPS teachers
15 Jun 2015 June 15 and June 24 Field Leader Instructor Course (Vancouver)
23 May 2015 Field Leader (Overnight) May 23,24
05 May 2015 May 5-6 Field Leader Instructor Course at Camp Nutimik
26 Jan 2015 January 26-27, 2015 - Field Leader - Hiking (Markham)
26 Oct 2014 Winter Leadership for Field Leaders
25 Oct 2014 Food package for Oct.25th meetings
25 Oct 2014 Accomodation and Food package for Oct.25th meetings
25 Oct 2014 Attendance at Oct.25th AGM meetings
24 Oct 2014 BC pro d day - Oct/2014
23 Jul 2014 July 23-24, 2014 Leadership Level 1 - Hiking and Paddling (Willowgrove Day Camp)
17 Jul 2014 July 17-18, 2014 - Leadership Level 1 - Hiking (Mansfield Outdoor Centre)
01 Jul 2014 July 1-2, 2014 - Leadership Level 1 - Hiking (Educo)
25 Jun 2014 June 25-26, 2014 Leadership Level 1 - Hiking and Paddling (Frontier Trails Camp)
28 Apr 2014 April 28-29, 2014 Leadership Level 1 - Hiking and Paddling (RKY Camp)
26 Nov 2013 November 26-28, 13 - Alberta Camps - Leadership Level 1 (Hiking) with Winter Module
21 Mar 2012 Manitoba Camping Association Leadership Level 1 (Hiking)
09 Feb 2012 ATA Convention Leadership Level 1 (Hiking)
29 Oct 2011 Navigation Level 1
29 Oct 2011 Winter Leadership Level 1
27 Oct 2011 Oct 27,28 Leadership Level 1 (Hiking)

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