Over two days, May 7-8 2016, participants will learn the essential concepts and practice skills for safely leading groups in low risk environments. The overnight course will also cover the Duke of Ed Leader Training curricula for those involved, or interested in working with, the world’s largest award program for youth.
OCC and DOE are working together to ensure that leaders of youth and adult groups are well-prepared, objectively qualified, and strongly connected to community resources.
The course will be taught by IteratED Founding Partner and PxSchool Lead Educator, Brad Gooderham. If you are interested in participating in this inaugural program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit PEAKxSchool.ca
Registration will open to the public on February 15th but interested individuals can contact us directly to discuss early enrollment.
Thanks and we look forward to being in touch,
Have a great day!
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Excerpt from OCC-DOE Field Leader I Course Curricula:
“The OCC offers generalized outdoor leadership training and certification that is augmented with activity-specific training modules and contexts. We propose that a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award-specific module can be added to the Field Leader (FL) and FL Instructor Training Course to serve the needs and amplify the desired outcomes of both organizations.
DOE Award Leaders are relied upon to facilitate, manage, cultivate, inspire, and safely lead many aspects of the Award requirements. Quite often this includes offering activities for groups of youth so that they can meet the requirements of the Award. Many of these individuals are committed community volunteers with a passion for engaging youth but who lack the formal leadership training background to execute programs with low-risk and high confidence.
The Adventurous Journey requirement is acknowledged as the largest bottleneck, and often barrier, to the participant’s successful completion of their levels.
No matter what the activity context, from community service initiatives to low-risk terrain expeditions, the OCC FL course prepares participants with training in the following 11 core leadership skills required to facilitate safe, enjoyable, and productive activities:
- Reasons to Become an Outdoor Leader
- Pre-Event Planning (The Vision)
- The Hiking Terrain Matrix
- Pre-Event Planning (Hazards and Defenses)
- Pre-Event Planning (Team Building)
- Environmental Responsibility
- Last Minute Checks
- Group Management
- Situational Awareness
- Accident and Emergency Response