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Risk Management for
Outdoor Programs

Forty-hour online training for outdoor, adventure, and experiential professionals

Risk Management for Outdoor Programs

Forty-hour online training for outdoor, adventure, and experiential professionals

Learn Best Practices & Essential Standards for Outdoor Safety

Experience the most comprehensive, detailed and research-based training on outdoor and experiential safety available today.

LEARN

Learn the science behind why incidents occur

ENGAGE

Engage with case studies, scenarios, & small group projects to master safety principles

UNDERSTAND

Understand how to develop a comprehensive risk management plan

CREATE

Create a customized strategy to help your organization achieve safety excellence

Course Format

Video-Conference Meetings

  • Five calls, usually 90 minutes, 1 week apart
  • Individual & group presentations
  • Round-table seminars
  • Small group discussions

Independent Work

  • Approximately 10-hours work per week
  • Video lectures
  • Discussion forums
  • Video-based scenarios
  • Case studies & readings
  • Quizzes
  • Assessments of your program

Small Group Projects

  • Risk Management Role-Play
  • Risk Management Review (Safety Audit)

Synthesis & Transference

  • Risk Management Plan Development
  • Customized Action Plan
  • Post-Course Resources & Support

Course Topics

  • Accident Causation Models
  • Risk Assessments
  • Risk Management Plans
  • Outdoor Safety Standards
  • Legal Concepts
  • Safety Culture
  • Human Factors
  • Providers/Subcontractors
  • Equipment Management
  • Activities & Program Areas
  • Incident Reporting
  • Incident Management
  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Media Relations
  • COVID-19
  • Systems Thinking
  • And more
Download a detailed syllabus

PARTICIPANTS

Managers & leadership of experiential, outdoor, wilderness, adventure, and travel programs.

TEXTBOOK

Risk Management for Outdoor Programs e-book; paperback also available.

CEUs

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available from CSU Pueblo.

CERTIFICATION

Graduates receive a certificate from Viristar valid for 3 years.

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The training course is offered each month. Each course runs for 4 weeks (29 days).
 
The course includes five video-conference calls, one week apart. The first call is 45 minutes long; the following four calls are 90 minutes each. Approximately 10 hours of independent work occurs each week between Live Sessions.
 
Calls are held at either 11:00 am New York time or 11:00 am Singapore time.
 
Tuition: USD $399
 

Choose course dates:

(Times/dates based on New York time, UTC-4)

Start Date: July 6

End Date: August 3

Live Sessions

Wednesday, July 6, 11:00 am UTC-4
Wednesday, July 13, 11:00 am UTC-4
Wednesday, July 20, 11:00 am UTC-4
Wednesday, July 27, 11:00 am UTC-4
Wednesday, August 3, 11:00 am UTC-4

Independent work occurs between Live Sessions.

Refer to the time zone conversion chart to see the date and time the course occurs for your time zone.

(Times/dates based on Singapore time, UTC+8)

Start Date: August 3

End Date: August 31

Live Sessions

Wednesday, August 3, 11:00 am UTC+8
Wednesday, August 10, 11:00 am UTC+8
Wednesday, August 17, 11:00 am UTC+8
Wednesday, August 24, 11:00 am UTC+8
Wednesday, August 31, 11:00 am UTC+8

Independent work occurs between Live Sessions.

Refer to the time zone conversion chart to see the date and time the course occurs for your time zone.

(Times/dates based on New York time, UTC-4)

Start Date: September 7

End Date: October 5

Live Sessions

Wednesday, September 7, 11:00 am UTC-4
Wednesday, September 14, 11:00 am UTC-4
Wednesday, September 21, 11:00 am UTC-4
Wednesday, September 28, 11:00 am UTC-4
Wednesday, October 5, 11:00 am UTC-4

Independent work occurs between Live Sessions.

Refer to the time zone conversion chart to see the date and time the course occurs for your time zone.

(Times/dates based on Singapore time, UTC+8)

Start Date: October 5

End Date: November 2

Live Sessions

Wednesday, October 5, 11:00 am UTC+8
Wednesday, October 12, 11:00 am UTC+8
Wednesday, October 19, 11:00 am UTC+8
Wednesday, October 26, 11:00 am UTC+8
Wednesday, November 2, 11:00 am UTC+8

Independent work occurs between Live Sessions.

Refer to the time zone conversion chart to see the date and time the course occurs for your time zone.

(Times/dates based on New York time, UTC-4)

Start Date: November 2

End Date: November 30

Live Sessions

Wednesday, November 2, 11:00 am UTC-4
Wednesday, November 9, 11:00 am UTC-4
Wednesday, November 16, 11:00 am UTC-5 (Standard time begins)
Wednesday, November 23, 11:00 am UTC-5
Wednesday, November 30, 11:00 am UTC-5

Independent work occurs between Live Sessions.

Refer to the time zone conversion chart to see the date and time the course occurs for your time zone.

(Times/dates based on Singapore time, UTC+8)

Start Date: December 7

End Date: January 4

Live Sessions

Wednesday, December 7, 11:00 am UTC+8
Wednesday, December 14, 11:00 am UTC+8
Wednesday, December 21, 11:00 am UTC+8
Wednesday, December 28, 11:00 am UTC+8
Wednesday, January 4, 11:00 am UTC+8

Independent work occurs between Live Sessions.

Refer to the time zone conversion chart to see the date and time the course occurs for your time zone.

Clear

Get an estimate of when the live video-conference sessions will be held in your time zone, using the time zone converter tool below.

(Multiple possible times are given, due to differences in Daylight Saving Time observance.)

11 am in New York is:

8 am in Los Angeles
3 pm/4 pm in London
8:30 pm/9:30 pm in India
11 pm/12 midnight the day after in Singapore
1 am/2 am/3 am the day after in Sydney AU

11 am in Singapore is:

10 pm/11 pm the day before in New York
7 pm/8 pm the day before in Los Angeles
3 am/4 am in London
8:30 am in India
1 pm/2 pm in Sydney Australia

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