Risk Management for Outdoor Programs
Gain critical knowledge of best practices in outdoor program risk management. Learn procedures, systems and plans essential to meeting key outdoor safety standards.
Viristar’s Risk Management for Outdoor Programs course provides a comprehensive training on safety management for outdoor and experiential professionals.
The course is suitable for managers and those with administrative or other leadership responsibilities for experiential, outdoor, wilderness, adventure, or travel programs.
The course takes place online.
The course is composed of both self study and video-conference sessions. These live calls include seminar-style discussions, participant presentations, question and answer periods, and learning activities held in large and small groups.
In between video-conference sessions are Independent Work Periods. During these times participants complete independent work including readings, video presentations, quizzes, discussion forums, video-based role-play simulations, assessments, and writing assignments such as a Risk Management Plan outline.
Course topics include:
- Safety standards
- Human factors
- Safety audits
- Systems thinking
- and much more.
Download a PDF version of the syllabus here.
Outcomes: you can expect to:
- Gain critical knowledge of best practices in outdoor program risk management.
- Learn procedures, systems and plans essential to meeting key outdoor safety standards.
- Understand how to apply successful risk management strategies to adventure programs, experiential education, wilderness expeditions, and outdoor trips.
The course includes lifetime access to an electronic, online-based copy of the course textbook Risk Management for Outdoor Programs: A Guide to Safety in Outdoor Education, Recreation and Adventure.
Participants take short quizzes throughout the course and a final written exam. Individuals who fully participate in learning activities and successfully complete the final exam receive a certificate from Viristar valid for three years.
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