Risk Management for Outdoor Programs is a multi-week online training program for outdoor professionals.

When: The course occurs over three weeks and covers all aspects of outdoor safety for managers of outdoor, wilderness, travel, experiential and adventure programs.

What: Topics include risk assessments, risk domains, standards, legal considerations, safety audits, wilderness risk management, accreditation, systems thinking, and much more.

How: The course consists of four live one-hour video-conference sessions, each one week apart, and independent work periods in between. The independent work includes readings, online discussion forums, interactive video-based games, case studies, quizzes, and more.

Certification: Participants who successfully complete the course receive a certification from Viristar valid for three years.

Price: Use this code ICF 2022 to access a 10% discount.

Who is the Target Audience? The Risk Management for Outdoor Programs course is designed for program managers and leaders with administrative or governance responsibilities. The course is not targeted to on-the-ground field staff (those who exclusively work directly with activity participants), although some may find it useful.

To What Kinds of Organizations Does the Course Apply? The Risk Management for Outdoor Programs course is relevant for leaders of outdoor, experiential, wilderness, travel-based and adventure programs. Organizations responsible for wilderness risk management, addressing hazards of international travel, and even indoor experiential adventures such as climbing walls will find the course useful.

The course is applicable to leaders with organizations involved with adventure tourism, outdoor recreation, outdoor education, service learning, and specialty programs like the International Baccalaureate (IB) Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) program, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, International Youth Award, Hillary Award, and Award for Young People.

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