This interactive full day workshop allows outdoor leaders to learn more about planning and preparing outdoor experiences for school groups. Using the 8 Core Competencies of Facilitation, the workshop participants will explore how they can refine and develop their facilitation skills to provide a learning opportunity that creates an active environment where the participants are engaged and involved in all aspects of the adventure. Throughout the day, the group will discover different facilitation models and how the many roles of a facilitator translate to the educational setting and working with teachers on a wilderness travel expedition. Preparing for the training and delivery of the outdoor experience creates a positive learning climate that focusses on the school’s intended learning objectives while addressing a variety of learning styles and using a number of different tools and techniques. Participants will come away with a wanigan full of ideas to enhance and enrich their school group guiding contracts.
Workshop Facilitator: Linda Leckie M.Ed.
Linda has been working in the field of Outdoor and Experiential Education for over 40 years. Her career in outdoor leadership experience began at an Algonquin summer camp and culminated as the Director of OE at an independent school. In addition, she has presented at numerous Outdoor Education conferences and led workshops for NOLS, Outward Bound, ORCKA and many other outdoor organizations and schools.
Hot lunch, coffee and tea will be provided and is included in the workshop fee.