Leadership

Get the outdoor leadership skills to take hikers into low-risk terrain. Field Leader cert through the Outdoor Council of Canada.


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Field Leader (Hiking)

This 2-day certification course provides the training required to lead others on 1-day outdoor adventures in low-risk terrain. Designed for entry-level leaders, this systematic approach to planning and managing a hiking activity will also be useful for more experienced leaders. This course is recognized by Parks Canada and Alberta Parks as meeting the permitting requirement for a 2-day group management course. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, manual, certificate and 1-year Outdoor Council of Canada membership. Graduates will be certified as a 'Field Leader (Hiking)' and will be included in the National Outdoor Leaders Registry.

Field Leader (Winter)

This 1-day certification module provides the extended training required to lead others on a winter adventure in low-risk hiking terrain. Prerequisite: Field Leader (hiking, paddling, or equine). Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, manual, certificate and 1-year Outdoor Council of Canada membership.

Field Leader (Overnight)

This certification course will extend your Field Leader (Leadership Level 1) certification so as to be eligible to lead overnight trips in low-risk hiking, paddling, or equine terrain.