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 course provides the extended training required to lead others on a winter adventure in low-risk hiking terrain. Prerequisite:  Prerequisite: Field Leader certification. Includes: instructor, manual, certificate and 1-year Outdoor Council of Canada membership.

Field Leader (Overnight)

This 2-day overnight 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. Prerequisite: Field Leader certification, active Outdoor Council of Canada membership. Includes: instructor, manual and certificate.