Past Events - Leadership Development Series

A series of seminars to provide high-quality, continuing education opportunities for our volunteer leaders. Take a look at our calendar of past events!

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Bleeding in the Backcountry

Bleeding in the Backcountry - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on bleeding in the backcountry with Chris Caviezel. This session will be online
Mon, Apr 12, 2021
Prerequisites
30 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Identity, Intersectionality, and Representation in the Outdoors - Online Classroom

Identity, Intersectionality, and Representation in the Outdoors - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
"Intermediate" level workshop on the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoors. Facilitated
Thu, Apr 8, 2021
No Prerequisites
17 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Anaphylaxis in the Backcountry

Anaphylaxis in the Backcountry - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on anaphylaxis in the backcountry with Chris Caviezel. This session will be online
Wed, Apr 7, 2021
Prerequisites
32 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
It's not about you, it's about them: Leadership in guiding, education, and life

It's not about you, it's about them: Leadership in guiding, education, and life - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on leading groups to meet their goals with Liz Riggs Meder. This session
Wed, Mar 17, 2021
No Prerequisites
28 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Exploring & Navigating Conflict - 2021

Exploring & Navigating Conflict - 2021

Tue, Mar 16, 2021 - Tue, Mar 23, 2021
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration closed Mar 15
The Mountaineers Branch
Practical Risk Management Workshop

Practical Risk Management Workshop - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar workshop about Practical Risk Management with Tom Unger. This session will be online
Thu, Mar 4, 2021
No Prerequisites
11 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
How to Make Mistakes: Teachings from Nature on Imperfection, Accountability, and Social Justice - 2021
19 participants
Registration closed Feb 22
The Mountaineers Branch
Practical Risk Management Workshop

Practical Risk Management Workshop - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar workshop about Running with Scissors: Practical Risk Management with Tom Unger. This session
Thu, Feb 18, 2021
No Prerequisites
15 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Breaking the Halo: Empowering Students in Outdoor Education

Breaking the Halo: Empowering Students in Outdoor Education - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on confronting complacency, assumptions, and communication breakdowns in the outdoors with Katja Hurt.
Wed, Feb 17, 2021
No Prerequisites
26 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Moving Beyond Tolerance

Moving Beyond Tolerance - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
An introductory webinar on moving beyond tolerance to create belonging with Katja Hurt. This session
Mon, Feb 8, 2021
No Prerequisites
0 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Breaking the Halo: Empowering Students in Outdoor Education

Breaking the Halo: Empowering Students in Outdoor Education - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on confronting complacency, assumptions, and communication breakdowns in the outdoors with Katja Hurt.
Mon, Feb 8, 2021
No Prerequisites
35 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Orienting to Justice:  The Landscape of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Orienting to Justice: The Landscape of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Introductory workshop on the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoors. Facilitated by
Thu, Feb 4, 2021
No Prerequisites
24 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Self-Assessment: A Teaching Style to Foster Dialogue and Enhance Learning

Self-Assessment: A Teaching Style to Foster Dialogue and Enhance Learning - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on using self-assessment to enhance your course instruction with Steve Smith. This session
Wed, Feb 3, 2021
No Prerequisites
29 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Practical Risk Management Workshop

Practical Risk Management Workshop - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar workshop about Running with Scissors: Practical Risk Management with Tom Unger. This session
Tue, Feb 2, 2021
No Prerequisites
15 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Giving Structured Feedback - 2021

Giving Structured Feedback - 2021

Thu, Jan 21, 2021 - Thu, Jan 28, 2021
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration closed Jan 20
The Mountaineers Branch
These Are Not “Soft Skills”! Facilitating Emotional Safety: A Foundational Risk Management Skill - Online Classroom

These Are Not “Soft Skills”! Facilitating Emotional Safety: A Foundational Risk Management Skill - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on managing emotional safety with Steve Smith. This session will be online only.
Wed, Jan 20, 2021
No Prerequisites
28 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Practical Risk Management

Practical Risk Management - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar about Running with Scissors: Practical Risk Management with Tom Unger. This session will
Tue, Jan 12, 2021
No Prerequisites
52 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Moving Beyond Tolerance

Moving Beyond Tolerance - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
An introductory webinar on moving beyond tolerance to create belonging with Katja Hurt. This session
Mon, Jan 11, 2021
No Prerequisites
29 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Sharing Your "Operational Working Memory" With Future Generations to Create a Safer Trip Environment

Sharing Your "Operational Working Memory" With Future Generations to Create a Safer Trip Environment - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on sharing our operational working memory to reduce repeat errors and create a
Wed, Dec 16, 2020
No Prerequisites
30 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Moving Beyond Tolerance

Moving Beyond Tolerance - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on moving beyond tolerance to create belonging with Katja Hurt. This session will
Mon, Dec 14, 2020
No Prerequisites
22 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Building Compatible Groups Workshop

Building Compatible Groups Workshop - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar workshop on building compatible groups with Tom Unger. This session will be online
Thu, Dec 10, 2020
No Prerequisites
9 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Moving Beyond Tolerance

Moving Beyond Tolerance - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on moving beyond tolerance to create belonging with Katja Hurt. This session will
Mon, Dec 7, 2020
No Prerequisites
0 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Self-Assessment: A Teaching Style to Foster Dialogue and Enhance Learning

Self-Assessment: A Teaching Style to Foster Dialogue and Enhance Learning - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on using self-assessment to enhance your course instruction with Steve Smith. This session
Wed, Dec 2, 2020
No Prerequisites
28 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Interactive & Responsive Facilitation - 2020

Interactive & Responsive Facilitation - 2020

Tue, Dec 1, 2020 - Tue, Dec 8, 2020
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration closed Nov 30
The Mountaineers Branch
Keys to Success for Effective Instruction

Keys to Success for Effective Instruction - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar designed to strengthen the facilitation skills of Mountaineers instructors. Co-led by Joe and
Thu, Nov 19, 2020
No Prerequisites
25 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Building Compatible Groups Workshop

Building Compatible Groups Workshop - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar workshop on building compatible groups with Tom Unger. This session will be online
Tue, Nov 17, 2020
No Prerequisites
9 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Building Our Understanding and Application of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Building Our Understanding and Application of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on facilitating conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Facilitated by Running Grass of
Mon, Nov 16, 2020
No Prerequisites
42 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Near-Misses Are Telling You Something - Are You Listening?

Near-Misses Are Telling You Something - Are You Listening? - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on evaluating near-misses with Steve Smith. This session will be online only.
Wed, Nov 11, 2020
No Prerequisites
46 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Building Compatible Groups

Building Compatible Groups - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on building compatible groups with Tom Unger. This session will be online only.
Tue, Nov 10, 2020
No Prerequisites
43 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Challenging the ‘Single Story’ of the Outdoors, Conservation, and Recreation

Challenging the ‘Single Story’ of the Outdoors, Conservation, and Recreation - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on disrupting the 'single story' of the outdoors to create belonging. Facilitated by
Wed, Oct 28, 2020
No Prerequisites
28 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Breaking the Halo: Lessons in Leadership from Outdoor Education

Breaking the Halo: Lessons in Leadership from Outdoor Education - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on confronting complacency, assumptions, and communication breakdowns in the outdoors with Katja Hurt.
Mon, Oct 26, 2020
No Prerequisites
35 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Logistics of Trip Leadership - Online Classroom

Logistics of Trip Leadership - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Gain confidence in leading more complex trips - an evening webinar with Tom Unger. This
Tue, Oct 20, 2020
No Prerequisites
45 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
These Are Not “Soft Skills”! Facilitating Emotional Safety: A Foundational Risk Management Skill - Online Classroom

These Are Not “Soft Skills”! Facilitating Emotional Safety: A Foundational Risk Management Skill - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on managing emotional safety with Steve Smith. This session will be online only.
Wed, Oct 7, 2020
No Prerequisites
27 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Practicing Good Judgement in the Outdoors

Practicing Good Judgement in the Outdoors - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
An evening webinar workshop on practical risk management with Tom Unger. We will use scenarios
Wed, May 20, 2020
No Prerequisites
9 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Keys to Success for Effective Instruction

Keys to Success for Effective Instruction - King County Library Service Center

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening seminar on effective instruction with Joe and Michelle Harper Kowalczyk. RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 18.
Mon, May 18, 2020
No Prerequisites
0 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Breaking the Halo: Lessons in Leadership from Outdoor Education

Breaking the Halo: Lessons in Leadership from Outdoor Education - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
An evening seminar with Katja Hurt on confronting complacency, assumptions, and communication breakdowns between students
Mon, Apr 27, 2020
No Prerequisites
86 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Building Compatible Groups Workshop

Building Compatible Groups Workshop - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on trip planning and forming compatible teams with Tom Unger. This session will
Thu, Apr 9, 2020
No Prerequisites
15 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Challenging the ‘Single Story’ of the Outdoors, Conservation, and Recreation

Challenging the ‘Single Story’ of the Outdoors, Conservation, and Recreation - El Centro de la Raza

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
An interactive half-day workshop about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Facilitated by Running Grass of Three
Sat, Apr 4, 2020
No Prerequisites
0 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Breaking the Halo: Lessons in Leadership from Outdoor Education

Breaking the Halo: Lessons in Leadership from Outdoor Education - Mountaineers Kitsap Program Center

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
This seminar was canceled because of the COVID-19 Response guidance issued on 3/16/20. We hope
Thu, Mar 26, 2020
No Prerequisites
0 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Building Our Understanding and Application of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Building Our Understanding and Application of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
An interactive evening workshop about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Facilitated by Running Grass of Three
Wed, Mar 11, 2020
No Prerequisites
20 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Partnership, Conflict Resolution, and Feedback - The Mountaineers - 2020

Partnership, Conflict Resolution, and Feedback - The Mountaineers - 2020

Tue, Mar 10, 2020 - Tue, Mar 24, 2020
No Prerequisites
8 participants
Registration closed Mar 8
The Mountaineers Branch
Five Lessons Learned in a Decade of Guiding

Five Lessons Learned in a Decade of Guiding - Bellevue Public Library

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening seminar on lessons learned from a decade of guiding. Presented by Charlotte Austin.
Mon, Mar 2, 2020
No Prerequisites
53 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Five Lessons Learned in a Decade of Guiding

Five Lessons Learned in a Decade of Guiding - Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening seminar on lessons learned from a decade of guiding. Presented by Charlotte Austin.
Wed, Feb 26, 2020
No Prerequisites
23 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Group Management & Leadership

Group Management & Leadership - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
From pre-trip to post-trip, learn key components to leading a group to success
Sun, Feb 23, 2020
No Prerequisites
6 participants 0 leaders
Registration closed Feb 22
The Mountaineers Branch
Principles of Instruction - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Principles of Instruction - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Facilitating a successful learning experience
Sat, Feb 22, 2020
No Prerequisites
2 participants 0 leaders
Registration closed Feb 18
The Mountaineers Branch
Group Decision Making Workshop

Group Decision Making Workshop - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
An evening workshop with Tom Unger on facilitating group decisions.
Wed, Feb 19, 2020
No Prerequisites
22 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Practicing Good Judgement in the Outdoors

Practicing Good Judgement in the Outdoors - Backcountry Essentials

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening seminar on practicing good judgement with Wayne Horodowich.
Wed, Feb 12, 2020
No Prerequisites
20 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Effective Instruction: Strategies for Presenting, Providing Feedback, and Evaluating Understanding

Effective Instruction: Strategies for Presenting, Providing Feedback, and Evaluating Understanding - Lacey Community Center

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening seminar on effective instruction with Ben Brown.
Mon, Feb 10, 2020
No Prerequisites
24 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Conflict Resolution: Take Difficult Conversations from Unwanted to Productive

Conflict Resolution: Take Difficult Conversations from Unwanted to Productive - REI Seattle Flagship Store

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening seminar on conflict resolution and how to be more successful when having difficult conversations.
Wed, Jan 22, 2020
No Prerequisites
24 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Lessons Learned from the Front Lines

Lessons Learned from the Front Lines - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
A practical workshop on leadership lessons learned with Seattle Mountain Rescue.
Wed, Dec 18, 2019
No Prerequisites
33 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Conflict Resolution: Take Difficult Conversations from Unwanted to Productive

Conflict Resolution: Take Difficult Conversations from Unwanted to Productive - Snohomish County PUD

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening seminar on conflict resolution and how to be more successful when having difficult conversations.
Wed, Dec 11, 2019
No Prerequisites
20 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Practicing Good Judgement in the Outdoors

Practicing Good Judgement in the Outdoors - Mountaineers Kitsap Program Center

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening seminar on practicing good judgement with Wayne Horodowich.
Tue, Dec 3, 2019
No Prerequisites
33 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Lessons Learned from the Front Lines

Lessons Learned from the Front Lines - Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
A practical workshop on incident review and leadership lessons learned with Tacoma Mountain Rescue.
Thu, Nov 21, 2019
No Prerequisites
18 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Group Decision Making Workshop

Group Decision Making Workshop - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
An evening workshop with Tom Unger on facilitating group decisions.
Tue, Nov 19, 2019
No Prerequisites
20 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Five Lessons Learned in a Decade of Guiding

Five Lessons Learned in a Decade of Guiding - Olympia Friends Meeting House

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening seminar on lessons learned from a decade of guiding. Presented by Charlotte Austin.
Tue, Nov 12, 2019
No Prerequisites
41 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Expedition Behavior: Creating Intentional Community

Expedition Behavior: Creating Intentional Community - Mercer Island Public Library

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
An evening workshop on expedition behavior with Taylor Ganz.
Tue, Oct 29, 2019
No Prerequisites
40 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Understanding Treaty Rights in Today's Landscape: A Tulalip Perspective

Understanding Treaty Rights in Today's Landscape: A Tulalip Perspective - Tulalip Tribes Administrative Building

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Join members of the Tulalip Tribes to learn about recreation and treaty rights.
Sat, Oct 19, 2019
No Prerequisites
51 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Breaking the Halo: Empowering Students in Outdoor Education

Breaking the Halo: Empowering Students in Outdoor Education - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
An evening seminar on confronting complacency, assumptions, and communication breakdowns between students and instructors.
Thu, Oct 3, 2019
No Prerequisites
41 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Lessons Learned from the Front Lines

Lessons Learned from the Front Lines - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
A practical workshop on leadership lessons learned with Seattle Mountain Rescue.
Tue, Jun 11, 2019
No Prerequisites
61 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Building Our Understanding and Application of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Building Our Understanding and Application of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
An interactive, two-hour workshop with Running-Grass.
Thu, Jun 6, 2019
No Prerequisites
26 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Group Decision Making Workshop

Group Decision Making Workshop - Newport Way Library

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening seminar on group decision making with Tom Unger.
Thu, May 16, 2019
No Prerequisites
16 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Communicate What's Important

Communicate What's Important - Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening seminar on the importance of communication with Tracy Rekart. A live stream option will
Tue, May 14, 2019
No Prerequisites
24 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Challenging the ‘Single Story’ of the Outdoors, Conservation, and Recreation

Challenging the ‘Single Story’ of the Outdoors, Conservation, and Recreation - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
An interactive, two-hour workshop with Running-Grass.
Thu, May 9, 2019
No Prerequisites
27 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Outdoor Instructor Development Workshop

Outdoor Instructor Development Workshop - Mountaineers Kitsap Program Center

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
A practical workshop on becoming a better instructor with Brent Roth.
Thu, Apr 25, 2019
No Prerequisites
9 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Assessment and Partnership

Assessment and Partnership - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening seminar on partnership and assessment with Tracy Rekart. A live stream option will also
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
No Prerequisites
28 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Working With Adult Learners: Best Practices From Research and Experience

Working With Adult Learners: Best Practices From Research and Experience - Matchless Brewing

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Join us for an evening social hour with the Olympia Mountaineers, followed by an evening
Mon, Apr 15, 2019
No Prerequisites
40 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Near-Misses Are Telling You Something - Are You Listening?

Near-Misses Are Telling You Something - Are You Listening? - Mercer Island Public Library

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
A practical workshop on learning from close calls outdoors with Steve Smith.
Tue, Apr 9, 2019
No Prerequisites
19 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Building Compatible Groups Workshop

Building Compatible Groups Workshop - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening seminar on forming compatible groups with Tom Unger.
Thu, Mar 28, 2019
No Prerequisites
15 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
The Big 3: Planning For, Assessing, and Implementing Effective Instruction
22 participants
Tacoma Branch
Communicate What's Important

Communicate What's Important - Backcountry Essentials

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening seminar on the importance of communication with Tracy Rekart.
Wed, Mar 20, 2019
No Prerequisites
18 participants
The Mountaineers Branch
Practicing Good Judgement in the Outdoors

Practicing Good Judgement in the Outdoors - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening seminar on practicing good judgement with Wayne Horodowich.
Wed, Feb 27, 2019
No Prerequisites
43 participants
The Mountaineers Branch