Breaking the Halo: Empowering Students in Outdoor Education

Seminar

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

Evening webinar on confronting complacency, assumptions, and communication breakdowns in the outdoors with Katja Hurt. This session will be online only.

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  • Casual

6:30-8pm via Zoom Meeting
Meeting link will be sent to registered attendees on the day of the session.

SEMINAR DESCRIPTION 

Following the death of a climbing student in 2018 (on a non-Mountaineers climb), Katja and a small group of climbers uncovered several contributing thinking errors and a need to better prepare and empower students to confront heuristic traps. Based on her presentation-turned-book, “Breaking the Halo", Katja presents a simplified approach to confronting complacency, assumptions, and communication breakdowns in outdoor education and beyond. Katja’s experience as a facilitator and speaker weaves together the story of the incident, personal anecdotes, and life-changing lessons that will inspire students and leaders alike to “break every halo they see”. This presentation will be geared toward a student audience, but is open to all Mountaineers.

Katjarina "Katja" Hurt is an outdoorsy nerdette with a penchant for volunteering and trying to make the world a better place. Following a call to serve the community, Katja’s path has taken her from a career as a state probation officer to an instructor-trainer and crisis responder. She is a proud graduate of Gonzaga University (Go Zags!), an emergency services chaplain in two counties, and a 14-year member of the National Ski Patrol. In 2018, Katja founded the nonprofit Wilderness Chaplains, a nondenominational organization that brings crisis intervention, training, and support to wilderness first responders. 

For more information on the background and and presentation, or to order a copy of Breaking the Halo the book, visit www.breakeveryhalo.com.


CategoryRisk Management
Level
Beginner
Audience
Everyone

ONLINE ONLY

This seminar will be delivered online via Zoom meeting. You will need access to a computer or device (preferably with a speaker and camera), as well as high-speed internet. Information about how to log-on to the Zoom meeting will be emailed the day of the session.

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