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

6:00-7:30pm via Zoom Meeting
Meeting link will be sent to registered attendees on the day of the session.

Following the death of a climbing student in 2018 (on a non-Mountaineers climb), Katja and a small group of climbers found several contributing thinking errors and a need to better prepare and empower students to confront heuristic traps. "Breaking the Halo" offers a simple, universal approach to confronting complacency, assumptions, and communication breakdowns between students and instructors. 

Katja Hurt is an outdoorsy nerdette with a penchant for volunteering and trying to make the world a better place. In 2018, Katja left her six years in law enforcement to launch Wilderness Chaplains, a nonprofit providing education and crisis support to wilderness first responders. She wrote "Breaking the Halo," a presentation-turned-publication on empowering students to confront heuristic traps in outdoor education. Katja's degrees include crisis and disaster management, communication studies, and a master's in pastoral studies...but she prefers to be known for her work as a police and fire chaplain, Outdoor Emergency Care instructor and 12+ years volunteering with the National Ski Patrol. She is a fourth generation Mountaineer and graduate of the Olympia Basic Climbing Course.

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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Computer or device (preferably with a speaker and camera), as well as high-speed internet.

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