Risk Management Mindfulness: Raising Awareness of your Innate Cognitive Illusions


Risk Management Mindfulness: Raising Awareness of your Innate Cognitive Illusions - Online Classroom

Online webinar on innate cognitive illusions with Paul Dreyer. A Leadership Development Series presentation.

  • Casual

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

 This session will be mostly an engaging lecture, but it will also include some time for open Q&A and a couple of short small group break-out sessions.

Being a leader or an instructor in the outdoors is most importantly about risk management, and risk management is most importantly about judgment and decision making skills. Unfortunately, our brains are wired in such a way that we are all innately prone to making errors of judgment, and those errors can lead to poor decisions. This session unpacks some of the brain science that leads to “cognitive illusions.” You will walk away with an increased awareness of potential blind spots, and this increased awareness will immediately make you a better risk manager in the field.


Paul Dreyer is a self-proclaimed “mercenary educator,” Paul has worked with numerous organizations (including NOLS, Where There Be Dragons, High Mountain Institute, Watershed School). Paul works throughout the world as a facilitator, presenter, curriculum designer, coach, expeditionary leader, risk management consultant, staff trainer, and team builder. After many years as the CEO of Avid4 Adventure, Paul transitioned to consultant work. He now supports multiple organizations, including Responder Alliance where he serves as Chief of Program Strategy and Outdoor Education Community Lead.


Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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

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