Global Adventures Leader Training Weekend - Oct 7 & 8

The Mountaineers Global Adventures committee is offering a free training weekend for experienced Mountaineers leaders interested in becoming Global Adventures leaders October 7-8, 2018 at Meany Lodge.
Cheryl Talbert Cheryl Talbert
Global Adventures Leader
September 19, 2017

Are you an experienced Mountaineers activity leader who dreams of taking Mountaineers on multi-day adventures in far-flung places around North America and the wider world? The Global Adventures program may be the perfect place for you to live your travel dreams while taking your trip planning and group leadership skills to a new level.  

Global Adventures leaders have taken groups skiing, snowshoeing, climbing, scrambling, backpacking, trekking, and day-walking in Alaska, the Rockies, Patagonia, Peru, the Himalayas, the British Isles, New Zealand, and more. 

SERVING AS A LEADER

The leaders of Global Adventures trips organize multi-day itineraries and handle all or most of the logistics for those itineraries (transport, lodgings, services, food) in advance. Participants pay an up-front trip price covering the program, and the leader accompanies the group to oversee the group's safety and the delivery of the program.

In addition to the normal responsibilities and technical skills required of any Mountaineers activity, Global Adventures leaders must also be adept travel planners, accountants, facilitators, guides, cheerleaders, and trouble-shooters.

Leaders will handle the special complexities of multi-day travel far from home with a diverse group who may not know each other. They must be experienced in managing risk and overseeing the safety and enjoyment of their group members. They must truly enjoy people and service, be highly organized yet flexible, and have exceptional communication skills as well as the professionalism to represent the Mountaineers favorably around the world.  

BECOMING A LEADER

Does this description fit you, even in part? Do you think you might like to add Global Adventures leader to your leadership resume? To develop your leadership and planning skills to the next level? To experience far-flung places with skilled and like-minded Mountaineers companions?

The Global Adventures program is actively recruiting leaders and working to expand its offerings, so the time is right! Check out the process and qualifications to become a Global Adventures leader here, submit your  application form, and register for the upcoming training weekend October 7-8 at Meany Lodge at this link.  

Questions?  

Contact Global Adventures Committee chair Cindy Hoover at cyn@zipcon.com


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