New Hike / Backpack Leader Seminar - Aug 4, 2016

If you're an experienced hiker or backpacker looking to become an effective leader with The Mountaineers, or a current leader looking to refresh, join us for this evening course to get more info
Cheryl Talbert Cheryl Talbert
Foothills Branch Leader
July 21, 2016
New Hike / Backpack Leader Seminar - Aug 4, 2016

In two and a half hours you can learn what you need to know to get started as a hike or backpack leader with The Mountaineers. Then, start leading trips to share your love for wild places with our members eager to get outside. Join us August 4 to learn more.

This course is a pre-requisite (along with a mentor hike/backpack and committee approval) to becoming an official hike or backpack leader for the club. This session meets the seminar requirement regardless of your branch or committee affiliation. 

Past and current hike leaders as well as those interested in becoming a new leader are invited to participate. The workshop is free and open to all Mountaineers members

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Seminar objectives:

  • Know the kinds of trips you want to lead, and how to attract participants who have the same interests and capabilities.
  • Understand and be prepared to carry out the roles and expectations of a hike or backpack leader for the Mountaineers.
  • Be prepared and confident to handle common challenges you will encounter leading groups on the trail.
  • Be ready to take the next steps to become a hike or backpack leader for the Mountaineers.
A major part of the session is built around discussion about common leadership decision-making challenges from real-life leader experiences.