Save the Date! Foundations of Leadership & Instruction (in-person course) - Dec 3

The Leadership Conference takes on a new format and name, Foundations of Leadership & Instruction (in-person course). We hope that you can join us on December 3, 2022 for a fun and interactive day of leadership development.
Michelle Song Michelle Song
Associate Volunteer Development Manager
August 29, 2022
Save the Date! Foundations of Leadership & Instruction (in-person course) - Dec 3
By Skye Stoury

Historically, The Mountaineers Leadership Conference has been a one-day conference of leadership development for our community of outstanding volunteers. This year, the Leadership Conference will take on a new format and name, but the heart of this one-day professional development event and opportunity to collaborate across branches will remain. 

In July 2022, we launched the new Foundations of Leadership and Foundations of Instruction eLearning courses to meet the needs of our current and aspiring volunteers. We are excited to offer an in-person version of these two courses to support multiple learning styles and to provide a time for leader collaboration and community building. This in-person course will replace the Leadership Conference for 2022.

Save the date and join us for Foundations of Leadership and Instruction (In-Person Course) on December 3, 2022, from 9am-5:15pm at The Mountaineers' Seattle Program Center: 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Registration includes coffee and tea service and a catered social hour in the evening. Catering will be provided by Old Ballard Catering Co. 



The in-person Foundations of Leadership and Instruction courses engage an expanded audience of current and aspiring volunteers, and will emphasize a different cadence to the day’s schedule. Similar to past events like the Leadership Conference, this in-person offering will be a full day of collaboration and learning across branches. Previous Leadership Conferences brought in outdoor professionals from partner organizations to present a series of interactive sessions. This year, we are excited to lean on seasoned leaders from our very own Mountaineers community for this event to explore the many facets of leadership. 

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The in-person course will meet the same learning objectives/outcomes as the eLearning course, but presenters will bring their own spin to the content. The in-person event is a great alternative or supplement to the eLearning courses.

Attendees will have the option to follow specific tracks ("Foundations of Leadership" or "Foundations of Instruction") to garner the knowledge necessary to complete a respective final quiz and fulfill badge requirements online on their own time.

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Attendees will have the option to follow one of two specific tracks: "Foundations of Leadership" or "Foundations of Instruction". Following the in-person course, attendees will be invited to complete a final quiz on their own time to fulfill the badge requirements. 

Please see the tentative full schedule below

Like the Leadership Conference, Foundations of Leadership and Instruction (in-person) is meant to be a choose-your-own-adventure experience, with attendees having the option to take the Leadership or Instruction track. Attendees will select a track during registration.

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The in-person Foundations of Leadership & Instruction courses culminates in either the online "Foundations of Leadership Final Quiz" or "Foundations of Instruction Final Quiz". Attendees can complete the online final quizzes at their own pace, as there is no deadline. 

  • Attendees registered for the Foundations of Leadership track will be emailed the enrollment link to complete "Foundations of Leadership Final Quiz" through the online platform, Coassemble.
  • Attendees registered for the Foundations of Instruction track will be emailed the enrollment link to complete "Foundations of Instruction Final Quiz", through the online platform Coassemble.

Once attendees pass the final quiz, they will receive the Foundations of Leadership badge or the Foundations of Instruction badge. Please note that a Coassemble account will be required to complete the quizzes. 


We will follow all local and state COVID-19 guidelines in-place at the time of this event. At this time, masks are recommended in all indoor public spaces and COVID-19 vaccinations are not required to attend. To help keep others safe and healthy, guests are encouraged to take a COVID-19 rapid test prior to attending. 


Please contact Michelle Song, at with any questions or concerns. 

Lead Image by Skye Stoury.