Gain Next Level Leadership Skills Through Global Adventures - June 1 & 2, 2019

Global Adventures leaders take members on trips across North America and around the world, where they can experience Mountaineers activities in new, exciting places. Take your leadership skills to the next level by becoming a Global Adventures Leader. We're offering training June 1 & 2, 2019.
Cheryl Talbert Cheryl Talbert
Global Adventures Leader
April 13, 2019

Are you an experienced Mountaineers activity leader who dreams of multi-day adventures in far-flung places? Global Adventures leaders have taken groups skiing, snowshoeing, climbing, scrambling, backpacking, trekking, and day-walking in Alaska, the Rockies, the Alps, Patagonia, Peru, the Himalayas, the British Isles, New Zealand, Japan, and more. The Global Adventures program may be the perfect place for you to live your travel dreams with capable Mountaineers Groups, and, at the same time, take your trip planning and group leadership skills to a new level.

Global Adventures are active, multi-day, outdoor-oriented group adventures for Mountaineers members outside North America (and most pre-paid, multi-day North American trips), featuring a range of activities. We make a strong effort to deliver trips with a variety of destinations, activity types, and levels of difficulty, and to provide value and unique experiences  superior to what would be available in a commercial trip.

In addition to the normal responsibilities and technical skills required of any Mountaineers activity leader, Global Adventure leaders must also be adept travel planners, accountants, facilitators, gatekeepers, guides, cheerleaders, and trouble-shooters capable of handling the special complexities of international travel with a diverse group who may not know each other. The paramount priority of our leaders is for the safety and enjoyment of their group members. They must truly enjoy people and service, be highly organized yet flexible, and have the exceptional communication skills and professionalism to represent The Mountaineers favorably around the world. The planning and tracking of trip logistics and expenses requires a significant investment of time for months before each trip.

For specifics related to where and how to lead trips, please reference our document outlining what it means to be a GA leader.

BECOME A LEADER!

Does this description fit you, even in part? We invite you to add 'Global Adventures Leader' to your leadership resume! The Global Adventures program is actively recruiting leaders and working to expand our offerings.

To get started, check out the process and qualifications to become a Global Adventures leader. You'll see that we ask prospective Global Adventures Leaders to submit an application to the Cindy Hoover (Global Adventures Chair, cyn@zipcon.com) along with a recap of your recent relevant trip experience, leadership training/experience, first aid certifications, other experience and skills, and references.

Download application form

If you've been approved, you will be invited to attend the Global Adventures Leader Clinic on June 1-2, 2019. Then, you can get to planning your next great Global Adventure! 


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