New Hike-Urban Walk-Backpack Leader Seminar - Redmond Public Library

Seminar

New Hike-Urban Walk-Backpack Leader Seminar - Redmond Public Library

This 2.5 hour evening seminar provides experienced hikers or backpackers information to help them become an effective hike or backpack leader for the Mountaineers. This seminar is a pre-requisite (along with a mentor hike/backpack and committee approval) to becoming an official hike or backpack leader for the club, and prospective leaders from any branch can get credit for this seminar toward their leader certification.

  • Mon, Oct 17, 2016
  • Foothills Hiking Committee
  • Day Hiking, Backpacking, Outdoor Leadership
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Adults
  • Easy

6:15PM in room 2 at Redmond Library, 15990 NE 85th St, Redmond, WA 98052.

This 2.5 hour evening course provides experienced hikers or backpackers information they need to become an effective hike or backpack leader for the Mountaineers. 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.  Past and current hike or backpack 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, but please register online so we can schedule the right number of instructors.

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. 
This is not a general Wilderness/Outdoor Leadership class, though many principles of outdoor leadership will be discussed and people new to leading groups in the outdoors will gain many of the core principles of Outdoor Leadership.   Experienced outdoor trip leaders outside the Mountaineers may find the Outdoor Leadership material a bit basic, but will learn Mountaineers expectations, norms and procedures important to leading for the club.  You can attend as a Mountaineers guest by going to MEMBERSHIP on the main page of the Mountaineers website and joining the club as a guest.  We hope to see you there!  


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Redmond Public Library


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