2016 LeaderLines

January 2016

In this newsletter we share a HUGE - MISSION-EXPANDING - announcement with respect to our youth policies. Read a reaffirmation of our collective values, and reflect on how our work fits into some larger trends with respect to national policy and practices and a great blog written by one of our super volunteers.

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February 2016

In this newsletter we re-cap a great night in Seattle, analyze some numbers, announce our new CEO, and remind you of the large recall that affects so many of our members. There are also a number of useful announcements below in the "quick hits" section, with a few things people should be excited about hidden in there just for fun.

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March 2016

In this newsletter we've got a ton of suggestions for working together more effectively and involving more people in our programs (volunteers and those with disabilities).

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April 2016

In this newsletter we discuss giving and sharing feedback, urban hiking and new sea kayaking minimum standards.

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May 2016

In this newsletter we explore the importance of humility, announce some fantastic website enhancements, share our new streamlined youth leader process and throw in our usual array of leadership opportunities.

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June 2016

In this newsletter we share some instructional strategies, provide an update on our Progressive Climbing Education Project, and discuss creating an atmosphere of inclusiveness in the outdoors.

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July 2016

In this newsletter we emphasize the importance of investing in succession planning, and offer a reminder about member privacy, a look at the cost of incivility, an introduction to new staff members, and a variety of links to important information about running outdoor programs

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August 2016

In this newsletter we discuss climbing as an Olympic sport, some tips on communicating with angry volunteers, and introduce the consultants performing our risk management review.

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September 2016

In this newsletter we discuss how to be an inspirational leader, point out how often members access trips from other branches, and explain the board election process that will soon be underway

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October 2016

In this newsletter we give you an update on Progressive Climbing Education, and an invite to our Leadership Conference and Leader Resource Seminars.

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November 2016

In this newsletter we encourage you to sign up for our annual Leadership Conference, share a great resource for integrating low impact recreation skills into your courses, and invite you to head to the Methow Valley for Winter Trails Weekend. We also have an update for you on our risk management review process.

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December 2016

In this newsletter we explore opportunities to create a more inclusive community, discuss the meaning of leadership, encourage you to contribute to our photo library, and invite you to the 2017 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.

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