Leadership Progression Design Group Interest Form

If you are interested in volunteering as a member of the organization-wide Leadership Progression Design Group, fill out this form and we will forward it to the volunteer committee chair so they can review it and respond.

The Leadership Progression Design Group will be a task force comprised of climb leaders from each branch and possibly some partner organization representatives, facilitated by the Climbing Education Manager. This group will be charged with the task of designing a consistent and adaptable leadership progression that provides early entry points into leadership, maintains or enhances the safety and risk mitigation through leader identification and certification, and provides ongoing leadership development.

While specifically focused on developing a leadership progression for climbing, the Leadership Progression Design Group will be charged with ensuring the model fits well with like activities (scrambling, snowshoeing, BC skiing) and can reasonably be applied across the organization. The group will work closely with the Curriculum Committee and the Equivalency Staff. Several possible models have surfaced through the Progressive Climbing Education process that will be provided to the group for consideration, although ultimately the group is responsible for developing a leadership progression that can adapt as the climbing environment evolves.

Thank you for your interest!


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Are you a current Mountaineers member? Ultimately, you will have to set up a profile in our system so that you can sign our waiver and participate in activities with us.



Are you at least 18 years old?


Are you willing to be an active liaison between your branch's Climbing Committee and the Leadership Progression Design Group?


Thank you for your interest in the Leadership Progression Design Group! We will forward your application on to the committee chair and staff representative, who will review it and get in touch with you. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at info@mountaineers.org.