PE 239 Outdoor Leadership • 4 Cr.
Leadership styles and techniques in outdoor education will be explored. Students develop conflict resolution, emotional management and task balancing skills while developing a greater understanding of group dynamics. Risk management issues including recognizing hazards, decision making, site evaluation, accessibility and back country first aid requirements will also be discussed. Recommended: HLTH 260.
After completing this class, students should be able to:At the end of this unit the students will be able to: -Identify real and perceived risks associated with select adventure activities -Develop a risk management plan proposal with supporting research -Develop contingency plans when risks exceed benefits -Manage groups traveling in the outdoors safely -Understand group dynamics and identify a personal leadership style -Develop ice breaker activities designed to improve group collaborations -Plan an outdoor adventure trip and identify safety, costs, equipment and potential risks