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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Outdoor Certification & Professional Development

 
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Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leadership

The Field Leader program offers outdoor leadership certification courses for entry level leaders. These courses, based on industry standards, provide a comprehensive introduction focused on the roles and responsibilities of the outdoor leader. New leaders begin by taking the Field Leader course in one or more activity areas: ‘Hiking’ or ‘Paddling’. These courses can be supplemented by additional modules that provide training for winter environments and overnight trips. We are a proud facilitator of the Outdoor Council of Canada courses in Manitoba.

 
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Field Leader (Hiking)

This course offers a systematic approach to planning and managing a hiking activity for one day. Students will be required to read a 60 page manual and complete attached quizzes before attending the course. Course length is 16 hours. Graduates of the FL (Hiking) course are qualified to lead one day trips into class 1 hiking terrain as defined in the Outdoor Council of Canada's Matrices.  The scope of practice for the FL (Hiking) graduate can be found Here

Course Fee is: $225 +GST

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Field Leader (Overnight)

This certification is an extension of other Field Leader courses. Students must have complete at least one other Field Leader course prior to registering. This module will review and deepen the event cycle and offers effective group management techniques for longer outdoor trips. Students will be required to read a 80 page manual and complete attached quizzes before attending the module. Module length is 20 hours of instruction time, most of which is spent outside, plus one night outdoors. Graduates of the FL (Overnight) module are qualified to lead longer trips in low-risk terrain classes relevant to their activity. The scope of practice for a FL (Overnight) graduate can be found Here

Course Fee is $295 +GST

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Field Leader (Paddling & Hiking)

This course offers a systematic approach to planning and managing a paddling and/or a hiking activity for one day. Prior to the course, it is recommended that students obtain a technical paddling certification from another organization. Students must read a 80 page manual and complete attached quizzes. Course length is 20 hours. Graduates of the FL (Paddling and Hiking) course are qualified to lead one day trips into class 1 paddling environments and class 1 hiking terrain as defined in the Outdoor Council of Canada's Matrices.  The scope of practice for the FL (Paddling and Hiking) graduate can be found Here

Course Fee is: $275 +GST

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Get Outside (Maps)

Get Outside courses are not leadership courses. They present technical skills. This course is a  a comprehensive introduction to navigation using maps. Course length is 8 hours. Students will be required to read a 20 page manual before attending the module. Learn more Here.

Course Fee is $125 +GST

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Field Leader (Winter)

This certification is an extension of other Field Leader courses. This module will review and deepen the event cycle and offers effective group management techniques for cold environments. The Field Leader (Hiking) is a prerequisite to this module. Students will be required to read a 40 page manual and complete attached quizzes before attending the module. Module length is 8 hours, most of which is spent outside. Graduates of the FL (Winter) module are qualified to lead one day trips in low-risk winter environments as defined by the OCC Hiking Terrain Matrix. The scope of practice for a FL (Winter) graduate can be found Here

Course Fee is $135 +GST

Compass
Get Outside (Compass)

Get Outside courses are not leadership courses. They present technical skills. This course is  a comprehensive introduction to navigation using a compass. The Navigations (maps) is a pre-requisite for this 8 hour course. Students will be required to read a 15 page manual before attending the module.  Learn more Here

Course Fee is $125 +GST

Upcoming Courses

Field Leader (HIKE) - April 20-21st, 2021 (Day #1 Virtual, Day #2 Pembina Valley PP) - SOLD OUT!

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