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New Courses for Fall 2018

By Molly Herber on May 16, 2018

Planning a trip always represents new possibilities: Where will we go that’s new? And where will we return to in a way that’s radically different?

With the new courses starting this fall and into December of 2018, we’re offering more experiences designed for adults to spend time outside between work and family commitments, and more opportunities for students to combine their passions.

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Topics: Events, expedition, Adult courses, new courses, NOLS Expeditions, Announcements

How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Take a NOLS Course

By Erica Nelson on Mar 15, 2018
Photo by Craig Muderlak

When I heard from NOLS’ staffing office that I’d been accepted on the River Instructor Course, I was beyond stoked. I ran to tell my boss the great news. Expecting her to be happy, instead she said, “We can’t afford to lose you this time of year.”

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Topics: Leadership Skills, Expedition Prep, Outdoor Leadership, Adult courses, Leadership

The Alaskan Tundra Jumpstarts New Adventures

By Jen Pontrelli on Sep 12, 2017

Editor’s note: Alum Dave’s NOLS course jumpstarted a new life of activity and adventure—at age 49. Read what led to his transformation and get some ideas for bringing more action to your life. Adapted from the summer 2017 issue of The Leader.

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Topics: NOLS Alaska, Alaska, Prime, Adult courses, Stories

Why Outdoorsy People Make the Best Co-workers

By Molly Herber on Oct 16, 2015

What does whitewater canoeing have to do with a board meeting? Or mountaineering with watercooler gossip? More than you’d think.

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Topics: Leadership Skills, education, NOLS Professional Training, NOLS Custom Education, Prime, Adult courses