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Instructor Expeditions of 2018

By NOLS on Mar 25, 2019

How do you become a better educator? There’s no one best answer, but continuing to be a learner yourself is certainly up there.

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Topics: whitewater, Training, kayaking, Educators Notebook, instructor, mountaineering, rock climbing, Instructor Development Fund (IDF), Instructor expedition

Risk Management Training: Kick Your RM Practices into Tip-Top Shape

By Erin Daily on Mar 21, 2013

After years spent churning around the corporate buzzword blender, the phrase “risk management” has too often become associated with lengthy legal documents filled with useless jargon and stale policies. For the thousands of organizations in the outdoor recreation industry, this perceived norm is not acceptable. Neither lingo nor blanketed universal procedures are suitable when peoples’ well-being and, in many cases, lives are on the line.

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Topics: NOLS, GNS, Training, RMT, Glenlyon Norfolk School, risk management, Educators Notebook, Nate Ostis, NOLS Risk Services

NOLS Instructor Rock Climbing Rendezvous

By NOLS on Mar 25, 2011

NOLS Instructors gathered at Red Rocks, Nevada in late February for a reincarnation of the Rock Climbing Rendezvous. This “gathering of the guides” sought to bring Instructors together for a week of climbing, knowledge sharing and good company. Participants took advantage of the longer route potential at Red Rocks and challenged themselves on big multi-pitch objectives.

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Topics: NOLS, Training, National Outdoor Leadership School, climbing, red rocks rendezvous, instructor, Live the Dream, red rocks, rendezvous, rock climbing

WMI Instructor Training Course Underway

By NOLS on Nov 12, 2010

This week 26 aspiring WMI instructors, who made it through interviews, past 1000 inquiries and 156 applying candidates are attending our annual Instructor Training course.

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Topics: medicine, course, Training, wilderness medicine, WMI, Educators Notebook, instructor, wilderness

NOLS Instructors Lighten Packs

By Ryan Hutchins-Cabibi on Feb 9, 2010

This last week NOLS Southwest was once again the proud host of the Lightweight Backpacking Seminar for NOLS Instructors. This annual training followed on the heals of two lightweight backpacking courses that successfully educated twenty new NOLS graduates.

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Topics: arizona, hike, NOLS, leadership, Tucson, Southwest, Training, National Outdoor Leadership School, outdoor, school, skills, shangri-la, backpack, AZ, caldera cone, GoLite, Backpacking, Mountain, Educators Notebook, instructors, trail, light, stove, Lightweight, education